Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Chip Davis Interview — Podcast March 6, 2017

Listening to the People You Represent: The Partnership Between Members of Congress and Their Local Staff Representatives. Chip Davis, 5-term Yavapai County Supervisor, and now Deputy District Director for U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D, AZ District 1), talks to Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and … Continue reading

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Tim Elinski Interview — Podcast January 23, 2017

The Example of Cottonwood, Arizona: Why Transparency and Citizen Participation Are the Keys to Effective Government. Tim Elinski, newly elected mayor of  Cottonwood, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson for a discussion of the challenges facing small town governments in Arizona. If you want … Continue reading

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Nancy McCulla Interview — Podcast August 22, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different: Democratic Perspective takes a break from the craziness of our current election cycle to talk to one of our favorite non-politicians. Nancy McCulla, chef and owner of the Café Daily Fare Restaurant and Simply Delicious Full-Service … Continue reading

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Sam Pillsbury and Paula Woolsey Interview — Podcast February 23, 2015

Arizona Wine Country: Vision, Passion, and a Lot of Hard Work. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Sam Pillsbury, filmmaker and winemaker extraordinaire, owner of Pillsbury Wine Company, and Paula Woolsey, long time Arizona wine advocate, and owner of Revelation … Continue reading

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Cottonwood: Now the Heart of Arizona’s Wine Country — Podcast April 21, 2014

Riot and Revelation: Old Town Cottonwood On the Move. Democratic Perspective welcomes Paula Woolsey, co-owner of Revelation Wines, Old Town’s first full-production winery, and Jet Tennant, owner of Riot in Old Town for a discussion of the latest news on the Old Town Cottonwood revival.

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Old Town Renaissance: Cooperative Development in Cottonwood, Arizona — Podcast October 14, 2013

Imagination, Hard Work, and a Little TLC From Local Government: How One Town in Arizona Turned Itself Around. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview some of the business and government leaders responsible for the remarkably successful re-development of Old Town … Continue reading

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Wine in the Verde Valley: What Successful, Sustainable Development Looks Like — Podcast September 16, 2013

Viticulture and Winemaking in the Verde Valley: a Dream, a Passion, and a Successful Business Model. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome five people to the show who’ve been instrumental in the rise of the wine industry in Arizona’s Verde … Continue reading

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