Category Archives: Environment

Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast June 13, 2016

Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Weather Events, Mass Extinction, Politics: Where Is the Right’s Suicidal Denial of Anthropogenic Climate Change Coming From? In the hope that a philosopher can be persuasive where scientists have found it tough to make headway, Democratic Perspective welcomes Dr. Matthew … Continue reading

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Public Lands: Held In Trust For the People, Or Sold Off To the Highest Bidder? — Podcast May 9, 2016

The Politics of Public Lands, Part I: A Willful Ignorance of History. Democratic Perspective’s regulars, Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson, are joined by Paul Schwartz for the first of a two-part series on the developing controversy over the ownership of … Continue reading

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Mikel Weisser Interview — Podcast April 18, 2016

For the Love of Arizona: Mikel Weisser is Running for Congress. Mikel Weisser, Democratic Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s Congressional District 4, talks to Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster about his background, his view of the issues … Continue reading

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Brent Bitz Interview — Podcast February 22, 2016

The Verde River Basin: A Vital Resource for the Present and Future of Arizona. Democratic Perspective is pleased to welcome Brent Bitz, treasurer of the Verde River Basin Partnership, for another of our continuing series of programs devoted to the importance of … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement: Do They Really Mean It This Time? — Podcast December 14, 2015

COP21 in Paris: 196 National Governments Finally Agree On a Global Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions. Now What? Democratic Perspective looks at the significance of the agreement in Paris by 196 national governments on a coordinated international plan to address climate change and global warming. The agreement itself is … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Local Activism — Podcast December 7, 2015

The Threat of Anthropogenic Climate Change: Awareness Raising in Local Communities. Democratic Perspective welcomes three activists from Inspiration of Sedona for a discussion of actions which can bring the serious threat of fossil fuel-driven climate change to the attention of local communities. Marty Landau, Bob … Continue reading

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Sandy Bahr Interview — Podcast November 2, 2015

Conservation vs. Development: Follow the Money. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter back the program for a discussion of the threat posed by an alliance of mining interests, anti-government oligarchs, and tea-party libertarianism to natural resource and wilderness conservation in Arizona.

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Politics and the Environment: a Review — Podcast October 5, 2015

Are We There Yet? Opinions May Be Changing, But Meaningful Action Seems As Far Away As Ever, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster look at the politics of planetary stewardship. Can the gridlock of conflicting interests be broken in time to save what’s left … Continue reading

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Eva Lee Sargent Interview — Podcast September 28, 2015

The Endangered Species Act, the Mexican Gray Wolf, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department: Yet Another Instance of Science Held Hostage by Right-Wing Ideology.  Eva Lee Sargent, Southwest Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve … Continue reading

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Tom O’Halleran Interview — Podcast June 29, 2015

National Monument Status for the Sedona-Verde Valley Area: Tom O’Halleran on the Need, the Politics, and the Process. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino talks to Tom O’Halleran, former Arizona State Representative and Senator, and former President of Keep Sedona Beautiful, about the campaign for a Sedona Verde Valley … Continue reading

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