Category Archives: Federal Lands

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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Harriet Young Interview — Podcast April 11, 2016

On Being More Careful What We Wish For: What Electing an Ignorant and Corrupt Republican Legislative Majority Has Cost Arizonans. An impoverished public education system. Incompetently managed private prisons. Denial of health care to needy children. Hysterical ideological crusades against the federal government. Voter suppression laws. Gun-nuttery. … Continue reading

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The Failure of Ideologically-Driven Public Policies: Minnesota vs. Arizona — Podcast January 11, 2016

Red States and Blue States: Ideology vs. Service to the People. Democratic Perspective looks at why the ideological preoccupations of the Republican right have proven so disastrous for the people who live in red states. Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster compare unemployment, wealth distribution, health … Continue reading

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2015: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast January 4, 2015

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Democratic Perspective’s 2015 in Review. Democratic Perspective looks back at the state of the nation in 2015, and isn’t exactly thrilled with what the record of events reveals. The prospects for 2016 don’t look a whole lot … Continue reading

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Roger Clark Interview — Podcast December 21, 2015

Preserving the Grand Canyon and Its Watershed: a Textbook Example of the Continuing Struggle Between Public and Private Interests Over the Future of Federally Protected Lands. Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Program Director of the Grand Canyon Trust, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, … Continue reading

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Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast October 12, 2015

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: The Money Behind the Attacks on Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Coalition. Democratic Perspective welcomes Barbara Litrell, former Sedona City Council member, and veteran Sedona community activist, for a … 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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Sedona and the National Monument Controversy: a Closer Look — Podcast September 14, 2015

The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Proposal: What’s Really At Issue In the Current Controversy. Democratic Perspective looks deeper into the current flap over a National Monument designation for the Sedona area.

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Peggy Chaikin Interview — Podcast August 31, 2015

The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Proposal: Everything You Need to Know about Land Trades, Amendment 12, and the Protection of Sedona’s Public Lands. Democratic Perspective talks to Peggy Chaikin, volunteer at  Keep Sedona Beautiful and Secretary of Friends of … Continue reading

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