Category Archives: Food Insecurity

The National Party Platforms: Haven’t We All Been Here Before? — Podcast August 8, 2016

The Democratic and Republican Party Platforms: Promises, Promises…. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson take a closer look at the Democratic and Republican Party platforms. 51 and 58 pages, respectively, of wonkery, neither of which, if history is any guide, is likely to be … Continue reading

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Ashley Dawson Interview — Podcast July 4, 2016

Dominion Over All the Earth: Mass Extinction and the Challenge of Human Stewardship. Ashley Dawson, professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and author of the new book,  Extinction, a Radical History, joins Democratic Perspective regulars Mike … Continue reading

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Poverty By Design: The Role of Public Policy in Income Inequality — Podcast June 9, 2014

Eradicating Poverty in America: Didn’t We Used To Be Better At It? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, and Gary LaMaster look at the astonishing figures on the growth of poverty in the U.S., the public policy decisions which lie behind those figures, and the terrible consequences … Continue reading

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2013 In Review. What The Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You.

For our year-end show, on December 30, 2013, Gary LaMaster and Dick Searle joined Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the stories that were unreported, under-reported or misreported in 2013. There were an abundance of candidates: … Continue reading

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Food For Thought.

Note: Having fallen behind on blog posts and listings of resources, I’ll try to catch up beginning with our October 7, 2013, interview with Wenonah Hauter. Wenonah Hauter is author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and … Continue reading

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The Arizona Show — Podcast November 18, 2013

Arizona: Its Past, Its Present, and Its Future.  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, together with Chuck Williamson and Gary LaMaster, explore Arizona’s past, its present, and together look ahead to its prospects for the future. A critical analysis … Continue reading

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The All-Too-Real Hunger Games.

As the result of a CBS documentary in 1968, our nation focused on reducing hunger through a variety of federal programs, including food stamps. By 1979, hunger in the US had been all but eliminated. Now it’s back with a … Continue reading

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Hunger in America — Podcast October 28, 2013

Hunger in America and in Arizona: Who It Affects, What Causes It, and What We Should Do About It.  Following up on our last program on poverty, Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster discuss the statistics which reveal the shocking number … Continue reading

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