Category Archives: Government

Podcast – March 4, 2019

Trump, Social Democracy, AOC and the Green New Deal. Democratic Perspective regulars Mike Cosentino, Klaus von Stutterheim and Gary LaMaster begin by discussing Michael Cohen’s testimony, the North Korea summit and the political horror show otherwise known as CPAC. The … Continue reading

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Podcast – February 18, 2019

The Next Bold Step Toward Fascism?  On President’s Day, the Democratic Perspective hosts and contributors examine Trump’s attempted power grab and effort to usurp the fiduciary responsibility of Congress by declaring a national emergency to build a wall on our southern … Continue reading

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Podcast – February 11, 2019

The Hidden Damage of the Trump Administration. Democratic Perspective hosts Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim discuss some of the Trump administration’s actions that have gone relatively unnoticed – actions that been hidden by the smokescreen of scandalous … Continue reading

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Max Richtman Interview – Podcast February 4, 2019

Guaranteeing Social Security For The 21st Century. Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, returns to Democratic Perspective. We begin by asking about the many stories that Social Security is going bankrupt. Richtman replies, … Continue reading

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Erik Olin Wright Interview Revisited – Podcast January 28, 2019

One Of The Great Thinkers Of Our Time, RIP. Steve Williamson and Klaus von Stutterheim introduce a show with Erik Olin Wright that was broadcast more than five-and-a-half years ago. Wright, who recently died of cancer, was a professor of … Continue reading

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Black and Strauch Interviews – Podcast January 21, 2019

Activists Fight To Prevent Development Of Ecologically Important Lands. After reflecting on the meaning of MLK Day, our co-hosts welcome John Black and Ernie Srauch to discuss the proposed El Rojo Grande Ranch project near Sedona. Though a very local … Continue reading

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Kinsella, Ploog, Nichols Interviews – Podcast January 14, 2019

Marching for Change. Mike Cosentino welcomes Kathy Kinsella and Holli Ploog to discuss the 3rd Annual Women’s March and the changes they hope to create. Since last year’s Women’s March, much has changed. For example, women have been elected to … Continue reading

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Podcast January, 2019

Who Should Be The Democratic Candidate In 2020? Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, discuss what Democrats need to do to get ready for the 2020 presidential election. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has already announced an exploratory committee. Who … Continue reading

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Podcast December 31, 2018

2018 In Review. The Democratic Perspective crew looks back at 2018, addressing some of the biggest stories of the year. Mike Cosentino explains Trump’s threat to democracy. Klaus von Stutterheim covers the consequences of our military withdrawal from Syria. Gary … Continue reading

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Fontes Interview – Podcast December 24, 2018

Counting All The Votes. Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim welcome Adrian Fontes to Democratic Perspective to discuss voter suppression. Fontes is a former Marine, a former criminal defense attorney, and a former prosecutor. After seeing unbelievably long voting lines … Continue reading

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