Category Archives: Government

Dr. David Brill and Ana Marie Perez Interview – Podcast February 12, 2018

Candidates For AZ CD-4 Hope To Unseat One Of America’s Worst Congressmen. Beginning with a reference to an Arizona Republic editorial calling Rep. Paul Gosar “a disgrace to Arizona,” the Democratic Perspective hosts introduce listeners to two highly-qualified Democratic candidates: … Continue reading

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January Contreras Interview – Podcast February 5, 2018

Ending A Culture Of Corruption: January Contreras Is Running For Arizona Attorney General. Democratic Perspective welcomes January Contreras to discuss her campaign to unseat the Republican incumbent. Citing a Harvard study that named Arizona the number one state for corruption, she … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Podcast January 29, 2018

Challenges Of The New Tax Bill, A Citizen’s View: Created behind closed doors, rushed to the Senate floor in order to avoid a filibuster, and passed by a narrow margin, the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to … Continue reading

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David Brushwood Interview – Podcast January 22, 2018

Reducing Drug Prices. The Democratic Perspective team revisits the high cost of pharmaceuticals with one of our own colleagues – Pharmacology professor and consultant, David Brushwood. Dave helps explain how our drug prices became the highest in the world and … Continue reading

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2017 In Review – Podcast January 8, 2018

The Year In Review – 2017 In Trumplandia. The Democratic Perspective team reviews the year gone by. Dick Searle discusses the administration’s many attacks on the environment. Paul Schwartz looks at the positives, saying things in Sedona and Arizona look … Continue reading

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Andrea Christelle Interview — Podcast July 3, 2017

If the Nature Of Truth Is Conditioned By Our Prior Allegiances, What Are the Implications For Our Politics?  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson ask Andrea Christelle, one of the founders of SPEX, the Sedona Philosophy Experience, how we should deal … Continue reading

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A Boot Camp for Political Candidates — Podcast April 17, 2017

Getting Over the Can’t: the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley Is Sponsoring a Candidate Boot Camp. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Kathy Kinsella, Angela Lefevre, and Barbara Litrell, from the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley, to talk … Continue reading

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Doug Ballard Interview — Podcast April 3, 2017

After the Debacle of 2016, It’s Clear That the Democratic Party Has Problems: Does It Have Any Solutions? Doug Ballard, Arizona Democratic Party stalwart, former chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party, Democratic Candidate for the Arizona State Legislature, and currently Arizona … 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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President Obama’s Legacy — Podcast January 16, 2017

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Democratic Perspective Looks Back At the Obama Years. On the eve of President-Elect Trump’s inauguration, Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, Klaus von Stutterheim, and Steve Williamson evaluate the successes and failures of President … Continue reading

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