Category Archives: Housekeeping

The State of Public Education in Arizona: It’s Getting Worse — Podcast June 8, 2015

Not-So-Great Expectations: Arizona Is Now Dead Last in Per-Pupil Education Spending.  Democratic Perspective  talks to Jim Ledbetter, Verde Valley Attorney and Past President of the Mingus Union High School District Governing Board and Ann Shaw, District Director of the New Visions Academy charter … Continue reading

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The Confederate State of Arizona — Podcast March 16, 2015

The Payback for Dark Money in Arizona: More Corporate Tax Cuts, Continued Defunding of Public Education, and Yahoo! a Secessionist Republican Legislature. Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson dissect the results of the 2014 election in Arizona: a seemingly endless stream of bills from both houses of … Continue reading

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Sam Pillsbury and Paula Woolsey Interview — Podcast February 23, 2015

Arizona Wine Country: Vision, Passion, and a Lot of Hard Work. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Sam Pillsbury, filmmaker and winemaker extraordinaire, owner of Pillsbury Wine Company, and Paula Woolsey, long time Arizona wine advocate, and owner of Revelation … Continue reading

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Sasha Abramsky Interview — Podcast October 13, 2014

Social Policy and the Shrinking Middle Class: Increasing Inequality Is NOT an Accident. Democratic Perspective welcomes author and journalist Sasha Abramsky back to talk about the consequences of the social policy failures outlined in his recent book  The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still … Continue reading

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Michael Lacey Interview — Podcast September 15, 2014

“A Wonderful Way for Malcontents To Make a Living”: Michael Lacey On the Future of Investigative Journalism.  Michael Lacey, with his partner Jim Larkin, a founder, and for 35 years the Executive Editor of the award-winning Phoenix New Times, joins Democratic Perspective hosts Gary LaMaster and … Continue reading

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Immigration: Political Gridlock and the Latest Crisis At the Border — Podcast July 14, 2014

The Golden Door: Is It Now Closed for Good? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the latest immigration crisis: 90,000 unaccompanied children detained at the U.S./Mexico border, with many more apparently to come. Are they refugees with rights to due … Continue reading

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Mass Incarceration: The Failure of Prisons As a Replacement for Social Services — Podcast May 26, 2014

Tough On Crime: Mass Incarceration As a Case Study in What Can Happen When You Aren’t Careful What You Wish For. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rates per capita of any country in the world, higher even than countries such as China … Continue reading

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Arizona Mid-Term Elections, 2014: An Early Preview — Podcast May 19. 2014

The 2014 Arizona Mid-Term Primaries: Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Old Money, New Money, and Dark Money. Can Anybody Get a Handle on the Crazy?  Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, with producer Gary LaMaster, take an early look at the upcoming state primary elections.

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Arizona’s Child Protective Services: Is There Any Hope? — Podcast January 20, 2014

Child Protective Services in Arizona: Underfunding, Overwork, and the Governor’s Promise of Reform. Democratic Perspective‘s Mike Cosentino and  Steve Williamson discuss the history of ineffective government support for the victims of child abuse and neglect in Arizona, and Governor Brewer’s recently signed … Continue reading

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The Future Of Energy And Civilization.

On March 18, 2013, Democratic Perspective discussed the future of energy with one of our board members, Bill Timberman. Following is the report written by Bill as the basis for the program: In Australia, even non-subsidized wind power is now … Continue reading

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