Category Archives: Local Politics

Garrison, Bateman Interview – Podcast September 9, 2019

Changes In Yavapai County. Mike Cosentino welcomes Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison and his assistant Brandi Bateman to discuss a few of the issues impacting Yavapai County, Arizona. After first explaining the role of county government and its limitations, they … Continue reading

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Dixon, Ruby Interviews – Podcast September 2, 2019

A Political Convergence Of Events In Prescott, Arizona. Democratic Perspective host, Mike Cosentino, welcomes Rosemary Dixon, President of Prescott Indivisible, and Jay Ruby, events chair of Yavapai Democrats, to discuss upcoming events for the weekend of September 20-22. The centerpiece … Continue reading

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Jablow and Segner Interview – Podcast August 12, 2019

Overtourism – Destroying The Places We Love Most. The combination of the younger experiential generation and short-term rentals is placing increasing stress on tourist destinations around the world. Democratic Perspective welcomes City Councilman Scott Jablow and President of the Lodging Council, … Continue reading

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Dunton, Segner, Strauch Interview – Podcast July 15, 2019

Paradise Lost. Sedona has long been considered one of America’s most beautiful places. But it is now endangered by short-term rentals, the Arizona legislature and the so-called sharing economy. It’s a phenomenon that is affecting other vacation destinations. But the … Continue reading

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Moriarty Interview – Podcast July 8, 2019

The Impact Of Short-Term Vacation Rentals. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty to discuss the impact of vacation rentals on her city. Almost every destination city is having problems with the trend, which has evolved from the small scale … Continue reading

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French Interview – Podcast July 1, 2019

Reporting For Duty In The Arizona Senate. Democratic Perspective welcomes Felicia French, retired Army Colonel, Afghan War veteran, medical evacuation helicopter pilot, registered nurse and, now candidate for AZ State Senate from LD-6. French believes her public service has prepared … Continue reading

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Babbott Interview – Podcast June 17, 2019

Can An Independent Win In Arizona? Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, welcome Art Babbott who is running to represent LD 6 in the Arizona State Legislature. As an independent, he’s aware of the difficult task he’s facing … Continue reading

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Chevalier Interview – Podcast April 22, 2019

The Future Of Yavapai College In The Verde Valley. Democratic Perspective, once again, takes up the disparity in post-secondary education opportunities between the east and west sides of Yavapai County by welcoming Paul Chevalier, Verde Valley representative of the Yavapai … 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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