Category Archives: Local Politics

Jeff Biggers Interview – Podcast July 2, 2018

Resistance, Reclaiming an American Tradition. That’s the title of a new book written by this week’s guest. Jeff Biggers is an author, journalist, historian and playwright. During a conversation with Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, he explains … Continue reading

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Anita Glazer and Jim Ledbetter Interviews – Podcast June 18, 2018

A Dishonest GOP Attempt To Defund A Public School. The Democratic Perspective co-hosts welcome Anita Glazer, president of the Mingus Union School Board, and Jim Ledbetter, former president, to talk about a political trick aimed at cutting funding for a … Continue reading

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Home Rule – Podcast June 11, 2018

Returning Power To City Government. In 1980, the Arizona State Legislature passed a constitutional amendment that, in effect, wrenched local control away from Arizona cities and towns. The amendment imposed a formula-based spending limit that makes it difficult for cities … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Edition – Podcast May 28, 2018

The True Meaning Of Memorial Day And How To Protect Our Democracy.  Democratic Perspective host Mike Cosentino begins the show by acknowledging the sponsors and supporters who have contributed to help keep the show on the air for seven years. … Continue reading

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Toni Denis Interview — Podcast May 7, 2018

A conversation about national, state and local politics. Co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson review national and Arizona state politics. Then they welcome Toni Denis, chair of the Yavapai County Democratic Party to discuss the upcoming Democratic primaries, the candidates … Continue reading

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Wade Carlisle and Felicia French Interview — Podcast November 6, 2017

Democratic Candidates for the Arizona Legislature from Legislative District 6: Education Funding, Environmental Sustainability, and a More Prosperous Future for Rural Arizona.  Democratic Perspective welcomes two Democratic candidates for the Arizona State Legislature from LD 6, Wade Carlisle, candidate for the … Continue reading

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Indivisible Sedona: Focus on Climate Change — Podcast September 25, 2017

This Is America: When Elected Representatives Refuse To Do What Needs To Be Done, Citizens Have Other Options. Democratic Perspective talks to three representatives of Indivisible Sedona, Peggy Chaikin, Pam Drake, and Frankie Riemer, about local efforts to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Toni Denis and Paul Schwartz Interview — Podcast August 14, 2017

As Large As the State of Delaware: The Yavapai County Democratic Party Has a Lot of Ground To Cover In the Age of Trump, and We’re Not Talking Just About Geography. With both our regular co-hosts back in the saddle … Continue reading

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David Garcia Interview — Podcast April 24, 2017

David Garcia Is Running for Governor: Who Is He, and Where Does He Stand on the Issues Facing Arizona? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Michia Casebier and Mike Cosentino talk to David Garcia, Arizona State University professor, former Democratic candidate for Arizona Superintendent of … 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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