Category Archives: Small Business

Jeff Jeans Interview — Podcast July 10, 2017

President Obama and the Affordable Care Act Saved My Life: How Jeff Jeans’ Question Revealed Why the Republicans Hell-Bent On Repealing Obamacare Are Not Your Friends.  Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino speaks with Jeff Jeans, ex-libertarian, cancer survivor, and public health care advocate, … 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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Steve Segner Interview — Podcast November 28, 2016

Public and Private Sector Partnerships: The Benefits of Collaborative Effort. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Steve Segner, owner of the El Portal hotel in Sedona, and committed community activist, for a discussion of what makes for successful collaboration between local government and businesses. … Continue reading

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Nikki Bagley Interview — Podcast September 5, 2016

Down the Stretch in LD 6: Nikki Bagley Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, talk to Nikki Bagley, Director of the Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology Program and former mayor of Jerome, about the crucial issues facing Arizona voters … Continue reading

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Nancy McCulla Interview — Podcast August 22, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different: Democratic Perspective takes a break from the craziness of our current election cycle to talk to one of our favorite non-politicians. Nancy McCulla, chef and owner of the Café Daily Fare Restaurant and Simply Delicious Full-Service … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Our Labor — The Verde Valley Wine Industry Celebrates — Podcast May 23, 2016

The 5th Annual Verde Valley Wine Symposium: A Look Ahead. We welcome Tom Schumacher, President, and Paula Woolsey, Vice-President, of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, back to Democratic Perspective  for a discussion the 2016 Verde Valley Wine Symposium at the Yavapai College … Continue reading

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Cottonwood Mayoral Candidates — Podcast March 14, 2016

Tim Elinski and Terence Pratt: Two Candidates for Mayor, Two Visions for the Future of Cottonwood. Democratic Perspective continues its coverage of the 2016 national, state, and local election campaigns, focusing this time on the local mayoral election in Cottonwood. With a population … Continue reading

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Nikki Bagley Interview — Podcast January 25, 2016

Leadership for Arizona’s Future (And Lord Knows We Need It): Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson, welcome Nikki Bagley, Director of the Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology Program and former mayor of Jerome, to discuss her candidacy for the Arizona … Continue reading

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Tom O’Halleran Interview — Podcast June 29, 2015

National Monument Status for the Sedona-Verde Valley Area: Tom O’Halleran on the Need, the Politics, and the Process. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino talks to Tom O’Halleran, former Arizona State Representative and Senator, and former President of Keep Sedona Beautiful, about the campaign for a Sedona Verde Valley … Continue reading

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Bacchus Ain’t Got Nothing On Us: Another Great Verde Valley Wine Show — Podcast May 25, 2015

Wines and Winemaking: How To Do The Hard Stuff and Still Have a Good Time. Democratic Perspective talks viticulture (the science of vines) and oenology (the science of wines) with Michael Pierce, Director of Enology at the Southwest Wine Center, Tom Schumacher, President … Continue reading

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