Category Archives: Special Interest Legislation

Jason Dick Interview — Podcast November 27, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye On the Process: a Washington Reporter Explains How the Legislative Sausage Is Currently Being Made.  Jason Dick, Managing Editor, Leadership & Enterprise, for CQ Roll Call, shares his insights with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino on the Republican Party’s current struggle … Continue reading

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Max Richtman Interview — Podcast November 20, 2017

The Republican Flim-flam Continues: First They Reduce Taxes for the 1% Enough To Ensure a 1.5 Trillion Dollar Federal Budget Deficit, Then They Cut Billions From Social Security and Medicare To Help Reduce the Deficit They Just Created.  Max Richtman, … Continue reading

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Steve Segner Interview — Podcast October 30, 2017

If We Knew Who They Really Were, We Wouldn’t Elect Them: A New Arizona PAC Aimed At Exposing the Toxic Agendas Behind the Public Posturing Of Our Republican State Legislators.  Steve Segner, progressive Sedona businessman, and one of Democratic Perspective’s sponsors, talks … Continue reading

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Tom O’Halleran Interview — Podcast October 24, 2016

Voting Is Just the Beginning: The Best Way To Ensure that the Public Trust Is Honored By Our Politicians Is To Get Involved In the Process Which Elects Them. Democratic Perspective again welcomes Tom O’Halleran, former Chicago Homicide Detective, former Governing Board member of the … Continue reading

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Marty Landa Interview — Podcast October 10, 2016

Think Globally, Act Locally: Climate Change and Stewardship In an Age of Indifference. Democratic Perspective welcomes Marty Landa, co-organizer of Inspiration of Sedona,  to discuss the response of his group to the need for ordinary citizens to address the critical issue of anthropogenic climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Democratic Governance, Disinformation, Energy Policy, Environmental Issues, Global Warming, Infrastructure Investment, Interviews, National Politics, Podcasts, Political Polarization, Public Policy, Regulatory Agencies, Renewable Energy, Special Interest Legislation, Sustainable Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marty Landa Interview — Podcast October 10, 2016

Juli Myers and Ken Clark Interview — Podcast May 30, 2016

Dark Money and Legislative Malfeasance: the Evil Synergies Working to Complete the Corruption of Arizona Politics. Juli Myers, Development Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, and Ken Clark (D), State Representative from Arizona Legislative District 24, join Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and … Continue reading

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David R. Berman Interview — Podcast February 1, 2016

The Mother’s Milk of Politics, or a Threat To Our Democracy: Dark Money and Its Consequences. On today’s Democratic Perspective, Dr. David R. Berman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Arizona State University, and Senior Research Fellow at the Morrison Institute for Public … Continue reading

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The Failure of Ideologically-Driven Public Policies: Minnesota vs. Arizona — Podcast January 11, 2016

Red States and Blue States: Ideology vs. Service to the People. Democratic Perspective looks at why the ideological preoccupations of the Republican right have proven so disastrous for the people who live in red states. Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster compare unemployment, wealth distribution, health … Continue reading

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Sandy Bahr Interview — Podcast November 2, 2015

Conservation vs. Development: Follow the Money. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter back the program for a discussion of the threat posed by an alliance of mining interests, anti-government oligarchs, and tea-party libertarianism to natural resource and wilderness conservation in Arizona.

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Jan Nichols Interview — Podcast September 21, 2015

Feeding at the Public Trough: The Sleazy Economics of Charter School Scams and Ripoffs. Jan Nichols, Arizona native, retired Phoenix teacher, and education activist, joins Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster for a discussion of charter school funding abuses — discover how … Continue reading

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