Tag Archives: ALEC

Nancy MacLean Interview — Podcast October 23, 2017

The Leninist Libertarian: James McGill Buchanan and the Subversion of Representative Democracy.  Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, talks with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson about the origin and methodology of her new … Continue reading

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Harriet Young Interview — Podcast April 11, 2016

On Being More Careful What We Wish For: What Electing an Ignorant and Corrupt Republican Legislative Majority Has Cost Arizonans. An impoverished public education system. Incompetently managed private prisons. Denial of health care to needy children. Hysterical ideological crusades against the federal government. Voter suppression laws. Gun-nuttery. … Continue reading

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Katie Hobbs Interview — Podcast July 20, 2015

Frustrated with an Unresponsive Government? How About Running for Office? Democratic Perspective interviews Arizona State Senator Katie Hobbs (Dem., 24th District). What happens when a social worker realizes that the needs of her clients are being ill-served by local and state … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Public Education, Arizona Edition — Podcast March 24, 2014

You Get What You Pay For: the Consequences of Underfunding Public Education in Arizona. Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, are joined by DP producer Gary LaMaster, for an update on the Yavapai College controversy, and a discussion of the … Continue reading

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Born A Democrat.

On January 27, 2014, Democratic Perspective caught up with Carolyn Warner, former Superintendant of Public Instruction, Senate candidate, gubernatorial candidate and Democratic National Committeewoman. “I was born a Democrat,” said Warner. “My father was a state senator. I began handing … Continue reading

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Carolyn Warner Interview — Podcast January 27, 2014

Carolyn Warner: Politics and the Future. Carolyn Warner has had a long and distinguished career in Arizona Democratic Party politics. She served three terms as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, ran for the U.S. Senate 1976,  was the Democratic nominee for … Continue reading

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The Arizona Sierra Club: Champions of the Environment — Podcast June 3, 2013

Sustainable Development and Environmental Quality: Why They Matter. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson are joined by three members of the Sierra Club of Arizona: Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter, with Brian Myers, and Carol Piszczek, the Chair … Continue reading

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The Arizona Legislature: Still Crazy After All These Years.

March 25, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted Harriet Young, Angela LeFevre and Karen McClelland to discuss the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Arizona Politics. It is well worth taking time to listen to the podcast, but following … Continue reading

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ALEC and the Right-Wing Assault on Arizona — Podcast March 25, 2013

ALEC and the Right-Wing Assault on Arizona. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Arizona politics with Harriet Young, Northern Arizona University professor and past First Vice Chairwoman of the … Continue reading

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Government for Sale — Podcast February 13, 2012

Government for Sale: The Wholesaling of Political Influence. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Michael Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the proliferation of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. and in our statehouses., and what they are buying with their employers’ money.

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