Tag Archives: Arizona Legislature

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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Carlisle, French and Tyler Interviews – Podcast August 20, 2018

Turning AZ LD-6 Blue. Democratic Perspective co-host Steve Williamson welcomes the three Democratic candidates to represent northern Arizona in the state legislature: Wade Carlisle, Felicia French and Bobby Tyler. They discuss how the current legislative representatives have ignored the needs of … Continue reading

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Steve Farley Interview — Podcast April 10, 2017

How Do You Deal With the Crazy in Arizona Politics? Steve Farley Has Some Ideas: Democratic Perspective welcomes Steve Farley, Arizona State Senator from District 6 in Tucson, for a discussion of the latest examples of Republican malfeasance in Phoenix, and how he … 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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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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The State of Public Education in Arizona: It’s Getting Worse — Podcast June 8, 2015

Not-So-Great Expectations: Arizona Is Now Dead Last in Per-Pupil Education Spending.  Democratic Perspective  talks to Jim Ledbetter, Verde Valley Attorney and Past President of the Mingus Union High School District Governing Board and Ann Shaw, District Director of the New Visions Academy charter … Continue reading

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Sierra Club: Guardians Of The Environment.

On June 3, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted the leadership of Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter including Executive Director Sandy Bahr, Conservation Chair of the Sedona-Verde Valley Group, Brian Myers, and Carole Piszczek, Sedona-Verde Valley Group Secretary. We began by asking … 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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Agenda 21: U.N. Conspiracy, or Conservative Paranoia? — Podcast April 29, 2013

Agenda 21 and the Right-Wing Tinfoil Hat Brigade: Angela LeFevre and Gary LaMaster join Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss Agenda 21, a report with recommendations on sustainable development from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development in Rio … 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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