Tag Archives: Environment

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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Gary LaMaster Interview — Podcast April 30, 2012

Myths, Delusions and Lies: How Tea Party Ideologues Are Poisoning Our Politics.  Gary LaMaster, member of the Verde Valley Independent Democrats’ editorial board, former journalist and one-time owner of a successful advertising agency in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, gives Democratic Perspective listeners … Continue reading

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Democratic Perspective’s First Anniversary — Podcast April 9, 2012

The Republican Wrecking Crew:  Not surprisingly, people who don’t believe in government aren’t very good at governing. On Democratic Perspective’s first anniversary show, co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined by VVID members Gary LaMaster, Dick Searle, Bill Timberman and Chuck … Continue reading

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Raúl Grijalva Interview, Part 2 — Podcast November 21, 2011

The Corporate Challenge To Democracy in America: In the second part of our interview with Representative Grijalva, Democratic Perspective asks him about the recent Citizens United Supreme Court decision and its effect on American politics. Despite the corrupting influence of … Continue reading

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“One Of The Most Dangerous Things For American Democracy In Our History.”

Democratic Perspective continued our conversation with Congressman Raúl Grijalva this week by asking about the Citizens United decision by the US Supreme Court. “We saw during the last election that it’s going to be big,” he said. “It’s one of … Continue reading

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Raúl Grijalva Interview — Podcast November 14, 2011

A Shared Responsibility: Democratic Perspective interviews Arizona District 7’s five-term U.S. Congressional Representative Raúl Grijalva, who explains that allowing commercial interests to mine uranium in the Grand Canyon ignores both the will of the people and cost-benefit analyses based on … Continue reading

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A Shared Responsibility For The Environment And Each Other.

Democratic Perspective recently had the opportunity to speak with Congressman Raúl Grijalva of Tucson. Grijalva is representative for the 7th District in southern Arizona and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources, … Continue reading

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Democratic Perspective Retrospective — Podcast October 24, 2011

Our First 30 Weeks: A Democratic Perspective Retrospective. Since April 4th of this year, Democratic Perspective has been bringing Northern Arizona new voices and a fresh approach to international, national, state, and local political and economic issues. Our co-hosts, Mike … Continue reading

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Ann Kirkpatrick Interview, Part 2 — Podcast October 10, 2011

“What kind of country are we going to leave our children and grandchildren?” In the second part of her interview with Democratic Perspective, former U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick explains the challenges facing Congress and the country in the coming years, … Continue reading

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A Clear Choice, Cont’d.

On October 10, Democratic Perspective continued our conversation with former Arizona Congressional Representative Ann Kirkpatrick by asking about the campaign of 2010. “It was an unusual year,” she replied. “Debate is an important part of the political process, but my … Continue reading

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