Tag Archives: Jan Brewer

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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The Justice Department Is Phasing Out Its Use of Private Prisons: Will the States Follow Suit? — Podcast August 29, 2016

Has the Justice Department Just Struck the First Significant Blow In the Battle Against Rent-Seeking In Our Correctional Systems? Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson review the Justice Department’s announcement that some federal contracts with private prison corporations are being phased out. This … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Child Protective Services: Is There Any Hope? — Podcast January 20, 2014

Child Protective Services in Arizona: Underfunding, Overwork, and the Governor’s Promise of Reform. Democratic Perspective‘s Mike Cosentino and  Steve Williamson discuss the history of ineffective government support for the victims of child abuse and neglect in Arizona, and Governor Brewer’s recently signed … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care Act: What It’s ALREADY Done For You — Podcast August 5, 2013

Obamacare: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson review the Affordable Health Care Act. Not only are the pieces of the ACA already in effect working out better than expected, but the evidence from states … Continue reading

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Frank Camacho Interview — Podcast February 18, 2013

Arizona’s State Legislature: “The Meth Lab of Democracy.”  In a wide-ranging interview with Democratic Perspective, Frank Camacho, Communications Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, talks about partisan maneuvering in the Arizona State Legislature, where the Republican majority is currently blocking hearings on … Continue reading

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Privatizing Prisons — Podcast June 11, 2012

Privatizing Prisons: A Bad Idea for Arizona and for the Nation: Bill Timberman joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the movement to privatize state prisons in Arizona and nationwide — who’s behind it, why they’re pushing … Continue reading

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