Tag Archives: Medicare

Steve Ryan Interview — Podcast January 30, 2017

The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security: Regardless of What Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Tell You, These Programs May Be All That Stands Between You and A Genuinely Miserable Old Age. Steve Ryan, a local Sedona attorney, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, … Continue reading

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The Real Victims Of The Fiscal Cliff.

Since Tea Party Republicans led our nation to a fiscal cliff in 2011 by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without lowering the deficit, our economy has been held hostage. Unable to agree on budget negotiations, Congress instituted sequestration cuts … Continue reading

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Richard Carmona Interview — Podcast October 22, 2012

The Meaning of Public Service: Dr. Richard Carmona Discusses His Candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Dr. Richard Carmona, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. Dr. Carmona is a decorated … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast October 1, 2012

The Affordable Care Act: What It’s Really All About. Progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the details of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare: Who it will cover, … Continue reading

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Celinda Lake Interview — Podcast August 20, 2012

The 2012 Elections: Where Are We Now? Last on our show on in late May, Celinda Lake, one of the Democratic Party’s leading pollsters and consultants, returns to Democratic Perspective to review the issues, the candidates and the Democratic Party’s prospects … Continue reading

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Chuck Williamson Interview — Podcast June 25, 2012

Banking and the Financial Crisis: Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, interview one of our own. Chuck Williamson, Steve’s brother, and retired Chief Investment Officer of First Interstate Bank (now part of Wells Fargo), offers some critical insights into banking and … Continue reading

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Wenona Benally Baldenegro Interview — Podcast June 4, 2012

A New Voice in Arizona’s First Congressional District: With primary campaigning in Arizona well underway, Democratic Perspective interviews Wenona Benally Baldenegro, Democratic candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District. She talks with co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson about her background  — growing up … Continue reading

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Digby Interview — Podcast May 21, 2012

Deficit Reduction and the Conservative Attack on Social Insurance Programs:  Digby, aka Heather Parton, the creator of Hullabaloo, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the art of successful blogging, and to expose the decades-old right-wing ideological crusade against critical social programs, now masquerading … Continue reading

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Lane Kenworthy Interview — Podcast December 26, 2011

America’s Big Government Future: In his third appearance on Democratic Perspective, Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Arizona, presents the case for a bigger government role in adapting to the challenges of a global … Continue reading

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America’s Big Government Future.

That’s the title of a stimulating presentation by Lane Kenworthy, author and Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Arizona. In his third appearance on Democratic Perspective, Mr. Kenworthy compared the size of US government with that … Continue reading

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