Tag Archives: Sedona AZ

McClelland, Deardon Interview – Podcast May 27, 2019

Providing Quality Education In A Challenging Environment. Democratic Perspective welcomes Karen McClelland, the longest-serving member of the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School Board, and Dennis Deardon, the school district’s new superintendent. Along with co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, they discuss … Continue reading

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Steve Segner Interview — Podcast November 28, 2016

Public and Private Sector Partnerships: The Benefits of Collaborative Effort. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Steve Segner, owner of the El Portal hotel in Sedona, and committed community activist, for a discussion of what makes for successful collaboration between local government and businesses. … Continue reading

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Bob Oliphant Interview — Podcast September 12, 2016

Yavapai College 2016 Update: Have the Last Two Years of Local Political Advocacy improved Community College Access for the East County? Democratic Perspective welcomes back Robert Oliphant, ex-Board Member of Yavapai College for Yavapai County District 3, to discuss his new book, Wake … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Local Activism — Podcast December 7, 2015

The Threat of Anthropogenic Climate Change: Awareness Raising in Local Communities. Democratic Perspective welcomes three activists from Inspiration of Sedona for a discussion of actions which can bring the serious threat of fossil fuel-driven climate change to the attention of local communities. Marty Landau, Bob … Continue reading

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Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast October 12, 2015

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: The Money Behind the Attacks on Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Coalition. Democratic Perspective welcomes Barbara Litrell, former Sedona City Council member, and veteran Sedona community activist, for a … Continue reading

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Sedona and the National Monument Controversy: a Closer Look — Podcast September 14, 2015

The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Proposal: What’s Really At Issue In the Current Controversy. Democratic Perspective looks deeper into the current flap over a National Monument designation for the Sedona area.

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Peggy Chaikin Interview — Podcast August 31, 2015

The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Proposal: Everything You Need to Know about Land Trades, Amendment 12, and the Protection of Sedona’s Public Lands. Democratic Perspective talks to Peggy Chaikin, volunteer at  Keep Sedona Beautiful and Secretary of Friends of … Continue reading

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James Bishop Jr. Interview — Podcast June 22, 2015

Journalist, Writer, Environmentalist: A Man of Many Parts. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino talks to James Bishop Jr., 25 year Sedona resident and visionary, about his life, his writing, his long association with Sedona, and his hopes for the future.

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Yavapai College Update — Podcast June 1, 2015

Putting the Community Back in Our Community College:  Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster welcome Bob Oliphant and Ruth Wicks to bring our audience up-to-date on the latest news from the Verde Valley Community College Citizen Advocates push for home rule — a separate administrative district for the … Continue reading

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Yavapai College Update — Podcast January 26, 2015

The Yavapai College Ten Year Capital Improvement Plan a Year Later: Have the Verde Valley’s Concerns Had Any Impact? Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster welcome Bob Oliphant and Ruth Wicks back to discuss recent developments in the struggle over local autonomy in … Continue reading

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