Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Evans Interview – Podcast January 13, 2020

“I’m not trying to be a politician. I’m trying to be a statesman.” Democratic Perspective welcomes Coral Evans, Flagstaff mayor and LD6 candidate for the Arizona House. When asked why she’s running for the legislature, she responds, “I believe that … Continue reading

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Navidad Interview – Podcast January 8, 2020

Protecting Civil Liberties In Arizona And The US . Klaus von Stutterheim, Mik Jordahl and Kat Ginzel discuss civil rights issues with Alesandra Navidad of the Arizona ACLU. Though the show was recorded in December, we were unable to broadcast … Continue reading

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Podcast – January 6, 2020

Looking At 2019 In The Rearview Mirror. Many of the Democratic Perspective crew recap their view of the past year’s events. Kat Ginzel begins by explaining her efforts to Outlaw Dirty Money (aka Dark Money).  Gary LaMaster outlines the consequences … Continue reading

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Schudson Interview – Podcast December 30, 2019

The Politicization Of Our Judiciary. Democratic Perspective hosts, Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim welcome Charles B. Schudson, former Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and author of Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions. Schudson begins by … Continue reading

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Rimel Interview – Podcast December 23, 2019

The 4th Industrial Revolution. Mike and Klaus welcome LeAnn Rimel, a technology evangelist, to discuss the consequences of automation and  the wide range of ways that technology will affect our lives – both positively and negatively. The greatest challenge, according … Continue reading

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Estes, Jackson Interview – Podcast December 16, 2019

The Conflict Between Property Owner Rights And Community Interests. Democratic Perspective welcomes Bev Jackson, president of the Cornville Community Association, and Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation Institute. They discuss plans to fight a zoning request for another … Continue reading

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Riemer Interview – Podcast December 9, 2019

Gender Inequality And Climate Change. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Frances (Frankie) Riemer, PhD to speak about gender inequity from climate change. Riemer is a professor at Northern Arizona University and member of the Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance. She … Continue reading

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Starky Interview – Podcast December 2, 2019

Defeating One Of Washington’s Worst. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Stuart “Stu” Starky who is running in the Democratic primary for the AZ-DC4 congressional seat currently held by Paul Gosar. Starky is a school Principal in South Phoenix who previously … Continue reading

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Michaels, Estes Interview – Podacast November 25, 2019

A Balanced Approach To Development. Democratic Perspective welcomes the first-ever Democratic candidate for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Donna Michaels, and one of her supporters, Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation. Michaels is running for the county’s 3rd … Continue reading

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Podcast – November 18, 2019

The Case For Ranked Choice Voting. New York recently adopted a system to replace the traditional plurality-based system. In the plurality system, the candidate with the most votes wins even if the winning candidate has received less than half the … Continue reading

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