Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Podcast February 18, 2024

Republican Plans For A Trump Dictatorship. Trump has said that, if elected, he will be a dictator for a day. But the plans already being implemented by his campaign and rightwing organizations indicate that he expects to be a Putin-style … Continue reading

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Post Interview – Podcast February 11, 2024

The Latest Republican Attacks On The Constitution, Diversity, Migrants, Voting And Common Sense. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Dianne Post back to the show. Post is an attorney, activist, author, and teacher who specializes in human rights and women’s … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast February 4, 2024

The Professor Gazes Into His Electoral Crystal Ball Once Again. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Dan Singal back to the show to discuss the upcoming elections. Singal is an author and Emeritus Professor of History at Hobart and William … Continue reading

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Ruby Interview – Podcast January 28, 2024

From Theater To Politics. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jay Ruby, theater company director, actor, activist, and Democratic candidate for the Arizona State Legislature. Ruby has experience in organizing people, beginning with his efforts to establish a theater company … Continue reading

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Podcast January 14, 2024

Are Israel And Russia Guilty Of Genocide? Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster consider the accusations of genocide leveled against the two nations. What are the latest numbers of death and destruction in the two wars? When do the actions of … Continue reading

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Podcast January 7, 2024

A Deep Dive Into The Israeli-Hamas War. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster look at the history of the conflict, the conditions that led to the most recent outbreak of violence, the crimes committed by both sides, and Israel’s influence in … Continue reading

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Podcast December 31, 2023

Year In Review. On New Year’s Eve, Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Gary LaMaster review some of the biggest news stories of 2023, including Trump’s legal problems, the Israeli-Hamas war, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bidenomics, and more. They also … Continue reading

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Ryan Interview – Podcast December 24, 2023

A Legacy Of Problem-Solving And Service. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Matt Ryan retiring Coconino County Supervisor to the show. Ryan has been a supervisor for 27 years representing the north and eastern portion of the Sedona area as … Continue reading

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Podcast December 17, 2023

The “Think Tanks” That Control The Republican Party. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster examine the rightwing organizations that hold sway over the GOP by creating policies, selecting judges, and funding candidates. Since the 1970s, these so-called think tanks have grown … Continue reading

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Podcast December 10, 2023

The Rise Of Christian Nationalism In The US. Following the election of Christian Nationalist MAGA Mike Johnson to Speaker of the House, Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Gary LaMaster look at the growth of the Christian Nationalist Movement in the … Continue reading

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