Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

O’Brien, Kinsella Interview – February 17, 2020

Supporting Equality. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Kathy Kinsella and J.J. O’Brien of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians And Gays), a group that supports LGBTQ rights. The organization was founded in 1973 by the mother of a young … Continue reading

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Munro Interview – Podcast February 10, 2020

Class Action Lawsuits – A Necessary Remedy.  Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Greg Munro, retired law professor and interim dean of the University of Montana Law School to discuss class action lawsuits. Munro begins by stating, “Class action is one … Continue reading

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Burdick Interview – Podcast February 3, 2020

Turning State Legislatures Blue. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Klaus von Stutterheim welcome Natalie Burdick co-chair for the Sister District Project in San Francisco. She begins by explaining that Sister District was started by five women, mostly as a … Continue reading

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Babbott Interview – Podcast January 27, 2020

Are Ideas More Important Than Ideologies? That’s the question posed by Art Babbott who is campaigning to represent LD-6 in the Arizona Legislature with the support of Steve Segner, owner of Sedona’s El Portal Hotel. They and the show’s hosts … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast January 20, 2020

Analyzing The Democratic Presidential Race. After a few words about the importance of Martin Luther King Day, Democratic Perspective welcomes author and history professor Daniel J. Singal back to the show. Singal begins by reminding listeners of his earlier predictions … Continue reading

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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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