Category Archives: Arizona Politics

Ploog Interview – July 19, 2021

Making Sure Voters Select Their Representatives. Not Vice Versa. Democratic Perspective co-host Steve Williamson welcomes Holli Ploog to the show to discuss the once-every-decade redistricting of legislative and congressional districts in Arizona. Ploog is currently a member of the Sedona … Continue reading

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Epstein, McClelland Interview – July 12, 2021

Arizona’s Race To The Bottom. Our co-hosts welcome Karen McClelland and AZ State Representative Mitzi Epstein to the show to discuss the state budget recently passed by a slim Republican majority. Epstein is a Democratic member of the House of … Continue reading

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McClelland Interview – Podcast June 28, 2021

The GOP Attack On Education, Expertise, and Democracy. Karen McClelland, the longest-serving Sedona school board member, and a member of the Democratic State Committee joins Steve and Hava in a lively roundtable discussion on the state of the GOP. Beginning … Continue reading

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Ploog, Williamson Interview – Podcast May 10, 2021

Cities In Chains. Democratic Perspective co-host, Steve Williamson welcomes Sedona City Council Members, Holli Ploog and Jessica Williamson, to discuss the Arizona legislature’s attack on the ability of cities to control themselves. As an example, Ploog notes that the Arizona … Continue reading

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Clark, Raiford Interview – Podcast May 3, 2021

Smart On Crime. Not Tough On Crime. Democratic Perspective co-host Hava Derby welcomes Charity Clark, a defense attorney who reached out to Hava following her arrest during last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Phoenix. Clark also took on the … Continue reading

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Comello, Segner Interview – Podcast April 5, 2021

The Future Of Real Estate Development In Arizona’s Verde Valley. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Hava Derby engage in a lively discussion with guests, Al Comello and Steve Segner, over some of the area’s proposed developments. Segner is owner … Continue reading

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Michaels Interview – Podcast February 15, 2021

Setting The Record Straight. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Hava Derby, welcome Yavapai County Supervisor Donna Michaels to address recent media attacks. Michaels explains her point of view and dismisses the attacks saying, “I’m honored to be in the … Continue reading

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Jordahl Interview – Podcast February 1, 2021

The Ecological Disasters Created By The Border Wall. Laiken Jordahl, borderlands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity, joins Steve Williamson to discuss the devastating ecological impact of the border wall. Jordahl notes that about 450 miles of new border … Continue reading

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Podcast January 11, 2021

Trump’s Failed Coup. Democratic Perspective contributors, Steve Williamson, Hava Derby, Klaus von Stutterheim and Gary LaMaster, discuss the violent attack on the Capitol and how it was the inevitable result of an avalanche of lies perpetuated by Trump, the GOP … Continue reading

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Podcast December 28, 2020

QAnon: Mystery? Treasure Hunt? Game? Political Group? Or Religious Cult? Hava Derby, Steve Williamson, and Gary LaMaster delve into the history, psychology and consequences of the phenomenon known as QAnon. Beginning with a message board post in October of 2017 … Continue reading

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