Category Archives: Business

LaMaster Interview – Podcast May 11, 2020

Truth Over Politics. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim welcome Gary LaMaster back to the show to discuss his latest book and the structural issues that plague the US, many of which have been exposed … 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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Segner Interview – Podcast September 23, 2019

Political Issues From A Business Viewpoint. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome businessman, hotelier, activist and Democratic Perspective contributor Steve Segner to discuss a variety of questions and issues ranging from international trade to housing in Sedona. Why has … Continue reading

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Garrison, Bateman Interview – Podcast September 9, 2019

Changes In Yavapai County. Mike Cosentino welcomes Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison and his assistant Brandi Bateman to discuss a few of the issues impacting Yavapai County, Arizona. After first explaining the role of county government and its limitations, they … Continue reading

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Taylor and Kenney Interviews – Podcast December 3, 2018

A Thought Leadership Group For Sedona’s Next Generation. Co-host Mike Cosentino and Democratic Perspective regular, Klaus von Stutterheim, welcome Marci Taylor and Omar Kenney to the show. Taylor and Kenney are co-founders of Sedona XYZ, a non-partisan think tank for … Continue reading

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David Garcia Interview — Podcast April 24, 2017

David Garcia Is Running for Governor: Who Is He, and Where Does He Stand on the Issues Facing Arizona? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Michia Casebier and Mike Cosentino talk to David Garcia, Arizona State University professor, former Democratic candidate for Arizona Superintendent of … Continue reading

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Randy Garrison Interview — Podcast February 27, 2017

Infrastructure, Education, and Economic Development: The Challenges Facing Yavapai County. Randy Garrison, recently elected Yavapai County Supervisor for the 3rd District, joins Democratic Perspective for a discussion of a County Supervisor’s duties, and the challenges facing Yavapai County and the Board of Supervisors in … Continue reading

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This Isn’t The World We Grew Up In: The Consequences of Disruptive Technologies — Podcast December 5, 2016

One Thing Is Sure: It’s Gonna Get a LOT More Complicated. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman continue their discussion of artificial intelligence with a closer look at how it’s already affecting our social, political, and economic relationships. In the absence of effective help from … Continue reading

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The New Gilded Age: History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme — Podcast August 17, 2015

Oligarchs Then and Now: Democracy and the Distribution of Wealth. Democratic Perspective goes another round with the oligarchs. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss what’s driving the increased concentration of wealth in the United States today, and why it poses … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Act Locally: The Benefits of Local Businesses — Podcast December 08, 2014

Product Diversity and Local Business Support Networks: A Promising New Alternative to the Big-Box and Franchise Model of Retailing. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson talk about the benefits of buying locally with Meg Williams Jamison, Northern Arizona Director of Local First Arizona, Justin Ove, … Continue reading

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