Category Archives: Civil Society

MacLean Interview – Podcast July 13, 2020

Exposing The Radical Right’s Toxic Plan For America. Nancy MacLean returns to talk more about her book, Democracy In Chains. The book, which was meticulously researched and documented, has deeply angered the Koch-backed Libertarians who have taken over the Republican … Continue reading

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Shaw Interview – Podcast June 1, 2020

Peace Building At Home And Around The Globe. Democratic Perspective welcomes Anne Shaw from Verde Valley chapter of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). The group’s motto is “We seek a world free of war and threat of war. We … Continue reading

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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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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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Dixon, Ruby Interviews – Podcast September 2, 2019

A Political Convergence Of Events In Prescott, Arizona. Democratic Perspective host, Mike Cosentino, welcomes Rosemary Dixon, President of Prescott Indivisible, and Jay Ruby, events chair of Yavapai Democrats, to discuss upcoming events for the weekend of September 20-22. The centerpiece … Continue reading

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Podcast April 15, 2019

Countering Trump’s Hate. The Need For Democrats To Bring Voters Together. The Democratic Perspective crew looks ahead at the 2020 presidential campaign and the need for Democrats to pull together. They note that Trump has been so divisive, it’s more … Continue reading

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Podcast – March 18, 2019

Addressing The Rise Of White Nationalism. Following the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, along with regular contributors Klaus von Stutterheim and Gary LaMaster, discuss the wave of Islamaphobia and … Continue reading

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Pierce, Cardenas and Fryer Interviews – Podcast May 14, 2018

Making Arizona safer, more equitable and more enjoyable for everyone. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Democratic candidates Bill Pierce, Mark Cardenas and Kelly Fryer to talk about their plans for a better Arizona. Pierce who is … Continue reading

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Robertson Work Interview – Podcast January 15, 2018

Creating More Compassionate Communities. On MLK Day, the show welcomes author Robertson Work and local activists Kathy Kinsella and Peggy Chaikin to discuss ways to make the world more compassionate one community at a time. Work’s book, A Compassionate Civilization: … Continue reading

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Nancy MacLean Interview — Podcast October 23, 2017

The Leninist Libertarian: James McGill Buchanan and the Subversion of Representative Democracy.  Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, talks with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson about the origin and methodology of her new … Continue reading

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