Category Archives: Community Activism

Scantlebury, Wolfe Interview – Podcast March 16, 2020

Verde Connect or Verde Disconnect? The co-hosts welcome Zach Wolfe & Todd Scantlebury to discuss a proposed highway project in the Verde Valley that has become controversial. The project would extend Beaverhead Flat Road to connect with AZ State Hwy … 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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Estes, Jackson Interview – Podcast December 16, 2019

The Conflict Between Property Owner Rights And Community Interests. Democratic Perspective welcomes Bev Jackson, president of the Cornville Community Association, and Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation Institute. They discuss plans to fight a zoning request for another … Continue reading

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Riemer Interview – Podcast December 9, 2019

Gender Inequality And Climate Change. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Frances (Frankie) Riemer, PhD to speak about gender inequity from climate change. Riemer is a professor at Northern Arizona University and member of the Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance. She … Continue reading

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Michaels, Estes Interview – Podacast November 25, 2019

A Balanced Approach To Development. Democratic Perspective welcomes the first-ever Democratic candidate for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Donna Michaels, and one of her supporters, Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation. Michaels is running for the county’s 3rd … 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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Dunton, Segner, Strauch Interview – Podcast July 15, 2019

Paradise Lost. Sedona has long been considered one of America’s most beautiful places. But it is now endangered by short-term rentals, the Arizona legislature and the so-called sharing economy. It’s a phenomenon that is affecting other vacation destinations. But the … Continue reading

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Black and Strauch Interviews – Podcast January 21, 2019

Activists Fight To Prevent Development Of Ecologically Important Lands. After reflecting on the meaning of MLK Day, our co-hosts welcome John Black and Ernie Srauch to discuss the proposed El Rojo Grande Ranch project near Sedona. Though a very local … Continue reading

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Kinsella, Ploog, Nichols Interviews – Podcast January 14, 2019

Marching for Change. Mike Cosentino welcomes Kathy Kinsella and Holli Ploog to discuss the 3rd Annual Women’s March and the changes they hope to create. Since last year’s Women’s March, much has changed. For example, women have been elected to … Continue reading

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