Category Archives: Community

Check Interview – Podcast March 3, 2024

A Promise To Listen And Be Available To County Residents. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Nikki Check, District 3 candidate for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. She is running against incumbent Donna Michaels, a fellow Democrat. The … Continue reading

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Hill Interview – Podcast February 25, 2024

From Controlling Mars Rovers To Controlling Arizona Utilities And Corporations. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jonathon Hill, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Hill is an engineer and scientist who has worked on the Mars probe for the past … Continue reading

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Post Interview – Podcast February 11, 2024

The Latest Republican Attacks On The Constitution, Diversity, Migrants, Voting And Common Sense. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Dianne Post back to the show. Post is an attorney, activist, author, and teacher who specializes in human rights and women’s … Continue reading

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Ruby Interview – Podcast January 28, 2024

From Theater To Politics. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jay Ruby, theater company director, actor, activist, and Democratic candidate for the Arizona State Legislature. Ruby has experience in organizing people, beginning with his efforts to establish a theater company … Continue reading

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Ryan Interview – Podcast December 24, 2023

A Legacy Of Problem-Solving And Service. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Matt Ryan retiring Coconino County Supervisor to the show. Ryan has been a supervisor for 27 years representing the north and eastern portion of the Sedona area as … Continue reading

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Oliphant Interview – Podcast September 4, 2023

A Years’ Long Commitment To Fairness And Equity. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Bob Oliphant back to the show. Oliphant is a former law school professor and dean who has been tracking geographic inequities in the availability of Yavapai … Continue reading

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Habern Interview – Podcast August 14, 2023

The First Rule Of Politics Is Simply Showing Up. Karen McClelland welcomes Llama Habern, Precinct Leader and Field Organizer for the Yavapai County Democratic Party. It’s been said that politics is not a spectator sport – that if you care … Continue reading

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Deardon Interview – Podcast August 7, 2023

Reflecting On 50 Years In Public Education. Karen McClelland welcomes Dennis Deardon, former superintendent of Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District, who recently retired after nearly 50 years in education. He says, “The political landscape has certainly changed in the … Continue reading

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War On Woke – Podcast July 17, 2023

The Right Wing’s War On Woke. Though it seems no one can actually define what Woke means, the so-called War on Woke has become the GOP’s latest attempt to divide us based on rewriting history, discriminating against the LGBTQ community, … Continue reading

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Work Interview – Podcast July 10, 2023

Finding Compassion For Others And Yourself. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Robertson Work back to the show. Work is an Adjunct Professor, activist and author of numerous books including A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful … Continue reading

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