Category Archives: Democratic Governance

Austin Replay – Podcast April 13, 2020

Another Show Worth Revisiting. Democratic Perspective replays one of our favorite shows July 21, 2014. The guest is Michael Austin discussing his books That’s Not What They Meant: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing and Rereading Job: Understanding … Continue reading

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Bordewich Replay – Podcast April 6, 2020

Constitution and the First Amendment. Out of respect for social distancing, Democratic Perspective rebroadcasts some of our best shows of seven years of Democratic Perspective. We begin with Fergus Bordewich discussing the Founders and the Constitutional Convention. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dem-Perspective-5-6-19.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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Evans Interview – Podcast January 13, 2020

“I’m not trying to be a politician. I’m trying to be a statesman.” Democratic Perspective welcomes Coral Evans, Flagstaff mayor and LD6 candidate for the Arizona House. When asked why she’s running for the legislature, she responds, “I believe that … Continue reading

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Jordahl, Ledbetter, Strohm Interview – Podcast October 28, 2019

The Impeachment Of Donald J. Trump. Democratic Perspective welcomes attorneys Mikkel “Mik” Jordahl, Jim Ledbetter and Richard “Rick” Strohm to discuss the constitutional underpinnings of impeachment and the charges that could potentially lead to Trump’s removal from office. In this … Continue reading

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Haddow Interview – Podcast September 30, 2019

Defending Local Democracy. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Kim Haddow, director of the non-partisan Local Solutions Support Center. She recently spoke to AZ League of Cities and Towns about pre-emption – the act of state legislatures … Continue reading

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Biggers Interview – Podcast September 16, 2019

Resistance: The Quintessential American Value. Mike Cosentino welcomes author Jeff Biggers back to the show to discuss his new book: Resistance, Reclaiming an American Tradition. Biggers notes that the greatest American value is dissent, adding that the people who abuse … Continue reading

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Jablow and Segner Interview – Podcast August 12, 2019

Overtourism – Destroying The Places We Love Most. The combination of the younger experiential generation and short-term rentals is placing increasing stress on tourist destinations around the world. Democratic Perspective welcomes City Councilman Scott Jablow and President of the Lodging Council, … Continue reading

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French Interview – Podcast July 1, 2019

Reporting For Duty In The Arizona Senate. Democratic Perspective welcomes Felicia French, retired Army Colonel, Afghan War veteran, medical evacuation helicopter pilot, registered nurse and, now candidate for AZ State Senate from LD-6. French believes her public service has prepared … Continue reading

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McQueen Interview – Podcast June 24, 2019

Who’s Buying Our Politicians? Diane McQueen, the northern Arizona coordinator of Outlaw Dirty Money discusses the nonpartisan effort to place a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot in Arizona intended to expose those who are funding our politicians. The bill, … Continue reading

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