Category Archives: Democratic Governance

MacLean Interview – Podcast July 7, 2024

“Bad Faith – Christian Nationalism’s Unholy War On Democracy.” That’s the title of a new film this week’s guest and others are screening in battleground states to help voters understand what’s at stake in November. Nancy MacLean joins co-hosts Steve … Continue reading

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Sedona Councilors Interview – Podcast June 30, 2024

Taking On The Difficult Issues. Steve and Karen welcome Derek Pfaff who is running for a seat on the Sedona City Council along with current councilmembers, Kathy Kinsella and Holli Ploog, who is also Vice-Mayor. Kinsella, who is running for … Continue reading

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21st Century Challenges – Podcast June 16, 2024

Can We Rise To The Occasion? The world is currently facing a number of what seem to be insurmountable problems – the threat of autocracy, business monopolies, growing wealth disparity, gun violence, climate crisis, mass migration, mass extinctions and artificial … Continue reading

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Jablow Interview – Podcast June 2, 2024

An Update From The Mayor Of Sedona. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Scott Jablow, Mayor of Sedona who is running for re-election this Fall. He provides updates on a variety of issues beginning with the planned Safe Place to … Continue reading

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Councilmembers Interview – Podcast April 14, 2024

The Complexities And Challenges Of Managing A Small City. Steve Williamson welcomes three members of the Sedona City Council: Pete Furman, Melissa Dunn, and Brian Fultz to discuss some of the more controversial issues facing the city. None of the … Continue reading

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Michaels Interview – Podcast April 7, 2024

Bringing People And Jurisdictions Together. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Donna Michaels, the incumbent who is running for re-election as Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3. Michaels is a Democrat who won office in 2020 in a district that … Continue reading

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Media – Podcast March 31, 2024

Misinformation And Disinformation. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland take a deep dive into one of the biggest political issues of our time – trying to sort out the truth while being deluged with spin, misstatements, half-truths, fabrications, propaganda, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Nez Interview – Podcast March 10, 2024

Representing Constituents. Not An Ideology. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jonathon Nez, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is running against Republican Eli Crane, the extremist incumbent who doesn’t even live in the congressional district he … Continue reading

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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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Podcast February 18, 2024

Republican Plans For A Trump Dictatorship. Trump has said that, if elected, he will be a dictator for a day. But the plans already being implemented by his campaign and rightwing organizations indicate that he expects to be a Putin-style … Continue reading

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