Category Archives: Journalism

LaMaster Interview – Podcast May 11, 2020

Truth Over Politics. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim welcome Gary LaMaster back to the show to discuss his latest book and the structural issues that plague the US, many of which have been exposed … Continue reading

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Jason Dick Interview — Podcast November 27, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye On the Process: a Washington Reporter Explains How the Legislative Sausage Is Currently Being Made.  Jason Dick, Managing Editor, Leadership & Enterprise, for CQ Roll Call, shares his insights with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino on the Republican Party’s current struggle … Continue reading

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Scott Thomas Anderson Interview — Podcast October 2, 2017

The Cutting Four-Piece: Scott Thomas Anderson, Investigative Reporter, On the Crime and Tragedy of Prison Overcrowding.  Mike Cosentino interviews Scott Thomas Anderson, crime reporter for the Sacramento News and Review. His book, The Cutting Four-Piece, offers an illuminating tour through the … Continue reading

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Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast May 29, 2017

Infotainment, Propaganda, and Self-Aggrandizing Media Empires: The Demise of What We Once Thought Of As Objective Journalism, and What It Means For the General Welfare.  Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson ask Matt Goodwin, Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, and one of the founders … Continue reading

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Paul Horner Interview — Podcast February 6, 2017

Fake News, Satire, and the Bottom Line: What Paul Horner’s Fake News Tells Us About the Supposedly Ancient and Honorable Concept of Objective News Reporting. The Democratic Perspective tag-team talks to Paul Horner, (in)famous manufacturer of Internet hoaxes, about how our national political divisions … Continue reading

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Gary LaMaster, Author and Democratic Perspective Contributor, Talks About His New Book — Podcast March 28, 2016

Setting the Record Straight: A Catalog of Political Misinformation. Long-time Democratic Perspective contributor Gary LaMaster talks with us about his new book, Antidote to Fact-Free Politics: Debunking the Falsehoods, Fabrications and Distortions Told by Conservatives and Perpetuated by the Media. It’s a truism that … Continue reading

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Matt Capalby Interview — Podcast August 24, 2015

Arizona: the State of the State, the State of State Politics. Democratic Perspective’s intrepid investigative staff interviews Matt Capalby — Kingman native, Arizona Democratic Party stalwart, and highly regarded political consultant — about the state of play in Arizona politics as the 2016 race … Continue reading

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The New Gilded Age: History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme — Podcast August 17, 2015

Oligarchs Then and Now: Democracy and the Distribution of Wealth. Democratic Perspective goes another round with the oligarchs. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss what’s driving the increased concentration of wealth in the United States today, and why it poses … Continue reading

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James Bishop Jr. Interview — Podcast June 22, 2015

Journalist, Writer, Environmentalist: A Man of Many Parts. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino talks to James Bishop Jr., 25 year Sedona resident and visionary, about his life, his writing, his long association with Sedona, and his hopes for the future. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/DemPerspective-06-22-15.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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Fair and Balanced: the Trivialization of American Journalism — Podcast January 5, 2015

Not What You Want to Know, but What You Need to Know? Not Any More: Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson look at the dismal state of current American media reporting. Consolidation of ownership, 24/7/365 news cycles, infotainment and the ratings … Continue reading

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