Category Archives: LGBT Issues

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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Podcast September 18, 2023

The Death Of Democracy By A Thousand Cuts. When our nation was founded, the Framers couldn’t possibly imagine what the future would bring. So, the Constitution they created is intentionally sparse – a simple framework that would be able to … 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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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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Podcast May 29, 2023

Assessing GOP Presidential Candidates For 2024. Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Gary LaMaster analyze the GOP candidates who have announced their run for president against the Democratic incumbent Joe Biden. In many ways, it’s a rogue’s list headed by twice … Continue reading

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Hanks, Liggett, Riemer Interview – Podcast May 1, 2023

Abortion In The Aftermath Of Dobbs: What Comes Next? Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Stephen Hanks, Jodi Liggett, and Frankie Riemer to discuss the latest political ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision overturning Roe v Wade. … Continue reading

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Westbrook Interview – Podcast April 17, 2023

The Latest Targets Of GOP Culture War. Steve and Karen welcome Brianna Westbrook, VP of the Arizona Democratic Party, to discuss political strategies and the GOP’s attack on transgender Americans which is designed to excite the party’s white “Christian” nationalist … Continue reading

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Casteen Interview – Podcast March 20, 2023

Bigotry Under The Banner Of Religion. Karen McClelland welcomes Jeanne Casteen of Secular Coalition AZ. The organization is a lobbying group and watchdog for policies that erode the separation of church and state which is enshrined in the Constitution. Article … Continue reading

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Cohn Interview – Podcast August 22, 2022

Christian Dominionism: Another Name For Fascism. Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland, and Stephen Hanks welcome Jennifer Cohn to the show to discuss a rapidly growing worldwide authoritarian threat posing as Christianity. Cohn is an election security advocate and prolific essayist who … Continue reading

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Ploog, Chaikin, Ferreira Interview – Podcast May 16, 2022

An Egregious Invasion Of Privacy. Steve Williamson and Kathy Kinsella welcome Holli Ploog, Peggy Chaikin, Ellen Ferreira to discuss the looming U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion and the weekend’s women’s marches in protest of Justic Alito’s leaked majority opinion. … Continue reading

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