Category Archives: Morality

Post Interview – Podcast April 4, 2022

A Modern-Day Form Of Slavery. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome international human rights attorney Dianne Post to discuss the abuses and disproportionate cost of for-profit private prisons. Post was first on our show in 2013 to discuss the same … Continue reading

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Gunnigle Interview – Podcast August 23, 2021

Holding Police Accountable. As the next in our eight-part of our series on criminal justice, Hava welcomes attorney Julie Gunnigle to discuss the DOJ investigation of the Phoenix Police Department and a variety of other civil rights issues. Gunnigle begins … Continue reading

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The GOP Brain – Podcast July 5, 2021

The Science Behind Our Political Divide. Following a well-deserved tribute to Barbara J. Litrell on her passing, the co-hosts continue their discussion about the unsettling changes to the GOP. Hava points to scientific studies that show there is a physical … Continue reading

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Cole Interview – Podcast May 17, 2021

Advice From The Distant Past. Democratic Perspective welcomes Juan Cole back to the show to discuss his new book The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – A New Translation from the Persian. Cole is a professor at the University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Podcast February 8, 2021

Unequal Under The Law. Steve Williamson, Hava Derby and Gary LaMaster continue the discussion on criminal justice reform. To begin the conversation, they note that the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other nation – 2.1 million as of 2018. … Continue reading

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Austin Interview – Podcast December 21, 2020

The Key To Successful Government. Michael Austin, one of Democratic Perspective’s favorite guests, returns to the show to discuss his new book We Must Not Be Enemies – Restoring America’s Civic Tradition. He begins by referring to Aristotle’s concept of … Continue reading

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Taylor Interview – Podcast November 2, 2020

Anonymous No More. Democratic Perspective welcomes Miles Taylor who gained notoriety as “Anonymous” for his op-ed and book criticizing the Trump administration. Taylor is the former Chief of Staff to former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjn Nielsen and Acting … Continue reading

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Austin Replay – Podcast April 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Democratic Perspective is replaying some of our most popular shows. This interview with Michael Austin from 2015, on his book Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem attempts to answer one of humanity’s most … Continue reading

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Lefebvre Interview – November 14, 2019

Is It Now A Crime To Save Lives? Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Sue Lefebvre, author of No More Deaths: Humanitarian Aid Is Never A Crime, Saving Lives Of Migrants, to discuss issues at the border, as well as … Continue reading

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A Tribute to John McCain – Podcast August 27, 2018

The Loss of Civility and Honor in Politics. On the eve of the Arizona primary elections, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino offer their thoughts on Senator McCain’s passing.  They contrast his approach to public service with that of … Continue reading

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