Category Archives: Political Polarization

Derby, Williamson Interview – Podcast May 24, 2021

Hava And Steve One On One. The co-hosts spend some time chatting with one another to explain their differing approaches to politics and community. As the founder Democratic Perspective, Steve has been involved in politics for many years, while Hava … Continue reading

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Benes Interview – Podcast March 15, 2021

Our Fractured Nation. Co-hosts Hava Derby and Steve Williamson welcome Ross Benes, author of Rural Rebellion, to discuss the urban-rural divide. Benes explains it’s a relatively recent phenomenon and partially the result of political parties targeting voters over geography, noting … 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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Podcast November 9, 2020

Election 2020. What’s Next? Democratic Perspective contributors discuss what they expect to happen now that former Vice-President Joe Biden is president-elect of the United States. Klaus von Stutterheim begins by outlining the many initiatives and plans that will be priorities … Continue reading

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MacClean Replay – Podcast April 27, 2020

Democratic Perspective revisits one of its most revealing and important interviews with Nancy MacClean, professor of history and public policy at Duke University and author of Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. … Continue reading

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Babbott Interview – Podcast January 27, 2020

Are Ideas More Important Than Ideologies? That’s the question posed by Art Babbott who is campaigning to represent LD-6 in the Arizona Legislature with the support of Steve Segner, owner of Sedona’s El Portal Hotel. They and the show’s hosts … Continue reading

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Starky Interview – Podcast December 2, 2019

Defeating One Of Washington’s Worst. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Stuart “Stu” Starky who is running in the Democratic primary for the AZ-DC4 congressional seat currently held by Paul Gosar. Starky is a school Principal in South Phoenix who previously … Continue reading

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Podcast – November 18, 2019

The Case For Ranked Choice Voting. New York recently adopted a system to replace the traditional plurality-based system. In the plurality system, the candidate with the most votes wins even if the winning candidate has received less than half the … 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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Segner Interview – Podcast September 23, 2019

Political Issues From A Business Viewpoint. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome businessman, hotelier, activist and Democratic Perspective contributor Steve Segner to discuss a variety of questions and issues ranging from international trade to housing in Sedona. Why has … Continue reading

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