Category Archives: Public Accountability

Bibles, Jordahl Interview – Podcast November 13, 2023

Prosecuting Hate. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Attorney Mik Jordahl and special guest, Judge Camille Bibles to discuss her experiences in international criminal law. Currently a federal magistrate judge, Bibles previously prosecuted war criminals as a trial attorney at … Continue reading

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Oliphant Interview – Podcast September 4, 2023

A Years’ Long Commitment To Fairness And Equity. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Bob Oliphant back to the show. Oliphant is a former law school professor and dean who has been tracking geographic inequities in the availability of Yavapai … 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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Podcast July 24, 2023

US Foreign Policy – Liberal Idealism v Realism. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster look at the many challenges now facing our nation. Our current situation stands in stark contrast to the unbridled optimism that followed the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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Podcast July 3, 2023

An Ethically Challenged Court. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster look at the composition and bias of the Supreme Court of The United States. Now controlled by a rightwing supermajority resulting from two stolen seats, the court has set about legislating … 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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Epstein Interview – Podcast May 22, 2023

Good News And Bad News From The Arizona State Capitol. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Senator Mitzy Epstein, minority leader of AZ State Senate, to report on this year’s legislative session. Epstein begins by detailing the nearly $18 billion … Continue reading

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Neiberg, Thearle Interview – Podcast May 8, 2023

Addressing The Growing Epidemic Of Gun Violence. Guest host and Democratic Perspective contributor Stephen Hanks welcomes gun safety activists, Teresa Neiberg of Moms Demand Action and Marie Thearle of Everytown For Gun Safety, to discuss possible solutions to the growing … Continue reading

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Fogel Interview – Podcast April 3, 2023

From Educating Children To Educating Voters. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Mike Fogel, former teacher, school principal, school board member, state senate candidate, and current chair of the Yavapai County Democratic Party. In a county with two-and-a-half times as … Continue reading

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Jordahl, Quezada Interview – Podcast March 13, 2023

GOP Attacks On The First Amendment Continue. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome attorneys Mik Jordahl and Martin Quezada to discuss bills that are being introduced in Republican-controlled legislatures across the country that would restrict free speech. Some of the … Continue reading

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