Category Archives: Public Policy

Adcock Interview – Podcast March 23, 2020

Coronavirus, Economic Relief, Social Security, and Medicare. Democratic Perspective welcomes Dan Adcock, Government Relations and Policy Director for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to discuss potential changes to Social Security and current political proposals. Regarding the … Continue reading

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Garrison Interview – Podcast March 9, 2020

“Billionaires Buying Out Millionaires.” Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Randy Garrison of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors back to the show. Garrison is the Republican incumbent who is being challenged in the coming election by Democratic candidate, … Continue reading

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Gehlert, Ariola Interview – Podcast February 24, 2020

Mike Cosentino’s Magical Tour Of Old Town Cottonwood. Mike, Steve and Klaus welcome George Gehlert and Jim Ariola to discuss the transformation of Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona. Once known as the “Biggest Little Town In Arizona,” it began as a … Continue reading

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Moriarty Interview – Podcast July 8, 2019

The Impact Of Short-Term Vacation Rentals. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty to discuss the impact of vacation rentals on her city. Almost every destination city is having problems with the trend, which has evolved from the small scale … Continue reading

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Hake Interview – Podcast March 25, 2019

The Economics Of Addressing Climate Change. After briefly discussing the Barr report, Democratic Perspective hosts, Steve Williamson and Klaus von Stutterheim discuss renewable energy with John Hake, a retired business investor and software executive. With his background, Hake is able … Continue reading

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Dan Singal Interview – Podcast February 25, 2019

A Look At Democratic Candidates For President. The hosts welcome Dan Singal, PhD to discuss the announced and unannounced Democratic candidates for president. The long-time party insider stresses the importance of selecting the most electable candidate in order to hold … Continue reading

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Podcast – February 11, 2019

The Hidden Damage of the Trump Administration. Democratic Perspective hosts Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino and Klaus von Stutterheim discuss some of the Trump administration’s actions that have gone relatively unnoticed – actions that been hidden by the smokescreen of scandalous … Continue reading

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Black and Strauch Interviews – Podcast January 21, 2019

Activists Fight To Prevent Development Of Ecologically Important Lands. After reflecting on the meaning of MLK Day, our co-hosts welcome John Black and Ernie Srauch to discuss the proposed El Rojo Grande Ranch project near Sedona. Though a very local … Continue reading

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Rotellini and Ploog Interviews – Podcast November 5, 2018

Will Negativity, Lying and Name-Calling Win? On election eve, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson pose the question to Felicia Rotellini, Chair of the AZ Democratic Party, and Sedona activist Holly Ploog. Rotellini replies, “I think what you’re … Continue reading

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