Category Archives: National Politics

MacLean Interview – Podcast July 7, 2024

“Bad Faith – Christian Nationalism’s Unholy War On Democracy.” That’s the title of a new film this week’s guest and others are screening in battleground states to help voters understand what’s at stake in November. Nancy MacLean joins co-hosts Steve … Continue reading

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Hylton Interview – Podcast June 23, 2024

Exposing Discrimination Against The LGBTQ+ Community. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jake Hylton, Founding Executive Director of Lookout Publications, the only nonprofit newsroom dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues. Beginning as a small monthly newsletter, Lookout has grown into an entire … Continue reading

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21st Century Challenges – Podcast June 16, 2024

Can We Rise To The Occasion? The world is currently facing a number of what seem to be insurmountable problems – the threat of autocracy, business monopolies, growing wealth disparity, gun violence, climate crisis, mass migration, mass extinctions and artificial … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence – Podcast June 9, 2024

Artificial Intelligence: What It Can Do For You, And To You. Like it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here, and it will increasingly impact our lives. Although AI is still in its infancy, it can already perform amazing tasks … Continue reading

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Voting – Podcast May 19, 2024

GOP Attacks On Voting And Voters. Many Republicans continue to spew the notion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen claiming, among other things, that Republican ballots were ground up and fed to chickens, that China dumped many thousands of … Continue reading

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Farah Interview – Podcast May 12, 2024

Hope In The Face Of Atrocities And Bloodshed. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Philip Farah of the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. Given the narrative of fighting between Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, it may come as … Continue reading

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Michaels Interview – Podcast April 7, 2024

Bringing People And Jurisdictions Together. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Donna Michaels, the incumbent who is running for re-election as Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3. Michaels is a Democrat who won office in 2020 in a district that … Continue reading

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Media – Podcast March 31, 2024

Misinformation And Disinformation. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland take a deep dive into one of the biggest political issues of our time – trying to sort out the truth while being deluged with spin, misstatements, half-truths, fabrications, propaganda, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Austin Interview – Podcast March 24, 2024

Saving Democracy From Ourselves. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Michael Austin, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Snow College in Utah and author of “We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America’s Civic Tradition.” The title of his latest … Continue reading

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Dictator In Waiting – Podcast March 17, 2024

Trump In His Own Words And Actions. Now that Trump has sealed up the Republican nomination, we decided it was time to consider what he might do in a second term in the White House. (Remember, he has already been … Continue reading

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