Tag Archives: Arizona Politics

Casteen Interview – Podcast May 2, 2022

Issues Over Ideology. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Jeanne Casteen, teacher, school board member, and director of the Secular Coalition of Arizona. She is running for the LD2 Senate seat in the Arizona legislature with hopes of reducing the … Continue reading

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Ruby, Fogel, Ransom, Sinclair Interview – Podcast March 21, 2022

Bridging The Political Divide In Arizona. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome to the show three well-qualified Democratic candidates for the Arizona State Legislature along with their campaign manager, Jay Ruby. The candidates include Mike Fogel, a school board … Continue reading

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Epstein, McClelland Interview – July 12, 2021

Arizona’s Race To The Bottom. Our co-hosts welcome Karen McClelland and AZ State Representative Mitzi Epstein to the show to discuss the state budget recently passed by a slim Republican majority. Epstein is a Democratic member of the House of … Continue reading

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Toni Denis Interview — Podcast May 7, 2018

A conversation about national, state and local politics. Co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson review national and Arizona state politics. Then they welcome Toni Denis, chair of the Yavapai County Democratic Party to discuss the upcoming Democratic primaries, the candidates … Continue reading

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The Failure of Ideologically-Driven Public Policies: Minnesota vs. Arizona — Podcast January 11, 2016

Red States and Blue States: Ideology vs. Service to the People. Democratic Perspective looks at why the ideological preoccupations of the Republican right have proven so disastrous for the people who live in red states. Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster compare unemployment, wealth distribution, health … Continue reading

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Sheila Healy Interview — Podcast November 23, 2015

The Arizona Democratic Party: the Battle for the Nation’s Future. Democratic Perspective interviews Sheila Healy, new Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, about the party organization in Arizona, the crucial issues facing the state and the nation, and the upcoming 2016 elections. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DemPerspective-11-23-15.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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The State of Public Education in Arizona: It’s Getting Worse — Podcast June 8, 2015

Not-So-Great Expectations: Arizona Is Now Dead Last in Per-Pupil Education Spending.  Democratic Perspective  talks to Jim Ledbetter, Verde Valley Attorney and Past President of the Mingus Union High School District Governing Board and Ann Shaw, District Director of the New Visions Academy charter … Continue reading

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Felecia Rotellini Interview — Podcast October 20, 2014

Felecia Rotellini: Competence, Experience, and Service. Democratic Perspective again welcomes Felecia Rotellini, career prosecutor and Democratic candidate for the office of Arizona Attorney General back to the show. Hosts Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson talk to Felecia about the progress of her campaign, her plans for … Continue reading

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Agenda 21: U.N. Conspiracy, or Conservative Paranoia? — Podcast April 29, 2013

Agenda 21 and the Right-Wing Tinfoil Hat Brigade: Angela LeFevre and Gary LaMaster join Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss Agenda 21, a report with recommendations on sustainable development from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development in Rio … Continue reading

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Marcia Busching and Paul Newman Interview — Podcast October 29, 2012

The Arizona Solar Team 2012: Democratic Candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster interview Democratic candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission,  Marcia Busching and incumbent Commissioner Paul Newman. Together with Sandra Kennedy — also an … Continue reading

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