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The Case Against Trump — Podcast October 16, 2017

The Madness of King Donald and the Politics of the Unthinkable: Can We Actually Get Rid of This Guy Before His Term Is Up, and If So, How? Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, go where an increasing number … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:49

Scott Thomas Anderson Interview — Podcast October 2, 2017

The Cutting Four-Piece: Scott Thomas Anderson, Investigative Reporter, On the Crime and Tragedy of Prison Overcrowding. Mike Cosentino interviews Scott Thomas Anderson, crime reporter for the Sacramento News and Review. His book, The Cutting Four-Piece, offers an illuminating tour through the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:47

Indivisible Sedona: Focus on Climate Change — Podcast September 25, 2017

This Is America: When Elected Representatives Refuse To Do What Needs To Be Done, Citizens Have Other Options. Democratic Perspective talks to three representatives of Indivisible Sedona, Peggy Chaikin, Pam Drake, and Frankie Riemer, about local efforts to raise awareness of the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:46

Friends of Verde River Greenway: The Real Work of Environmental Preservation Starts Here — Podcast September 18, 2017

Think Globally, Act Locally Is More Than Just a Slogan: How Focus, Dedication, and Collaboration Are Making the Preservation of the Verde River and Its Watershed A Reality. Democratic Perspective welcomes Chip Norton, President, and Brent Bitz, Board Member, of the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:45

Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast September 11, 2017

The Shock Doctrine and Global Warming: Matt Goodwin on Naomi Klein’s Critique of Predatory Capitalism and Its Reaction (or Lack of Reaction) to a Genuinely Existential Threat. Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Matt Goodwin, Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Katie Hobbs Interview — Podcast September 4, 2017

Putting an End to Incompetence in One of the State’s Highest Offices: Katie Hobbs Is Running for Arizona Secretary of State. In a wide-ranging discussion with Katie Hobbs, Arizona State Senator, and Democratic candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, Democratic Perspective’s Mike … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

David Lujan Interview — Podcast August 28, 2017

Sabotaging the Arizona Public Education System: 25 Years of Republican Ignorance, Ideological Intransigence, and Corruption. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview David Lujan, former Arizona State Legislator, and former President of the Phoenix Union High School District School Board, about the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Stephen Nuño Interview — Podcast August 21, 2017

How “I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door” Became “Build the Wall!”: A History of U.S. Attitudes Toward Immigration. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino speaks with Northern Arizona University Professor Stephen Nuño about the history of U.S. attitudes toward immigration. Economic and … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Toni Denis and Paul Schwartz Interview — Podcast August 14, 2017

As Large As the State of Delaware: The Yavapai County Democratic Party Has a Lot of Ground To Cover In the Age of Trump, and We’re Not Talking Just About Geography. With both our regular co-hosts back in the saddle … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:48

Is There a “New” New Left Emerging? — Podcast August 7, 2017

They’re Baaack! Why Socialism Is Again a Topic of Serious Discussion Among the Young. Host Steve Williamson and Bill Timberman, Democratic Perspective’s webmaster, discuss what appears to be a growing reluctance on the part of young people to accept at face value the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Paul Horner Interview — Podcast July 31, 2017

Less Bread And More Circuses: Clickbait Journalism, Fake News, and Going Viral In the Age of Trump. Democratic Perspective’s favorite freelance media trickster, Paul Horner, returns to the show to give our listeners a run-down on the latest fake news brouhaha, and the mockery … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Jan Nichols Interview — Podcast July 24, 2017

Separation of Church and State? With Arizona’s New Empowerment Scholarship Account Program, Not So Much. Jan Nichols, Arizona native, retired Phoenix teacher, and education activist, joins Democratic Perspective host Mike Cosentino for an evaluation of Arizona’s new public school voucher extension, signed into … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Tony Gioia and Bob Rothrock Interview — Podcast July 17, 2017

Protecting Our Resources, Preserving Our Future: It Takes Good People To Make Good Things Happen. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino talks to Tony Gioia, Vice President of the Friends of the Verde River, and Bob Rothrock, Vice President of the Verde River Valley … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:45

Jeff Jeans Interview — Podcast July 10, 2017

President Obama and the Affordable Care Act Saved My Life: How Jeff Jeans’ Question Revealed Why the Republicans Hell-Bent On Repealing Obamacare Are Not Your Friends. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino speaks with Jeff Jeans, ex-libertarian, cancer survivor, and public health care advocate, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:50

Andrea Christelle Interview — Podcast July 3, 2017

If the Nature Of Truth Is Conditioned By Our Prior Allegiances, What Are the Implications For Our Politics? Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson ask Andrea Christelle, one of the founders of SPEX, the Sedona Philosophy Experience, how we should deal … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:51:13

Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast June 26, 2017

If the League of Women Voters Is Not a Partisan Organization, Why Does It Oppose So Many of President Trump’s Policy Initiatives? Barbara Litrell, President of the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley, tells Democratic Perspective why the League’s consistently held positions … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:41:20

All Trump, All the Time: Should We REALLY Be Watching the President Fiddle While the Country Burns — Podcast June 19, 2017

Never Mind the Tweets, Never Mind the Russian Connection: While Presidential Twitter Tantrums, Ill-Considered Executive Orders, and Russian influence Peddling Dominate the Daily News Cycle, Republican Wrecking Crews Are Quietly Dismantling What Little Remains of Effective National Government. Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:49

Trump and Russia — Podcast June 12, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Entanglements, Russian Edition: Is There a Bottom To These Stories, and If So, How Do We Get To It? Democratic Perspective takes a critical look at the allegations concerning President Trump and his Russian connections. Who’s telling the stories, where … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:40:21

Trump and the Paris Agreement — Podcast June 5, 2017

If Mar-a-Lago Sinks into the Atlantic, Will Donald Trump Concede that Abandoning the Paris Agreement Was a Mistake, Or Will He Blame Obama? Democratic Perspective takes on the latest idiocy from President Petulance. Keeping track of the lies, ignorance, and general misanthropy being … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:51:48

Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast May 29, 2017

Infotainment, Propaganda, and Self-Aggrandizing Media Empires: The Demise of What We Once Thought Of As Objective Journalism, and What It Means For the General Welfare. Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson ask Matt Goodwin, Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, and one of the founders … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:49

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