Given the dismal state of Arizona government and the continued struggles to make progressive change at the federal level, even with Democrats in charge, I decided — back in August 2021 — that it was the perfect time to start a political podcast. Season 1, Episode 1 The State of Politics in Arizona premiered on August 20, 2021.

A View from the Left Side is a natural off-shoot from my Legislative video updates which I have been doing regularly since 2018. Each podcast episode focuses on a specific topic and includes my commentary to set the stage, followed by in depth guest interviews. During the hectic 2022 Legislative session, I am assembling a few daily video commentaries and floor speeches into compilation episodes, thus creating an audio diary of the session.

You can subscribe to A View from the Left Side on multiple podcasting services such as iTunes, SpotifyStitcher RadioI Heart Radio and others. On my YouTube channel, you can see the video versions of the podcast, along with the original daily Legislative update videos, and many more.

You can subscribe to the Podcast Feed: here or search for A View from the Left Side on your favorite service.

You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel: here

SEASON TWO: A View from the Left Side

Episode 1: Tucson Vigil for Democracy: Remembering January 6, 2021, Jan. 8, 2022 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 2: News from the Capitol: Rep. PPH Legislative Updates, January 10-20, 2022, Jan. 24, 2022 Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

Episode 3: Rep. PPH Updates: Marijuana Regulations to Cheaper Guns & More, Feb. 3, 2022 Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

Episode 4: Rep. PPH Updates: COVID Vaccine Bans to School Vouchers & More, Feb. 16, 2022 Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

Episode 5: Rep. PPH Updates: Taxes, Voter Suppression, the Border Wall & More, March 8, 2022 Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

Episode 6: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: ‘PC Bill’ Drama, Wasting Time & Anti-Worker Bills, March 18, 2022 Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

Episode 7: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Culture Wars at #AZLeg with Abortion Ban, School Vouchers & Camps for Homeless Podcast Audio / Individual update videos on YouTube / Blog

SEASON ONE: A View from the Left Side

Episode 1: The State of Politics in Arizona, August 20, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 2: Arizonans Fight Back Against #AZLeg Republicans with Six Referenda, August 27, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 3: Arizona Bowl: Using Sex to Sell Football and Gaming, Sept. 3, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 4: Labor Day: How Unions Are Organizing Arizona, Sept. 10. 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 5: Fighting Back Against Repressive Anti-Choice Laws in Arizona and Texas, Sept. 17, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 6: COVID19 in Arizona: Where Are We Now? 18 Months Later …, Sept. 24, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 7: The Filibuster: It’s Time to Remove a Relic of Racism, Oct. 1, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 8: Updates: From Taxes to Reproductive Rights and COVID … What’s the Latest?, Oct. 8, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 9: Fight for $15 in a Right-to-Work State Podcast Format, Oct. 17, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 10: Cybersecurity, Corporate Surveillance & Crypto. How Safe Are We?, Oct. 22, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 11: With Cash in the Coffers, Will Arizona Finally Invest in Healthy Children and Families, Oct. 29, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 12: Independent Redistricting Commission Draft Maps Ready for Public Comment, Nov. 5, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog

Episode 13: With Increasing Heat & Decreasing Water Supply, How Will Climate Change Shape Arizona’s Future?, Nov. 18, 2021 Podcast Audio / YouTube / Blog [Video includes scenes from Children’s Climate March in Tucson.]