Making Democracy Work http://ksmu.org en Safety Council of the Ozarks Works to Make Communities Safer http://ksmu.org/post/safety-council-ozarks-works-make-communities-safer <p></p><p>Ilga Vise talks with Debora Biggs, executive director of the Safety Council of the Ozarks, about the local chapter's relationship with the National Safety Council, that organization's history and the establishment of the local chapter in 1976.</p><p>Safety Council of the Ozarks works to save lives and prevent injury through education, training and services, according to Biggs.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:50:57 +0000 Michele Skalicky 11578 at http://ksmu.org Safety Council of the Ozarks Works to Make Communities Safer Watershed Committee Works toward Healthy Water in Springfield/Greene County http://ksmu.org/post/watershed-committee-works-toward-healthy-water-springfieldgreene-county <div><p></p><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Helvetica Neue','Droid Sans',helvetica,arial,sans-serif; COLOR: rgb(68,68,68); LINE-HEIGHT: 23px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">Mike Kromrey, Executive Director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO), talks with Leslie Carrier about the mission of the organization.</span></div><div><br /><p>The Watershed Committee's mission is&nbsp;to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:17:58 +0000 Michele Skalicky 10963 at http://ksmu.org Watershed Committee Works toward Healthy Water in Springfield/Greene County SW MO Counts Serves as Dashboard for the Community http://ksmu.org/post/sw-mo-counts-serves-dashboard-community <p>In this segment of the League of Women Voters' Making Democracy Work, Leslie Carrier talks with Kathryn Wall, public health information administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, about the new website, <a href="http://swmocounts.org" target="_blank">swmocounts.org</a>, which serves as a community dashboard.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:35:29 +0000 Michele Skalicky 5285 at http://ksmu.org SW MO Counts Serves as Dashboard for the Community League of Women Voters Studies Mental Healthcare Availability http://ksmu.org/post/league-women-voters-studies-mental-healthcare-availability <p></p><p></p><p>Leslie Carrier talks with Lisa Hall, assistant professor of sociology at MSU and a member of the League of Women Voter's study committee, about the issue the League decided to study this year.</p><p>Carrier says the LWV's mission is to educate voters about government issues, and each year the League chooses a topic to study more in depth to determine what, if any, changes need to take place, what could be advocated for or what needs to be brought to the attention of the general public.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Michele Skalicky 10803 at http://ksmu.org League of Women Voters Studies Mental Healthcare Availability MO Secretary of State's Office Works to Protect Investors Among other Things http://ksmu.org/post/mo-secretary-states-office-works-protect-investors-among-other-things <p></p><p>Leslie Carrier talks with MO Secretary of State Jason Kander about his office's efforts to protect investors.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>According to Kander, the office has a diverse portfolio of responsibilities, including the role of Chief Securities Regulator.&nbsp; A team of lawyers, auditors and investigators, "work to help Missourians who, in one way or another, have been scammed," he said.</p><p>Although most of the state's financial services employees are honest, hard-working professionals, he says, there are those who want to take advantage of people.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Michele Skalicky 5859 at http://ksmu.org MO Secretary of State's Office Works to Protect Investors Among other Things