Making Democracy Work

Monday, 9:30 a.m.

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri brings you this weekly program, which covers a variety of topics related to the Ozarks and democracy.

Looking Forward With Springfield Public Schools

Aug 22, 2016

This week host Lisa Langley speaks with Springfield Public Schools superintendent Dr. John Jungman. Dr. Jungmann will be starting his third year as superintendent of the largest fully accredited school district in the state of Missouri.

Listen in as topics such as where Springfield public schools have been and where they are going are discussed. Also discussed is some curriculum changes that will shortly be implemented.

University of Missouri Extension: Noel Project

Aug 15, 2016


 This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with University of Missouri Extension Civic Communications Specialist David Burton.

Listen in as they discuss the Noel Project - a service provided to immigrant populations in southwest Missouri. 

Some of the services include grocery store tours, nutrition classes, and community gardens.

Find out more at the University of Missouri Extension website.

Making Democracy Work: The Coach House Project

Aug 8, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise talks with Kim Hartmeyer , director of the Coach House Mission sponsored by Schweitzer Methodist Church.

The Coach House is transitional housing for women experiencing homelessness. Listen in as Ilga discusses the goals of the project, how it came to be established, and where the funding comes from.

Urban Forests: How Trees Affect Our City

Aug 1, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Urban Forester Casey Jo Kellner regarding our local tree resources and how an urban forest affects our lives here in the Springfield, MO area.

Empower Missouri

Crystal Brigman-Mahoney talks with Ashley Quinn, coordinator of organizational outreach for Empower Missouri about the non-profit organization.

Empower Missouri's mission statement reads:  "Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.  Empower Missouri envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential."