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.

Peter Batemon

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Dr. John Jungmann, Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, and Fred Ellison, Deputy Treasurer and Co-Founder of Save R-12 School Committee.

Listen in as Debbie speaks with both sides of this upcoming bond issue to get a comprehensive look at the issue. Both sides give their view on the bond issue to help inform voters for the upcoming election on April 4th.

OACAC: Providing Services to Those in Poverty

Mar 20, 2017
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Lindsey Dumas-Bell and Diane Anthony from Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation. Lindsey is the Resource Development Manager and Diane Anthony is the Family Planning Director.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lisa Langley speaks with Matt Morrow, current president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce works to grow the economy, create jobs, and expand economic opportunities for all members of the community.

Listen in as Lisa and Matt discuss what the chamber is doing now to realize their goals for the region. One thing the Chamber is doing to study how other cities, similar to Springfield, have grown their economic basis.

Rosie: Connecting, Supporting, And Advocating With Local Women

Mar 6, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Crystal Brigman Mahaney speaks with Paige Oxedine and Rachel Anderson, the founders of Rosie, a local organization focused on helping professional women network with business owners and leaders in the Greater-Springfield area.

Oxendine works with Springfield's Area Chamber of Commerce. Anderson works with Springfield's eFactory.

The goal of Rosie (named for Rosie the Riveter) is to connect, support, assist, and serve as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners, and leaders.

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lois Zerrer speaks with Leslie Carrier. Leslie is the president of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri, and a regular host of the segment, Making Democracy Work.

Listen in as they discuss the goals of the league and what they are doing to make democracy work in the southwest Missouri region.