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.

Estate Planning: Looking To The Future

May 22, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lois Zerrer​ speaks with Danielle Kincaid.

Kincaid is an attorney with Ozarks Elder Law who  assists clients in planning for the possibility of disability, incapacity, home health care, assisted living and/or nursing home placement. Through estate planning and asset protection planning, the firm helps clients to avoid probate and the impoverishment caused by the escalating cost of long term care. Ozarks Elder Law also helps clients maintain their right to make health care decisions and avoid unnecessary medical treatment.

A Conversation On The Missouri Budget Project

May 15, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Lindsey Baker.

Baker is the Outreach and Policy Specialist for the Missouri Budget Project.

The Missouri Budget Project's goal is to the quality of life for all Missourians by informing public policy decisions through objective research and analysis of state budget, tax and economic issues.

For more information you can visit the Missouri Budget Project website.


Profile Of A Jury

May 8, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley Speaks with Judge Mark Powell. Judge Powell was appointed as associate circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit in March 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology cum laude from Missouri State University in 1982 and his law degree with honors from Drake University in 1985.

Listen in as they discuss how the concept of juries began, how jurors are selected, and the importance of juries.

On this episode of Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise speaks with Lynn Schirk.

Lynn is the Homeless Liaison with the Office of Students in Transition of Springfield Public Schools.

Federal Law, the McKinney-Vento Act, provides help to homeless students and families. Homeless Liaison Lynn Schirk works with other agencies to provide access to resources for homeless students. This is being done though the establishment of Wednesday Connection.

This week host Debbie Good follows up with Eric Robertson, superintendent of the City Of Springfield's Environmental Services department, regarding the city wide survey regarding waste removal services for the city.

To see the full report of the survey listeners can go to the city's website.