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.

Providing Safe Drinking Water Is A Big Job

Nov 20, 2017
KSMU/Peter Batemon

This week on Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise speaks with Fred Schlegel. Schlegel is an Environmental Engineer with the Public Drinking Water branch of the Missouri Department of Natural Recources.

They will discuss when the MDNR was founded, it's mission to maintain and protect our natural resources - in particular our drinking water. 

Moms Demand Action: A Grassroots Gun Safety Group

Nov 13, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lisa Langley speaks with Judith Peavy and Jean Nap, members of the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Moms Demand Action (as they are commonly known) works toward sensible gun reforms and safety laws. 

Listen in as they discuss the history of Moms Demand Action, the goals and missions of the group, and some statistics concerning gun violence.

Moms Demand Action has an upcoming event. Information on this event can be found on their Facebook page.

A Conversaion With Ozarks Mental Health Network

Nov 6, 2017
Ozarks Mental Helth Network

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lois Zerrer speaks with Lisa Hall. 

Hall is a representative from the Ozarks Mental Health Network, and organization that aims to bring all area mental health efforts together. Listen in as they discuss the history of the organization, what it's goals are, and an upcoming event.

The event will be held Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 7 pm at the Springfield Art Museum.

Changing Lives Through Technology

Oct 30, 2017
KSMU/Peter Batemon

This week on Making Democracy Work host Crystal Brigman-Mahaney  speaks with Greg Johnson.  Johnson is one of the organizers of Hack 4 Good, an event to be held in Springfield with goals to change lives through technology.

Listen in as they dicuss the history of Hack 4 Good, what their goal for this years event is, and how you can help even if you're not a techie. 

For more information visit the Hack 4 Good website.

Listen in this week as host Leslie Carrier speaks with Amanda Stadler, the Neighborhood and Housing Stabilization Specialist for the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

They will focus on the upcoming Hope Connection event that will be held at the Springfield Expo center on November 15th. They will discuss an overview of the event, who the event is directed towards, and how members of the community can volunteer their time for the event.