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.

International Institute of St. Louis

In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Lisa Langley talks with Suzanne LeLaurin, senior vice president of programs at the International Institute of St. Louis' southwest Missouri satellite office, about how they help refugees in the Ozarks. They also discuss how the organization reaches out to the community to educate the public about refugees. To learn more about the International Institute of St. Louis, click here .

Missouri Ethics Commision: Public Entity Watchdogs

Nov 21, 2016

Listen in this week as Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Nancy Hagan. Ms. Hagan is the chair of the Missouri Ethics Commission. Listen in as they discuss how cases are handled by the Ethics Commission, and the complaint and investigative processes. For more information, visit the Missouri Ethics Commissions' website .

A New Way To Look At Waste Removal

Nov 14, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good Speaks with guest Erick Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the Super Intendant of Solid Waste for the City of Springfield's Environmental Services Department. Listen in as they discuss the city's current solid waste management system and a study that is looking to make things more efficient. To help with the study and get more information check out the city's website .

4 Amendments and 1 Propisition

Nov 7, 2016

This week on Making Democracy work host Debbie Good speaks with Dr. Dan Ponder. Dr. Ponder is the L.E. Meador Endowed Chair of Political Science at Drury University. Today Debbie and Dr. Ponder give a quick overview of some amendments and propositions that will be on tomorrow's ballot, namely amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4 and proposition A.

An Introduction to the City Manager

Oct 31, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Ilga Vise speaks with Greg Burris about who hires the City Manager, his duties, and where the funding comes from to pay for all the public services and the upkeep of various city facilities. Under the City Charter, enacted in 1953, the City Council hires the City manager. His duties include preparing the budget and supervising the many departments of the city. Poverty is a major issue in some neighborhoods. Encouraging news to us is that many churches,...