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.

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Making Democracy Work
10:50 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Safety Council of the Ozarks Works to Make Communities Safer

Boy Wears a Helmet While Riding a Bike
Credit Michael Bentley / Flickr

Ilga Vise talks with Debora Biggs, executive director of the Safety Council of the Ozarks, about the local chapter's relationship with the National Safety Council, that organization's history and the establishment of the local chapter in 1976.

Safety Council of the Ozarks works to save lives and prevent injury through education, training and services, according to Biggs.

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Making Democracy Work
12:17 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Watershed Committee Works toward Healthy Water in Springfield/Greene County

James River
Credit ozarkswalkabout.com

Mike Kromrey, Executive Director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO), talks with Leslie Carrier about the mission of the organization.

The Watershed Committee's mission is to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds.  

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Making Democracy Work
11:35 am
Mon June 30, 2014

SW MO Counts Serves as Dashboard for the Community

SW MO Counts Website
Credit swmocounts.org

In this segment of the League of Women Voters' Making Democracy Work, Leslie Carrier talks with Kathryn Wall, public health information administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, about the new website, swmocounts.org, which serves as a community dashboard.

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Making Democracy Work
10:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

League of Women Voters Studies Mental Healthcare Availability

Burrell Behavioral Health
Credit Burrell

Leslie Carrier talks with Lisa Hall, assistant professor of sociology at MSU and a member of the League of Women Voter's study committee, about the issue the League decided to study this year.

Carrier says the LWV's mission is to educate voters about government issues, and each year the League chooses a topic to study more in depth to determine what, if any, changes need to take place, what could be advocated for or what needs to be brought to the attention of the general public.

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Making Democracy Work
10:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

MO Secretary of State's Office Works to Protect Investors Among other Things

Money
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Leslie Carrier talks with MO Secretary of State Jason Kander about his office's efforts to protect investors. 

According to Kander, the office has a diverse portfolio of responsibilities, including the role of Chief Securities Regulator.  A team of lawyers, auditors and investigators, "work to help Missourians who, in one way or another, have been scammed," he said.

Although most of the state's financial services employees are honest, hard-working professionals, he says, there are those who want to take advantage of people.

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