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.

Missouri Is Making It Simpler To Learn About And Report Child Abuse

Jan 17, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Crystal Brigman Mahaney speaks with Micki Lane.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lisa Langley speaks with State Representative Elijah Haahr. Representative Haahr covers the 134th district which is found in Springfield, MO. Recently Representative Haahr was elected by the Missouri House of Representatives as the Speaker Pro Tem, the number two leadership position in the Missouri House of Representatives. 

Listen in as Lisa Langley speaks with Rep. Haahr about the duties of a Speaker Pro Tem, Right to work, Tort Reform for civil litigations, and education reform in the state of Missouri.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Greene County Clerk Shane Scholler. 

Listen as Leslie and Mr. Scholler follow up on the November elections and some of the behind the scenes choices regarding election day, such as armed sheriff's deputies at polling places. They also discuss the issue of voter registration and some of the difficulties of making sure that those that have registered are able to vote. Finally they discuss Amendment 6 and how the state will implement the regulation.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Errin Kemper. Mr. Kemper is the Assistant Director of the City of Springfield's Environmental Services Department.

Listen in as they discus the state of Springfield's waste water and storm water infrastructure and what the city is doing to address issues with the current system, which in some areas is over 100 years old.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise speaks with Janet Dankert. Dankert is the Executive Director of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks located in Springfield, MO.

Listen in as they discuss when and why the CPO was established, it's mission, the area it serves, and how volunteers play an important role.

If you'd like to volunteer with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks you can contact Janet Dankert at 417-888-2020 or visit the Community Partnership of the Ozarks website.