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.

Political Advertising Regulations

Oct 24, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Nora Cox regarding political advertising.

Nora Cox is a Senior instructor in the department of communication at Missouri State University.

Election Cycles & Voting Rights: Then and Now

Oct 17, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Crystal Brigman Mahaney is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Paddock to discuss the history of elections in our country, how this cycle seems to compare to the past, and a bit about the current issues around voter rights.

Dr. Eliza Paddock is a professor at Drury University where she teaches courses on North American and Western European politics, with an emphasis on political culture, political behavior, and culture in the the United State, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

Judges on the Ballot

Oct 12, 2016

The week, Making Democracy Work continues with elections topics with host Lois Zerrer. Listen in as Lois speaks with Robert Palmer, President of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, regarding the election of judges in the state of Missouri and how Missouri set the standard for the country when it comes to electing judges. 

To find out more about the judges in your area go to the Your Missouri Judges website

Election Update and Preparation

Oct 3, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Greene County Clerk, Shane Schoeller. Schoeller heads election preparations for the Greene County Clerks office. 

Listen in as they discuss the voter registration deadline, absentee voting, polling location and how you can assist as an election judge.

For more information visit the Greene County Clerks Office website.

Justin Burnett has spent the last year and a half explaining himself, a lot. Listen in as host Lisa Langley speaks with Burnett following his resignation from the Springfield City Council. They cover topics such as Burnett's time on the council, the controversy that followed, and how he learned to compromise with others on issues facing the council.