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.

The Daily Events: Keeping Sprignfield Informed

Sep 11, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Jeff Schrag. Schrag is the publisher for The Daily Events, and has been so since 1995. The Daily Events has been in publication since 1881.

Listen in as they discuss the background of The Daily Events, what information the publication covers, how the information is collected for the publication, and what information The Daily Events has for the average citizen.

For more information or to subscribe to The Daily Events listeners can visit The Daily Events website.

Prescription Drug Monitoring In Greene County

Sep 4, 2017

This week host Debbie Good speaks with Harold Bengsch. Bengsch is the Greene County District Commissioner for District 1  and former Director of the Greene County Health Department.

Listen in as they discuss prescription drug monitoring and other issues related to opioid use and heroin addiction. They also discuss some of the reasons why opioid abuse has become so prevalent in the country today.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise speaks with Francine Pratt. Pratt is the director of the Prosper Springfield initiative that is being headed by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Listen in as they discuss when and why Prosper Springfield was established, what it aims to do, and some of the ways that community members can be involved in the initiative. One goal of Prosper Springfield is to reduce poverty by 5% by the year 2025.

Law School Without All The Homework

Aug 21, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Crystal Brigman-Mahaney speaks with Crista Hogan, Executive Director at the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and Judge Ron Carrier, Associate Court Judge for the 31st Circuit Court. Listen in as they discuss the Mini Law School for the Public being held on the campus of Missouri State University beginning September 5th.

Sister Cities: Peace Through People

Aug 14, 2017
Springfield Sister Cities Association

This week on Making Democracy Work Lois Zerrer speaks with Cindy Jobe. Cindy is the Executive Director of the Springfield Sister Cities Association . 

Springfield Sister Cities Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of the City of Springfield and those in similar cities in foreign nations acquire a consciousness and understanding of one another as individuals, as members of their community, and as a part of our global community.