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.

On Tuesday August 8th Christian County voters will make a decision on  a tax increase to pay for expanded library services throughout the the county. This will include locations in Nixa, Sparta, and Clever. The issue requires a simple majority to pass. 

Active Transportation On Ozarks Greenways

Jul 24, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Dawn Gardner. Gardner is a committee member of Let's Go Smart of Ozark Greenways.

Let’s Go Smart is a partnership led by Ozark Greenways, designed to encourage residents and visitors of Springfield to consider their transportation choices. Whether it’s walking, biking, riding the bus, carpooling, driving or any combination, “going smart” means thinking ahead and deciding which option makes the most of our health, environment, resources and quality of life.

A Look Into The Springfield Fire Department

Jul 17, 2017
Springfield Fire Department

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Cara Erwin. Erwin is the Fire and Life Safety Educator for the Springfield Fire Department.

Listen in as they discuss the prevention and education efforts of the fire department and a little of how the fire department works behind the scenes.

For information regarding the fire department check out their website. For  information on specific services provided by the Springfield Fire Department listeners can call 417-874-2300

The Geek Foundation: Creating Opportunities In Technology

Jul 10, 2017
The Geek Foundation

This week on Making Democracy Work host Crystal Brigman-Mahaney speaks with Maranda Provance. Provance is the co-founder of The Geek Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides interactive education to future engineers, "techies", and makers – especially women, at-risk youth, and the underemployed – regardless of their ability to pay.

Crystal and Maranda discuss the disparities in tech, what inspired her to work to break down this barriers, why diversity is a huge part of their mission, and a vision to bring tech (and jobs) to all corners of Springfield and the world.

The Library: More For Adults Than Just Books

Jul 3, 2017

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lois Zerrer speaks with Katie Hopkins. Hopkins is the Adult Programming Coordinator for the Springfield  Greene County Library District. 

Listen in as they discuss what's happening in the Library District regarding adult programming. Some up coming events include the "Build a Better World" Adult Summer Reading Program (Summer 2017) and the Big Read (Spring 2018).