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.

Making Democracy Work: The Coach House Project

Aug 8, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Ilga Vise talks with Kim Hartmeyer , director of the Coach House Mission sponsored by Schweitzer Methodist Church.

The Coach House is transitional housing for women experiencing homelessness. Listen in as Ilga discusses the goals of the project, how it came to be established, and where the funding comes from.

Urban Forests: How Trees Affect Our City

Aug 1, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Urban Forester Casey Jo Kellner regarding our local tree resources and how an urban forest affects our lives here in the Springfield, MO area.

Empower Missouri

Crystal Brigman-Mahoney talks with Ashley Quinn, coordinator of organizational outreach for Empower Missouri about the non-profit organization.

Empower Missouri's mission statement reads:  "Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.  Empower Missouri envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential."

Election Recounts

Jul 11, 2016

This week on Making Democracy Work host Lisa Langley speaks with Christian County Clerk Kay Brown regarding past election recounts, what it takes to hold them, and some of the outcomes of those recounts.

Ms. Brown has held the office of county clerk in Christian County since 2003.

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Greene County Archives Deputy Clerk, Steve Haberman.

They cover topics such as county requirements for keeping an archive, types of information kept at the archives, and how the public can access the information held within.

For more information listeners can contact Steve Haberman at or they can visit the archives website.