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Making Democracy Work

Teresa Bledsoe talks with Mary Lily Smith, Economic Development Director for the City of Springfield, about how Community Improvement Districts work.

Allison Cash discusses gardening projects at schools with Lucy Howell, founding member of Slow Food Southwest Missouri and Melissa Millsap, co-founder of Urban Roots Farm and director of Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition.

More information on Urban Roots Farm

Ilga Vise explores the opportunities that are available through the Greene County Youth Academy to young people who have broken the law. This is a conversation with Marie Swope, detention superintendent and director of residential services.

Lisa Langley interviews Jennifer and Ashley Moore, founders of the International Potluck. The monthly event is held the second Tuesday of every month at the Library Center on South Campbell in Springfield.

Allison Cash talks with dietician Angela Jenkins about a new group called Moms for Local Food. It's part of the Well Fed Neighbor Alliance.

Click here to learn more about the Well Fed Neighbor Alliance.

Kay Murnan hosts this discussion about the transition between high school and college for students who have disabilities. Her guest is Julia Edwards, Assistant Dean of Disability Support Services at Ozarks Technical Community College.

Leslie Carrier discusses the programs that are available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service with DeDe Vest, Area Resource Conservationist.

Learn about the Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Teresa Bledsoelearns about the census in her discussionwithSydnee Chattin-Reynolds from the Kansas City regional office for the U.S. Census Bureau.

Leslie Carrier discusses the services and programs offered through the University of Missouri Extension Service in this conversation with David Burton, Civic Communication Specialist.

More information about University of Missouri Extension services in Greene County.