Drury University / Drury University

Thursday night, Drury University will host Dr. David Priess, former CIA officer and State Department desk officer. His talk will be on the history of the US president’s daily intelligence briefing—something he experienced firsthand. 

In his book, The President’s Book of Secrets, Priess gives readers an exclusive look into the president’s daily intelligence briefing and, more importantly, the people behind it.

Missouri State University / Missouri State University

There’s a program at Missouri State University that teaches community members how to notice and challenge racism.

The Facing Racism Institute at MSU is hosting a two-day workshop in Springfield. Businesses and individuals are welcome to attend. The workshops include dialogue and exercises.

Missouri State is focused on developing educated citizens of the world – citizens who are engaged in the community, ready to lead with integrity and who are concerned with global issues and respect diverse perspectives. In order to get the campus invested in this mission, we host an annual Public Affairs Conference.

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A five-year-old Missouri girl hopes to reach a goal of having ice cream with every mayor in Missouri.  And Monday, she’ll get to sit down and enjoy the sweet treat with several mayors from across the state at the Missouri Mayors United for Progress meeting in Branson, part of the Missouri Municipal League annual conference.

Taylor Duncan, of Waynesville, says she wants to learn as much as she can about the state by meeting mayors of each city for ice cream.

Courtesy of Madison McFarland

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley speaks with Madison McFarland, election coordinator with the Greene County Clerk’s Office.

Today’s discussion begins an eight week long series leading up the November 6th Midterm election.  McFarland shares about the need and requirements to become a local election poll worker or election judge.

Click here to find the application and learn more.