Theresa Bettman

News Producer, Announcer, Host

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at Missouri State University, as well as her  Master's degree in Social Work at MSU. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to continue to use her experiences, combined with her pursuit of education, to foster a sense of empowerment and social awareness in the community. Theresa loves working with KSMU and attributes her passion for NPR, and love of learning, to her father.

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley speaks with Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller.

They discuss the upcoming April election and important information for Greene County voters.

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Cameron Rose, co-owner of Won Communications.

Net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and what this means for consumers related to effects in cost and service.

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Debbie Good speaks with Trish Long, Regional Administrator of Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS).

Long shares history of DYS, the Missouri Approach and how differs from other states, as well as funding and volunteer groups that assist with the mission of helping youth. 

Find out more by visiting the website or calling 417-895-6485.

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Ilga Vise speaks with Claudia Crighton, Coordinator of the Citizen’s Resource Center (CRC) for the City of Springfield.

The CRC is located in the Busch Municipal Building, and works to connect citizens and neighborhoods with available services that address area needs and concerns.    

Crystal Quade

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Crystal Brigman-Mahaney speaks with Representative Crystal Quade, of Missouri’s 132nd District.

Rep. Quade shares about the Missouri legislative session, the state budget process and important lessons she is learning during her time in Jefferson City.