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.

Exploring Election Coverage and Impact of Social Media

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier talks with Will Schmitt, political journalist with the Springfield News Leader.

Today’s discussion explores the impact of social media on political journalism, and looks at how the newspaper navigates election coverage.

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.

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Debbie Good speaks with Dave Fraley, chairman of Ozarks Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), and Barbara Lucks former sustainability officer for City of Springfield and former chair of OCAA.

Today’s discussion explores current air quality reports, how we as residents can participate, and highlights upcoming electric lawn mower event at South Farmer’s Market on September 22nd.

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Ilga Vise speaks with Carl Rosenkranz, executive director for Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation or OACAC.

Today’s discussion explores programs available to assist those who fall below the poverty line, as well as ways people can get involved.  OACAC works with people of all ages from children in the Head Start program to senior citizens wishing to spend their time as foster grandparents.

Photo courtesy of Danielle Kincaid

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley speaks with Danielle Kincaid, member of Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and attorney with Ozarks Elder Law.

Today’s discussion talks about the upcoming annual Mini Law School program, which is an opportunity for local citizens to learn more about local law and the legal profession.

Click here for registration information.

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