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 the Human Interest Stories of the Ozarks

Jul 9, 2018
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier, speaks with founder of Ozarks Alive--Kaitlyn McConnell.

Today's discussion looks at this endeavor by McConnell to explore the rich history and traditions of the Ozarks, through her cultural preservation project.

Senator Dixon's office

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley, speaks with Missouri Senator Bob Dixon. He represented the 140th district in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003-2010, and the Missouri Senate in the 30th district from 2010 to present. 

As Dixon’s term will be ending due to term limits, he shares highlights and disappointments during his time in service.

Photo courtesy of Lift Up Springfield

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Debbie Good, speaks with Dr. Tricia Derges M.D., director of Lift Up Springfield.

Today’s discussion talks about the creation and implementation of a local medical and dental non-profit organization, that relies solely on volunteer and donations to provide services to southwest Missouri.

Springfield NAACP / (Facebook)

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Ilga Vise speaks with Cheryl Clay, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.

Today's discussion talks about the history and establishement of the local NAAP, as well as  the orgination of the annual Junteenth celebration.

Organizer with PROMO Speaking on Mission of Statewide LGBTQ Equality

Jun 11, 2018
Shared by PROMO

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Crystal Brigman Mahaney speaks with Karis Agnew, Springfield organizer for PROMO, a statewide advocacy organization supporting equality for the LGBTQ community.

Today’s discussion explores legislative efforts, community advocacy, and speaks of the ever-growing mission of the orgnanization.