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.

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This morning, host Hue-Ping Chin speaks with Cara Erwin, community wellness coordinator with Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Today’s discussion explores the ongoing risks and continued popularity of vaping for today’s youth.  Erwin shares the health risks and ongoing challenges related to reducing this phenomenon.

 

Springfield Expert Discusses Common Recycling Myths

Mar 23, 2020
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League of Women Voter’s host Lynn Howerton speaks with Angie Snyder, planner with Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials management District,

Today’s discussion explores the common myths and recommendations related to recycling.

 

Greene County Seniors Helping Seniors

Mar 16, 2020
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This morning, host Hue-Ping Chin speaks with Cara Erwin, community wellness coordinator with Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Today’s discussion explores the Senior Peer Support program.  The volunteer program combines senior volunteers and many local agencies to address depression, mental health and isolation experienced by many as they grow older.

 

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This morning, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Paige Oxendine, program coordinator with the MSU E-Factory, and founder of the volunteer group called “Rosie.”

Today we talk about the “Rosie” program launched in 2016 to empower and increase women’s civic engagement.

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This week, host Debbie Good speaks with Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, Chief Equity and Diversity Officer with Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Today’s discussion talks about this recently elevated position to cabinet level reporting directly to the superintendent, and explores SPS non-discrimination policy.

 

Courtesy of Jason Ray/Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Council of Governments.

For the final installment on Making Democracy Work’s February 2020 Census series, we focus on privacy and security that protect against concerns of invasion of privacy.

Today’s discussion explores how Census information is kept anonymous, what protections are in place to ensure confidentiality, and how the system is protected from potential hacking.

Host Leslie Carrier speaks with returning guest Jason Ray, Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Council of Governments.

 

Courtesy of Jason Ray/Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Council of Governments.

For the month of February on Making Democracy Work, we continue our series focusing on the upcoming 2020 Census.  

Today’s discussion looks at the how the Census count affects political districting, and explores such an example from the 2010 Census count costing St. Louis a U.S. House Senate seat.

Host Linda Regan speaks with guest Jason Ray, Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Council of Governments.

 

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For the month of February on Making Democracy Work, we continue our series focusing on the upcoming 2020 Census.  

Today’s discussion looks at the Census roll out including how citizens are notified and completion deadlines.  Additionally, we explore why the Complete Count benefits everyone, particularly related to how money is delegated according to the census count.

Host Hue Ping Chin speaks with guest is Karen Best, State Complete Count Census Count Commission Chair.

 

U.S. Census Bureau

For the month of February, we begin our series focusing on the upcoming 2020 Census.   

Today’s discussion is the first of four pieces, which explores the undercounted populations in Southwest Missouri. We’ll look at what groups are considered undercounted, the importance of including these populations in the Census, and what efforts are being done to reach out to these populations this year.

Host Lynn Howerton speaks with guest is Heather Hardinger, with the Taney County Partnership,

 

Courtesy of Mary Kromrey-Executive Director of Ozark Greenways

This week on Making Democracy Work, we wrap up our series that dives deeper into individual aspects of the 2019 Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Today's discussion explores Red Flags and Blue Ribbons looking at recreation and green spaces.

Host Linda Regan speaks with Mary Kromrey, executive director of Ozarks Greenways.

Springfield Police Department

This week on Making Democracy Work, we continue our ongoing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the 2019 Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Todays’ discussion explores Red Flags and Blue Ribbons related to public safety.

Host Leslie Carrier speaks with Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams. 

Courtesy of Ozarks Transportation Organization

This week on Making Democracy Work, we continue our ongoing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the 2019 Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Todays’ discussion explores Red Flags and Blue Ribbons related to transportation.

Host Debbie Good speaks with Sara Fields, executive director with Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO).

Courtesy of Debbie Shantz Hart / Co-owner and Developer with Housing Plus

This week on Making Democracy Work, we continue our ongoing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the 2019 Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Todays’ discussion explores Red Flags and Blue Ribbons related to affordable housing.

Host Maggie Castrey speaks with Debbie Shantz Hart, co-owner and developer with Housing Plus, who also serves on several non-profit boards in the housing field.

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This week on Making Democracy Work, the continuing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the Springfield-Greene County Focus Report.  Today’s discussion explores the impact on community health, particularly mental health and substance abuse. 

Host Lynn Howerton speaks with Harold Bengsch, Greene County Commissioner for District 1, and former director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Courtesy of Mike Kromrey-Executive Director of Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

This week on Making Democracy Work, the continuing series looks deeper into individual aspects of the Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Today’s discussion looks at the natural environment chapter of the report.

Host Debbie Good speaks with Mike Kromrey, executive director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks.

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