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.

Courtesy of Crista Hogan

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Crista Hogan, executive director of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.  

Today’s discussion explores the upcoming annual Mini Law School, open to anyone interested in learning how law effects our everyday lives.  This year marks the fifth year of the program focused on civic engagement.

Courtesy of Greene County Clerk's Office

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

Today’s discussion talks about voter registration, existing and new polling places, and other updates related to election process looking ahead to next year's presidential election.

Legal Expert Explains Expungement Process

Aug 19, 2019
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Dan Wichmer, executive director of Legal Services of Southwest Missouri.

Missouri now allows criminal records of certain nonviolent misdemeanors and felonies to be sealed after a person has completed their sentence, probation and other requirements.

MSU Professor Sees Trend of Rise in Vaccines

Aug 12, 2019
Courtesy of Missouri State University

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lynn Howerton speaks with Dr. Christopher Lupfer, assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University. 

Today’s discussion explores current vaccine trends and status of new vaccine development.

Courtesy of Paul Costigan

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Hue-Ping Chin speaks with Paul Costigan, Missouri State Refugee Coordinator at International Institute of St. Louis, Missouri Office of Refugee Administration.

Today’s discussion explores the program’s century-long mission of immigrant and refugee support in Missouri, and talks about upcoming festival in St; Louis that honors this legacy.  

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