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 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.

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Austin Skinner- courtesy of Missouri Humanities Council

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Austin Skinner, director of develop and community engagement with Missouri Humanities Council.

Today’s discussion talks about this statewide organization supporting humanities throughout the state through five core programs.  Skinner also  highlights the upcoming “Think and Drink” panel discussion that will be held next Monday, which explores the topic of “fake news.”

Courtesy of Cara Shaefer-Directory of Energy Services and Renewables with CU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Cara Shaefer, director of energy services and renewables for City Utilities.

Today’s discussion looks at renewable energy and what City Utilities is doing to enhance this service, and what that means to the local consumer. 

Photo Credit: Steve Helms

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Katie Gilbert speaks with Missouri House Representative Steve Helms of the 135th District, who speaks in support of Proposition A.

Today’s discussion is the second part in a  two part series which has been examining both proposed benefits and concerns of this issue, which will be put to voters tomorrow in the August 7th Primary Election.