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 Missy Riley-Dirctor of Early Childhood Eduation SPS

This week on Making Democracy Work, the continuing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the Springfield-Greene County focus report explores the impact on early childhood education.

Host Hue-Ping Chin speaks this morning with Missy Riley, director of early childhood and Parents as Teachers with Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Dr. John Jungmann
Springfield Public Schools

This week on Making Democracy Work, the series exploring the Springfield-Greene County focus report continues.  Host Linda Regan speaks this morning with Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent with Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Today’s discussion explores the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons related to education in the recent report, and how SPS is addressing these issues.

Courtesy of Ryan Mooney-VP of Economic Development with Springfield Chamber of Commerce

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Ryan Mooney, senior vice president for economic development with Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Today’s discussion kicks off a special series that will air throughout December and January, exploring the economic picture of Springfield-Greene County.

For the next several weeks, we will be individually examining many of the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons found int the recently released Community Focus Report.  

Courtesy of Amy Russell-Public Information Officer with Springfield-Greene County

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lynn Howerton speaks with Amy Russell, public information officer with Springfield--Greene County.

Today’s discussion explores the ongoing task of improving and building upon Greene County’s hazard mitigation plan.

Courtesy of Joe Cole, Excel Center Director

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Joe Cole, director of the Excel Center.

The Excel Center provides an accredited high school education option for adults wishing to complete a diploma instead of a GED.  Today’s discussion marks completion of the first year of the program, explores success stories and overall goals for students during and beyond graduation.