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.

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
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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.

Greg Burris
Submitted Photo / City of Springfield

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley talks with Springfield City Manager, Greg Burris, whose is resigning at the end of the month.

Today’s discussion reflects on Burris’ legacy in office, as well as a glimpse forward into his next  role in civic engagement.

Courtesy of Drury University

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrie talks with Katie Gilbert, who recently began her position as field representative for the Missouri Humanities Council.  Gilbert is also associate professor of literature at Drury University.

Today’s discussion focuses on the role of the Humanities Council, and programs Gilbert is involved in with her new position.