Grassroots Efforts

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Missouri lawmakers have, for years, decided against the part of the Affordable Care Act that would expand Medicaid—the government health care program for low-income residents. So now, activists are trying to do it themselves—by collecting signatures to get the issue on the 2020 statewide ballot.  

Activists say they added nearly 400 more signatures to their total at a Springfield parade earlier this month.



Michele Skalicky

This week on KSMU’s Sense of Community Series, we’ll look at various aspects of firearms here in the Ozarks—from schools that already have armed teachers to the craft of firearm engraving.  This segment focuses on local efforts toward what advocates call “common sense” gun laws.

Moms Demand Action is a national group formed after 20 children and six teachers were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT in 2012.