Missouri Made: Politics with Representative Deb Lavender

Missouri Made: Politics with Representative Deb Lavender

Latest Episodes

Climate with Rep. Paula Brown
May 13, 2019

This week, Deb was joined by Representative Paula Brown, District 70, to discuss climate change and the environmental issues affecting the state of Missouri.

Offender Re-Entry Initiatives with Chief of Staff Hannah Hall
May 06, 2019

This week, Rep. Lavender and her Chief of Staff sit down to discuss one of Hannah's work with the Department of Corrections and Missouri's efforts to improve the re-entry process of offenders and reduce recidivism across the state.

Gerrymandering with Rep. John Carpenter
April 29, 2019

This week, Deb sat down with Representative John Carpenter to discuss HJR 48, legislation that would further alter the Clean Missouri initiative that was overwhelmingly passed by voters just months ago. Deb and John discuss the process of drawing electora

Shackling in Prisons with Rep. Tracy McCreery
April 23, 2019

This week, Deb sat down with Rep. Tracy McCreery to discuss the inhumane practice of shackling of pregnant women in prisons. Then, they talk about why taxing feminine hygiene products and diapers hurts the most for poor women - and why it needs to change.

Initiative Petition and Voter Registration with Rep. Judy Morgan
April 17, 2019

This week, Deb is once again joined by Rep. Judy Morgan to talk about her experience on Elections Committee dealing with legislation that aims to limit access to primary voting. Then, they discuss the Republican efforts to restrict the initiative petition

Common Sense Gun Legislation with Becky Morgan
April 08, 2019

Deb talks with Becky Morgan, a Missouri chapter leader for Mom's Demand Action to talk about her organization, the effects of allowing conceal and carry on college campuses, and upcoming gun control legislation.

Talking about Budget
March 27, 2019

In this episode, Deb and her chief of staff, Hannah Hall, talk about the ins and outs of budget.

The Right to Counsel with Rep. Ingrid Burnett
March 10, 2019

The right to counsel is fundamental to the American justice system. Yet, children in the state of Missouri often go without counsel, which can have implications that affect the rest of their lives. In this episode, Deb talks with Rep. Ingrid Burnett about

Talking with Rep. Crystal Quade
March 04, 2019

In this episode, Deb talks with Minority Leader Crystal Quade about her priorities for the session, Clean Missouri, and more. 

Healthcare with Rep. Martha Stevens
February 18, 2019

In this episode, Deb talks all things healthcare with Representative Martha Stevens from District 46. Rep. Stevens is a social worker who has advocated for seniors and adults with disabilities, and she's a member of several committees handling Missouri's