CAT TV – Protecting the Sunshine Law

Protecting the Sunshine Law
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker:
Dr. Sandy Davidson, MU Professor of Journalism

Mike McKean,
Associate Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute and Associate Professor at the Journalism School

Amendment 1 was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2018. One of the provisions of the amendment subjected the Missouri Legislature to the Sunshine Law. State Legislators are now in the process of trying to change the law. Dr. Davidson will explain the components of the MO Sunshine Law and how the proposed bills would affect it if passed.

This program will be broadcast live on March 13 at 7:00 p.m. on CAT TV. We will post the program on our website a few days later, or at
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98. A YouTube version will be sent to members.


Candidate Forum – Climate change

Candidate Forum for Mayor and School Board

Thursday. March 7, 2019
 7:00, snacks and conversation at 6:30

The Boone County Commission Chambers in the Government Center next to the Court House

Mayoral candidates and at least two of three School Board candidates

This forum is centered on climate change. The candidates have already been provided with a list of questions which will be read and then they can each respond. With Columbia studying a climate action plan this is an important issue in the Mayoral race. The school Board candidates have been given questions related to school planning and curriculum.

The program is sponsored by Peaceworks, Renew Missouri and Sierra Club.

This event is free and open to the public.

(Note that the League will also host our own Candidate Forum on Wednesday, March 20 at the Columbia Public Library. That forum will have a more general focus.)

Fair Housing in Columbia

Here is the YouTube video of our February 2019 CAT TV program on Fair Housing:

Post-Genocide Peace and Justice

The Challenges of Post-Genocide Peace and Justice
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00 noon

HyVee South, 2nd floor community room

Guest speaker:

Dr. J. D. Bowers
Director, MU Honors College

Dr. Bowers will speak about his research on the political and cultural dimensions of post-genocide justice. He has worked with several notable international organizations to study post-genocide justice and conflict resolution.

Dr. Bowers is also a faculty affiliate in both the Black Studies Department and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and teaches graduate courses in the Harry S. Truman Graduate School of Public Affairs.

Note that although no lunch is provided, attendees may bring their own or purchase lunch in the HyVee store.