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Listen below to our most recent interviews.
Host Lauren Elwell spoke with Dedee Lhamon, founder of ‘The Covering House’ which provides therapeutic recovery services to survivors of child sex trafficking. The Covering House provides refuge and restoration, using the least restrictive environment, for sexually exploited and trafficked children and teens. We strive to provide safety, dignity, and freedom utilizing top level staffing and oversight. Click HERE for more info!
Lauren spoke with Chief Impact Officer, Regina Greer about how United Way is helping the St. Louis community. Heading into a new century of helping, they leveraging sophisticated measurements, advanced technology and historical knowledge to help lead with impact and help our community be its best. For more information and to get involved, click HERE.
Talk of the Town welcomes Kennedy Brown, program director for ARC Angels, which focuses on suicide prevention in teens. Created to celebrate the life of Avery Reine Cantor, AAF exists to prevent youth suicide through education and creating awareness. For more more information, click HERE.
Lauren talks with Kathy Warnick, President of Humane Society of Missouri. They provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. For more info, go to www.hsmo.org/adopt/
Talk of the Town welcomes to the show – Lori Thaman, Executive Director for the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis! We discussed the upcoming event Steps for Hope on Saturday, May 1st that celebrates survivorship, honors loved ones, and supports the organization. Click HERE for more info!
Talk of the Town welcomes Yuppy Puppies Forever to the show to talk about what they do for elderly dogs, and dogs left behind by their owners who have passed away. Owner Jessica Cooke really has a passion for helping pups in the area find their second home. For more info, click HERE!
Talk of the Town host, Lauren Elwell speaks with Christal Rogers, founder of Brownpreneurs, which is an organization helping to create the next generation of brown entrepreneurs. They provide entrepreneurial training for African-American high school and college students living in the Greater St. Louis area. You can find out more info on Brownpreneurs by clicking HERE.
Talk of the Town welcomes founder of The Gentle Barn, Ellie Laks to the program to chat about the history and future of this animal sanctuary located in Dittmer, MO. They are open for modified in-person Sunday experience and in-person private tours. The Gentle Barn – Missouri is located approximately 35 miles south-west of St. Louis in Dittmer. Click HERE for more information!
The show welcomes Ron Stevens to discuss Keep Live Alive St. Louis, and the special happening on March 12th at 7:00pm.
KEEP LIVE ALIVE SAINT LOUIS is a FREE 90-minute entertainment video special produced in St. Louis for the people who miss being able to attend concert events due to the pandemic. More importantly, KEEP LIVE ALIVE SAINT LOUIS is about all the people behind the scenes who bring you concerts everyday – ushers, ticket takers, bartenders, wait staff, sound & lighting technicians, stagehands, backstage crews, the list goes on and on.
Talk of the Town welcomes the new President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis, Arrey Obenson. The organization has provided resettlement and integration services for nearly every new immigrant population in the St. Louis region since 1919. For more information, you can check it out HERE.
Talk of the Town welcomes, Ron Himes – founder and producing director for The Black Rep. It’s one of the largest, not-for-profit professional African-American theatre companies in the nation and the largest African-American performing arts organization in Missouri.
For more info, please click HERE.
Lauren speaks with Bernie Hayes, the Interim Executive Director for the National Blues Museum. They discuss how the facility educates guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a state-of-the-art theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming. Click HERE for more info and to get tickets.
Talk of the Town welcomes Mike Woods, co-founder of Dream Builders 4 Equity to the show! Mike talks about his goal to provide at-risk youth with access to a diverse and broad set of assets through mentorship, entrepreneurship, scholarship, and leadership training.
For more info on DB4E go to, www.dreambuilders4equity.org/
Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager of Missouri State Emergency Management Agency to discuss being prepared for the next one.
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