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Listen below to our most recent interviews.
Lauren Elwell form Talk of the Town spoke with Kenny Kidd, Executive Director of FOCUS North America & Father Matthew McDonald, Director Focus | Gateway City who provides for the local needs of impoverished families and homeless individuals, addressing the whole person.
Talk of the Town welcomes Kathy Schweitzer – Grants Administrator, for the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. We talked about recycling and the efforts to educate the public on reduce, reuse and recycle. For more info, go to www.swmd.net/
Talk of the Town welcomes Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of “Ready to Wear: A History of the Footwear & Garment Industries in St Louis” Colorfully weaving factual narrative and local lore, author Valerie Battle Kienzle leads readers on a fascinating journey through the Gateway City’s lengthy and impressive fashion history. A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit the St. Louis Fashion Fund.
For more info, click here – www.stlfashionbook.com
Talk of the Town welcomes Missouri School for the Blind Superintendent, Geoff Barney and Outreach Services Director, Jane Herder. Missouri School for the Blind was founded in 1851 and was the first school to introduce Braille in the United States in 1859. Since the beginning of its rich history, MSB has helped thousands of students achieve academic, vocational and personal success. They strive to help every student achieve his or her highest level of success and independence.
Talk of the Town welcomes Rachel Lopez, Levee Safety Program Manager from the US Army Corps of Engineers. The USACE established the Levee Safety Program in 2006 to work alongside levee sponsors and communities with levees within the USACE Levee Safety Program to better understand, prioritize, and manage the flood risks associated with levees. For more info, contact the St. Louis District at 314-331-8000 or by going to www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Living-With-Levees/
This week, we were joined by Donny Fandango from 105.7 The Point to discuss his upcoming 28-Hour Radiothon that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Joining the discussion was President of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Dan Harbaugh. What a great organization that helps out so many families. Click HERE for more info on RMHC!
This week, Lauren and Tim speak with Lesley Hoffarth, President & Executive Director of Forest Park Forever. They are a private nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America’s greatest urban public parks.
For more info, click HERE.
Lauren and Tim speak with Jane Kersch, Development and Outreach Coordinator for AmeriCorps St. Louis. They have been impacting the community every year since 1994. Their ERT program has three areas of focus: Disaster Response, Environmental Stewardship, and Wildland Fire. Listen to learn more. For all the info on AmeriCorps STL, click HERE!
Talk of the Town welcomes Patrick Van Der Tuin, Executive Director for BWorks. Their programs build confidence and character for young adults through educational programs rooted in teamwork and responsibility. They accept donations of both adult and children’s sized bicycles. Click HERE for more info!
Talk of the Town spoke with Reona Wise, Executive Director for Almost Home, an organization which empowers young moms to become self-sufficient and create a better future for themselves and their children. Reona’s passion for this mission is contagious! For more info on how you can get involved, click HERE.
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.
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