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TALK OF THE TOWN

A locally produced public affairs program covering issues important to the St. Louis community. Produced by Hubbard Radio St. Louis.

Wake up with Talk of the Town every Sunday morning!

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If you are interested in sharing information about your organization or have a topic you would like to discuss, please contact Lauren and Tim Elwell at talkofthetown@hubbardradio.com or call 314-983-6000.

Listen below to our most recent interviews.

ARC Angels Foundation

April 18, 2021

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.

Humane Society of Missouri

April 11, 2021

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/

Cancer Support Community

April 4, 2021

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!

Yuppy Puppies Forever

March 28, 2021

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!

Brownpreneurs

March 21, 2021

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.

The Gentle Barn

March 14, 2021

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!

Keep Live Alive STL

March 7, 2021

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.

International Institute of St. Louis

February 28, 2021

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.

The Black Rep

February 21, 2021

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.

National Blues Museum

February 14, 2021

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.

Dream Builders 4 Equity

February 7, 2021

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/

Earthquake Awareness

January 31, 2021

Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager of Missouri State Emergency Management Agency to discuss being prepared for the next one.

Here are a few links and resources we discussed:
www.centralusquake.org sema.dps.mo.gov/earthquake_preparedness/summit.php
www.shakeout.org/centralus/missouri/

MOBOT’s EarthWays Center

January 24, 2021

Talk of the Town welcomes Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center, St. Louis! For more info, click HERE. Useful tips and local product and service sources can be found online at www.mobot.org/sustainability. The EarthWays Green Resources Answer Service is available at greenresources@mobot.org or (314) 577-0246.

STL 50/50 and APA of MO

January 17, 2021

Talk of the Town welcomes Givable Executive Director, Jared Opsal and Sarah Javier, President & Executive Director of APA of Missouri to chat about the January raffle benefitting the APA!

For more info on the STL 50/50 raffle: stl5050.com
For more info on the APA of Missouri: https://apamo.org/

Veterans Community Project

January 10, 2021

Lauren and Tim from Talk of the Town welcome Veterans Community Project President, Jason Kander (yes, that Jason Kander!!!) to the show to chat about the new St. Louis campus of tiny homes for homeless veterans in our city. For more info on VCP, click HERE.

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