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Listen below to our most recent interviews.
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.
Here are a few links and resources we discussed:
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 email@example.com or (314) 577-0246.
Talk of the Town welcomes Cathy “MamaCat” Daniels
Founder/CEO- PotBangerz Feed The Body Mission to the show.
PotBangerz is a St. Louis based family of community leaders who fight injustice by uplifting the community, meeting nutritional needs, helping our unhoused families navigate their way to permanent housing, and advocating for them when they need it the most. When we have rebuilt and transformed the lives of our unhoused families we can say mission accomplished. Click HERE for more info!
Lauren and Tim speak with Jamie Wallace, Director of Operations for Urban Harvest STL. They grow healthy produce across a network of eight rooftop urban farms in the heart of St. Louis and donate the majority of the harvest to nonprofit partners serving communities with limited or non-existent access to healthy, nutritious food. Urban Harvest STL also educates and engages the surrounding community in these efforts. To learn more about these incredible rooftop farms, click HERE.
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