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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.

Author Valerie Battle Kienzle

July 11, 2021

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

Missouri School for the Blind

July 4, 2021

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.

Levee Safety with Army Corps of Engineers

June 27, 2021

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/

Ronald McDonald House Charities

June 20, 2021

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!

St. Patrick Center

June 13, 2021

Talk of the Town welcomes Anthony D’Agostino, Chief Executive Officer of St. Patrick Center – transforming lives through sustainable housing, employment and healthcare, following the compassion of Jesus. For more info, check out
stpatrickcenter.org.

Forest Park Forever

June 6, 2021

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.

AmeriCorps St. Louis

May 30, 2021

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!

St. Louis BWorks

May 23, 2021

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!

Almost Home

May 16, 2021

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.

Pocketparks

May 9, 2021

It was great speaking with Samantha Lee Smugala, President & Founder of Pocketparks! They are a non-profit organization that reimagines and redevelops unused plots of land to provide communities with active and beautiful recreational areas. For more info, click HERE.

The Covering House

May 2, 2021

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!

United Way of Greater St. Louis

April 25, 2021

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.

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!

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