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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 or call 314-983-6000.

Listen below to our most recent interviews.

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.


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

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!


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.

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