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Listen below to our most recent interviews.
Lauren and Tim spoke with Barbara Schaefer, Executive Director of Midtown Community Services. For the past 39 years, Midtown Community Services has provided a helping hand to generations of families in St. Louis who have faced incredible barriers due to poverty, isolation and prejudice. Click HERE for more info.
Talk of the Town welcomes Muriel Smith, Executive Director of St Louis Area Diaper Bank to the show! We discussed National Diaper Need Awareness Week – a signature initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network – from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. St. Louis Area Diaper Bank is a member of NDBN, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America. For more info, click HERE.
It was a fun interview speaking with Tami Brown, Executive Director of the St. Louis Aquarium. We always enjoy talking animals and it’s great to have such a cool entertainment addition to the fabric of St. Louis. Tune in to hear everything the aquarium offers and what’s to come! For info and tickets, click HERE.
This week, Talk of the Town welcomed Meredith Knopp, Presdient and CEO of St. Louis Food Bank. More than 430,000 people in the Missouri & Illinois bi-state region face hunger. That’s 1 out of every 6 people in our community! St. Louis Food Bank is making an impact with Hunger Action Month during September. Listen to see how you can contribute. Click HERE for more details.
Lauren and Tim spoke with Dustin Row, President and Founder of Songs4Soldiers, about the 8th Annual Benefit Concert. This organization supports combat veterans in various ways. All proceeds from the concert go to helping area veterans and changing the lives of our nation’s heroes. For more info and to support this great cause, go to Songs4SoldiersSTL.org.
Talk of the Town welcomes Deanna Finch, Executive Director for United4Children to the show. United 4 Children makes children a priority. By providing children with healthy meals, creating safe places to learn and play, and providing social-emotional and inclusive services for children with special needs or challenging behaviors – United 4 Children ensures every child has the foundation to thrive. For more info, click HERE.
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!
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