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Talk of the Town – THIS WEEK – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

This week on Talk of the Town I welcome Vivian Gibson, Senior Director of Volunteer Recruitment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.   Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates its 100th anniversary this year supporting youth in and around the St. Louis area. Vivian tells us about the great need for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters (Bigs) to ... Read More »

Candy and your political leanings

The type of candy you like can say a lot about your political views.  Researchers found that Democrats tend to prefer extras (nuts, raisins, etc) in their candy while Republicans like dark chocolate and cream fillings.  Democrats enjoy Airheads and Nerds while just about everyone likes Butterfingers, 3 Musketeers and Resse’s Pieces.  Republicans dig M & Ms, Milk Duds and ... Read More »

Secret to a happy marriage

The secret to a happy marriage: Tell your partner “I love you” ten times a week, and go on at least three dates a month.  A study of 1,000 married Americans also found that three surprise romantic gestures and ten meaningful conversations each month are key to a harmonious relationship.  AND most of those studied believe the secret to a ... Read More »

Worst luck ever

Johnny Quinn is having quite the run of bad luck.  On Saturday, the American bobsledder got stuck in a locked Sochi bathroom.  He had to break his way out.  Yesterday the Olympic hopeful got stuck in an elevator.  I don’t know if there are casinos in Sochi, but Quinn needs to steer clear! Read More »

Talk of the Town – THIS WEEK – Places For People

This week I sit down with Joe Yancey, Executive Director of Places for People.   Founded in 1972,  Places for People is a non-profit organization that addresses the critical shortage of appropriate, supported housing for people who were being discharged from long-term institutionalization in mental health hospitals.   They provide individualized support services to promote the success of independent living. To learn more, ... Read More »

10 frugal ways to say I Love You

1.  Clean the house, or just take on a few of your partner’s chores.  It’ll be appreciated. 2.  Make a heart-shaped breakfast.  Of course, you must include bacon. 3.  Write a love letter.  Include specific things you love about him/her. 4.  Plan a retro night.  Spend an evening doing things that remind you of when you were first dating. 5.  ... Read More »

R.I. P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

As you’ve probably heard, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead yesterday of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment.  One of my favorite roles of his was rock critic Lester Bangs in the movie “Almost Famous.”  Bangs worked wrote for numerous publications and was known for intellectually scathing reviews.  He also died of a drug overdose ... Read More »

10K Winner – FREE MONEY 2014

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Congratulations Chastity Stemm-Randle of BELLEVILLE – our $10,000 Free Money Winner! And the FREE MONEY year is JUST beginning! Starting Monday February 3rd, 106-5 The Arch St. Louis’ FREE MONEY station ups the cash jackpot  for 2014!  JUST like 2013, we will give away MORE free money than ANY St. Louis radio station! AND NOW – ONE winner will win ... Read More »

Miley’s advice

Miley Cyrus appeared on “The Tonight Show” where Jay Leno asked her what advice she would give Justin Bieber.  Biebs was arrested for DUI in Florida last week, and on Wednesday he was charged with assault by Toronto police.  Miley’s advice: “You’ve got a lot of money.  Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble, and party at ... Read More »