St. Louis on the Air – 5/28

May 28, 2009

Today the focus of KWMU’s St. Louis on the Air was financial literacy.  Host Don Marsh was joined by three guests all working within the St. Louis community to increase financial literacy—Suzanne Gellman, Consumer Economics Specialist at University of Missouri Extension; Cassandra Kaufman, Director of Community Investment at the United Way of Greater St. Louis; and Yvonne Maldonado, Youth Specialist at Kingdom House. 

The program covered many topics, including recent credit card legislation, teaching young children about financial responsibility, and much more. 

To learn more about the panelists’ organizations, and to listen to the full program, CLICK HERE.


2009 Housing Summit

May 27, 2009

The Economic Development Center of St. Charles County, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles and HOME St. Charles will host the 2009 Housing Summit: A Community Forum on Trends, Possibilities & Changes in the Future of Housing in St. Charles County.  Presenters are Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Senior Economist, National Association of Home Builders; and Greg Prestemon, President & CEO, EDC of St. Charles County.

The summit will be on June 2nd from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, MO.  A continental breakfast is served, but registration is required to attend the event.

You can register online by visiting, or you can call 636-441-6880 x221.

KWMU: Financial Literacy Program 5/28

May 27, 2009

Thursday, May 28th, the topic of KWMU‘s St. Louis on the Air will be financial literacy for all ages.  Guests on the program include Ms. Suzanne Gellman, Consumer Economics Specialist at University of Missouri Extension; Cassandra Kaufman, Director of Community Investment at the United Way of Greater St. Louis; and Yvonne Maldonado, Youth Specialist at Kingdom House.

Be sure to tune in to 90.7 FM from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. tomorrow for a great discussion about financial literacy!

To read more about KWMU’s Facing the Mortgage Crisis programs, CLICK HERE.

This American Life: No Map

May 26, 2009

A few weeks ago This American Life aired an episode called “No Map.”  One of the topics covered was the mortgage crisis, and the fact that many people who are facing foreclosure have “no map”–no past experience, no guidelines–for facing the mortgage crisis.

The podcast can be found in the Episode Archive–May 15, #380: “No Map.”  The story begins around 9 minutes into the program.

Tune in Tonight!

May 26, 2009

Tonight from 8-9 p.m. KWMU–90.7 FM–will air “Hard Times in Middletown,” hosted by Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace.  This will be the third of four documentaries from American RadioWorks®–the four programs help explain the current economic crisis we face today. 

To learn more about tonight’s program and other Facing the Mortgage Crisis programs on KWMU, CLICK HERE.

KWMU–Facing the Mortgage Crisis Programs

May 21, 2009

Don’t forget to check out KWMU‘s Facing the Mortgage Crisis programming in the next couple weeks: 

  • Hard Times in Middletown,” hosted by Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace, will air from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26th. 
  • Bridge to Somewhere,” hosted by Steven Smith, will air from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd.

These are the final two documentaries in a series of four from American RadioWorks®–the documentaries help explain the current economic crisis that we’re facing.

To read more about KWMU’s Facing the Mortgage Crisis programs, CLICK HERE–and don’t forget to tune in to 90.7 FM to listen!

Smart Women Smart Money

May 11, 2009

Hosted by Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, this financial literacy conference for women will feature The Huffington Post finance blogger Manisha Thakor. Breakout sessions include Make Every Dollar Count, Cashing Out — Live the Life You Want, and Eve-olution – Investing for Financial Empowerment.  Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., and the conference will run from 8:45 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and lunch is provided, but registration is required–CLICK HERE to access a registration form, or visit (click on the Smart Women Smart Money link).

For more information, contact Barbara Chalko at (312) 814-4338, or at

To read more about the breakout sessions, CLICK HERE

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