Talk Toast Taste
Friday, April 3, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel
999 N 2nd St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
Amy Levin

Annual Gala 2020

Join us on Friday, April 3rd for a reception and dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy a lively program that includes compelling conversation with Marco Werman, a live auction, Golden Mic award presentations and more. Stick around for a dessert reception with live music from the Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience, snap a photo with our guest of honor and spend time with the staff of St. Louis Public Radio as we celebrate another year serving our community.


Marco Werman

Marco Werman

Host and Executive Editor of The World

Marco Werman is the host and Executive Editor of the The World from PRX, WGBH and the BBC. Marco leads a team of producers, reporters and contributors who, every weekday, explain the unsettling events and diverse people of the planet for an audience hungry for perspectives from outside the US. On a daily basis, Marco might be talking to a refugee in Syria, a protestor in Hong Kong or Ronan Farrow, artist Ai We Wei or John Kerry in The World’s Boston studios.

Marco was part of the team that created The World and since then has won an Emmy award in 2006 for his Frontline documentary about political changes in Libya. He has reported around the globe in dangerous situations and spent years covering West Africa for the BBC and other news organizations. He also plays jazz and blues violin, and is currently writing a novel based on the life of his grandfather.


2019 Talk Toast Taste


2020 Event Co-Chairs

John Brase & Ed Giganti

Michelle & Peter deSilva

Elizabeth & Ian Larson

Event Committee

Victoria & Todd Bauer

Hania Bednarski & Raul Sanchez

Kathleen Bibbins & John McArthur

Anne & Brad Bishop

Sara & Joseph Bosco

Sally & Thomas Cohn

Chris & Tom Eschen

Molly & Steven Frank

Judith Glik & Harvard Muhm

Deborah Godwin

Jason Hall & Justin Kern

Nancy Hawes

Beth & Paul Herring

Rachel & Jake Hirshberg

Peggy & Mark Holly

Linda & Michael Honigfort

Ellen Howe & Martin Leifeld

Molly Hyland & Curt Ittner

Cheryl & Lawrence Katzenstein

Diane & David Katzman

Carol Swartout Klein & Ward Klein

Megan & Paul Kohnen

Ida & Jake Kohut

Amy & Stephen Levin

Charlotte & John Martin

Katherine & Daniel Mauzy

Keri & Matt McBride

Margaret McDonald

Sultan Meghji

Rebecca Messbarger & Sam Fiorello

Stacey & Stuart Morse

Libbyanne & John Nguyen

Kimberly & Ronald Norwood

Lily & David Ott

Shanti Parikh & Jason Wilson

Eriko Clevenger & Anthony Pope

Nancy & Al Rose

Linda Sandell

Claire Schenk & Richard Greenberg

Jenifer & Willem Schilpzand

Pam & Andrew Schlichter

Patricia & Ken Schutte

Diane Sher

Cristy & Emery Skolfield

Rochelle & Jonathan Smith

Sarah Smith & Dick Fleming

Kristin Sobolik & Scott Peterson

Donald Suggs

Mary & Eric Thoelke

Susanne Franza Valdez

Phyllis & Terry Weiss

Patricia Whitaker & Dick Miles

Miriam Wilhelm & Eric Friedman

Jennifer Williamson & Allan Connolly

Kiley & Tim Yeaglin

As of February 5, 2020