Adam Allington

Reporter

Adam grew up on a cherry farm in northern Michigan.  He holds a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College.  Adam's radio career began in 2003 at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He went on to cut his teeth filing stories for Maine Public Radio. Before coming to St. Louis Public Radio in 2006, Adam was was an international journalism fellow at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany.  He has regularly filed features for various shows and networks including NPR, PRI, Marketplace and the BBC. He received a  Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Low Corn Reserves
1:32 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Corn reserves hit over-15-year low, could raise prices for food, ethanol

Low reserves of corn could mean higher food prices in 2011, the USDA says.
(via Flickr/Artotem)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reporting that reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in over 15 years.

The high demand for corn could put upward pressure on food prices in 2011.

The USDA says demand for corn in the ethanol industry is up 50 million bushels after record-high production in December and January.

That has left the United States with the lowest surplus of corn since 1996.

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AT&T
6:05 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

AT&T downplays impact of impending Verizon iPhone sales

(via Flickr/denharsh)

Representatives of AT&T Missouri are downplaying rumors that customers will defect to Verizon when that company starts selling the iPhone on Thursday.

Among other improvements AT&T says that it's invested over $1.7 billion in its St. Louis wireless network.

Nancy Garvey is Vice President and General Manager for AT&T mobility.

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Local Control
5:19 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Slay to State: Give city control of police department or pay for it yourselves

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay delivers his annual State of the City report to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen at City Hall in St. Louis on April 25, 2008. Slay spoke out today about local control of St. Louis' police department. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis City Hall is ratcheting up pressure on Jefferson City to relinquish control of the city's police department, or pay for it themselves.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he expects the Missouri legislature to return control of city police department this year.

If not, the Mayor says St. Louis is within its rights to bill the General Assembly for part of the cost of running it.

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St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace Money
7:39 pm
Sat February 5, 2011

Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness

The fireplace of an eco-friendly home in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (via Flickr/bhamrecycled)

Want to add a little green to your weekend? Take a listen to Adam Allington's feature on house size and the impact of green technology on the housing economy. It aired on Marketplace Money today.

Also, be sure to listen for a local story on a similar topic airing Monday (Feb. 7) on St. Louis Public Radio.

St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace
2:10 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions

(Photo by: Hamed Saber, Flickr Creative Commons)

Missouri voters passed a ballot measure in November for tougher rules on dog breeders. Now the Missouri legislature is attempting to overturn the vote.

Check out the story from our own Adam Allington featured on Marketplace this morning.

Northside Regeneration Initiative
6:18 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Despite ruling on financing, development moves forward in north St. Louis

Paul McKee of McEagle Properties, LLC. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Developer Paul McKee is moving forward with part of his controversial development of north St. Louis.

That's despite a ruling from a circuit court judge which is holding back nearly $400 million in tax increment financing (TIF).

Fifth Ward Alderwoman April Ford-Griffin says the project will create a recycling center and clear 21 vacant lots near the new Mississippi River Bridge.

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Democratic National Convention
10:27 am
Tue February 1, 2011

St. Louis loses DNC 2012 bid, Charlotte, N.C. to host

The Charlotte, N.C. skyline. Charlotte was chosen over several cities, including St. Louis, to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. (via Flickr/jacreative)

Updated at 5:30 pm with further remarks from St. Louis Democrats chair Brian Wahby

The Democratic National Committee has announced its choice city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention -- and it's not St. Louis.

Charlotte, N.C. has been named the host of the event over St. Louis and other finalist cities Cleveland and Minneapolis.

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Election 2012
4:50 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Ed Martin announces U.S. Senate run

A screen capture of Ed Martin's YouTube video announcing his run for U.S. Senate in 2012. (via YouTube/EdMartinForCongress)

Fresh on the heels of his failed bid for U.S. Congress, St. Louis Republican Ed Martin has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Martin made the announcement via YouTube video today.

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Fenton Chrysler Plants
6:00 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Bills filed aiming to boost jobs at old Chrysler plant sites in Fenton

Map of the location of the old Chrysler plants in Fenton. (via Google Maps)

Legislators from St. Louis County have filed bills aimed at bringing jobs back to the site of the old Chrysler plants in Fenton.

The bills filed today apply to new and existing businesses located within one mile of the old plants.

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Lake of the Ozarks Water Quality
4:31 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. (Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.

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