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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Education
6:04 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

St. Louis Public Schools to adopt more inclusive policy for charter schools

(via Flickr/alkruse24)

The St. Louis Public School District is adopting a more inclusive policy for charter schools.

Historically, the district has accused charters of siphoning away students and resources.

St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams says the time has to be more proactive in regard to charters.

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China Connections
4:17 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

China Eastern Airlines to talk with Lambert Airport, furthers trade possibilities

A China Eastern Airlines airplane taking off in Seattle in 2007. The Midwest-China Hub Commission announced today that China Eastern has agreed to open up talks with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. (via Flickr/boeingdreamscape)

St. Louis is one big step closer to securing a potentially lucrative trade partnership with China.

The Midwest-China Hub Commission announced today that China Eastern Airlines has agreed to open up talks with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The step signals that the plan has moved out of the plausibility phase and into a logistical phase.

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Republican National Committee
5:40 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Wagner not selected for RNC chair, Priebus voted in to job

A screen capture from Ann Wagner's video announcement saying she was running for Republican National Committee Chair in Nov. 2010. Wagner was not elected to the post today as the job went to Wisconsin's Reince Priebus. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Republican Ann Wagner was not selected to serve as the new chair of the Republican National Committee.

Republicans elected Reince Priebus as their new party chairman in the 7th round of voting.

After five rounds of voting Wagner came in fifth.

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Other News
5:01 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Nixon still supports death penalty

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
St. Louis Public Radio

Speaking in St. Louis on Thursday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would not elaborate on the reasons why he commuted the death sentence of convicted murderer Richard Clay.

Clay was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder-for-hire of Randy Martindale.

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Loop Trolley
5:58 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening

In July 2010, developer Joe Edwards cut a ceremonial trolley cake following the announcement that the St. Louis area received nearly $25 million in federal dollars for a new trolley system. The system is scheduled to open in 2012. (UPI/ Bill Greenblatt)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Delmar Loop Trolley is making steady progress toward a goal of opening sometime in 2012.

The project would span more than 2 miles and connect Forest Park to the Delmar Loop.

Joe Edwards, the man behind almost every project on the Delmar Loop, says the trolley should clear its environmental impact study next month.

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The Pageant
3:03 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Pageant ranked among top five concert venues worldwide

The Pageant, as seen from outside the venue on Delmar Blvd. (The Pageant)

The St. Louis rock club The Pageant has been ranked among the top concert venues in the world, according to the industry-tracker Pollstar.

The Pageant was ranked number four based on sales.  The venue sold more 186,000 tickets last year.

Pageant co-owner Joe Edwards says the ranking means that St. Louis is becoming a must-stop for touring bands.

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The Gateway Arch
6:11 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Gateway Arch design team to refine plan

MVVA's preliminary plans for the Arch grounds include a historic landscape pond. (CityArchRiver website)

The design team selected to reconfigure the 91 acres surrounding the Gateway Arch is refining their concept. The team is expected to present a more detailed plan next month.

A design jury selected the concept created by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in late September.

Now the MVVA team has 90 days to refine that vision and create a more detailed plan to present to the public early next year.

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