Camille Phillips

Online Producer, Talk Shows

Camille Phillips is online producer for St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Camille began her career in public radio as a student reporter for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Mo., where she produced feature stories and the weekly radio show Global Journalist. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, Camille was an intern for Harvest Public Media. Her work has aired on KCUR, KBIA, NET Nebraska, Kansas Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio.

In her free time, Camille enjoys reading, dance, hiking and canoeing. She was drawn to journalism as a profession by a passion for hearing different perspectives and a desire to provide a platform for conversation.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:28 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Report: Racial Divide Leads To Health Disparity In St. Louis

(Courtesy For the Sake of All)

Fourth Brief: For the Sake of All

In the fourth policy brief from For the Sake of All, a collaborative, inter-disciplinary study on the health of African Americans in St. Louis and St. Louis County, researchers focused on the role segregation plays on health in the area. It is titled "Segregation: Divided Cities Lead to Differences in Health."

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Cityscape
5:06 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

'The Screwtape Letters' Returns To The Touhill

Brent Harris in the role of the demon Screwtape.
(Courtesy Fellowship of the Performing Arts)

A theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel The Screwtape Letters returns to the Touhill this weekend. When the play was first performed in St. Louis in 2010, director and co-author Max McLean performed the role of the demon Screwtape. The role is now performed by Brent Harris.

"He has a lot of experience playing evil characters," said McLean of Harris. "Macbeth, Iago, Scar from the Lion King."

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Cityscape
4:01 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Broadway Performer Sarah Bolt Returns Home To St. Louis For Holiday Concert

Broadway performer and St. Louis native Sarah Bolt.
Credit (Courtesy Retreat to Broadway)

St. Louis native Sarah Bolt, best known for her role as Sister Mary Patrick in the Broadway production of Sister Act, joins Broadway performer Kathy Deitch (Wicked, Footloose) and Emmy-nominated Irish tenor Michael Londra on stage in Kirkwood this Sunday.

They will be performing a combination of Broadway and holiday songs in a benefit for Retreat to Broadway, a new non-profit that offers "personal renewal" retreats that include live theater experiences.

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Cityscape
3:55 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Folklorist Publishes Book On St. Louis Christmas Traditions

Ribbon around the planetarium
Mark S. Abeln

St. Louis folklorist John Oldani has published a new book on the region's folklore and traditions, this time about the Christmas holiday.

The book, Christmas in St. Louis, includes more than 200 iconic St. Louis Christmas photographs by Mark S. Abeln, as well as historic photos from the archives of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Among the book's highlights are:

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St. Louis on the Air
4:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol?

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The FDA's proposed ban on trans fats and new heart disease prevention guidelines jointly released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have stirred up debate over best practices to improve heart health.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:58 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Hot-spot Policing To Continue After Redistricting

(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.)

After an increase in robberies and burglaries in South St. Louis, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson sent extra forces into three neighborhoods Monday as part of continued hot-spot policing efforts.

"Hot-spot policing is the way we do business," said Dotson. "What it does is takes resources and puts them in neighborhoods that have seen an increase in crime or problems that I'm trying to stem."

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St. Louis on the Air
4:48 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

St. Louis: Bitcoin Accepted Here

Vance Crowe of Articulate Ventures (left) and Michael Huber of Paradigm New Media complete a Bitcoin transaction.
Rachel Gibbens

St. Louis is building a reputation for being a home for innovative businesses. But this week, innovation of a different sort took place - an innovative business practice. 

Instead of swiping a credit card or depositing funds into a bank account, Paradigm New Media paid Articulate Ventures the equivalent of $3,000 in Bitcoin, a digital currency.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:06 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

St. Louis Participates In #GivingTuesday

(via Flickr/HeatherKaiser)

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And now, Giving Tuesday.

Last year New York's 92nd Street Y launched a Giving Tuesday campaign to kick-start charitable donations in the wake of the shopping fervor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The United Nations Foundation joined the campaign as a partner with the Y, and in the end 2,500 organizations participated in 2012.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

How Well Do You Know The St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inductees?

Joe Edwards holding a copy of the updated St. Louis Walk of Fame book.

An updated version of a book profiling the 140 inductees to the St. Louis Walk of Fame is now available at Blueberry Hill and area bookstores. The original version of the book only included the first 50 inductees.

The founder of the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Joe Edwards, wrote the foreword to the book, as well as many of the early profiles. He started the Walk of Fame, he said, to "draw attention to the great St. Louisans who have affected our culture on a national level."

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St. Louis on the Air
5:11 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Community Improvement Organization Builds On Foundation Of Hope And Empowerment

Jim Ziolkowski, founder and CEO of buildOn.
(Courtesy GLPR Books)

Less than three years after graduating college in 1989, Jim Ziolkowski quit his corporate finance job at GE and started buildOn, an organization dedicated to building schools in impoverished nations and after school programs in America's inner city schools.

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