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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Cityscape
4:47 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Actor Stephen Lang Portrays Lives Of Eight Medal Of Honor Recipients In One-Man Play

Actor Stephen Lang.
(Courtesy Marleah Leslie & Associates)

In "Beyond Glory," actor and playwright Stephen Lang takes on the roles of eight men awarded the Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor. The one-man play will be performed in St. Louis on Saturday, November 16 at Washington University's Edison Theatre.

Lang, whose credits include "Avatar," "Conan the Barbarian" and the Broadway production of "The Speed of Darkness," adapted the play from a book by the same name written by Larry Smith in 2003.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:20 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Advocacy, Transparency, Objectivity: A Debate On What Constitutes Ethical Political Reporting

Journalist Jeremy Scahill speaks to Blackwater protestors in 2008.
(Via Flickr/Richard O. Barry)

Should a journalist strive most to be fair and objective? Or should his or her primary goal be transparency? Can a content-producer be both an advocate and a journalist? What is the role of the press in the future of democracy and what should its journalistic ethics be?

These are questions news outlets and individual journalists alike must answer as they navigate the future of journalism in the United States, and the topic of discussion during the Second Annual Public Ethics Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday, November 14.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:46 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World?

(via Flickr/Jason Howie)

With the advent of smart phones and tablets, media messages are now ever-present. And with social media, Internet television, satellite radio, blogs and self-publishing in addition to traditional print and broadcasting, the number of media messages out there is also ever-increasing.

That makes it all the more important that people have the ability to critically deconstruct the messages the media convey.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:41 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

STL Village Provides Network For Aging St. Louisans Wanting To Stay In Their Own Homes

(via Flickr/natematias)

For the thousands of St. Louisans retiring and deciding how to live the latter years of their life, keeping their independence and living in the comfort of their own home is a primary concern.

That's where STL Village hopes to step in.

Part of the national Village to Village network, the goal of STL Village is to provide members with the services needed for them to stay in their own homes longer, as well as the social activities desired to help them stay connected.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:28 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music

Dennis Reeves, Vietnam veteran and Six String Heroes instructor.
(Courtesy Six String Heroes)

For veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, playing music can provide a means of focus and escape. That's the founding idea of Six String Heroes, a non-profit organization based at Jefferson Barracks. The organization connects St. Louis area veterans with guitar lessons as a means of music therapy.

After six lessons, veterans can earn a free guitar. So far, more than 170 guitars have been awarded.

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Cityscape
5:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

New Art Distributor Arrives In St. Louis: A Repurposed Vintage Cigarette Dispenser

Lisa Anne Houdyshell, manager of Serendipity Gallery, with the newly arrived Art-o-mat.
(Courtesy Serendipity Gallery)

Fifteen years ago, Clark Whittington was searching for a way to make his art more sellable. Inspired by a co-worker, he came up with the idea of a vending machine dispensing art.

“I used to work at a company where a friend of mine had a Pavlovian reaction to snack wrappers. When he’d hear the crinkle of cellophane, he’d buy something for himself. So that gave me the idea to put art in a vending machine,” said Whittington.

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Cityscape
5:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

A Capella Musical Based On A True Story Of WWI Opens At Mustard Seed Theatre

The cast of "All is Calm."
(Courtesy Mustard Seed Theatre)

In remembrance of Veteran’s Day, Mustard Seed Theatre is presenting “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” The a cappella musical is based on a true story from the front lines during World War I.

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Cityscape
3:53 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

22nd Annual St. Louis International Film Festival Opens With Film About A Town Close To Home

Filmmaker A.J. Schnack
(Courtesy Cinema St. Louis)

The 22nd Annual St. Louis International Film Festival begins November 14th. More than 300 films will be screened over a period of ten days.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

At The St. Louis VA, It's A Mixed Bag For Veterans Waiting On Claims

(By Minesweeper [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Updated after today’s show.

Backlogs in disability claims.  Over-prescription of opiate narcotics. Exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Loose spending habits. In the last few years, the VA health care system has received a lot of negative media attention.

But according to Lynn Welling, that doesn’t mean veterans are receiving poor quality care. He is the chief of staff for the St. Louis VA Health Care System and a former Navy doctor.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Are Fathers' Rights Fair And Equitable In Missouri?

Painting 231 titled "The Good Part" in Cbabi Bayoc's series "365 Days With Dad"
Cbabi Bayoc

When it comes to determining child custody, some say the courts favor the mother. Do they? Should they?

According to Halbert Sullivan and Lisl King Williams, Missouri courts more often give custody to mothers than to fathers, and make it especially difficult for a low income father that was never married to the mother of his child. Sullivan is the founder and CEO of the Fathers' Support Center, located in North St. Louis. Williams is the director of  legal services there.

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