Camille Phillips

News Producer and Weekend Newscaster

Camille Phillips began working for St. Louis Public Radio in July 2013 as the online producer for the talk shows. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Camille has also worked at public radio stations in Columbia, Mo. and Kansas City, Mo. As an intern for Harvest Public Media her work 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
2:07 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Special: Poems, Songs And Stories From Listeners And Staff

(via Flickr/paparutzi)

Continuing our Christmas Eve tradition, we shared holiday songs, poems and memories from listeners and staff during today's broadcast of St. Louis on the Air.

Among the highlights of the show:

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St. Louis on the Air
4:47 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Keeping Healthy During The Holidays

(via Flickr/swedennewyork)

During the holidays, food tends to be abundant while overeating can be a danger. So how do you stop yourself from getting off track from your diet and exercise goals?

Saint Louis University professors Amy Moore and Chris Sebelski talked with host Don Marsh and gave their expert advice. Moore is assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, and Sebelski is assistant professor of physical therapy.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:41 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety

St. Louis firefighters jump from a loading dock to escape flames at a warehouse in downtown St. Louis on December 16, 2013.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Last Monday, more than eighty firefighters from the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire at the Servco warehouse in downtown St. Louis.

In the end, no one was injured in the blaze, but the warehouse was destroyed. For Greg Gates, whose family owns the building, more than a building was lost.

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Cityscape
7:29 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Saint Louis Chamber Chorus Marks Britten's Centennial With 'A Boy Was Born'

Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
William Bascomb

This Sunday, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will perform “The Ancients Speak: Old English.” It’s the third in a series of concerts showcasing compositions inspired by ancient languages, from Greek to Slavic.

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Cityscape
6:59 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

John McDaniel Is 'Home For The Holidays' - Literally

John McDaniel

Conductor, composer, record producer and pianist John McDaniel’s career has taken him all over the U.S. and the world, but now the Grammy and Emmy award winner is back home in St. Louis for the holidays – and two sold-out performances at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

McDaniel may be best known for being the band director of the Rosie O’Donnell Show. He was last in St. Louis in 2011, when he conducted “The Daughter of the Regiment” at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

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Cityscape
6:03 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour Preview: Kim Massie And Peter Martin Concert

Peter Martin

Vocalist Kim Massie and pianist Peter Martin performed a concert before a sold-out audience in the UMSL at Grand Center Community Room on December 6.  

The entire concert and an interview with Kim Massie will air on Arch City Radio Hour at 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 23 on St. Louis Public Radio’s HD2 Channel, The Gateway. Beginning at that time, the concert and interview will also be available on demand at the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon website.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:49 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Task Force Seeks To Position Scott Air Force Base To Thrive Even After Defense Budget Cuts

The KC-135 is an aerial refueling tanker. The aircraft is critical to the operations at Scott Air Force Base.
(via Flickr/KurtClark)

Although sequestration could soon be at an end if President Obama signs the compromise budget into law as expected, the Department of Defense is still facing budget cuts. And another round of Base Realignments and Closings (BRAC) is expected in a few years. That puts Scott Air Force Base in a potentially precarious position.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:31 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

St. Louis' 'Trash' Makes National Television Debut

Sam Coffey, Salvage King, is featured in the new, "Salvage City."
Credit Coolfire Originals

Like many cities in the Midwest, St. Louis' factory and warehousing industries have declined since their prominence in the early to mid-20th century.  Calling St. Louis a "Rust Belt bone yard," entrepreneurs from Cherokee Street in south St. Louis are featured in a new locally produced reality cable show, "Salvage City," where they turn so-called junk into a gold mine.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:10 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Illinois Representative Bill Enyart Discusses Budget Deal, Farm Bill, Scott AFB, More

Represenative Bill Enyart
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In the wake of the U.S. House vote on the federal budget, and looking ahead to the delayed vote for the Farm Bill and the future defense budget, Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart (D - Belleville) spoke with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh yesterday by phone.

Here's what he had to say on a few subjects.

On his vote for the 2014 budget proposal, which passed in the House December 12.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:54 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

From Candy Cane Lane To Cahokia Mounds: Winter Around St. Louis

Candy Cane Lane
Mark S. Abeln

Whether it’s sledding on Art Hill, ice skating at Steinberg Skating Rink, drinking whiskey or hibernating with cats (all responses we received on our Facebook page), St. Louisans have a variety of ways to keep warm and have fun in the winter.

What's your favorite wintertime activity in the St. Louis area? Submit your answer on our Facebook page.

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