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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Cityscape
5:27 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Where Are The Best Places To Eat Brunch In St. Louis?

Cucina Pazzo's lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes.
Credit Carmen Troesser/Sauce Magazine

It’s not breakfast. It’s not lunch. Somehow it’s both and all the more delicious for it. No one knows for sure when brunch first began, but the first record of the word in print comes from an 1895 article in a British magazine called Hunter’s Weekly. Some link the origins of brunch to the upper-crust British tradition of hunter’s luncheons. Others say it comes from the Catholic practice of fasting until after mass.  From Great Britain, brunch made its way to the United States .

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Cityscape
4:44 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Fringe Festival Returns To Midtown St. Louis With An Eclectic Mix Of Shows

First Time Puppet Theatre in 2013
John Skaggs

It might seem odd to use the word tradition in connection with a festival as independently-minded as the St. Lou Fringe, but with the first fringe festival held some 60 years ago, St. Louis is indeed following in the tradition of Edinburgh, Scotland and hundreds of other cities in hosting its own Fringe. The festival is dedicated to providing performing opportunities to an eclectic group of artists, and making those performances accessible to a wide-range of people.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:23 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Discussion: Mo. History Museum's New Leader Says Transparency Has Improved, Charts New Course

Credit From video by Nancy Fowler

Two months into her role as president of the Missouri History Museum, Frances Levine is making her presence known as she works to move past the controversy surrounding her predecessor.

Former museum president Robert Archibald resigned in 2012 amid questions about his compensation and the purchase of contaminated land on Delmar Boulevard.

Levine spoke with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh about the future of the museum.

Museum Governance and Transparency

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St. Louis on the Air
5:43 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

New Documentary Explores “White Flight” In Spanish Lake

Credit Brent Jones/St. Louis Public Radio

In 1990, the population of the Spanish Lake community in north St. Louis County was 80 percent white and 20 percent black. By 2010, the population was reversed: 80 percent was black and 20 percent was white.  Today, much of the township lies empty.

In what is being called an “unflinching” documentary, film director Phillip Andrew Morton takes a look at the causes of this population shift in the film "Spanish Lake.” It premieres Friday, June 13 at the Tivoli Theatre.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Why It's Important For Fathers To Be Part Of Their Children's Lives

Markel Davis, 12, with his father Marvin Davis. Marvin Davis is the Fathers' Support Center's 2014 Father of the Year.
Courtesy Fathers' Support Center

For 16 years, the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis has helped fathers take a more active role in their children’s lives. The idea is to help children by helping fathers, said CEO Halbert Sullivan.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:31 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Discussion: Can 'For The Sake Of All' Report Change Policy In St. Louis?

Credit Courtesy For the Sake of All

Final Report: For the Sake of All

At the end of May, the "For the Sake of All" research team published its final report on the health and well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region, a multi-disciplinary study led by  Jason Purnell, an assistant professor with the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Cityscape
5:33 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots

The Bosman Twins
Credit courtesy Gitana Productions

Latin and jazz musicians will share the stage at Union Avenue Christian Church Saturday, June14 in a concert organized by Gitana Productions. The concert, called “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music,” will explore the shared musical heritage of Latinos and African Americans.

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Cityscape
4:59 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Art&Air Fair Returns To Webster Groves

The Art&Air Fair is back on the grounds of Eden Theological Seminary for an 11th year this weekend. Opening tonight and running through Sunday, June 8, the fair is hosting 115 artists from across the country. The artists are entered in a juried competition for best in show and other award categories. Local musicians and restaurants will also be featured to complete the festival atmosphere.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:22 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Missouri Veterans Remember D-Day And Final Months Of War In Europe

Harris Gerhard, left, of Webster Groves and Clem Igel of Ballwin. Gerhard, 92, was a flight engineer with the U.S. Army Air Force in ETO during WWII. Igel, 90, was a sergeant in the army who participated in D-Day.
Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. On that day, Allied forces began the push to end the European front of World War II by landing in Normandy, France. Thousands died that day. Those that survived are now in their 90s.

Two St. Louis area veterans, Clem Igel and Harris Gerhard, shared their stories on Thursday's St. Louis on the Air. The show also included George Despotis, who is collecting the oral histories of World War II veterans. Jefferson City veteran Richard Gibbler spoke with Marshall Griffin about his experiences.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:24 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Going Green At Home With Native Plants: Tips To Build Native Habitats Into Your Landscaping

Purple coneflowers are native to Missouri.
Credit Courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden annual Green Homes Festival is this Saturday at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. One of the focuses of this year’s festival is gardening with native plants, or “naturescaping.”

Using native plants is environmentally friendly because it works within the existing ecosystem, explained Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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