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
4:38 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Crowdsourcing Gets Political In St. Louis

Matt Frederick presents his proposal for a Citizens Police Review Board to an attentive audience at Potluck PAC on September 15, 2013 at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Tara Pham (Courtesy Potluck PAC)

For some time now, St. Louisans interested in funding creative projects in the region have gathered on the last Sunday of the month for Sloup. They put a donation in a pot, eat soup, listen to proposals, and vote on the one they'd most like to see happen. The proposal that wins the most votes gets to use the donated money to help make their idea a reality.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:10 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

The Science Of Global Warming: How Do We Move Past Debate To Solutions?

Burning fossil fuels, like oil and coal, produces pollutants — including carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change (© Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile)

There is a consensus among scientists that global warming is occurring, and the increase in temperature is man-made. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently preparing a new report on the topic that is expected to include strongly worded warnings to reduce the world's consumption of fossil fuels.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:03 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Art Connects German And St. Louis History

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, German; The Reichstag?, 2013
Images courtesy Stih & Schnock © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

When Berlin-based conceptual artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock first visited St. Louis in 2002, they were surprised by how familiar the city felt to them.

"We were baffled by how German it is. How normal everything sounds and looks," said Stih. "It wasn’t New York, it wasn’t Chicago, for sure not LA, It was something like a nice, quiet, city with extraordinary town planning."

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Cityscape
4:15 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Actor John O'Hurley On His Career, Broadway And His Role In 'Chicago: The Musical'

John O'Hurley will perform the role of Billy Flynn in "Chicago: The Musical" September 20, 2013 through September 22, 3013.
(Courtesy Fox Theatre)

The Broadway tour of "Chicago: The Musical" opens tonight at the Fox Theatre for a three-day run starring John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn and Paige Davis as Roxie Hart.

O'Hurley returns to St. Louis after performing in the role of King Arthur in the Muny's production of "Spamalot" in June. He played the role of J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" and was on the first season of "Dancing with the Stars."

Here's what O'Hurley had to say on a few topics:

On starting out his career in soap operas

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Cityscape
4:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Exhibit By Multi-Discipline Artist Rashid Johnson Opens At Kemper

Rashid Johnson, Houses in Motion, 2012. Branded red oak flooring, black soap, wax, and spray enamel, 96 5/8 x 120 5/8 x 2 3/8".
(Image courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles) (Courtesy Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Collection, Miami. )

Although artist Rashid Johnson explores themes of identity and black history in his work, he does not see the exhibition of his work at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to be an exploration of the black experience.

What it does show is the breadth of his work during the last fifteen years, in multiple mediums and with multiple layers of meaning.

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Cityscape
4:06 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

'Grumpy Cat' Gains Endorsement Deal From St. Louis-Based Nestle Purina

What can a cat with more than a million likes on Facebook look forward to? Evidently, an endorsement deal with St. Louis-based Nestle Purina. Grumpy Cat may be the new face of Friskies, but she's not the type of feline to turn that frown upside down.

"At least in meme form, she's the grumpiest cat on the Internet," said Shawn Brain, brand manager for Friskies.

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St. Louis on the Air
9:23 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns

knittymarie Flickr

With less than three months on the job, Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols has a clear plan to regain accreditation from the state and a strong message about the help he needs to make that plan successful.

The main academic components of McNichols' plan involve a new literacy program in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a new focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As part of the focus on STEM, a new science program is being implemented through a partnership with Washington University.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:52 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Author Sue Grafton Swings By St. Louis On Book Tour For 'W Is For Wasted'

Sue Grafton, author of the alphabet mystery series featuring private eye Kinsey Millhone.
Laurie Roberts Porter (Courtesy Penguin Group)

Thirty-one years after bestselling author Sue Grafton introduced the world to the fictional private eye Kinsey Millhone in A is for Alibi, fans of her books still eagerly await the next book in the series. W is for Wasted was published earlier this month, marking the 23rd letter in the alphabet and the 23rd book in the series.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:54 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Improving Education Improves St. Louis: Connecting Individual Student Outcomes To The Success Of All

Courtesy Normandy School District

Normandy and Riverview Gardens School Districts are unaccredited. St. Louis Public Schools is only provisionally accredited. 

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St. Louis on the Air
4:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

A Discussion With PBS Journalist Ray Suarez On The History Of Latinos In America

Ray Suarez
(Courtesy PBS)

According to the U.S. Census, the United States will become a majority-minority by the year 2043, with Latinos representing the largest portion of the population.

While this shift in demographics represents a major sea-change for the country, in a way it is also nothing more than a continuation of a long story: the 500 year history of Latino Americans.

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