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
5:07 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Inspired By The Rich History Of Chess, Circus Flora Presents 'The Pawn'

The Flying Wallendas
Dan Donovan

The Big Top is back in Grand Center for Circus Flora’s 28th season with “The Pawn,” a show inspired by the venerable game of chess.

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St. Louis on the Air
7:24 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Discussion: The Broader Implications Of Changes In Normandy Schools

Credit (via Google Maps screen capture)

The Normandy School District is undergoing a series of changes that have broad implications for education throughout the St. Louis region.

Thursday on St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh led a wide-ranging discussion about what those changes mean for the future of education in St. Louis. The conversation began with St. Louis Public Radio education reporters Dale Singer and Tim Lloyd.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:52 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Women In Politics: Why Hillary Clinton Is Unlikely To Become President

Hillary Clinton in 2007.
Credit via Flickr/MarcNozell

If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, will she win? According to political science professor Farida Jalalzai, the odds are not in Clinton’s favor. Jalalzai recently wrote an article for the Washington Post elaborating on that thought.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:42 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

High School To College Transition Center Opens For A Second Summer In St. Louis

A scene from the St. Louis Graduates High School to College Center in the summer of 2013.
Credit via Flickr/STLGraduates

There’s a lot more to going to college than getting an acceptance letter. There’s finding financial aid and housing. There’s paying the first tuition bill and turning in immunization records. And then there is the big picture question of what college makes the most financial sense for your family.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:51 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Encore: Historians Elaborate On Significance Of French Colonial St. Louis

A map of St. Louis from 1796.
Credit Courtesy Missouri History Museum

Holiday encore broadcast.

On Friday, February 14, 2014, The Missouri History Museum hosted “A Great City from the Start,” a one-day symposium commemorating the founding of St. Louis. The foremost experts on early St. Louis history spoke before an audience that included representatives from Quebec, France, Spain and the Osage Nation.

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Cityscape
2:48 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Jazz St. Louis Remembers MAXJAZZ Founder Rich McDonnell In Concert At Jazz At The Bistro

Rich McDonnell, founder of MAXJAZZ Records.
Credit MAXJAZZ

On Sunday, May 25, Jazz at the Bistro will have a lineup of performers worthy of the man everyone is gathering to honor: Richard McDonnell.

In addition to founding St. Louis-based independent record label MAXJAZZ, McDonnell was one of the original board members of Jazz St. Louis.

The night before he died this past February, Richard McDonnell spent the evening doing what he loved most, said his son Clayton McDonnell. First he went to hear Peter Martin at the Sheldon, and then he went to hear sets performed at Jazz at the Bistro.

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Cityscape
12:04 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Thirty Dance Companies Converge On The Touhill For Dance St. Louis’ Spring To Dance

Chicago Tap Theatre
Courtesy Chicato Tap Theatre

It’s not often that 30 different professional dance companies perform in the same place on the same weekend. But it’s happening this weekend at the Touhill. Beginning Thursday, May 22 and ending Saturday, May 24, ten different professional companies will perform each night, representing a spectrum of dance styles and locales over the course of the three nights.

St. Louis is represented by at least one local company per night, with performances by The Big Muddy Dance Company, Leverage Dance Theater, Saint Louis Ballet, Common Thread Contemporary Dance and MADCO.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:33 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Facts And Myths Of Living With ADD

Wes Crenshaw, a psychologist from Lawrence, Kansas who specializes in ADD and ADHD.
Credit courtesy photo

Difficulty focusing. Impulsiveness. Restlessness. These are general characteristics that at one time or another can be attributed to most people. But when these traits are habitual and interfere with everyday activities and tasks, they can be signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADD or ADHD.

Psychologist Wes Crenshaw prefers the term ADD because most people diagnosed with the disorder don’t have hyperactivity.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

What Are The Legal Issues With Lyft, Missouri Executions And Francine Katz?

Credit (via Flickr/James Cridland)

Wednesday marked the fourth day of the Lyft hearing in downtown St. Louis. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) sees the ride-sharing app as a taxi service, and wants Lyft to comply with existing regulations. But Lyft says it is a “friend with a car,” not a taxi. Who has the stronger legal argument?

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St. Louis on the Air
4:37 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

St. Louis Public Speaking Coach Fred Miller On The Elements Of A Good Elevator Speech

Fred Miller

St. Louisan Fred Miller makes his living by telling other people how to talk. He coaches people through public speaking and is the author of two books on the topic: “No Sweat Public Speaking” and “No Sweat Elevator Speech: How to Craft Your Elevator Speech Floor to Floor with No Sweat.”

An elevator speech, said Miller, is “that little infomercial that tells people who you are and why you are here,” and  "a way to let people know what you do so that hopefully they will want to engage your services.”

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