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
9:23 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns

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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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Cityscape
4:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sound Bites: New Gamlin Whiskey House Featured On 'Hit List'

From left to right, Brothers Lucas and Derek Gamlin outside of Gamlin Whiskey House, one of their two new venues.
Michelle Volansky (Courtesy Sauce Magazine)

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter discussed new restaurants and bars opening up in St. Louis with Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine. Every month the magazine makes up a "hit list" of new venues the editors recommend visiting.

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Cityscape
4:05 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis Presents 'Cabaret'

Nathan Lee Graham in the role of the Emcee in Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of "Cabaret."
Jerry Naunheim, Jr. (Courtesy Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens tonight with a revival of  the musical "Cabaret." First performed on Broadway in 1966, the musical is set in 1930s Berlin.

Because it captures the shift and change in power during pre-Nazi Germany, the show gives you more than entertainment. It also gives you something to think about, said Steve Wolff. He is the artistic director for the Repertory Theatre.

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Cityscape
3:57 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

STL Design Week 2013 Seeks To Expand The Definition Of 'Design'

"Wonderland" by David Rygiol. One of the literary art pieces to be auctioned off at Central Library during STL Design Week 2013.
Zoe Scharf (Courtesy STL Design Week 2013)

From darts to bike tours to artwork made out of old books, STL Design Week 2013 is all about looking at and talking about design in new and interesting ways.

"This is the third year for Design Week, and Design Week was started by AIGA, which are graphic artists," said Margaret McDonald. "And this year it encompasses architects, illustrators, interior designers, industrial designers."

McDonald is chairperson for STL Design Week 2013, and a principal at architecture and interior design firm Arcturus.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:49 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Beyond Recycling: How Do You Lessen Your Environmental Impact?

(Via Flikr/Kate Ter Haar)

When it comes to the economy, a rise in consumer spending is seen as an indicator of  better times ahead. But when it comes to the environment, increased consumer spending can have a downside.

"Consumption is a problem because that's really the root driver of our environmental problems," said Madalyn Coici, waste prevention specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Still Feeling The Effects Of 9/11, 12 Years Later

An American flag.
Flickr/mrsdkrebs

The September 11 terrorist attacks were a tragedy unlike anything the United States had experienced. They set the nation on a new path and their ramifications, both big and small, are still felt today, twelve years on.

There are the obvious consequences: thousands of people who died that day, two wars, the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. And then there are the more subtle and pervasive ones: our mental state, how Muslims are perceived in America. Even our architecture has changed.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:52 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session

The Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)

Missouri lawmakers will convene Wednesday for their annual veto session. Governor Jay Nixon vetoed 29 bills this year, including at least two bills that have been the subject of much campaigning and debate. Add in a Republican-led General Assembly, and this year's veto session has the potential to be of greater consequence than most.

St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin and Chris McDaniel have been covering the veto session, and gave host Don Marsh an overview of what to expect this year.

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