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
3:16 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Two Veto Overrides Possible In The Final Weeks Of The Missouri Legislative Session

Credit (Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

With a little more than two weeks left in the current Missouri legislative session, the focus of the state legislature will be on two possible veto overrides, said St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jo Mannies.

She and education reporter Dale Singer appeared on St. Louis on the Air today to give an update on key bills moving through the state legislature right now.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

What Does The Harsh Winter Mean For Spring Gardening? Tips From Horticulturists

Several listeners had questions about their azaleas, which aren't doing too well after the cold winter.
via Flickr/Louise Docker

After an especially harsh winter, spring has returned to St. Louis. Gardeners across the region are planting and planning for the growing season.

But the plants are still feeling the effects of the unusual cold, said Missouri Botanical Garden horticulturists June Hutson and Elizabeth Spiegel.

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History
11:41 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Listen To Why You're Probably Pronouncing Sacagawea Wrong

A Sacagawea $1 coin.
Credit (U.S. Mint)

Look at this woman's face. If you recognize her, think about how you'd say her name, then read on:

Got it? 

Well, you might be wrong.

She's Sacagawea, the Native American woman best known for her role in the renowned westward expedition of Lewis & Clark, and for her likeness imprinted on that special edition piece of U.S. currency.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:58 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Holocaust Survivors Jerry And Mike Koenig Tell Their Story

Krochmalna Street in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1941.
via Wikimedia Commons

As young boys, Jerry and Mike Koenig escaped the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland and survived the last 22 months of the war by hiding in a bunker under a barn close enough to smell the smoke from the Treblinka death camp.

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, they joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh in studio to tell their story. Jerry Koenig is now a resident of Chesterfield, and his brother Mike is visiting from Israel.

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Cityscape
12:05 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

It's Circus Time At The University City Children's Center

Juggling Jeff and Oh My Gosh Josh from Circus Flora.
Credit publicity photo

The University City Children’s Center is hosting a pop-up circus Saturday, April 26 featuring performers from Circus Flora.

“The fun thing about it is, they will have their circus and they will have their aerial acts and their cyclists, but they are going to do a workshop for the children who are there for the last hour. So there will be an hour of pop-up circus and then an hour for kids to play,” said Stephen Zwolak, executive director of University City Children’s Center.

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Cityscape
11:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Stages St. Louis Reprises ‘Always … Patsy Cline’

Peter Wochniak | Pro Photo STL

After a highly successful run of “Always … Patsy Cline” in 2013, Stages St. Louis is staging an encore production of the show through August 31 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza. 

Jacqueline Petroccia stars as country music legend Patsy Cline once more, a role she has played a total of four times. Her performance with Stages St. Louis last year garnered her a St. Louis Broadway World Award for best actress.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

What Did Explorers Lewis and Clark Do When They Got Back To St. Louis?

Meriwether Lewis (left) and William Clark.
Credit via Wikimedia Commons

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are most famous for leading the expedition that began in St. Louis in 1804, took them up the Missouri River, over the Rocky Mountains to the west coast and back.

But their connection with St. Louis didn’t end there. In 1807, Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis and Clark to leadership positions in the Louisiana Territory, with a home base in the St. Louis region.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:53 am
Thu April 24, 2014

What’s The Outlook For St. Louis’ Real Estate Market?

Credit via Flickr/Diana Parkhouse

After a tough few years, the St. Louis housing market is looking up. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh spoke with real estate experts Allen Brake and Brock MacLean to get their forecast for the St. Louis home buying season.

Brake is a realtor with Realty Executives of St. Louis and MacLean is an executive vice president of homes.com, an online home search service.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:53 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Panel Discussion Brings Lessons Of Reconciliation Learned In South Africa To St. Louis

From left to right: Ntobego Peni, Linda Biehl, Manfred Jacobs and Don Marsh in the St. Louis Public Radio talk studio on April 23, 2014.
Larry Kendall

While driving friends home from Western Cape University in 1993, American student Amy Biehl was dragged out of her car by an angry mob and killed. She was in South Africa because she wanted to take part in the fight against apartheid, but to the anti-apartheid militants in the mob her white face symbolized their oppressors.

Ntobeko Peni was a leader in the Pan African Student Organization, the militant political group that formed that mob, and was one of four men convicted of her murder.  

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St. Louis on the Air
6:51 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

From Actors To Setting, ‘Belleville’ Pays Tribute To Producer’s Hometown

The characters Willie and Neila from Belleville the Movie.
publicity photo

Belleville, Ill. is the setting of a new movie premiering April 22 in the city’s historic Lincoln Theatre. The film, also titled “Belleville,” was produced by the city’s own Ted Trentman, known professionally as Ted Trent.

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