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
11:55 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Discussion: What Are The Characteristics Of A Good School Board Member?

Normany School District is one of several districts in the region that is holding school board member elections April 8.
(via Google Maps screen capture)

On Tuesday, April 8, voters will take to the polls to elect board members for their local school districts. April elections, with their focus on local issues such as schools and municipalities, traditionally have a low turnout. However, the results of these elections have a big impact on people’s day-to-day lives, including the policies implemented in their children’s schools.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:05 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Saint Louis Zoo Works To Protect Endangered Species In Africa

John Newby feeding an ostrich
courtesy photo

What does the Saint Louis Zoo have to do with Africa? More than you might think. It is a founding member of the Sahara Conservation Fund, which works to protect endangered species in Africa.

“The zoo was already involved in captive breeding of these species and was really keen to get involved in the preservation of these species in the wild,” said John Newby, a conservation fellow with the Saint Louis Zoo and the CEO of the Sahara Conservation Fund.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World

Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College.
Credit courtesy photo

In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment. We hear stories of women brutalized and abused.  

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Cityscape
4:10 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Teen Artists Compete For Scholarships, Perform At The Fox

Finalist Fiddlers Fandango - Violin Duet - Aidan Ip (Whitfield HS) & Hava Polinsky (Clayton HS)
Courtesy Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

For the fourth time in as many years, the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is putting on the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. From an initial audition pool of more than 100 teens from the metro area, twelve finalists have been selected to perform at the Fox Theatre Friday, April 4.

The finalists will be competing for college scholarships and the opportunity to make appearances, but in reality they have already won said writer, director and choreographer Tony Parise, who is directing the performance.

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Cityscape
12:09 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Wash U's Buder Center Presents 24th Annual Pow Wow 'Education: Balance In All We Learn'

Courtesy Buder Center

Next Saturday Native Americans from across the country will convene in St. Louis for Washington University’s 24th Annual Pow Wow. Coordinated by the Buder Center for American Indian Studies, the Pow Wow is an opportunity for Native Americans to celebrate and share their heritage.

“Everyone is welcomed,” said Pow Wow co-chair Wynette Whitegoat. “It is mostly just to honor the history, the culture, of all Native peoples. And for those who have never been to a Pow Wow, it’s a great way to embrace the history of our people.”

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Cityscape
12:04 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Modern American Dance Company To Premiere 'Liquid Roads'

MADCO in "Liquid Roads."
Credit courtesy MADCO

On Friday, April 11 the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) will premiere “Liquid Roads” at the Touhill. Choreographed by Gina Patterson to music directed by Brian Casserly, the 90 minute work is a celebration of St. Louis as a crossroads of music.

“St. Louis has a tradition of being a crossroads, with the river and also the railroads coming from east and west coming into St. Louis. And all of that brought people, and the people brought their music,” said Casserly.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:05 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

How Do We Prevent Hate Crimes? A Discussion With Not In Our Town Producer Patrice O'Neill

One year after the hate attack, the Oak Creek, WI community comes together at The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin to remember the victims and support their families.
Courtesy Not In Our Town

Documentary filmmaker Patrice O’Neill has been working to prevent hate crimes for almost 20 years. The tools of her trade: films and community outreach. When her nonprofit The Working Group produced “Not in Our Town” for PBS in 1995, the response sparked a movement that continues to expand today.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:58 am
Thu March 27, 2014

A Discussion With Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
Credit courtesy photo

As an author and a broadcaster, Amy Goodman has made a name for herself as a passionate voice for alternative perspectives. In her role as the host and executive producer of independent news program Democracy Now!, both she and her show have garnered multiple awards.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:05 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty: Two Parallel Discussions

(via Wikimedia Commons/California Department of Corrections)

With the recent run of executions in Missouri, it seemed apropos to review some of the arguments for and against the controversial subject of capital punishment. In two separate interviews, St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh did just that.

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St. Louis on the Air
12:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Major Players Discuss Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills

The cap over the Bridgeton Landfill was added by Republic Services to help reduce odor.
MDNR

There is increasing concern about the status of two landfills in Bridgeton as a slow-moving underground fire in the Bridgeton Landfill edges towards the adjacent West Lake Landfill. Radioactive waste left over from World War II was illegally dumped at West Lake in the 1970s.

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