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
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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St. Louis on the Air
3:58 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Schlafly Family Trademark Dispute, Illinois Eavesdropping Law, Etc.

(via Flickr/James Cridland)

Much is made these days of creating a personal brand. But what happens when a family name has multiple associations? Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly beer, would like to trademark the Schlafly name. Political activist Phyllis Schlafly objects, saying the Schlafly name stands for conservative values. Who has the stronger legal case?

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Cityscape
11:48 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Music Producer Ken Scott On Recording The Greats

Ken Scott

Ken Scott got his start in the music business 50 years ago when he dropped out of school at 16 and got a job at a small London recording studio called EMI. Today that studio is known as Abbey Road, after the album by the famous band which also got its start recording music there.

“It was different over in England at that point. You could leave school at 15,” Scott said. “Education was out in the real world.”

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Cityscape
11:41 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Saint Louis Art Museum Presents 'Impressionist France: Visions Of Nation From Le Gray To Monet' '

Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926; Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil, 1874; oil on canvas; 21 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches
Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917, Cat. 1050

For the next four months, the East Building of the Saint Louis Art Museum is home to a major exhibition on the changing French identity during the 19th century, as shown through paintings, photography and travel objects of the time.

“Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet” is curated by Simon Kelly of the Saint Louis Art Museum and April M. Watson of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. 

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