Tim Lloyd

Education Reporter

Tim Lloyd grew up north of Kansas City and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, he launched digital reporting efforts for Harvest Public Media, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded collaboration between Midwestern NPR member stations that focuses on agriculture and food issues.  His stories have aired on a variety of stations and shows including Morning Edition, ​Marketplace, KCUR, KPR, IPR, NET, WFIU.  He won regional Edward R Murrow Awards in 2013 for Writing, Hard News and was part of the reporting team that won for Continuing Coverage.  In 2010 he received the national Debakey Journalism Award and in 2009 he won a Missouri Press Association award for Best News Feature.

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Immigration
4:30 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Why Does St. Louis Need More Immigrants?

Credit (via Flickr/NathanReed)

We need more immigrants to help expand the regional population and kick start economic growth.

Those were the findings of a study released last year by Saint Louis University professor Jack Strauss.

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Weather
12:58 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Cleanup Continues After Severe Weather Sweeps Through St. Louis Area

Faculty and Staff of the Hazelwood School District collect and distribute supplies to residents affected by severe weather, on Saturday, April 13.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Update on Saturday, April 13 at 1:15 p.m. 

The cleanup effort in Hazelwood continues this weekend, days after the suburb was hit by a vicious spring storm that uprooted trees and destroyed homes. 

About 150 faculty and staff members of the Hazelwood School District fanned out into neighborhoods on Saturday, checking up on residents and passing along information and resources.   Staff is also collecting food and supply donations this weekend.

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Politics
11:23 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Paul Removed From Office

Former Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul during an impeachment hearing on Monday, April 8, 2013
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

The Ellisville City Council  has voted to remove Mayor Adam Paul from office on the grounds that he overreached the authority given to him by the city’s charter.

But it’s unlikely that the fight between Paul and the city is finished.

After Paul’s attorney, Chet Pleban, ended his closing statement he told the city council that the was going home to watch the NCAA men’s basketball championship game.

He said he already knew the council would find Paul guilty.

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Education
2:58 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

CGI-U Closes With Day Of Service

President Bill Clinton (center) poses for a picture with student volunteers and St. Louis Rams Defensive End Robert Quinn.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

After a weekend full of exchanging ideas on how to make the world a better place, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) closed today with a day of service at Gateway STEM High School in St. Louis City.  

President Bill Clinton told volunteers and students that the country must focus on STEM education, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With that in mind, Gateway STEM High School Principal, Beth Bender, said volunteers who spent the day fixing up the school will make an immediate difference.  

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Education
6:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

At Global Conference, Students Inspired To Tackle Local Problems

Second year Saint Louis University medical student Jeremy Goss speaks during a CGIU press conference on Saturday, April 6, 2013
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

What if you found an old bus, ripped out the interior, and turned it into a farmers market on wheels?

You could drive around to each of the 15 food deserts in St. Louis, where there’s limited access to fresh produce, and while you’re at it, give some cooking lessons or hand out nutrition information.

Sound like a good idea?

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MoDOT
11:24 am
Sat April 6, 2013

MoDOT, DNR Kick Off Spring Cleaning Effort

Chief of Police for St. Louis City, Sam Dotson (right), joins volunteers picking up trash on April 6, 2013.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Now that the remnants of an early spring snow storm have melted away, the Missouri Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources kicked off an annual effort today aimed at cleaning up the state’s roadsides.  

“It is a true problem,” said Tom Blair, assistant district engineer for MoDOT in St. Louis.   “MoDOT alone spends $5 million a year picking up trash from our roadsides.”

With that in mind, volunteers across the state will help spruce up roadsides this month.

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2013 elections
12:03 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Mayor Slay Cruises To Fourth Term; 'Arch Tax' Wins

Mayor Francis Slay talks to supporters on April 2 after winning a historic fourth term.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis mayor Francis Slay made history last night.

Final unofficial results show him winning a fourth, four-year term with more than 81 percent of the vote. Other mayors have served more terms, but they were just a year long. On April 27, Slay will become the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. 

"Winning the fourth term is not the history," Slay told a crowd of friends, family and supporters on Tuesday night. "What we do with the fourth term is."  

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Politics
6:59 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Impeachment Hearing Continues For Embattled Ellisville Mayor

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul (left) and his lawyer Chet Pleban (right).
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

The impeachment hearing for embattled Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul will continue for at least for one more day.

Even though he’s only been in office for just under a year, Paul is facing charges that he’s abused his power.

Before a packed grade school gymnasium, Police Chief Tom Felgate testified Paul asked him for a gun and a badge.

Paul said such accusations are petty and this all stems from his opposition to giving tax credits for a new Wal-Mart development.

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Politics
11:26 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Business Leaders, Public Officials Talk Transportation Funding

via Flickr/TeamSaintLouis (Army Corps of Engineers)

Updated: 4/1/13 at 4:12, after the meeting took place.

Transportation advocates say that by 2018, 1 out of every 3 miles of roads in Illinois will be of unacceptable condition, unless there are new sources of revenue. The Transportation for Illinois Coalition held a meeting with business leaders and state lawmakers in O’Fallon Monday to discuss what can be done.

Cars are becoming more fuel efficient – it’s good for drivers, who get to save more money, and it’s better for the environment. What it isn’t good for, however, is transportation funding.

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Gun-Control
2:48 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Officials, Religious Leaders And Others Rally For New Gun-Control Measures

Pro gun-control supporters rally at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, March 30.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

From a podium at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis, Democratic Mo. State Rep. Stacey Newman asked a crowd of gun-control supporters to hold up their phones and punch in a new contact, the switchboard for the U.S. Senate.

She told them to call every day, ask for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and demand that they vote in favor of universal background checks for gun sales.

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