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.


10:35 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

St. Charles County Councilman Questions Radio Tower Location

Orin Zebest Flickr

St. Charles County is planning to build a 449-foot tall radio tower that’s meant to improve communications between first responders.

But the location of the tower is being seriously questioned by at least one member of the county council.

St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil has a laundry list of reasons why he doesn’t like the radio tower plan and at the top is putting it near popular wineries in Augusta, where he says it will obstruct views and possibly drive away tourists.      

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Mardi Gras
8:35 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Revelers Flock To Annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade

Grand Marshal, Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters, throws out beads during the annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 9, 2013.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Let the good times roll.

Temperatures hovered around freezing this morning during the annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade in St. Louis.

But that didn’t stop thousands of people from making it out the festivities.

Becky Pierce of South St. Louis City said despite the event’s rowdy reputation, there’s something for revelers of all ages.

“This is just awesome," Pierce said.  "You know, a lot of it is family friendly.  If you come away from the Soulard area a lot of it is family oriented." 

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Parks and Recreation
9:13 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Zip-Line Course Coming To Creve Coeur Park?

SteveR Flickr

The St. Louis County Council is considering plans to put a zip-line course in Creve Coeur Park.  

Some residents, however, are concerned about the proposed location of what's being called a treetop adventure course.

Eileen Buescher of Glendale was pretty fired up Tuesday night when she told the council that putting the zip-line in Creve Coeur Park was a really bad idea.

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3:34 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Blunt, McCaskill Call For Meeting On Levee Gap In Bootheel

Mo. Sen. Roy Blunt (at left) and Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Blunt – Flickr/Gage Skidmore , McCaskill – Flickr/SenatorMcCaskill

Missouri’s two U.S. Senators are calling for a stakeholder meeting to discuss how to close a 1,500 foot gap in a Mississippi River levee located in the southeastern part of the state.   

In a joint statement released today, Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt say a host of government agencies have failed to make adequate progress closing the gap.

Construction on the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway project stalled out in 2007 because of technical problems related to its Environmental Impact Statement.

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1:17 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional

(via Flickr/hlkljgk)

This week lawmakers in Jefferson City are taking another crack at requiring Missouri voters to show a photo ID when they go to the polls.

Opponents of the bills, however, plan to tell legislators the new standards would be unnecessary and unfair.

Denise Lieberman is an attorney for the voting-rights group the Advancement Project.

This week she’s testifying before both the House and Senate committees considering voter ID requirements and says the proposals are flat-out unconstitutional.

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Youth Violence
3:27 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Officials, Law Enforcement Look For Collaborative Approach To Preventing Youth Violence

(Flickr Creative Commons User essygie)

On Saturday morning 60 young people from across the region met with public officials and law enforcement representatives to discuss ways to curb youth violence.  

The event was put together by the St. Louis Regional Youth Violence Prevention Task Force, a collaborative effort between more than 100 youth advocate and program providers in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, East St. Louis and University City. 

Thomas Michael, an 18-year-old student at St. Louis Community College, attended the meeting.

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Arch Redevelopment
8:55 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Park Service Seeks Public Input On Arch Plan

The St. Louis Arch.

On Tuesday night The National Park Service gave the public a chance to comment on its report that considers the potential impacts of renovating the St. Louis Arch grounds. 

The comment period runs through March 1 and the complete report and comment form can be found here

In order to assess how, or if,  improvements will impact the surrounding area, the park service considered three scenarios.  The park service found that none of scenarios would be detrimental to the surrounding area.

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12:39 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Durbin Previews Bipartisan Immigration Plan

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
(Official Portrait/via Wikimedia Commons)

On Sunday morning Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) seemed to ooze optimism when talking about a working group focused on immigration reform.  

As a guest on Fox News Sunday, Durbin gave a sneak peak of the bipartisan plan.

“We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with,” Durbin said. 

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Stan Musial
4:14 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

A Final Goodbye To Stan The Man

The hearse carrying Stan Musial passes in front of his statue in front of Busch Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Legendary St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial was remembered for both his Hall of Fame career and deep connection to the city during a funeral mass on Saturday.

An at times emotional Bob Costas said Stan the Man was a brilliant baseball player, to be sure.  But, Costas said, that’s only part of his legacy.

“Our greatest ballplayer, sure, but also our friend, our neighbor, and that is why the bond between this player and this city is unique and lasting,” Costas Said. 

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tenn. said Musial was a rare mix of skill and humility.

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Arts & Culture
4:13 am
Fri January 25, 2013

New Exhibit Examines The Work of Georges Braque

Georges Braque in his studio in 1931.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection

Let’s do a little word association.

Pablo Picasso, what comes to mind?

Maybe brilliant artist, prolific painter, giant of the twentieth century.

OK, one more.

George Braque….drawing a blank?

If so, you’re not alone.  But during the first part of the twentieth century Braque and Picasso were the Lennon and McCartney of modern art.

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