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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BLANCHETTE BRIDGE
3:08 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

MoDOT Implodes A Section Of The Blanchette Bridge

Crews blast off part of the Blanchette Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer for St. Charles County, Tom Evers, stood in a parking lot overlooking the Blanchette Bridge on Sunday morning.

For a guy who builds stuff for a living, he was pretty excited to help blow something up.  

“It is very cool to blow things up, I must admit,” Evers said, laughing.  “I’m excited about putting it back to together, but this is definitely a cool event.”

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Scouting For Food
7:21 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Scouts’ Food Drive Collects Two Million Food Items

Cub Scout Timmy Gibson helps collect food at a fire station in University City on Nov. 17, 2012.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Boy Scouts across the region hauled in two million food items during their 28th annual food drive, Scouting for Food, today.

About 30,000 scouts in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois stretched out across the region today to pick up donations left in one million bags that were distributed last week.  Forty-two fire stations in St. Louis City and County served as collection sites for food that will be sent directly to the St. Louis Area Food Bank to be distributed to 500 food pantries.

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Foreclosure Mediation
11:04 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Judge Rules St. Louis County Can Move Forward With Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance

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Late Wednesday afternoon Associate Circuit Judge Brenda Stith Loftin ruled that St. Louis County does have the authority to enforce a new ordinance that requires banks offer mediation to homeowners on the edge of foreclosure.

St. Louis County Counselor Pat Reddington said their central argument before the court was that they were not trying to regulate banks.

“We’re trying to protect our residents,' Reddington said.  "We argued, and the court found, that was in the kind of police power the county has.”  

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Branding St. Louis
9:54 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Rally St. Louis Wants Your Ideas

Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Aaron Perlut was fed up with negative stories about St. Louis.

So, he wrote an article for Forbes last year with the headline St. Louis Doesn’t Suck.

Then, bang, social media explosion, loads of people start tweeting about what makes the city cool.

Now he wants to focus some of that hometown pride.

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Education
9:46 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Report: Number Of Postsecondary Degrees On The Rise, More Work To Do

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Overall things are going in the right direction, but there’s a lot of work left to do. 

That’s the big takeaway from a new report issued by St. Louis Graduates, a coalition of local stakeholders with the goal of increasing access to education opportunities after high school.

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Metro Transit
1:26 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Metro To Upgrade Bus Stops To Better Accommodate People With Disabilities

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Metro Transit is starting a major project in St. Louis on Monday to make 124 bus stops more accessible for people with disabilities.

The work isn’t expected to impact riders, and Metro says bus drivers will look for people waiting on both sides of the street while the upgrades are completed.

Metro Spokeswoman, Dianne Williams, says work will begin on 12 stops this week and include a number of improvements.

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Veterans Day
4:13 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Officials Honor Veterans, Unveil Purple Heart Stamp

The American Legion Service Women's Post Funeral Guard set the table of Dignity and Honor, which memorializes soldiers who were captured or remain missing in action.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Members of the military and city officials gathered on the steps of Soldiers’ Memorial to honor veterans this morning.  

At the ceremony before the 29th annual St. Louis Veterans Day Parade, Rear Admiral William Brown praised the region for its support of veterans.

“For over 74-years Soldiers’ Memorial has served as a strong symbol of St. Louis’s incredible respect for veterans,” Brown said.  “I thank all of those who have operated and preserved this memorial and who continue to serve and care for the memorial today.”   

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Small Theaters
6:06 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Small Movie Houses Face Digital Change

Bobby Sinnett readies hundreds of feet of film in the projection room of the Senate Theater in Elsberry, Mo.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Tim Lloyd explores the digital challenges facing some small theaters.

"If it wasn't here, we wouldn't have anywhere to go."

About a dozen people mill around the small lobby of the Senate Theater in Elsberry, Mo., a little town about an hour north of St. Louis.

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Police
9:38 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Police Commissioners Get Community Feedback

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The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners began fielding comments from community members tonight about what qualifications they should look for in the next Chief of Police.

Some residents said he should have a master’s degree.

Other’s added that he needed the kind of street smarts it takes to effectively tackle crime.

And Janet Jones said that all sounds good, but with one addendum.

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Developing
1:21 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Plummer Concedes To Enyart In Illinois 12th District

Credit (Provided by Plummer for Congress)

A Republican lumber company executive is conceding defeat in a southern Illinois congressional race.

Jason Plummer made Wednesday's announcement a day after voters in the 12th Congressional District elected Democrat Bill Enyart, a Belleville lawyer who has headed the Illinois National Guard. The Green Party's Paula Bradshaw finished third.

Plummer says in a one-paragraph statement e-mailed to The Associated Press that he thanks the thousands of supporters, volunteers and friends who backed his campaign.

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