Camille Phillips

Camille Phillips is online producer for St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Camille began her career in public radio as a student reporter for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Mo., where she produced feature stories and the weekly radio show Global Journalist. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, Camille was an intern for Harvest Public Media. Her work has 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.

Politics
7:50 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Ronnie White Confirmed To Federal Bench 17 Years Later

Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronnie White was confirmed to the federal bench of Eastern Missouri on July 16, 2014.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 10:03 pm

Updated Thursday, July 17 to include a statement from Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).

Seventeen years after his first nomination, former Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ronnie White has been approved for a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Missouri.

The U.S. Senate voted 53-44 to confirm his appointment Wednesday.

It was a long journey that began in 1997 when President Bill Clinton nominated White for a seat on the Eastern District Court of Missouri. At the time he was the first African-American judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Weather
8:42 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding

'With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.'
Credit Camille Phillips / St. Louis Public Radio

Flooding on the Mississippi River continues to make its way south from Iowa, putting towns from Quincy to Grafton on alert.

With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.

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Politics
1:20 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Senator McCaskill On Dr. Oz, Weight-Loss Scams And Obesity In America

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 4:32 pm

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., received a lot of attention last week for her pointed questioning of TV celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz during a hearing on weight-loss scams. She spoke with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh today about that hearing, and her concerns about obesity in America.

“I think it is irresponsible for a doctor of medicine who understands science-based research to tout anything as a miracle pill for weight loss,” said McCaskill, explaining that she thought Dr. Oz “sometimes blurs the line between entertainer and doctor.”

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Arts and Culture
8:26 am
Mon June 23, 2014

St. Louis Gesher Music Festival opens with cellist Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz
Credit Steph Mackinnon

The 2014 Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists opens this week in St. Louis. This year the festival opening gala features cellist Matt Haimovitz, who is known for pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between classical and popular music.

“I have a range of passions musically, and I tend to just follow my heart,” said Haimovitz when asked about his sometimes unusual musical choices.  He’s been known to take his cello to a bar and play the music of Jimi Hendrix.

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Faith/Religion
8:17 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World

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

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 4:23 pm

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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