Tim Lloyd

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.

Ferguson
9:17 am
Mon August 25, 2014

After Delay, Ferguson-Florissant Schools Open With Enthusiasm

Volunteers for Parents for Peace welcome back students at Ferguson Middle School.

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 10:21 pm

 Updated on Monday, Aug. 25.

After a being delayed for more than a week, about 11,000 students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District started their school year today.  

As kids filed into Ferguson Middle School – which is located about two miles from where protesters violently clashed with police – a stream of students, parents and teachers said they were happy to be back in the classroom. 

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Education
7:43 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Missouri’s High School Equivalency Exam Gets A Reboot

(via Flickr/Remko van Dokkum)

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 12:17 pm

The path to a high school equivalency certificate in Missouri is about to be rewired.

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Government
8:03 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Missouri Lawmakers Look At Deal To Land Boeing

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session in an attempt to win a contract from Boeing to build the 777X passenger jet.

Missouri's regular session for 2014 begins in just over a month, but in a press release Nixon says holding a special session is necessary because Boeing's deadline for proposals is Dec. 10.

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 7:30 am

 The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.

On Saturday the state party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.

Even though Democrats have fared well as of late in state-wide elections, Republicans hold supermajorities in both the state House and Senate.

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Agriculture
9:30 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Midwestern Farmland Values Continue To Rise

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Even though farm income only saw a slight increase between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013, there continued to be a rapid rise in the value of farmland, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which surveyed agricultural banks in parts of seven Midwestern states, including Missouri and Illinois. 

Kevin Kliesen, business economist and research officer with the Fed in St. Louis, says there’s anecdotal reports that some of the money is coming from big, institutional, including foreign, investors.

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NPR Story
9:28 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Mo. State Rep. Going To Court To Opt Out Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Coverage

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:14 pm

 A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Missouri state representative is aimed at changing a mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that he says violates his religious rights.

Paul Wieland, a Republican House member from Imperial, says he and his wife are no longer able to opt out of coverage for “abortion-inducing drugs” under a group health care plan provided for legislators.

He says that option has been removed because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Agriculture
8:08 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Vilsack: Immigration Reform Critical For Midwest

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest's role as a global leader in agriculture. That's the message from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Vilsack told St. Louis Public Radio Monday that moving forward with the immigration reform plan recently passed by the U.S. Senate is key to retaining international talent that comes to this country to study in the plant sciences.

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Business & Tech
9:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Barge Shipping Concerns Ease On Mississippi River

Mississippi River.
The Confluence Flickr

Barge shippers can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.  

The lingering drought gripping much of the nation had threatened to reduce water levels on the Mississippi River to the point that shipping would be effectively shut down. 

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Agriculture
9:23 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Missouri Farm Bureau Seeks Action On Farm Bill

Farm land.
The Land Report

Missouri Farm Bureau delegates are gathering at the Lake of the Ozarks this week to set a lobbying agenda for the coming year. Farmers are hoping the looming fiscal cliff will push congress to pass a five-year farm bill.

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Government
9:59 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Libertarian VP Candidate Hopes For Five Percent

Judge James "Jim" Gray, Libertarian VP nominee.
wikimedia commons

In Missouri the Libertarian Party has a full slate of candidates for statewide office. 

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Government
6:13 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken

Claire McCaskill.

The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic.

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Politics
3:50 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 10:52 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Yesterday was a day for people in some states to vote in primary elections. Kansas Republicans unseated some of their own lawmakers who were seen as too willing to cooperate with Democrats, and we'll have more on that in a moment.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

We'll also report on a primary vote that affects this fall's contest to control the Senate. Democrats hold an advantage in the Senate now. Republicans have many opportunities to gain seats or even win control.

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