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.

State News
6:22 am
Wed October 22, 2014

A Teachable Moment: In Riverview Gardens, Training Ambassadors For Nonviolence

Bernice King speaks with students at Riverview Gardens High School about nonviolence on Sept. 18, 2014

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 10:17 am

This story is the third part of A Teachable Moment, a three-part series that profiles how issues raised by events in Ferguson are being discussed in classrooms across the St. Louis region. 

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State News
7:03 am
Tue October 21, 2014

A Teachable Moment: For Some, Ferguson Is A Matter Of Faith

Chaminade High School Theology Teacher Dan Stout talks with students about protests in Ferguson.

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:07 pm

This story is the second part of A Teachable Moment, a three-part series that profiles how issues raised by events in Ferguson are being discussed in classrooms across the St. Louis region. 

From pulpits to protests, a wide cross section of St. Louis’ religious leaders has been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. And for some teachers at religious schools in St. Louis, talking with students about the protests in Ferguson and Brown’s death is about more than education -- it’s a matter of faith.

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State News
7:06 am
Mon October 20, 2014

A Teachable Moment: ‘Adults, We Have Such A Hard Time Having These Conversations’

Vincent Flewellen leads a lesson on Ferguson during his eighth-grade multicultural studies course at Ladue Middle School.

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:58 am

This story is the first part of A Teachable Moment, a three-part series that profiles how issues raised by events in Ferguson are being discussed in schools and classrooms across the St. Louis region.

Students were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when mass demonstrations erupted in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug 9.

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State News
12:28 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Thousands of Ferguson students return to school Monday

Credit Courtesy Parents for Peace

After a week and a half delay, thousands of students started their school year in Ferguson Missouri Monday. As IPR’s Tim Lloyd tells us, kids, parents and teachers say they’re happy to be back in the classroom. 

A row of teachers welcomed students back to Ferguson Middle School this morning. Donnetta Cleveland’s daughter Dalicia is starting seventh grade.

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State News
6:42 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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State News
5:29 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

With School Canceled, Parents Give Children A Life Lesson

Darrell Bryant Senior and his son, Darrell junior, stand outside the burnt out remains of the QuikTrip on West Florissant Road in Ferguson.
Tim Lloyd | St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 3:12 pm

Updated 6:54 a.m. Tuesday with cancellations in Ferguson-Florissant, Riverview Gardens and Jennings.

Bobby Lee Brown, no relation to Michael Brown, walked along Canfield Drive on Monday morning. The tall man with a full beard has his hand on the back of his son Donovan. Brown’s off of work Monday and planned on taking Donovan to his first day as a fifth grader at Robinwood Elementary School. 

“This morning he didn’t understand why there wasn’t any school,” Brown said. "So I had to sit him down in front of the TV and tell him to look at the news.”

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