Rehman Tungekar http://kbia.org en How are human rights violations investigated? http://kbia.org/post/how-are-human-rights-violations-investigated <p></p><p>Such investigations are the work of groups like Human Rights Watch's emergencies team, commonly shortened to "e-team." On this week's show, we talk to the directors of the documentary E-TEAM, who followed four investigators as they carried out their work. We also talk to one member of the e-team about his work in Syria.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:13:01 +0000 Casey Morell & Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 49873 at http://kbia.org 'E-team' explores the human side of Human Rights Watch http://kbia.org/post/e-team-explores-human-side-human-rights-watch <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:07:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48897 at http://kbia.org 'E-team' explores the human side of Human Rights Watch 'Life After Death' offers a glimpse of present day Rwanda http://kbia.org/post/life-after-death-offers-glimpse-present-day-rwanda <p></p><div>This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It’s estimated that roughly 800,000 Rwandans were killed in that three month period. Kwasa Liste Munson is the son of one of those victims. He’s the subject of the new documentary <em>Life After Death</em>, which premieres this week at the True/False film festival.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:40:01 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 48865 at http://kbia.org 'Life After Death' offers a glimpse of present day Rwanda 'The Green Prince' explores the human relationships behind international espionage http://kbia.org/post/green-prince-explores-human-relationships-behind-international-espionage <p><em>This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them <a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations">here</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264">download the podcast </a>on iTunes.</em></p><p>The film the <a href="http://redboxfilms.co.uk/films/details/249/the-green-prince"><em>Green Prince</em></a> follows the unlikely journey of Mosab Hassan Yousef. Born in the Palestinian territories to a high-ranking Hamas leader, Mosab does the unthinkable: he spies on his own people for Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency.</p><p>Using candid interviews, archival footage, and dramatic reenactments, director Nadav Schirman follows Mosab’s transformation, and his complicated relationship with his Israeli handler, Gonen Ben Itzhak.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48710 at http://kbia.org 'The Green Prince' explores the human relationships behind international espionage A preview of the 2014 True False Film Festival http://kbia.org/post/preview-2014-true-false-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42);">This week, the True False Film Fest is back in Columbia for it’s 11th year. The documentary festival draws thousands of people each year, and brings in most of the year’s best films. The last two Oscar winners for documentary showed at True False the year they won, and four of the five nominees for the Oscar this year were at the festival last year. This year, one of the films is based in Missouri, and made by mid-Missouri natives.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.richhillfilm.com/" style="color: rgb(38, 81, 138); font-weight: bold; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;" title="">Rich Hill</a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42);">&nbsp;documents a year in the life of three teenagers from the town Rich Hill in West Central Missouri. Each has their own struggles, both internal and external, and the film shows us how the place that they live affects their everyday lives. Today on the show we’ll talk about that film, about what it’s like to produce a film in Missouri, and about the festival as a whole.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:04:51 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48675 at http://kbia.org A preview of the 2014 True False Film Festival Columbia firefighter killed while responding to structural collapse http://kbia.org/post/columbia-firefighter-killed-while-responding-structural-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Fire Department Lieutenant Bruce Britt died early Saturday while responding to the collapse of a walkway at the MU-run University Village Apartments. According to a Columbia Fire Department press release, Britt sustained life threatening injuries while assisting citizens and was pronounced dead at University Hospital.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MU Chancellor R. Bowen </span>Loftin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;offered his condolences to Britt's family in a statement Saturday.</span></p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:57:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Miranda Metheny 48574 at http://kbia.org Columbia firefighter killed while responding to structural collapse Farmers worry about sharing 'Big Data'; Fracking debate ignites in rural Illinois county http://kbia.org/post/farmers-worry-about-sharing-big-data-fracking-debate-ignites-rural-illinois-county <p></p><p>Many people struggle to protect their data online, whether it’s what to share on Facebook or how to react to targeted google ads. Farmers are worried about some of the same issues.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to water to fertilizer. That farm data could help drive new levels of productivity. But as Harvest Public Media’s Grant </span>Gerlock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, farmers also have to decide just how much they want to share.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:56:06 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48474 at http://kbia.org Farmers worry about sharing 'Big Data'; Fracking debate ignites in rural Illinois county Sochi in Focus: Media coverage of Russia and the Winter Olympics http://kbia.org/post/sochi-focus-media-coverage-russia-and-winter-olympics <p></p><div>With the Winter Olympics underway, the world’s attention is now focused on the Russian resort city of Sochi.</div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:41:29 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 48470 at http://kbia.org Sochi in Focus: Media coverage of Russia and the Winter Olympics TIFs and downtown development in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/tifs-and-downtown-development-columbia <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting tonight, members of Columbia’s City Council are expected to vote on a resolution offering preliminary support for a downtown </span>TIF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district. The idea, which would fund downtown infrastructure improvements, would freeze sales and property taxes for up to 23 years – money from any additional future revenue increases would then be diverted to a special fund for those improvements.</span></p></div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:39:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48302 at http://kbia.org TIFs and downtown development in Columbia Anti-government protests grip Thailand http://kbia.org/post/anti-government-protests-grip-thailand <p></p><div>Earlier this month protesters took to the streets of Bangkok, blocking polling sites in an apparent move to disrupt the country’s general election.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:40:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48150 at http://kbia.org Anti-government protests grip Thailand MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals http://kbia.org/post/mu-football-player-michael-sam-comes-out-why-missouri-has-shortage-mental-health-professionals <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:04:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47958 at http://kbia.org MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals Anti-homosexuality laws and American evangelicals in Uganda http://kbia.org/post/anti-homosexuality-laws-and-american-evangelicals-uganda <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Dec. 20, Uganda’s parliament passed a bill that imposes harsh punishments for homosexual acts in the country. The bill makes it a crime to promote same-sex relationships and allows some acts to be punishable by life in prison. An earlier version included the death penalty in some instances.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:14:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 47785 at http://kbia.org Anti-homosexuality laws and American evangelicals in Uganda Exploring Columbia's civil rights history http://kbia.org/post/exploring-columbias-civil-rights-history <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:40:11 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47605 at http://kbia.org Exploring Columbia's civil rights history What's behind the street protests in Ukraine? http://kbia.org/post/whats-behind-street-protests-ukraine <div>For over two months, demonstrators have gathered in Kiev’s central Independence Square to voice their frustration with the government. What began as a peaceful rally in support of Ukrainian integration into the EU intensified following a brutal police crackdown.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:30:14 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 47443 at http://kbia.org What's behind the street protests in Ukraine? What could be done to prevent sexual assault on college campuses http://kbia.org/post/what-could-be-done-prevent-sexual-assault-college-campuses <div>The University of Missouri is drawing criticism over its handling of the alleged sexual assault of a former swimmer. The news surfaced in an ESPN report released last week that tells the story of Sasha Menu Courey, a Mizzou swimmer who committed suicide in 2011, more than a year after she was allegedly assaulted by one or more members of the school’s football team.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:56:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47320 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 24, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-24-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/um-president-will-recommend-no-tuition-increase" target="_self">UM System President Tim Wolfe will recommend no tuition increase</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/former-sen-bond-lobby-favor-missouri-expanding-medicaid">Former GOP US Senator Kit Bond hired to lobby for Medicaid expansion</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-want-investigation-possible-propane-price-gouging">Mo. Senators want investigation into possible propane price gouging</a> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:02:05 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47120 at http://kbia.org Virus continues to rip through hog farms; tracking trumpeter swans http://kbia.org/post/virus-continues-rip-through-hog-farms-tracking-trumpeter-swans <p></p><p>This week, we'll track a virus that's spreading through hog farms, and hear a flock of migrating trumpeter swans. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:43:40 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 47131 at http://kbia.org Virus continues to rip through hog farms; tracking trumpeter swans Newscast for Jan. 17, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-jan-17-2014 <p></p><p>News coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address</li><li>Ameren starts cleaning of Columbia superfund site&nbsp; Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:56:06 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46829 at http://kbia.org Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Carol Guzy reflects on her illustrious career http://kbia.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winning-photojournalist-carol-guzy-reflects-her-illustrious-career <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For over two decades photojournalist Carol </span>Guzy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has </span>traveled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the world, capturing breathtaking images of sorrow and joy, destruction and rebirth.</span></div><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:29:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 46778 at http://kbia.org Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Carol Guzy reflects on her illustrious career Newscast for Jan. 15, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-jan-15-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Specialty grocery store opens near downtown Columbia</li><li>Mo. Democrat drops state auditor bid Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:04:05 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46727 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones defends 'right to work' legislation http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-defends-right-work-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his opening address at the start of the legislative session last week, House Speaker Tim Jones highlighted “right to work” legislation as one of his priorities this year.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:19:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46685 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones defends 'right to work' legislation State lawmakers preview 2014 legislative session http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-preview-2014-legislative-session <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:32:55 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46610 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers preview 2014 legislative session Newscast for Jan. 10, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-jan-10-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">News coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li>Mo. Lottery makes 3rd largest education transfer</li><li>Audit criticizes regulatory board vacancies</li><li>Growing concern over Missouri execution drug</li><li>Southern Missouri county asked to remove nativity scene from courthouse lawn Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:33:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46501 at http://kbia.org Veteran journalist talks about the challenges reporting in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/veteran-journalist-talks-about-challenges-reporting-myanmar <div>For more than two decades, Aye Aye Win has provided the world with an inside glimpse into life in Myanmar, filing stories for the Associated Press in the country formerly known as Burma. In that time, she’s covered protests, natural disasters, and the rapid push towards democracy in recent years.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:29 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 46502 at http://kbia.org Veteran journalist talks about the challenges reporting in Myanmar Superintendent Belcher to retire from CPS in June, take job at MU http://kbia.org/post/superintendent-belcher-retire-cps-june-take-job-mu <p>Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher announced his retirement plans in a letter to the Board of Education.</p><p>Belcher will retire effective June 30, 2014 and will take a job as a faculty member in the University of Missouri College of Education. Belcher says that role will allow him “to stay connected with CPS through leadership development.” Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:52:40 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Rehman Tungekar 46375 at http://kbia.org Superintendent Belcher to retire from CPS in June, take job at MU Newscast for Jan. 7, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-jan-7-2014 <p></p><p>News coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday</li><li>Columbia council approves renewable energy mandate bump</li><li>Gov. Nixon, lawmakers differ on priorities&nbsp; Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:49:35 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46343 at http://kbia.org Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday http://kbia.org/post/columbia-streets-cleared-driving-school-session-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> muddle through another frigid day Tuesday, the worst cold snap in nearly two decades is coming to an end — just in time for more snow.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:43:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Associated Press 46341 at http://kbia.org Columbia streets cleared for driving, school in session Wednesday Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system http://kbia.org/post/columbia-considers-overhaul-public-transit-system <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:48:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46290 at http://kbia.org Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system How Manning's sentence could affect other potential whistleblowers [rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/how-mannings-sentence-could-affect-other-potential-whistleblowers-rebroadcast <p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46119 at http://kbia.org How Manning's sentence could affect other potential whistleblowers [rebroadcast] Missouri's Execution drug source raises legal, ethical questions in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/missouris-execution-drug-source-raises-legal-ethical-questions-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri has put two people to death since last November, with another execution scheduled for late January.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel and Véronique LaCapra have been looking into the state's secretive and controversial lethal injection process.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They've discovered the state may be ignoring its own laws in carrying out the death penalty.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:19:51 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46113 at http://kbia.org Missouri's Execution drug source raises legal, ethical questions in Missouri