Austin Federa

Content Director

Austin Federa is a graduate of Lawrence University and holds a degree in Political Science, and Environmental Studies. He comes to KBIA from Boston, following work with NPR's On Point, You're The Expert, and the American Repertory Theater. He is an experienced show producer, audio engineer, and digital media strategist. 


Intersection Live
5:13 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Intersection Live: How to talk to your Doc

Join KBIA for a public taping of Intersection, July 24th at 7pm in the Mizzou student center.


Have you ever left a doctor’s office with more questions than answers? Don’t let that happen again. 

Join us Thursday, July 24th for an evening of conversation with health literacy experts Dr. Steve Pu and Dr. Ingrid Taylor of Health Literacy Missouri. Come take part in a live taping of KBIA’s local talk show Intersection, hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

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Sponsored Programming
12:15 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Missouri Medical Focus, May 27, 2014

Jeff Hoelscher speaks with Rick Baker, a flight paramedic with University Hospital’s Staff for Life Helicopter Service, discusses medical relief work and his upcoming mission to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

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Arts and Culture
7:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The many Tweets of Chancellor Loftin

"It's #DenimDay2014 and also #EarthMonth so I am wearing my #Denim pin and a #Bowtie with lots of #Green"
Credit @Bowtiger

Last week Chancellor Loftin joined us on Intersection for a big-think conversation on his vision for MU, a fiscal path forwards, and steps the University is taking to keep students safe. His professional qualifications were readily known when he arrived on campus, but what much of MU was not expecting was a quirky and engaging Twitter aficionado. As the semester winds to a close, KBIA's Andrew Gibson compiled some of the Chancellor's finest Twitter moments. 

4:25 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, three months in

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Intersection

R Bowen Loftin took over as the Chancellor of the University of Missouri three months ago now, taking the reins from Brady Deaton, who had served as Chancellor for a decade. Now that Dr. Loftin has had time to settle in Columbia, today on Intersection we’ll talk about what he’s learned about MU since he’s been here, and what his plans are for the University’s future.

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8:19 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The future of downtown development, and Repeal 6214

Intersection with Ward 6 City Councilmember Barbara Hoppe and Tracy Greever-Rice, a former council candidate and community advocate, who helped gather signatures on Repeal 6214.

Columbia’s city clerk has until Tuesday evening to decide whether the petition known as Repeal 6214 has enough signatures and is valid - and whether the city can continue with its plans, approved last March, with the developer the Opus Group. If you’ve been following this story, you know that this is about another student housing complex planned for downtown Columbia. Those in favor of the plan - including the mayor and a majority of city council members - say increasing the housing opportunities and investment downtown is a good thing.

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11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KBIA honored with three regional Edward R. Murrow awards

Papoulias and Nicks close the minnow cages with the help of environmental toxicologist Don Tillitt. The biologists will check in on these minnows every other day until the end of July.

On April 22nd the Radio Television Digital News Association announced the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional awards. The RTDNA's announcement says "the awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world."

"RTDNA is proud to be able to honor the best of local broadcast and digital journalism with these prestigious awards while honoring the legacy of Edward R. Murrow." RTDNA Chairman Chris Carl  

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8:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The world according to Peter Stiepleman, and his vision for Columbia schools

CPS superintendent Stiepleman on Intersection

It’s a new era for Columbia Public Schools...

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Views of the News
8:18 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Keeping reporters safe on the job

Journalists often find themselves at risk while on the job — covering wars, hurricanes, fires… when is going into harm’s way an act of bravery? When should a reporter retreat for their own safety? Also the coverage of secret social media networks in Cuba, the ouster of Mozila CTO Brendan Eich and using regional broadcasters during the Final Four. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry: Views of the News.

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11:17 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Green-Beckham dismissed from Mizzou football team

Since the day Dorial Green-Beckham committed to play for Missouri’s football team on Feb. 1, 2012 MU students have chanted “DGB! DGB! DGB!”

Those chants will not be heard at Faurot Field anymore.

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11:02 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Local elections in focus

Ginny Chadwick has officially won the 1st ward election. She was all smiles upon hearing the news.

On April 8th KBIA's news team was with local election candidates, capturing triumph, defeat, and a proposal. 

10:12 am
Tue April 8, 2014

2014 Municipal Election Live Coverage

Join us for KBIA's live election coverage. Check back for the latest as Mid-Mo heads to the polls. 

9:01pm With 7/7 precincts reporting  it looks to be Ginny Chadwick  Ward 1 for Columbia City Council

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