Lukas Udstuen

Student Newscaster

Although Lukas is a Minnesota native, his passion for journalism drew him southward to the University of Missouri. He joined KBIA news in 2012, and works as a news anchor and reporter.

Lukas has also interned for Minnesota Public Radio News where he worked as a local producer with All Things Considered.In the Spring of 2012, Lukas interned for various organizations in Buenos Aires, including el Foro de Periodismo Argentino. There, he worked with other journalists to create a report examining the climate of journalism in Argentina. The report received press coverage throughout Argentina as well as in Spain.

Lukas loves traveling and learning languages. He is an avid Spanish speaker and a frequent coffee drinker.

 

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AM Newscasts
8:59 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Newscast for March 14, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate, House Committees Defeat Medicaid Expansion Plans
  • Columbia PD to conduct sobriety checkpoints around St. Patrick's Day
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AM Newscasts
9:47 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Newscast for March 12, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Public High Schools to start later next year
  • Flooded roads reopen in Boone County
  • Sales tax initiative could help struggling 911 service
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am newscasts
9:25 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Newscast for March 11, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Trail of Tears portion marked to commemorate the past
  • McCaskill Crafting Legislation To Allow Electronics On Flights
  • Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many
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AM Newscasts
8:38 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Newscast for March 7, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation
  • MU Honors College graduation change draws petition
  • MU forestry students take maple syrup to market
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AM Newscasts
9:03 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Newscast for March 6, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Ireland's former president brings message to Missouri, urging fight against climate injustice
  • Mo. Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws
  • Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts
  • Mo. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in January
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AM Newscasts
9:24 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Newscast for March 5, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Lawsuit Filed Over Digital Copying Of Conceal Carry Application
  • Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill
  • MU grad school Dean resigns for ASU job
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AM Newscasts
9:30 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Newscast for March 4, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • McCaskill: Why Congress should see a reduction in pay in the event of sequestration
  • True False: The sights and sounds
  • Mo. Senate panel to consider expanded gun rights
  • Hearing set for suspect in VA hospital killing
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AM Newscasts
9:21 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Newscast for February 28, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage
  • Obama visits Springfield with Let’s Move! campaign tour
  • "Paycheck Protection" Bill Remains Stalled In Mo. Senate
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Science, Health and Technology
1:33 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

"Computer Chess" to show at 2013 True/False Film Festival

Computer Chess LLC

Andrew Bujalski is a longtime filmmaker. This year, the True False Film Festival includes Bujalski’s latest film – Computer Chess. It’s a fictional movie set 30 years ago. It focuses on Chess Software Programmers competing in a weeknd tournament.

Bujalski is best known for creating the “mumblecore” genre with his 2002 film “Funny Ha Ha.”

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AM Newscasts
9:49 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Newscast for February 27, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia
  • Missouri Republicans Outline 'Commonsense Conservative' Medicaid Alternative
  • Mo. panel OKs transportation sales tax increase
AM Newscasts
9:36 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Newscast for February 26, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia
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Weather
6:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia

Aimee Appel stands on College Avenue.
Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

Follow this blog for regular updates on Columbia's second storm in two days.

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AM Newscasts
9:34 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Newscast for February 25, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • More snow headed to Missouri
  • Mo. House panel to consider Medicaid expansion
  • Mo. bill seeks taxes from out-of-state retailers
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AM Newscasts
10:01 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Newscast for February 22, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Snow removal continues on Columbia roads
  • Missouri student success on Advanced Placement tests doubles
  • LSU-Missouri game postponed by snow
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Weather
9:46 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Snow removal continues on Columbia roads

Traffic backs up on Broadway as people try to leave downtown Columbia Thursday afternoon.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Columbia Snow plows have been out overnight working to clear the roads for drivers. Columbia Public Works spokesperson Steve Sapp said as of Friday morning, all first and second priority routes have one lane that is plowed and passable.

“Passable does not mean that it’s clear down to pavement," Sapp said. "Passable means that it has been plowed, and at least one lane has had the top layer of snow taken off of it.”

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AM Newscasts
10:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Newscast for February 21, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Winter storm hits mid-Missouri
  • Columbia PD reports decrease in crime since 2011
  • Plaza Explosion Timeline Raises Questions
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AM Newscasts
10:19 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Newscast for February 20, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Rock Bridge dedicates new auxiliary gym, welcomes needed facilities
  • MU prepares for vote on non-tenure track faculty representation
  • Blunt addresses sequestration during MU science visit
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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Newscast for February 19, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • MU softens decision to move nuke engineering team
  • Study finds obesity coverage mostly negative in black newspapers
  • Boone hospital to build new cancer center
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AM Newscasts
9:12 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Newscast for February 18, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia airport says Frontier flights end in May
  • Study shows gun homicides up after repealed permit law
  • MU disaster center to boost mental health training
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AM Newscasts
9:34 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Newscast for February 14, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport
  • Kirksville Public Schools install panic buttons after Newtown shooting
  • State offers college financial aid workshops
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Business
5:28 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Rural Mo. town now a 'ghost of a past settlement'

Jim Rives' former school house in Goss, Mo. was converted into a home years ago.
Credit Lukas Udstuen / KBIA

Listen to the story about a town with zero residents.

Goss stands as one of the smallest towns in Missouri. While driving by, you might miss it if it weren’t for a few green road signs marking the town’s location along Route 24 in Monroe County.  If you stopped in Goss to ask for directions – you’re most likely out of luck because, well, nobody lives here. At least that’s what the 2010 U.S. Census reported.

The census shows the nation’s population is in flux. While some towns grow rapidly, others – like Goss – continue to dwindle.

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AM Newscasts
9:13 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Newscast for February 13, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing
  • System president discusses first year in office
  • Mo. House to mull photo ID requirement for voting
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AM Newscasts
10:18 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Newscast for February 12, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia’s Catholic leaders admire Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation decision
  • Mo. senators cite credit concerns about Medicaid
  • Columbia native helps Kansas City Chorale earn two Grammy Awards
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AM Newscasts
10:28 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Newscast for February 11, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. House to take up voter photo ID requirement
  • Officials seek upgrades at mental health facility
  • MU biofuel researcher wins Innovation Award
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AM Newscasts
9:52 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Newscast for February 7, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Panel reiterates arguments against MU’s potential hire of former Army psychologist
  • Recipients of proposed Ashland tax increase unclear
  • Mo. House Republicans propose smoking policy
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AM Newscasts
9:49 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Newscast for February 6, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Will Missouri Adopt A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
  • Mo. House panel to take up 'right to work' bill
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AM Newscasts
9:25 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Newscast for February 5, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Ex-Army leader facing MU protests heads to campus
  • Nixon And Mo. Senate Leaders Agree On At Least One Thing: No State $ For A New Rams Stadium
  • Columbia City Council examines traffic congestion
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AM Newscasts
9:11 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Newscast for February 4, 2013

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional
  • Mo. panel to release higher education funding proposal
  • Orlando to end Branson Christmas shows
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AM Newscasts
10:04 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Newscast for January 31, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid
  • Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure
  • Joplin storm survivors receive keys to new home
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Crime
8:45 am
Wed January 30, 2013

MU Police identifies person responsible for homicide of Jeong H. Im

Chancellor Brady Deaton and MU Police Spokesperson Brian Weimer listen to the press conference Jan. 30, 2012.
Alexandra Olgin KBIA

MU Police Chief Jack Watring announced Wednesday morning his department has identified Timothy Aaron Hoag as responsible for the 2005 homicide of Jeong H. Im, a retired faculty member at MU.

Hoag committed suicide on Aug. 9, 2012 in Columbia, and investigators matched DNA taken from the crime scene to Hoag.

The investigation remains open. While the MU Police Department said the evidence and statements gathered don't indicate anyone else was involved with the 2005 homicide, the department invites anyone with more information to come forward, according to an MUPD statement.

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