Rehman Tungekar

Producer

Rehman Tungekar joined KBIA in September 2011. Previously, he has worked with WNYC’s Radiolab, Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo.org and WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight. A Chicago native, he started out his professional career in science, but soon traded in a microscope for a microphone and hasn’t looked back since. Rehman is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where he focused on radio.

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AM Newscast
9:23 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Newscast for January 2, 2014

Regional news coverage from the KBAI newsroom, including:

    •  Lawmakers mull changes to governor's budget power

    • Nixon pushes for Medicaid expansion in 2014
    • Habitat for Humanity promotes energy-efficient home in Columbia
    Global Journalist
    6:00 pm
    Thu December 26, 2013

    Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast]

    Credit Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo

    After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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    PM Newscasts
    5:42 pm
    Thu December 26, 2013

    Newscast for December 26, 2013

    News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

    • Matthes says he won't reinstate former police officer Rob Sanders
    • It's Back! Flu Spreads (Again) In St. Louis
    • Mo. Department of Conservation adds about 200 acres to wildlife area 
    Under the Microscope
    5:00 pm
    Thu December 26, 2013

    How accurate are shows such as 'CSI'?

    Credit Null Value / Flickr

    There’s a certain allure to crime scene forensics. What else could explain the immense popularity of the CSI television franchise.

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    Politics
    3:38 pm
    Thu December 26, 2013

    Matthes says he won't reinstate former police officer Rob Sanders

    Credit 7mary3 / FLICKR

    Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes announced he will not reinstate former officer Rob Sanders to the Columbia Police Department.

    Sanders was fired in 2011 for use of excessive force on an inmate. Surveillance video released by the police department shows Sanders shoving the inmate into a wall in a holding cell. 

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    AM Newscasts
    8:46 am
    Thu December 26, 2013

    Newscast for December 26, 2013

    News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

    • Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease
    • Nixon Makes Christmas Eve 'Gift' By Releasing $40 Million For Spending
    • Farmers prepare for another year without a farm bill
    PM Newscasts
    5:25 pm
    Tue December 24, 2013

    Newscast for December 24, 2013

    News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

    • Mo. School for the Deaf superintendent leaving
    • Nixon Releases $40 Million For Spending
    • Firms agree to $1.4 million settlement 
    PM Newscasts
    6:40 pm
    Fri December 20, 2013

    Newscast for Dec. 20, 2013

    Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

    • Federal health insurance enrollment deadline nears
    • Drought map in Missouri looks better this year
    • Police find no wrongdoing in Mo. cyclist's death
    • Company to bring 600 jobs to KCI maintenance base
    Global Journalist
    6:00 pm
    Thu December 19, 2013

    'Mensalao' scandal renews focus on corruption in Brazil

    A man dressed in a convict costume, holds a handful of paper money during an anti-corruption march in Brasilia, Brazil.
    Credit Eraldo Peres / Associated Press

    November 15 is a big day for Brazil. It’s celebrated as the Proclamation of the Republic, when Brazilian army officers overthrew Emperor Dom Pedro and the monarchy came to an end. So it seems fitting that on Nov. 15 this year, on Brazil’s independence day, the country’s biggest corruption case came to an end.

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    Under the Microscope
    5:00 pm
    Thu December 19, 2013

    With deadline looming, patients sign up for insurance through HealthCare.gov

    Aaron Swaney helps Jeannie Wyble with her application for insurance through the online health marketplace at Family Health Center on Dec. 5, 2013. Wyble's application was stuck in "in progress" limbo for weeks.
    Credit Harum Helmy / KBIA

    Consumers who want to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have until Monday to enroll in a plan that would start on Jan. 1. But HealthCare.gov still has kinks that frustrate many consumers and navigators. KBIA’s Harum Helmy followed one Columbia resident’s journey with the website. 

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    Intersection
    5:48 pm
    Mon December 16, 2013

    How to manage growth in Columbia's public schools

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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    Under the Microscope
    4:19 pm
    Fri December 13, 2013

    Columbia schools use new technology; photojournalist documents climate change

    German diver and marine biologist, Rupert Krapp, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, pumps his fists in victory after surfacing with plankton samples from under the ice at 82 degrees North, 500 miles from the North Pole.
    Credit Randall Hyman

    This week, we’ll hear from a Missouri-based photojournalist about his experience documenting climate change in the Norwegian Arctic, and learn how new technology is being used in Columbia's public schools.

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    Global Journalist
    5:33 pm
    Thu December 12, 2013

    How reporters are working to revive investigative journalism

    Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity spoke to Global Journalist about the pressures facing investigative reports.
    Credit Axel Heimken / Associated Press

    For decades, investigative journalists have worked tirelessly to unearth stories on government wrongdoing, corporate malfeasance, and other issues that provide a better understanding of the world around us, and hopefully, spark change. 

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    Intersection
    6:04 pm
    Mon December 9, 2013

    Lawmakers approve bid to attract Boeing to Missouri

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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    Global Journalist
    6:39 pm
    Thu December 5, 2013

    Why is China investing in Latin America?

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Chinese businessman Wang Jing hold up a concession agreement for the construction of a multibillion-dollar canal in Nicaragua.
    Credit Esteban Felix / Associated Press

    China has dramatically increased its economic influence in Latin America. The United States is still the region’s largest investor, but China is now in second place and gaining a larger market share. In 2009, for example, China loaned a Brazilian oil company $10 billion and built a cellphone factory in Venezuela. The next year, China signed a $10 billion deal for the construction of railroads in Argentina. And in March, Ecuador agreed to auction off one-third of the country's Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies.
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    Under the Microscope
    4:46 pm
    Thu December 5, 2013

    Microbes used for the good of Ag; wetland keeps Hinkson Creek clean

    Researchers at chemical company BASF are working to harness bacteria and microbes for beneficial purposes.
    Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

    This week, we'll hear how scientists are using microbes to increase crop yields, and learn about a new wetland in Columbia.

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    AM Newscast
    9:11 am
    Fri November 29, 2013

    Newscast for November 29, 2013

    News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

    • Missouri lawmaker wants to ban retailers from opening on Thanksgiving
    • Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes in Pettis County
    • USDA awards more than $300K for Mo. projects
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    Global Journalist
    6:00 pm
    Thu November 28, 2013

    Editorial cartoonists resist censorship [rebroadcast]

    Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat works in his office in Damascus. Syrian security forces attacked Ferzat in Damascus and left him bleeding along the side of a road, according to human rights activists.
    Credit Muzaffar Salman / Associated Press

    This week, we'll revisit two of our favorite interviews from the past year.

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    Intersection
    11:15 am
    Tue November 26, 2013

    How the Thanksgiving menu evolved

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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    Global Journalist
    6:00 pm
    Thu November 21, 2013

    Despite copper wealth, Zambia still remains one of the world's poorest nations

    Zambian workers construct a new $300 million copper smelter in Chingola, Zambia, in this Dec. 13, 2006 file photo.
    Credit Joseph Schatz / Associated Press

    Zambia is one of the world’s richest nations, as long as you measure wealth by natural resources. 
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    Intersection
    5:49 pm
    Mon November 18, 2013

    Why veterans have a hard time returning to civilian life

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.  

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    Global Journalist
    5:46 pm
    Thu November 14, 2013

    Why Pinochet’s legacy still matters in Chile’s elections

    Presidential candidates Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei take part in a presidential debate Santiago, Chile.
    Credit David Von Blohn / Associated Press

    Chile’s presidential election takes place on Sunday. The two leading candidates are both daughters of generals who were once friends in the Chilean Air Force. But the similarities end there. 

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    Intersection
    6:46 pm
    Mon November 11, 2013

    Why was Ryan Ferguson's conviction vacated?

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.  

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    Science, Health and Technology
    6:03 pm
    Fri November 1, 2013

    Pork checkoff funds research, can't please all producers (rebroadcast)

    John Mabry, an animal science professor at Iowa State University, has a grant from the National Pork Board to study nutrition in Berkshire hogs.
    Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

    On this week's show, we'll hear about a program that funds pork research, and hear about the opening of a new Ronald McDonald house.

    Every time a hog is sold, farmers contribute to the National Pork Check-off. The program each year raises tens of millions of dollars that goes to the National Pork Board, which is charged with improving the $20 billion dollar industry. Some of that money funds scientific research. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports, though all producers contribute, they aren't all satisfied with the research.

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    Global Journalist
    11:33 am
    Fri November 1, 2013

    European leaders divided over migration issue

    In this photo provided by the Italian Coastguard, a boat reportedly carrying 760 migrants is escorted to the Lampedusa harbor, Italy, Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
    Credit Guardia Costiera / Associated Press

    Hundreds of desperate refugees from North Africa drowned this month after their overcrowded boats sank in the Mediterranean. This past weekend there was another close call. More than 700 migrants traveling in five boats were rescued off the coast of Sicily by the Italian navy and coastguard. The European Union’s border agency says about 30,000 migrants have arrived in Italy from Africa during the first nine months of this year. That’s three times higher than the migration for all 12 months of 2012.

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    Intersection
    6:43 pm
    Mon October 28, 2013

    How luxury student housing divides students

    Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.  


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    Global Journalist
    9:01 pm
    Thu October 24, 2013

    How the US debt-ceiling crisis affected America's foreign standing

    At dawn, the sun breaks through dark clouds over Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013.
    Credit J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

    Foreign countries were generally puzzled by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown and its flirtation with the debt ceiling. With the debt authorization deadline fast approaching, the newspaper Le Monde’s front-page story had this headline, referring to France’s favorite founding father: “Jefferson, wake up, they’ve gone crazy.” 

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    Under the Microscope
    5:45 pm
    Thu October 24, 2013

    Rural residents divided over wind energy lines

    In O’Brien County, Iowa, Jay Hofland has agreed to sell part of his land to an energy company for a conver station that would mark the beginning of a high voltage transmission traversing the state.
    Credit Durrie Bouscaren for Harvest Public Media

    On this week's show, we'll hear about efforts to construct wind turbines across the Midwest, and learn why Columbia's "Big Tree" is getting some much needed TLC.

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    Intersection
    4:42 pm
    Tue October 22, 2013

    Preventing sexual assault

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    Global Journalist
    7:01 pm
    Thu October 17, 2013

    World leaders 'cautiously optimistic' after Iranian nuclear talks

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves to participants at a ceremony marking the beginning of Tehran University's academic year, in Tehran, Iran.
    Credit Ebrahim Seyyedi / Associated Press

    This week, Iranian negotiators proposed a set of confidence-building measures aimed at ending the decade-long deadlock over the country’s nuclear program. The measures were revealed at a two-day meeting in Geneva with the five permanent Security Council members and Germany, a group known collectively as the P5+1.

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