Rehman Tungekar

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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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Global Journalist
6:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Reports highlight 'silencing crime': sexual violence against journalists

Chaotic scenes can often be the settings for sexual abuse of journalists. CBS correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted at this political demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Khalil Hamra AP Images

Advocacy groups call it the silencing crime:  sexual violence against journalists. 

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Under the Microscope
2:16 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Mid-Missouri hospitals work to provide psychiatric care

Emer­gency room nurse Chuck John­son enters pa­tient in­form­a­tion in­to a com­puter while eat­ing lunch in a nurses sta­tion at Callaway Com­munity Hos­pit­al.
Angela Case Project 573

The mental health care system is faced with diminishing resources, making it harder for people with psychiatric illnesses to find help. From police officers to school counselors, people outside of the system are working to fill the gaps. Project 573’s Angela Case explains how community hospitals are dealing with the problem, and takes you inside two units that provide this much-needed care.

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PM Newscasts
6:46 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Newscast for May 15, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Intersection
5:18 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

The future of downtown Columbia

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Off the Clock
1:41 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Mother's Day special

Photo courtesy of StoryCorps

This week’s show is all about moms—and we have the good, the bad and the ugly. First up, we’ll hear about a book of portraits on the life of the American mother and later we have an audio essay on the complicated mother/daughter relationship.

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Arts and Culture
12:30 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay reflects on motherhood

Photo courtesy of StoryCorps

Still thinking of what to do this Sunday for Mother’s Day? How about interviewing your mom? That’s a suggestion from veteran public radio producer and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. Since 2003, the organization has collected over 40,000 interviews, some of which you may have heard on NPR’s Morning Edition. Some of those interviews have also been compiled into the book Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. Now in paperback, it consists of interviews with and about–you guessed it–moms. KBIA’s Rehman Tungekar spoke with Dave Isay, and he started out by talking about what the book teaches us about mothers.

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Press freedom in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish journalists march to demand reforms to Turkey's media laws.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey stands at the world’s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.

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Under the Microscope
5:05 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

How to be happy

Gary Robinson, a jeweler by trade, brightens the lives of some by doubling as an electronics repairman.
Scott Pham KBIA

On today’s show, we’ll hear about an unlikely place to get small electronics repaired, and learn more about the key to being happy.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:58 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

MU professor discusses his "happiness model"

Dr. Kennon Sheldon, MU professor of psychology
Matt Veto KBIA

An MU psychology professor has put a tactical spin on happiness. 

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Intersection
6:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Life as a rural teenager

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Global Journalist
6:55 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

The state of press freedom

An Egyptian protester chants slogans and waves a national flag in front of a minaret at Cairo's Tahrir Square. The country experienced a flourishing of new media outlets after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Amr Nabil AP Images

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. The annual celebration began with a proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. 

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Under the Microscope
5:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Taking a closer look at the bacon trend

cookbookman17 Flickr

On this week's show, we’ll hear from a pioneer in the field of sociobiology, and take a closer look at an emerging food trend.

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Intersection
6:18 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

News and information during a disaster

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Global Journalist
6:42 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Changing tides in Myanmar

A woman places her vote during elections held earlier this month in Myanmar.
Richard Wainwright AP Images

The dramatically swift democratic reform in Myanmar has been the geopolitical surprise of the past year. The new government -- headed by former military Thein Sein -- freed thousands of political prisoners and signed truces with rebel groups. 

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Under the Microscope
5:53 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Rural doctor shortages and prenatal care

One-year-old Bryce Grawe sleeps in his crib at his family’s home in Macon, Mo. When he was born, doctors in Moberly thought his heart was abnormally large, but doctors in Columbia determined otherwise.
Marie French KBIA

On this week's show, we’ll debunk some myths about forensic science and learn how a rural doctor shortage affects some patients.

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Intersection
6:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Engaging communities

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Reporting in Ecuador

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, had the media’s support when he was elected five years ago, promising a citizen’s revolution that would take advantage of the country’s natural resources to lift people out of poverty.

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Under the Microscope
5:50 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

MU project engages students through games

MU senior Max Smith, left, uses his smartphone to navigate around Columbia with senior Amanda Vanslyke. The students are particpating in the university's "REBOOT Mizzou" project, which teaches sustainable practices through a game format.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week, we'll take a look at games. We'll hear how one MU project is trying to engage young people through a futuristic competition. And stay tuned to the end of the show for a discussion of the science behind baseball.

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Intersection
4:24 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

The arrival of early spring weather

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Global Journalist
6:48 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Reporting on the conflict in Sudan

Rebel fighters belonging to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement stand north of the new border in Blue Nile State.
Photo courtesy of Pete Muller

More than a year has passed since South Sudan voted to secede from Sudan and become an independent country. But after months of escalating tension, the two Sudans are once again on the brink of an all-out war. 

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Under the Microscope
8:19 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Tracking an astronomical mystery

The caiman/puma monster-shaped mound is one of two figures from the 4,000 year old preceramic site of El Paraíso, in the Chilca Valley. The other, a condor, is partly visible in the upper left. The arrow shows the mound’s alignment to the Milky Way.
Photo courtesy of Google Earth Pro

For centuries people have lived and worked in a part of coastal Peru spotted with oddly shaped hills.  Most knew that the mounds were man made, but were they significant?  

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Science, Health and Technology
5:34 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Dairy the likely culprit behind E Coli outbreak

Seven cases of E. coli have been reported in central Missouri, according to the State Department of Health and Senior services. Three of these cases are Boone County residents, with one patient requiring hospitalization. Columbia and Boone County Health Department spokesperson  Genalee Alexander said that all three residents had one thing in common:

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Intersection
5:30 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

The Missouri budget's revenue side

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Reporting in Pakistan

Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:39 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz

An x-ray image of a chest. Both sides of the lungs are visible with a growth on the left side of the lung, which could possibly be lung cancer.
National Cancer Institute

More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.

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Under the Microscope
5:24 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The risks of alcohol abuse

Kenn Wilson Flickr

This week, we’ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention. 

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Science, Health and Technology
4:51 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

MU professor discusses symptoms of alcohol abuse

Don Lavange Flickr

April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day.

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Intersection
6:21 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Columbia municipal elections

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Under the Microscope
6:12 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Fighting a disease in bats

US Fish and Wildlife Service Flickr

This week, we’ll hear about a devastating disease afflicting bat populations across the country, and learn about the hazards of ignoring the issue. 

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Global Journalist
4:36 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

China's urban migration

A recycling center in the Chinese city of Ganjia.
Photo courtesy of UC Press

The magnitude of China’s urban migration can be hard to fathom when you hear the numbers.

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