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

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.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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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.

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.

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.

How to be happy

May 10, 2012

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.

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

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

Taking a closer look at the bacon trend

May 3, 2012

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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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. 

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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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.

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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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. 

Tracking an astronomical mystery

Apr 12, 2012

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?  

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

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

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

April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day.

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

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

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