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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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Arts and Culture
10:02 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

'Dirty Wars' exposes US covert operations around the world

Courtesy of 'Dirty Wars'

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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Arts and Culture
6:14 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

'These Birds Walk' wants to be a 'vehicle for empathy'

'These Birds Walk' tells the story of Omar, a runaway living in a shelter in Karachi, Pakistan.
Omar Mullick Oscilloscope Laboratories.

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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Arts and Culture
3:17 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' tells the inside story behind the protest

Three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were arrested following their performance at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Courtesy of Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

A little over a year ago, members of the feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot staged an unauthorized performance inside Russia’s main cathedral, railing against the recently re-elected President Vladimir Putin. Video of their "punk prayer" went viral, and their subsequent arrest raised an international outcry, with notable figures like Madonna and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calling for their release.

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Intersection
6:49 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

How True/False has evolved over the years

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Under the Microscope
6:58 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

The science behind genetically modified seeds

Researchers at DuPont Pioneer’s facility near Des Moines, Iowa, test these varieties of corn.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

This week, we’ll hear from Harvest Public Media’s Science of the Seed Series.

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Global Journalist
8:08 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Will it become easier to report on China?

A building associated with the Chinese military is allegedly the site of origin for hacking attacks against US news outlets.
AP Images

China’s new leadership will soon set the agenda for the world’s most populous country for the next decade. Changes in the Communist government’s top tier could affect censorship practices — and make it either easier or harder for journalists to report on Chinese issues.  

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True/False: Conversations
1:50 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

'Twenty Feet from Stardom' brings background singers to the forefront

Courtesy of Tremolo Productions

Listen to KBIA's interview with director Morgan Neville.

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

What happens when you end up in the background of someone else’s accomplished dreams? That’s the central question in documentarian Morgan Neville’s Twenty Feet from Stardom. The film will be screened at the True/False Film Festival

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Intersection
5:44 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Art in the Midwest and its place in America

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Global Journalist
6:50 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

What the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI means for the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano arrive at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.
Pier Paolo Cito AP Images

The Catholic Church is at a crossroads. Pope Benedict XVI surprised just about everyone this week by announcing his resignation. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics held his final public mass on Wednesday, at the end of this month, he will become the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years.

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Intersection
8:41 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

What Medicaid expansion would mean for Missouri

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Global Journalist: Why jihadists are taking root in North Africa

French soldiers patrol with units of the Malian army in Sévaré, Mali.
Jeremy Lempin AP Images

The recent hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, and Islamist violence in Mali, both illustrate the reach of jihadist movements in Northern Africa.

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

How investments in early childhood education could impact Missouri

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Education
12:02 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions?

Neighborhood Centers Inc. Flickr

In his State of the State Address, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal to boost funding for early childhood education by $17 million, saying, “early childhood education is a smart investment, with a big return.”

How much of a return could we be talking about?

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Global Journalist
5:44 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Elections in Israel shift focus to political center

Yair Lapid, the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, gestures in front of hundreds of supporters at his party's headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Yair Lapid AP Images

In elections held last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party received the majority of the votes, which secures him another term as prime minister. But the election wasn't exactly a complete triumph for Netanyahu. His party, Likud, only received 31 seats in Israel's parliament. That's 11 fewer seats than they received in the last election.

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PM Newscast
6:07 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Newscast for January 30, 2013

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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