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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Science, Health and Technology
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup

Clyde Bentley Flickr

A new strategy aimed at cleaning up Hinkson Creek was unveiled at a public meeting on Wednesday. The event was led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Boone County, City of Columbia and MU. 

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Intersection
6:20 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Parenting in the digital age

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Under the Microscope
6:04 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

On early planting

Fiona Henderson Flickr

On this week’s show, we’ll hear why farmers and gardeners should hold off on planting early this year, and find out why MU is hiring fewer international scholars.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Cost affects number of international workers hired by MU

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Columbia has long been a hub for science and innovation in mid-Missouri, and the international scholars associated with the University of Missouri have contributed a lot to that distinction. But the number of international scholars MU hires has been decreasing for the past five years. 

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Global Journalist
4:09 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Microbloggers in China lose anonymity

When two high-speed trains collided on a bridge in southwestern China, the first report from the scene came from a victim, one minute later.  Her Twitter-style post ended with a dramatic cry for help.

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Intersection
12:16 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Digest this: The messages and motives behind farm and food controversies

Harum Helmy KBIA

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Under the Microscope
4:28 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

The science of food

Shirley Corriher
Vanderbilt University Flickr

Food Sense: The 8th Annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium takes place this week at MU. 

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Global Journalist
6:40 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Iran: A ticking time bomb?

Diplomatic distress over Iran’s nuclear program is reaching a fever pitch.

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Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia

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Global Journalist
6:03 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Japan: One year after the devastation

 

Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit coastal Japan. 

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Under the Microscope
5:55 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Technology in the classroom

A growing number of schools across the country are introducing tablet technology into the classroom.
Brad Flickinger Flickr

On this week’s show, we’ll talk about about exercise programs for minority populations, and hear about tablet technology in classrooms.

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Agriculture
12:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Digest this: The messages and motives behind farm and food controversies

When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.

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Global Journalist
7:05 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Documentary filmmakers define their role

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

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Under the Microscope
5:33 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Getting stuck in a food desert

Onega's business district was left without a grocery store when its old market burned down in December 2010.
Sylvia Maria Gross Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we'll explore how some towns are dealing with poor access to affordable food. Plus, an interview with President Obama's principal environmental advisor.

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The 40/40 Project
12:03 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

KBIA visits Fulton

Fulton is a town of roughly 13,000 people, located about 20 miles east of Columbia. Some residents say that Fulton has an independent character, due in part to the presence of Westminister College and William Woods University. The town is also home to the Fulton State Hospital, and the Missouri School for the Deaf, which is the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. But Fulton is perhaps most famous for being the location Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain speech, on the Westminister College Campus.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Making movies in mid-Missouri

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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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Under the Microscope
4:42 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Discovering a comet

KBIA's Lee Jian Chung spoke with Fred Bruenjes, about his experience discovering a comet.
Kevin Dooley Flickr

If you go stargazing tonight, you just might see a faint little speck with a Missouri connection.

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Intersection
7:07 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Talent clusters and the economy of the future

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Global Journalist
6:29 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Assessing the US-Uzbek relationship

Advocates of media freedom and human rights say conditions are getting worse under Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s authoritarian rule. The last international monitor, Human Rights Watch, was evicted last year. 

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Under the Microscope
5:33 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

What's in your food?

Daniel Castellano Flickr

 

On this week’s show, we’ll explore what's in our food, and hear from the director of a documentary that looks at the difficult choices involved with legalized, physician assisted suicide.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:30 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Interview with director Peter Richardson

Richardson's film, How to Die in Oregon, explores the state's controversial Death with Dignity Act.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Flickr

The film How to Die in Oregon, follows several terminally ill patients as they undertake the difficult decision to end their lives under the state’s controversial Death with Dignity Act.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Job creation in Missouri

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Getting information out of Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on opposition forces is escalating. Six straight days of heavy bombardment has left hundreds dead in Homs.

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Under the Microscope
5:00 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Cleaning up the Missouri River

Last year, Missouri River Relief traveled across the state, cleaning up the river by barge.
Melanie Cheney Flickr

On February 2, the non-profit organization Missouri River Relief will host the Wild and Scenic film festival at the Blue Note in Columbia. Festival-goers can expect to see a variety of environmental and adventure films. One of those films, Big Muddy Clean Sweep, documents the organization’s trek across the state, cleaning the Missouri River aboard a barge.

Steve Schnarr is the program manager for Missouri River relief. We spoke to him about what it was like traveling across the state, his own connection to the Missouri River and what people could expect at the festival.

Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Celebrity, recruitment and top college athletes

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Reporting in Cuba

Being an independent news reporter in Cuba is a dangerous occupation. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that Cuba was once tied with China for holding the largest number of journalists behind bars. 

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Under the Microscope
5:32 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

On food and phones

Author Michael Pollan spoke to St. Louis Public Radio's Veronique LaCapra.
Kris Krüg Flickr

 

On the show this week, we’ll revisit a report that tests the iPhone 4s’s ability to recognize accents, and hear from author Michael Pollan.

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Education
9:03 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Cuts would be "devastating" says Chancellor Deaton

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaking at an event in Columbia.
File KBIA

A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

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Intersection
6:29 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Proposed higher education funding cuts

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