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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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Hungary's constitution sparks controversy

Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has been vilified this month from both inside and outside the borders.

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Under the Microscope
5:17 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Bridging the gender gap in math

Despite filling close to half of all jobs in the nation’s economy, women only make up 25% of the workforce in careers in science, math, engineering and technology.
woodleywonderworks Flickr

This week on the show, we explore gender differences in math achievement and performance.

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Business
11:32 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport

A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport, according to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Intersection
7:33 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Columbia Regional Airport expansion

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Haiti: Two years after the earthquake

Two years ago, a massive earthquake decimated Haiti.

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Under the Microscope
5:06 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Breeding new grape varieties

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang checks on a cluster of grapes that is a crossbreed between the disease-resistant Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Jennifer Moore KSMU

 

This week on the show: do you know what's living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri's wine industry.

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Intersection
12:28 am
Wed January 18, 2012

State of the State analysis

Panelists discussed how Gov. Nixon's proposals could affect residents of the state.

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Global Journalist
10:24 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The future of local journalism, part 2

In a report released earlier this year, the FCC acknowledged that some of its policies and regulations are out of sync with the swiftly evolving media markets and the information needs of communities.

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Science, Health and Technology
10:10 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

New research provides insight into frog evolution

Carl Gerhardt led the study into how the eastern grey tree frog may have evolved.
Rehman Tungekar KBIA

New research out of the University of Missouri shows that when it comes to female mate preference in a certain species of tree frog, there may be more than meets the eye.  Females may actually prefer the calls of males that share the same number of chromosomes.

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Under the Microscope
8:02 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The evolution of frogs

An illustration of a frog found in Carl Gerhardt's lab.
Rehman Tungekar KBIA

This week on the show: a former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant. Plus, new research may provide insight into how a species of treefrog evolved.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ballot measures approved by school board

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools
KBIA

A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

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Intersection
6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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Under the Microscope
4:39 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The changing fast food menu

Chain restaurants will soon be required to list calorie information on their menu.
Grant Gerlock/NET News

This week on the episode: fast food chains may soon be forced to disclose health information on their menus. Plus, a surging student population places pressure on the mental health counselors at the University of Missouri.

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PM Newscasts
6:36 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012

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Regional news form the KBIA newsroom, including:

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PM Newscasts
5:52 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for Dec. 30, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
2:32 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Governor Nixon selects new economic development director

Hall replaces David Kerr as economic development director.
(Photo courtesy of the University of MIssouri - St. Louis)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has selected the leader of a state-funded technology agency to become his third economic development director (AP).

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Politics
3:11 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

City settles with man over holding cell incident

The city of Columbia has reached a settlement with an inmate that was shoved in a police department holding cell last August. Kenneth Baker filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Chris Pickering named MO Homeland Security Coordinator

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the selection of Chris Pickering as the new state Homeland Security Coordinator Wednesday.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

City Council considers repeal of eviction relief

Tom Check Flickr

A provision that offers three months of free rent to evicted mobile park residents in Columbia is now facing a challenge.

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Intersection
4:55 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Religion and the brain

Panelists explained what neuroscience is discovering about spirituality.

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Global Journalist
11:47 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Media bureaus take root in North Korea

Global Journalist heard from several reporters that cover North Korea.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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Intersection
4:00 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Mamtek deal and its aftermath

Guests discussed the implications of Mamtek's failure.

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Global Journalist
4:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

'Global Journalist' spoke to Hisham Kassem about his experience reporting in Egypt.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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Intersection
4:57 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

'Twilight', controversy and the Gothic literary tradition

Panelists discussed some of the controversial themes in the latest 'Twilight' installation.

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Global Journalist
5:13 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Financial crisis rattles European governments

Guests discussed the severity of the euro zone crisis and what it could mean for European governments.

The debt crisis in the euro zone has put the financial markets of Italy, Spain and most recently France under pressure after the bailouts of Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

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PM Newscasts
4:48 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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Politics
5:34 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy COMO Items Removed from City Hall

Spencer Vyrostek, an Occupy COMO protester, stands in front of city hall hours after police and city workers removed items belonging to the activist group.
Rehman Tungekar

Items belonging to Occupy COMO protesters were removed from city hall on Tuesday. City workers and police came at about 11 am to remove a tent, sleeping bags and other personal belongings that were stored in front of the building.

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Expressing Gratitude

Panelists discussed the merits of being thankful.

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Global Journalist
10:00 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Better This World

Panelists spoke about the FBI's current counter-terrorism efforts.

At the 2008 Republican Convention, two Texas boyhood friends were accused of domestic terrorism. Better This World is a documentary film that follows David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, who befriend a radical activist before their arrest months later. The film illuminates the ripple effects of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent.

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