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
7:27 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Curtailing drug violence in Mexico

A captured assault rifle, and bundles of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos are displayed during a media presentation in Mexico City.
Alexandre Meneghini AP Images

A new president is about to take power in Mexico amid a raging drug war. The biggest question facing Enrique Pena Nieto is this: what will the federal government do to curtail the gangland violence?

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Under the Microscope
7:01 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Rethinking crop insurance

A parched corn field in Cass County, Illinois.
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

This week, we'll hear a report about taxpayer subsidized crop insurance, and find out how a guano harvest could help some penguins.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Newscast for July 31, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice
  • State Supreme Court upholds fiscal notes for ballot initiatives
  • USDA releases crops progress report
  • Columbia Airport adds flights to Atlanta
Intersection
5:15 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

The drought and its impact

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Under the Microscope
11:22 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Remembering Sally Ride

Linda Godwin is a former NASA astronaut that worked with Sally Ride.
Kris Husted KBIA

Former astronaut Sally Ride passed away on Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Global Journalist
6:36 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Journalists visit MU as part of cultural exchange program

Global Journalist was joined by four mid-career journalists from four vastly different countries: Kenya, Pakistan, Malaysia and South Africa.

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PM Newscasts
6:20 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Newscast for July 25, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Steelman loans campaign $100,000
  • Corn growers endorse Nixon for governor
  • Nixon appoints new circuit judges
Politics
7:23 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

City Manager presents 2013 budget proposal

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes said the budget brings the city closer to closing its budget gap.
Janet Saidi KBIA

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is asking council members to consider his recommended budget for the 2013 fiscal year. He says the proposal comes closer to balancing the city’s budget gap by 2014.

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Intersection
5:15 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Affordable housing in Columbia

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PM Newscasts
6:19 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Newscast for July 20, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon seeks to allow Mo. farmers to graze animals
  • After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws
  • Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt
Arts and Culture
3:57 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Blue Highways Revisited: Photographer Ed Ailor captures the places and people off the beaten track

The book "Blue Highways Revisited" retraces the path of the original best-selling book.
Edgar Ailor III Iniversity of Missouri Press

The call of the open road has long beckoned Americans … and in 1978, William Least Heat-Moon answered the call and embarked on a drive around the country, taking the roads less travelled. Starting in Columbia, he followed a circular route that totaled nearly 14,000 miles. The result was Blue Highways, a New York Times Bestselling book.

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Global Journalist
6:44 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Covering North Korea from within

In June, Global Journalist producer and MU graduate student David Cawthon traveled to Seoul where media professionals gave a glimpse of it’s like to report within the shrouded borders of North Korea. He joined Global Journalist to discuss what journalists revealed about one of the world’s most secretive nations.

Science, Health and Technology
6:39 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

On cancer

An image of cervical cancer cells.
Andres Pérez Flickr

On today’s show, we’ll have a look at cancer.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Newscast for July 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. declared federal agricultural disaster area
  • Mo. lottery has no plan for extra money
  • State government receives $38 million in national mortgage settlement
Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

MU announces new university press model

MU Provost Brian Foster.

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