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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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Newscast for July 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. audit faults billing for new telephone system
  • Crop duster plane crashes in Randolph County
  • Southeast Missouri County faces increasing number of indigent burials
Global Journalist
5:44 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Escalating tensions in Egypt

Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves to guests after giving an inaugural address at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.
Amr Nabil AP Images

Egypt is an ancient civilization with a newborn democracy.  So, after revolutionaries toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, growing pains were expected. The top generals have been ruling the country for six decades, and they weren’t about to give up power without a fight. 

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Under the Microscope
5:36 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

On starting a startup

Photo courtesy of Listener Approved

This week, we’ll hear from the creator of a new start-up that aims to connect people with free music.

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PM Newscasts
6:58 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Newscast for July 9, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee
  • Report finds new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured
  • Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks
Intersection
6:21 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

The future of university presses

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Under the Microscope
5:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

On obesity and poor math performance

Sharon Drummond Flickr

On this week's show, we’ll revisit a story about iPad technology at Benton elementary school, and hear about a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Newscast for July 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Forest Service reports progress on Mo. fires
  • Mo. to get nearly $32 million from drug settlement
  • State ends fiscal year with higher than expected revenues
  • Mo. Supreme Court suspends St. Louis attorney
  • State troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th
PM Newscasts
5:34 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Newscast for June 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver
  • Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat
  • Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District
Under the Microscope
7:11 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Managing the Missouri River

Soybeans planted in previously flooded areas near the Missouri River in Atchison County, Mo., poke up through the silt.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week, we’ll hear about efforts to manage the Missouri River.

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PM Newscasts
6:27 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Newscast for June 28, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Top Mo. Republicans have no intention of expanding Medicaid eligibility
  • Lt. Gov. Kinder reacts to Affordable Care Act decision
  • Columbia cooling centers provide relief from the heat
Global Journalist
3:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Online newspapers bypass censorship in Malaysia

The sun rises through a thick haze over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mark Baker AP Images

The most popular website in Malaysia is an enigma – an online newspaper that’s thriving in a country where freedom of the press has always been suffocated.

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Global Journalist
6:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Political division in Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises on her body in Kachanovskaya prison in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Some European leaders have boycotted the Euro 2012 soccer tournament as a result of her imprisonment.
AP Images/UKRAINIAN PRAVDA

The month of June was Ukraine’s time to shine.  The former Soviet satellite is co-hosting the European soccer championships. The event is bigger than the Super Bowl, more comparable to the Olympics. 

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Under the Microscope
6:23 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

On mid-sized farms

Eric Neill hopes at least one of his two sons – perhaps Carter, pictured with him here – will settle down on his mid-sized farm.
Frank Morris Harvest Public Media

This week, we’ll hear the final installment of Harvest Public Media’s Farmer of the Future series.

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PM Newscasts
6:27 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Newscast for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee
  • Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy
  • The Missouri Supreme Court says two candidates for state Legislature can be on this year's ballot.
  • Missouri Gaming Commission has a new chairman
Intersection
5:05 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Improving science and math education

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