Ongoing Coverage:

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
6:42 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Newscast for Friday, June 15, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek
  • Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration
  • Boone County exploring ways to fund Route Z bridge construction
Global Journalist
6:11 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

A look at the state of US press freedom

When do security concerns trump free speech? When should whistleblowers be sent to jail, along with the journalists who report on their leaks?

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Under the Microscope
5:47 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

On 'corporate' farming

Chris Boeckmann is a hybrid farmer who works with the large multinational corporations that control the agricultural markets, but also responds to increasing consumer demand for “natural” food.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we’ll hear the fourth installment of Harvest Public Media’s Farmer of the future series, and hear about the bacteria that live in and on our bodies.

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Intersection
6:03 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Hot Summer Nights and classical music performance

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PM Newscasts
6:43 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Newscast for June 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat
  • Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court
  • Rally against president's contraceptive mandate held at Mo. Capitol
  • WiFi coming to state parks
  • Phone line could play role in cancer prevention
Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Tackling human trafficking

The child of a Cambodian prostitute stands in the doorway of a Phnom Penh slum shack as a group of sex workers play cards to pass the time.
David Longstreath AP Images

This week's Global Journalist panelists used vastly different methods to fight a modern version of slavery: the global sex trade.

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Under the Microscope
3:15 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

On the future of sustainable farming

Cows stand on Dan Howell's farm in Marshall County, Kan.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we’ll hear the third installment of Harvest Public Media’s Farmer of the future series, and revisit a conversation with author Michael Pollan.

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Intersection
5:39 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Painting Missouri, one county at a time

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PM Newscasts
6:23 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Newscast for June 01, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • MU Medical School Dean to retire amid billing fraud probe
  • Report finds racial disparity in Mo. vehicle stops
  • Stephens College to house displaced Brookside residents
  • Columbia School District to receive less funding
Under the Microscope
6:52 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

On robots and farms

This planting robot was the winner of a national competition. Three sensors allow it to determine where a field of crops ends.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

On this week’s show, we’ll learn how robots could be used to assist farmers, and hear about an upcoming astronomical event involving Venus and the sun.

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Global Journalist
5:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China

How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China?

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PM Newscasts
6:20 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Newscast for May 25, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Global Journalist
6:19 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

South African youth learn advocacy through journalism

Students enrolled in the Umuzi Photo Club learn how to use their photography to document social and economic problems, like high unemployment and teenage pregnancy.
Photo courtesy of the Umuzi Photo Club

In poor areas of South Africa, trainers from a small organization called the Umuzi Photo Club give disposable cameras to high school students and teach them basic photography.

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Under the Microscope
5:53 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

On agriculture and immigration

Terry van Maanen bought Winding Meadows Dairy from his father in the '80s and has grown it to about 600 cows. He sells milk to Land O Lakes.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we'll hear about how immigrant populations are filling a gap in agricultural labor.

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Intersection
5:44 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Preventing teen violence

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