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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On this week's show, we'll hear about a recent breakthrough in soybean science, and learn about the use of medicinal leeches in one Missouri hospital.

Associated Press

Next week in the southern Philippines, prosecutors will try to take another small step forward in the quest to put suspects in the Maguindanao Massacre on trial.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Emerald ash borer found in Perry County
  • President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration
  • University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead
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On this week's show, we'll hear why a popular grass for feeding cattle may be doing more harm than good, and learn about the popularity of food hubs.

Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya

Jul 18, 2013
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Freedom of the press is rising steadily in Kenya. The constitution now specifically prohibits the state from interfering with the editorial independence of journalists and their media outlets, both state-owned and private.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon signs gun-safety course for first-graders
  • Nixon vetoes legal shield for old lead mines
  • Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes
  • Nixon vetoes bill dealing with Mo. lieutenant governor
Jun Yasukawa / Associated Press

There aren’t too many similarities between the mass street protests in Egypt and those in Brazil, aside from the fact that many large media outlets took sides in the disputes.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. revenue up 10 percent for 2013 budget year
  • Mo. AG says state may have to use gas chamber
  • Police step up patrols on DWI and other violations for holiday week

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New media law angers journalists in Ecuador

Jun 27, 2013
Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press

Ecuador’s government made international news for two actions recently. The country's foreign minister met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy. Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning for alleged sexual assaults.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Doubts raised over Columbia teen curfew
  • USDA announces new school nutrition standards
  • Nixon signs bill against pharmacy requirements
  • Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Former insurance executive speaks out for Medicaid expansion
  • Lee's Summit getting Google high speed Fiber
  • Ash borer found in 2 more Missouri counties
Associated Press

The outcome of Iran’s presidential election last Friday is generally regarded as a surprise.

Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we'll discuss ag runoff and community supported agriculture.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon taps St. Louis-area official for state board
  • Nixon leaves for European business trip
  • UM Curators approve 2014 budget, announce plans for Deaton institute
Mohammad Hannon / Associated Press

In Jordan this week, dozens of journalists demonstrated near the royal palace in Amman. They were protesting against the government’s decision to block access to about 300 of the country’s 400 local news websites.

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Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia P&Z approves student apartment complex
  • Developers propose conference center and hotel in Jefferson City
Associated Press

In Turkey, the daily clashes between demonstrators and police have grown into a protest movement. The uprising that defies comparison started modestly last week in the center of Istanbul. Environmentalists gathered in Taksim Square to protest against the government’s plan to pave over a small park.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. report finds racial disparity in traffic stops
  • MoDOT names new chief engineer
  • Drivers asked to be cautious due to heavy rainfall
Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than a thousand workers caused a flurry of outrage and widespread calls for sweatshop reforms. But so did the fire four months earlier that killed more than a hundred workers at another Bangladesh garment factory.

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty to violating federal rules in Missouri
  • US Rep. Hartzler visits Columbia's community health center
  • Mo. court blocks eminent domain by port authority
  • Adoption advocates urge Gov. Nixon to veto foreign law bill

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • USDA releases labeling rule for meat
  • E. coli levels high in 3 SW Mo. waterways
  • Deadline looms to request Mo. absentee ballots
  • Replacing damaged Mo. bridge estimated at $3M

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate panel to work on criminal code
  • USDA releases labeling rule for meat
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On this week's show, we'll take a closer look at smoking bans in Missouri.

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