Rehman Tungekar

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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
11:12 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Security concerns loom in North Caucasus ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics

A Russian Special Forces officer aims his weapon during a security raid at a village outside Makhachkala, the regional capital of Russia's province of Dagestan.
Credit Associated Press

The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and security concerns about the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia have a common link: the North Caucasus. This rugged region between the Caspian and Black Seas is beset by a violent Islamic insurgency.
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Global Journalist
1:28 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Pakistan's elections unlikely to affect relations with US

Presumptive Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center, waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, May 05, 2013.
Credit Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

Pakistan has reached a milestone for democracy. For the first time, the country has transferred power from one democratically elected government to another. Voters on Saturday rejected the incumbent party and picked the party led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Intersection
1:21 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Mo. legislators review Missouri’s 2013 legislative session

Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

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Intersection
5:13 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Symphony orchestras struggle to court a younger audience

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Global Journalist
6:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Editorial cartoonists resist censorship

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat works in his office in Damascus. Syrian security forces attacked Ferzat in Damascus and left him bleeding along the side of a road, according to human rights activists.
Credit Muzaffar Salman / Associated Press

The editorial cartoon is a dependable measure of press freedom in a given country. As advocates point out, a cartoonist cannot work when there is no freedom of speech and opinion. Two cases illustrate the point.

In the early months of the Syrian revolution, editorial cartoonist Ali Ferzat was threatened and eventually attacked for drawing cartoons making fun of President Bashar Al-Assad. The thugs broke both of his hands. But crackdowns on the free expression of editorial cartoonists don’t just happen in dictatorships.

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Intersection
6:14 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

How to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill

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Global Journalist
6:42 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Inside the decades-long dispute over the Western Sahara

In this photo released by the MAP news agency (Maghreb Arabe Presse), Moroccan forces dismantle a camp housing thousands of refugees in the Western Sahara, near Laayoune, Monday Nov. 8, 2010.
Credit Associated Press

Western Sahara is nearly as big as its northern neighbor, Morocco, but in truth, this stretch of desert along the Atlantic Ocean may be Africa’s most overlooked territorial dispute.

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Under the Microscope
5:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Regret may not always be a bad thing, researcher says

Laura King is a professor in the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences.
Credit Laura King

On this week's show, we'll discuss why regret might not always be a bad thing

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Intersection
5:15 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Immigration reform in mid-Missouri

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Intersection
1:34 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Managing growth in Columbia

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Global Journalist
12:40 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Filmmakers expose US covert operations around the world

'Dirty Wars' director Richard Rowley traveled to Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, to investigate the reach of US covert operations.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dirty Wars

In the past few months, a trio of documentary films and the feature film Zero Dark Thirty have given viewers an inside look at counterterrorism and covert warfare. The films coincide with a growing international scrutiny of drone strikes — a new type of targeted killing that’s been the centerpiece of U.S. counterintelligence strategy since Barack Obama became president.  

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Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Reducing high school dropout numbers

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Global Journalist
6:26 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war

A man holding his baby sits on a stretcher at the site where two car bombs detonated in a central Baghdad residential neighborhood, on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.
Credit Hadi Mizban / AP Images

Ten years ago this week, U.S. and British troops took control of Baghdad. A tank crew helped Iraqis pull down an enormous bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in the center of the capital. The toppling became a symbol of victory over the dictator’s regime.

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Intersection
5:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Addressing childhood obesity

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Global Journalist
5:35 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Legacy of 'comfort women' still sparks anger outside of Japan

A memorial honoring comfort women of WWII stands next to a public library in Palisades Park, New Jersey.
Credit Julio Cortez / AP Images

In a New Jersey park, there is a stone and bronze memorial dedicated to the 200,000 or so women from South Korea, China and the Philippines who were sexually enslaved by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

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Global Journalist
6:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

How some filmmakers evade censorship in former Soviet states

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" was one of the films discussed during a True/False panel discussion about filming in former Soviet republics.
Credit Courtesy of Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

During the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, directors from around the world gather to screen their films and talk about their craft.

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Under the Microscope
5:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

How accurate are shows such as 'CSI'?

Credit Tony Webster / Flickr

There’s a certain allure to crime scene forensics. What else could explain the immense popularity of the CSI television franchise.

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AM Newscasts
10:02 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Newscast for March 28, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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Intersection
5:27 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Preserving folk music in mid-Missouri

Dave Para and Cathy Barton are co-founders of the Big Muddy Folk Festival.
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Weather
5:58 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Central Missouri hit by third winter storm

Wind and snow obscure Mizzou's Columnis and Jesse Hall
Credit @MazvitasAngels

A third winter storm hit the Columbia area with more than seven inches of snow.  Check this space for updates on closing, weather and road safety.  Follow us  on twitter  and the hashtag #CoMosnow to stay in the loop.

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PM Newscast
6:10 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Newscast for March 22, 2013

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Federal sequestration cuts will close Columbia's airport control tower
  • MoDOT issues travel advisory ahead of winter storm
  • 'Earth Hour' organizers say it's more than electricity
Politics
3:49 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Federal sequestration cuts will shut down Columbia's airport control tower

Credit File Photo / KBIA

On Friday, the Columbia Regional Airport received notice that its control tower was among 149 around the country[PDF] that would close as a result of federal sequestration cuts. The closure is expected to take place at some point between April 7 and May 7.

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Global Journalist
6:09 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections

A protestor holds up a sign against the killing of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Pervez Masih AP Images

In the past decade, Pakistan’s media has become larger, more powerful and more independent. The number of private television channels has grown from just three state-run channels in 2000 to 89 in 2012. But the challenges to practicing journalism are also growing.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Solving crimes in the real world

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Under the Microscope
6:10 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

On revised fuel standards and the benefits of pet ownership

Spencer Thomas Flickr

This week, we'll hear about efforts to increase the amount of ethanol added to gasoline, and learn about out the potential benefits of owning a dog.

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Global Journalist
5:19 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring

This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows Tunisian protesters clashing with riot police, in Siliana, Tunisia. Two years after the revolution that overthrew a dictator and started the Arab Spring, Tunisia is struggling with high unemployment and rising violence in its politics.
Credit Amine Landoulsi / AP Images

Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.  The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.

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Global Journalist
6:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

How elections are playing out in Kenya

Voters wait in line at a polling station to cast their ballots in Nairobi, Kenya.
Benedicte Desrus AP Images

Five years ago, disputes over election results in Kenya sparked weeks of ethnic violence in the relatively well-developed African country. More than one thousand people were killed, as supporters of rival candidates clashed.

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Global Journalist
5:34 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

How the death of Hugo Chavez could affect Cuba

A billboard showing a photograph of Cuba's Fidel Castro with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez covers the exterior wall of a warehouse in Havana, Cuba.
Franklin Reyes AP Images

World leaders from five continents gathered in Caracas on Friday to pay their last respects for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan leader held the country's presidency from 1999 until his death earlier this week.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:35 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Healthcare overhaul could change the way farmers access insurance

Marilyn Andersen, who raises angora goats and llamas for wool near Story City, Iowa, is one of many farmers and ranchers entering the individual health insurance marketplace.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

This week, we'll examine the Affordable Care Act's impact on farmers, and hear how one enzyme manufacturer was able to grow its business.

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Education
4:38 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Why are college costs so high?

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