Rehman Tungekar

Producer

Rehman Tungekar is a former producer for KBIA, who left at the beginning of 2014. 

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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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

A little over a year ago, members of the feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot staged an unauthorized performance inside Russia’s main cathedral, railing against the recently re-elected President Vladimir Putin. Video of their "punk prayer" went viral, and their subsequent arrest raised an international outcry, with notable figures like Madonna and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calling for their release.

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This week, we’ll hear from Harvest Public Media’s Science of the Seed Series.

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China’s new leadership will soon set the agenda for the world’s most populous country for the next decade. Changes in the Communist government’s top tier could affect censorship practices — and make it either easier or harder for journalists to report on Chinese issues.  

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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

What happens when you end up in the background of someone else’s accomplished dreams? That’s the central question in documentarian Morgan Neville’s Twenty Feet from Stardom. The film will be screened at the True/False Film Festival

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The Catholic Church is at a crossroads. Pope Benedict XVI surprised just about everyone this week by announcing his resignation. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics held his final public mass on Wednesday, at the end of this month, he will become the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years.

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The recent hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, and Islamist violence in Mali, both illustrate the reach of jihadist movements in Northern Africa.

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In his State of the State Address, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal to boost funding for early childhood education by $17 million, saying, “early childhood education is a smart investment, with a big return.”

How much of a return could we be talking about?

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In elections held last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party received the majority of the votes, which secures him another term as prime minister. But the election wasn't exactly a complete triumph for Netanyahu. His party, Likud, only received 31 seats in Israel's parliament. That's 11 fewer seats than they received in the last election.

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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This week, we'll hear how some winter wheat farmers are faring in the new year, and talk to a researcher that helped set a new ballooning record in Antarctica.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, incuding:

  • Blunt calls lifting of combat ban 'inevitable'
  • Nixon pledges to boost funding for all levels of education
  • Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

Last year, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. House GOP Defeats 2nd Effort By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Lawmakers' Offices
  •  Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program
  • Mo. lawmakers want to nullify federal gun limits
  • Chairman of Mo. utility regulatory panel to resign

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Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, was among last year’s Missouri Honor Medal winners. The Missouri School of Journalism gives the annual awards for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Paulson was the editor or managing editor at newspapers in five states, launched online newspapers and was part of the team that founded USA Today in 1982.

Laura King

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

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

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Traffic fatalities up in 2012 according to MoDOT
  • Republicans to tackle workers' compensation
  • MU researcher awarded National Medal of Science
Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

On this week's show we’ll hear about new food safety regulations and how they could impact grain producers, and learn about a study that looked at online avatars and personal health.

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On this week’s show, we’ll hear about problematic US horsemeat showing up in Europe, and hear from one researcher about ways to convince people to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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