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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Global Journalist
6:01 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

How Manning's sentence could affect other potential whistleblowers

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in his court martial.
Credit Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

On Wednesday, former Army private Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The sentence, which is the longest ever imposed in a leak case in the U.S., is amplifying the debate over the Obama administration’s prosecution of government employees who leak classified information to the public. 

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Intersection
6:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Columbia students prepare to go back to school

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PM Newscasts
6:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Newscast for August 16, 2013

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Race for Mo. House speaker heats up
  • Mo. State Fair attendance appears unaffected by rodeo clown incident
  • Sierra Club, KCP&L spar over 2007 agreement
Global Journalist
5:31 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar

Credit Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo

After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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Under the Microscope
5:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Managing school gardens and battling invasive pests

Don Proffitt, Pottersville, holds a tall thistle he removed from his farm.
Credit Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

This week on Under the Microscope we'll talk about school gardens, and hear how some farmers are managing an invasive thistle species.

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Intersection
5:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Mo. State Fair Director responds to rodeo clown incident

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Newscast for August 9, 2013

  Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Kinder: Right to work likely to go to Mo. ballot
  • Joplin contractor fined for wage violations
Global Journalist
7:52 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Zimbabwe's elections marred by charges of voter fraud

A woman carrying a baby walks past campaign posters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, green background, and Morgan Tsvangirai, top center, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Credit Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated Press

On July 31, voters in Zimbabwe took part in the country’s presidential election. The contest pitted longtime President Robert Mugabe against his rival Morgan Tsvangirai. 

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Intersection
6:12 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

How to reduce violent crime in Columbia

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PM Newscasts
5:34 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newscast for August 2, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • 18 injured in Montgomery County I-70 bus accident
  • Cabinet members help launch Gateway Arch project
  • Missouri revenues down in July
Global Journalist
1:27 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Journalists face censorship, threat of violence in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Global Journalist talked to Emran Hossein, a reporter for the Bangladeshi news site bdnews24.com.

Every year the Alfred Friendly Foundation places international journalists in newsrooms across the U.S. The organization aims to impart American journalistic traditions and promote efforts worldwide to promote fair and accurate news. 

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Under the Microscope
7:05 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Exploiting the soybean; Ozarks watershed gets 'Blueways' designation

The theatre in the West Plains Civic Center was the site of the Congressional Hearing on the Blueways Designation for the White River Watershed, which has since been rescinded by the federal government.
Credit Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

On this week's show, we'll discover some lesser known uses of soybeans, and hear about a decision to redesignate a the White River Watershed in the Ozarks.

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Politics
10:45 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Voting Rights Act ruling could lead to stricter legislation in Missouri

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 effectively ended a policy of requiring certain states and jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination to obtain federal approval before making changes to its election laws. 

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Intersection
5:26 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

How effective are voter ID laws?

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PM Newscasts
5:24 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Newscast for July 26, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Proposed FY 2014 city budget focuses on safety
  • Health care advocates welcome state regulations for ACA marketplace navigators
  • Mo. House Interim Committee On Downsizing State Govt. Submits Findings To Speaker

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