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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Science, Health and Technology
5:47 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Scientists make gains in soybean science, hospitals use medicinal leeches

Credit m_schipp22 / Flickr

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.

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Global Journalist
5:07 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Nearly four years after Filipino massacre, victims still seek justice

Philippine National Police look at the mangled remains of a van that was unearthed at the Maguindanao Massacre site in the southern Philippines.
Credit 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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Intersection
6:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Do expanded self defense laws go too far?

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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Newscast for July 19, 2013

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
Under the Microscope
5:06 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Agricultural groups concerned about toxic grass; food hubs try to grow local farms

Rancher Roger Zimmershied poses with some of his cattle on his ranch just south of Sweet Springs, Mo. Zimmershied recently switched from Kentucky 31 tall fescue to MaxQ tall fescue in two of his pastures.
Credit Jake Godin for Harvest Public Media

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.
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Global Journalist
3:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya

Television cameras prepare to film a press conference, with electoral results screens seen behind, at the National Tallying Center in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Credit Ben Curtis / Associated Press

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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Intersection
6:21 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

What the DOMA ruling means for Missouri

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PM Newscasts
5:35 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Newscast for July 12, 2013

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
Global Journalist
4:39 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the media covered mass protests in Brazil and Egypt

Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi hold a large-scale rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 8, 2013.
Credit 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.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Newscast for July 4, 2013

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
Intersection
5:51 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Why Americans are turning away from organized religion

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Global Journalist
7:05 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

New media law angers journalists in Ecuador

Opposition lawmakers wearing gags hold up posters that read in Spanish '"Life is nothing if you lose freedom" Manuel Belgrano', as they protest a new Communications Act in Quito, Ecuador, on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Credit 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.

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PM Newscasts
6:15 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Newscast for June 27, 2013

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
Intersection
5:32 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Reducing high school dropout numbers (rebroadcast)

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PM Newscasts
5:35 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Newscast for June 21, 2013

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

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