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
8:52 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Analyst says opting out of Medicaid expansion could most affect rural Missourians

Credit jodimarr / Flickr

Rural Missourians may be disproportionately impacted if the state decides to opt out of Medicaid expansion during the 2013 legislative session. That’s according to a policy analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Thomas McAuliffe, a policy analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health, says that under the rules of the Affordable Care Act people at the poverty line or making upwards of four times it would qualify for federal subsidies to purchase insurance.

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PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Newscast for December 18, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Continued growth forecast for Missouri revenues
  • Missouri unemployment rate hits 49-month low, but there's s catch
  • City Council to consider suspending demolition permits in downtown Columbia
  • After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe
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Intersection
6:37 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Safety in Columbia Public Schools

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Under the Microscope
6:35 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

On fuel and fellowships

Equipment innovations such as this corn stover baler have helped make harvesting of biomass more practical.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we’ll hear about changes in the ethanol industry and talk to the recipient of a prestigious science fellowship.

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Global Journalist
6:19 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Reporting on religion

According to a recent poll, two-thirds of Americans believe that media coverage of religion is too sensationalized. So how could journalists best cover the subject in a fair and balanced way? To find out, Global Journalist spoke to two journalists that have devoted years to the religion beat.

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Intersection
7:28 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

The benefits and challenges of giving

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Under the Microscope
7:59 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Telling stories about science

Graduate researcher Tabitha Finch looks at the utensils and machinery used for studying elephants in her laboratory.
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

The University of Missouri has awarded $25,000 to a group of scientists, journalists and other communicators on campus who want to make their research more accessible to the wider public. To do this, some graduate student researchers are looking to the art of storytelling to help describe their work.

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Global Journalist
5:49 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Filmmaking in Iran

Iranian actress Leila Hatami, and actor Peyman Moadi, act in a scene of the movie "A Separation," which won this year's Academy Award in the foreign film category.
AP Images

This has been an eventful year when it comes to Iranian filmmakers.  

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PM Newscasts
6:08 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Newscast for December 5, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Cameras allowed in court for Mo. sweetener case
  • Zim Schwartze to become Springfield's 911 director
  • St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts
Intersection
5:31 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Future prospects for young rural residents

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Education
5:59 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Thomas Jefferson grave marker to make its way to the Smithsonian

The grave marker has been housed in the attic of Jesse Hall for years.
Abbie Fentress Swanson KBIA

For years, a marble plaque that was originally part of Thomas Jefferson’s gravestone was tucked away in the attic of Jesse Hall. Now, after years of efforts, the Smithsonian Institute has agreed to restore the marker, under the condition that arrangements are made to transport it to Washington, D.C., where it will undergo restoration.

Kee Groshong is a former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services at MU, and helped lead the restoration effort. He says the marker was originally designed by Jefferson before his death, and represents his true wishes.

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Global Journalist
6:11 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

A look at press freedom in Turkey

In this July 1, 2008 file photo, police escort journalist Mustafa Balbay, center, in Ankara, Turkey.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey portrays itself as the leading nation in an increasingly turbulent region of the world. The country that straddles Europe and the Middle East is a secular democracy with a thriving economy. It's also a member of NATO and a potential member of the European Union. 

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Science, Health and Technology
5:46 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

A look at the ag census

Justin Jones hopes to expand his fruit and vegetable farm to three or four acres next year. That may seem small, but his business is part of a trend. The U.S. added 110,000 farms under 50 acres from 2002-2007.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we’ll learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ag census , and hear about the importance of getting a flu shot.

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Intersection
5:30 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Increased funding to help young people

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

Exploring Cuba's Ediciones Vigia

In a seaside town just east of Havana, there’s an old colonial house where writers, artists and volunteers have been publishing handmade books for nearly three decades. This publishing collective calls itself Ediciones Vigia, or the Watchtower Editions.

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Under the Microscope
5:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

The science of food

Shirley Corriher is the author of CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking.
Vanderbilt University Flickr

This week, families across the country will gather around the table to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Business
8:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.

According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.

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Global Journalist
5:53 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Conflict erupts in northern Mali

Fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery.
Uncredited AP Images

There’s a West African city that represents the end of the world, the remote place that inspired the phrase, “From here to Timbuktu.”

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PM Newscasts
6:08 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Newscast for November 14, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • McCaskill, Blunt take opposing stances on taxes
  • After 30 Years Locked Up, George Allen Released From Custody
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Intersection
6:44 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

A post-election legislative look forward

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

The future of investigative journalism

Last month, the University of Missouri School of Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Three of the winners are investigative journalists; they joined Global Journalist to discuss what inspired them to go into the profession, as well as how it continues to change.

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PM Newscasts
6:06 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Newscast for November 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Boone County voters pass Proposition 1
  • Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri
  • Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature
  • Effort to raise cigarette tax fails (again)
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Intersection
6:48 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Voter turnout and its impact on elections

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With the presidential election finally upon us this week, we take a look at efforts to get out the vote. How does voter turnout nowadays compare with previous elections? How do American voting habits differ from those in other countries? What does it take to get more people to go to the polls? And does it really matter how many people actually cast ballots?

Scheduled panelists:

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Science, Health and Technology
3:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Life of chimp research and 'adventure' for scientific duo

Credit Frank Kehren / Flickr

For more than a decade, Washington University anthropologist Crickette Sanz and Lincoln Park Zoo research conservationist David Morgan have lived and worked in a remote stretch of forest in Africa’s Congo Basin, studying chimpanzees and gorillas.

Together with local Congolese, they founded the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, whose mission is to study and protect great apes and their habitat.

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Global Journalist
8:04 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

An outside look into the United States presidential race

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the third presidential debate at Lynn University.
Credit Charlie Neibergall / AP Images

In just a few days, we’ll find out whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be leading the world’s most powerful country for the next four years.   

While Americans are eager to leave the grueling political season behind, many in foreign countries are eager to hear the first hints about their biggest concern, foreign policy.

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PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Newscast for October 31, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia school board selects new member
  • MU gets new budget director
  • Judge denies Ferguson habeus corpus
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Intersection
6:46 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Missouri election roundtable

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Under the Microscope
4:31 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Fighting over school lunches

Credit bookgrl / Flickr

On this week's show, we'll hear about a fight over school lunches and learn how one New Bloomfield school was able to introduce new technology into the classroom.

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Global Journalist
3:51 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

A conversation with columnist Mona Eltahawy

Earlier this month, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

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PM Newscast
5:49 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Newscast for October 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Schools evacuated following gas leak in Ashland
  • University defends procedures over terror suspect
  • Low interest in Mamtek leftovers at Mo. auction

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