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
6:07 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

How technology affects our sense of community

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Under the Microscope
5:48 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

On the nature of violence

As part of his research, Robert Walker looked at ethnographic studies of Amazonian tribes and recorded instances of violence.
monkeysnaps Flickr

This week, we'll hear about an MU researcher's investigation of violence, and learn about population growth in a certain species of armadillo.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

A conversation with investigative journalist Umar Cheema

The Taliban’s attack on a 14 year old human rights campaigner in Pakistan has drawn condemnation from within the country and throughout the world.

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PM Newscasts
6:15 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Newscast for October 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Montee releases TV ad criticising Lt. Gov. Kinder
  • Food distribution company expands operations in Holts Summit
  • Spence receives support from Wis. Gov. Walker
Intersection
5:31 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Female filmmakers and the celluloid ceiling

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Global Journalist
6:18 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

A conversation with director Scott Thurman

There is nothing unusual about political fights over public school curricula and the content of textbooks. The textbooks can influence how people think about history and social issues, sometimes for decades or more. So, the battles take place around the United States,  and they take place around the world.

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PM Newscasts
7:15 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Newscast for October 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Fundraising criticized in Mo. AG race
  • McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring raped women
  • Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists
Politics
5:55 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Is democracy getting more difficult?

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Global Journalist
5:40 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions

Iranian police officers block a street as garbage cans are set on fire, in central Tehran, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
Anonymous AP Images

Hundreds of Iranian men took to the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to demonstrate their anger over Iran’s collapsing currency and deteriorating economic conditions. The chanting protesters marched to a major market area, where riot police had attacked suspected black-market currency traders.

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Under the Microscope
12:19 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

On hydroponic farming

Tomatoes from Garden Fresh Vegetables' hydroponic greenhouse in O'Neill, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause Harvest Public Media

This week, we’ll hear how some farmers are using hydroponics technology to save on water, and revisit an interview with biologist Edward O. Wilson.

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PM Newscasts
6:58 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Newscast for October 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism
  • Sweetener company CEO headed back to Missouri
  • Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus
  • McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid
Under the Microscope
5:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Staying energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon stands outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
Gina Cook KBIA

On this week’s show, we’ll learn about renewable energy in Fulton, hear about a new discovery in HIV research, and listen to a report on MU’s South Farm showcase.

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PM Newscasts
6:24 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Newscast for September 26, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations
  • Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. Senate race
  • Branson mourns loss of singer Andy Williams
  • Mo. casino industry "doing a good job" at keeping minors out
  • Storms cause outages, damage in St. Louis area
Intersection
6:04 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Standardized tests and assessing student learning

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Global Journalist
5:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Chinese media expand into Africa

Pedestrians walk past a billboard that promotes an upcoming China-Africa summit in Beijing.
Greg Baker AP Photo

Kenyans that want to hear the latest international news can listen to the BBC, the Voice of America, or Al-Jazeera. Africans can also tune in China Radio International, which is gaining ground in the crowded market.

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Under the Microscope
11:50 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Fly borne disease affects Missouri deer population

On this week's show, we'll hear about how the drought is affecting Missouri's deer population, and hear a profile from the Harvest Public Media series My Farm Roots.

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PM Newscasts
8:32 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Newscast for September 19, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • New women's group defends Akin in Mo. Senate race
  • Soldiers return home from Afghanistan
  • MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court
Intersection
5:24 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Shakir Hamoodi and the world of international sanctions

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Global Journalist
6:41 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Colombian peace talks could end decades of violence in the country

A former hostage waves to comrades before a press conference in Bogota. Earlier this year, Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives.
William Fernando Martinez AP Images

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s most powerful rebel group are scheduled to take place in October at a neutral site: Norway’s capital, Oslo.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:51 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

New study looks at gender differences in autobiographical stories

Adolescent women tend to have more elaborate and reflective autobiographical narratives, according to an MU study.
Flickr nataliej

This week, we’ll hear about gender differences in the ways that adolescents talk about themselves, and revisit an interview about happiness.

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PM Newscasts
6:29 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Newscast for September 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill
  • Mo. lawmakers skip override on sales tax bill
  • Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker
Intersection
5:14 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Adding flights at Columbia Regional Airport

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Global Journalist
6:10 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands

This June 2011 file photo shows Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, in the East China Sea.
AP Photo/Kyodo News

There’s a new twist to an epic territorial dispute between Japan and China.

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PM Newscasts
7:57 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Newscast for September 5, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. state auditor accuses Gov. Nixon of hiding expenses
  • Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements
  • Council considers proposal for $800,000 to boost Jefferson City Fire Department
AM Newscasts
9:55 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Newscast for August 31, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language
  • Akin runs, rides in rural NW Missouri parade
  • Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance
Under the Microscope
6:14 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Livestock producers want less corn in your gas

Corn being unloaded from a truck will begin the process of converting to ethanol at the Lincoln Energy Plant in Iowa.
Todd Post Bread for the World

Livestock producers are watching their feed costs rise with corn prices and taking their concerns to Washington D.C. The Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure from livestock groups and some rural lawmakers to curb corn prices and ease livestock producer worries by suspending the federal ethanol mandate.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri

Two Missouri farmers fell ill with a new disease after being bitten by ticks.
Armed Forces Pest Management Board Flickr

A new viral disease has been found in Missouri. That’s according to a report out of the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The virus, named the Heartland virus, was first observed in two northwest Missouri farmers. Scott Folk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and is a co-author on the study. He first diagnosed the two farmers with a bacterial disease called erlichiosis, which symptoms include fever, muscle fatigue, headache and nausea.

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Global Journalist
4:43 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Ethnic violence engulfs India

A policeman inspects the site of violence in Rangiya, in the Indian northeastern state of Assam.
Anupam Nath AP Images

India’s northeast state of Assam is suffering through its worst communal violence in more than a decade.

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PM Newscasts
6:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Newscast for August 28, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The University of Missouri Press will remain open
  • Report says LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care
  • Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure
  • Lawsuit challenges Mo. on cellphone tracking
Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Storytelling as part of our lives

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