Ryan Famuliner

Assistant News Director

Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. It’s his second stint at KBIA. His first was from 2005-2007, as a student studying broadcast journalism at the University in Missouri. In his spell outside KBIA, Ryan worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, IN and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s won Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting in both television and radio.

Ryan and his wife Kelly are ecstatic to be back home in Missouri. Hailing from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, respectively, Columbia is a fantastic place to compromise. They spend an unhealthy amount of time at flea markets and junk shops, and watching Mizzou sports and Major League Baseball. They’re about a third of the way through a nation-wide ballpark tour. Ryan’s also always up for a round of disc golf or a nickel-dime poker game.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Hartzler says Akin should drop out

Rep. Vicky Hartzler
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Just before 6:00pm Wednesday, Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) issued this statement via email:

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Politics
3:35 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Republican calls for Akin to bow out intensify

There have been a flurry of statements issued Tuesday afternoon calling for Republican US Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate.

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Talking Politics
11:42 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches

Rep. Todd Akin - KBIA file photo
Kris Husted KBIA

For KBIA’s Talking Politics, Ryan Famuliner sat down with Terry Smith, a regular contributor to the show, to talk about the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding abortion and rape.

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Politics
2:32 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Todd Akin's campaign hit hard by comments on "legitimate rape"

Todd Akin appeared on Fox TV this weekend

Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion in a weekend interview have prompted a storm of reactions nationwide. 

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Newscast for August 16, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Regional Airport adds a new flight to Orlando, and the city wants to build a new terminal
  • School starts in Columbia and Jefferson City
  • Todd Akin is in hot water over comments at the Missouri State Fair.
PM Newscasts
6:04 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Newscast for August 15, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri exports are up an estimated 6% so far this year
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill takes Rep. Todd Akin to task over the farm bill
  • Republicans will likely move to replace House Speaker Steven Tilley, who stepped down this week
  • More heat related deaths bring the total up to 34 in the state this year
Business Beat
5:56 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Farm bill holdup leaves farmers in limbo

Ed Greiman, a cattle producer and president-elect of the Iowa Cattlemen, climbs onto the front of a truck hauling silage on his ranch near Garner, Iowa. Like other ranchers, he's getting a feel for what life would be like without a farm bill.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week on the show, what would happen if Congress doesn’t pass a farm bill? Plus, a quick check in on the new student-oriented bus route in Columbia, that started running this week; and what it might mean for the city’s overall transit system.

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Politics
4:27 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Another candidate's late tax payments found; this time AG Koster

KBIA file photo

Late personal property tax payments have emerged in another Missouri political campaign.

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Business
4:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet

KBIA file photo

As college students start making their way back to town, Columbia Transit has begun running its new route that connects campuses and apartment complexes with the downtown area more directly.

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Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Video games: not just a waste of time

Students work on their computers in the video game club at Benton Elementary in Columbia, MO
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

This week: A volunteer in Columbia is using video games as an opportunity to teach kids about math, science and technology. Plus, the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, a series from Harvest Public Media in which we hear Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.

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AM Newscasts
10:10 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Newscast for August 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Illinois and Missouri rank among the worst 20 states in the nation in terms of air pollution from power plants
  • US Senator Claire McCaskill says she is admittedly “relieved” to not be facing wealthy businessman John Brunner as she fights to keep her seat
  • The 2012 Missouri State Fair is underway in Sedalia
PM Newscasts
5:57 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Newscast for August 9, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Five races from the Missouri primary Tuesday could be eligible for a recount
  • Police apprehended an inmate who hijacked a patrol car with two other inmates in the back seat
  • A man died after jumping off a parking garage in downtown Columbia
Crime
12:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Man dies after reportedly jumping from downtown garage

A man died after jumping off the parking garage at 5th and Walnut in Columbia Thursday morning.

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Business Beat
10:34 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Huge food distributor phasing out gestation crates in pork production

Elite Pork Partnership keeps sows and piglets inside in facilities like this one Carroll, Iowa
Sarah McCammon Harvest Public Media

This week: North America’s largest food distributor is phasing out its use of gestation crates in pork production. Plus, a story about the drought’s impact on ranchers in the Midwest.

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PM Newscasts
6:11 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Newscast for August 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • More on the results from Tuesday's primary
  • A report on the voter turnout
  • A England-born Mid-Missouri woman gets an extension that will allow her to stay in the country.

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