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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Crime
11:30 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists

From left: Administrative Support Captain Dianne Bernhard, Internal Affairs Lieutenant Shelley Jones and Public Relations Unit Sergeant Jill Schlude.
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department says even though it conducted a nationwide search to find the new Deputy Chief of Police, the three finalists for the job are all officers currently with the department.

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PM Newscasts
6:02 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Newscast for October 2, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The possession of fireworks is now illegal in Columbia
  • Opponents of a new Break Time in Columbia are re-gathering petition signatures
  • Supporters of a ballot measure are still unhappy with Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's ballot summary.
Talking Politics
4:44 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

MU Presidential debate expert says Wednesday's showdown could have impact

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  • Full interview with University of Missouri professor of Communication Mitchell McKinney.

This week on the show: What to expect during Wednesday’s Presidential debate. Plus, we talk with Republican women in Boone County.

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Talking Politics
6:01 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Talking Politics: Akin in Senate race for good, more from Senate and Governor debates

Rep. Todd Akin
Andrew Yost KBIA

All eyes were on Columbia as the candidates for Governor and the US Senate squared off in the first debate of this election cycle on Friday. This week on the show we have more in-depth reporting on what happened at the debates.

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Talking Politics
11:45 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Who would be a better President for farmers?

Former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge (left) and Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns stand in for the presidential candidates in a Presidential Forum on Agriculture in Des Moines in mid-September.
Sandhya Dirks Iowa Public Radio

This week, Harvest Public Media has a report from a surrogate debate, where each side tried to prove their candidate is best for agriculture. Plus, commentator Terry Smith talks about two political-types, one from each party, that could both have a major impact on the presidential race this year.

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PM Newscasts
6:21 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Newscast for September 18, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The former CEO of Mamtek is arrested and faces numerous criminal charges related to the failed Moberly factory
  • The Columbia City Council approves the 2013 City budget, including cuts to retiree's benefits
  • Captains in the Columbia Police Department are now considered "at will" employees
Talking Politics
6:09 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Food stamps making farm bill passage tough

Margo Rush goes to FoodNet in the basement of the Lakeview Methodist Church in Lincoln, Neb., to make her budget and SNAP benefits last through the month.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

This week on the show, a report on what’s holding up the farm bill; and regular contributor Terry Smith weighs in on the Democratic National Convention.

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Talking Politics
5:47 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

How college students saw the RNC

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This week on the show, commentator Terry Smith’s take on the Republican National Convention, and a conversation with a man who sat on the Missouri Supreme Court for two decades.

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PM Newscasts
5:23 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Newscast for September 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Supporters of initiative petitions regarding payday loans and minimum wage are giving up on a lawsuit trying to get the issues on the November ballot
  • A new law make standardizes yellow lights across the state
  • Columbia might seek voter approval for a new hotel tax
PM Newscasts
5:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Newscast for August 31, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The latest on Todd Akin - an endorsement in jeopardy, and a comment from Karl Rove joking about Akin's murder.
  • Former MO House Speaker Steven Tilley registers as a lobbyist, not long after resigning from office
  • MU announces $5 million in funding for biomedical research projects
Education
5:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

$5 million in funds toward MU biomedical research projects

The University of Missouri announced today the first recipients of funding awards though its partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; which will fund biomedical research projects.

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PM Newscasts
6:04 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Newscast for August 30, 2012

This regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • It appears Attorney General Chris Koster will not appeal a ruling that changes wording on a ballot measure regarding health care exchanges.
  • Premium Standard Farms reaches an undisclosed settlement with 287 Northern Missouri residents.
  • Columbia students scored above the state average on AP tests.
Columbia Police
4:30 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Columbia Police investigation confirms incidents at CPOA/FOP golf tournament

The Columbia Police Department says an internal investigation confirmed that people were served drinks off the bare breasts of women at a Columbia Police Officers Association/FOP Lodge 26 golf tournament.

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Talking Politics
6:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

The strange history of Truman's Senate seat

The desk Harry Truman sat at while serving as a U.S. Senator
USGOV

This week on the show: new laws go into effect in Missouri. Plus, a fascinating look at the history of the U.S. Senate seat Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill are running for this fall.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Akin holds sudden St. Louis press conference, again, says he's still in race

Rep. Todd Akin (file photo)
Kris Husted KBIA

Republican U.S. Representative Todd Akin held a brief press conference this afternoon in St. Louis, where he again re-iterated his intention to stay in the race for the U-S Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill.

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PM Newscasts
5:20 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Newscast for August 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A new poll shows Todd Akin trailing Clarie McCaskill by 10 points in the U.S. Senate race
  • The MU School of Medicine announces its interim dean
Education
4:26 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Shakeup at MU Health Care: CEO retiring, new interim dean of School Medicine

The University of Missouri Health System has announced that chief executive officer Jim Ross will retire at the end of the year.

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Politics
4:11 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Rasmussen poll shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin

Sen. Claire McCaskill (file photo)
Kris Husted KBIA

Rasmussen Reports has released a poll of 500 Missouri voters that shows US Representative Todd Akin is now trailing his Democratic opponent in the US Senate race by 10 points.

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Politics
8:51 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Obama mocks Akin, Missouri GOP candidates remain quiet

Official portrait of Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama is mocking Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri for his remarks about a woman's body being able to avoid pregnancy during what Akin called a "legitimate rape."

Obama told a group of donors in New York that the Missouri congressman "somehow missed science class" even though he sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Among the few Republicans who have remained quiet Akin's comments are the Missouri GOP candidates for top state offices.

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PM Newscasts
6:29 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Newscast for August 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The latest on Todd Akin, who is still running for US Senate
  • Missouri ACT scores hold steady
  • A Missouri group will go to China to try to foster business relationships there
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

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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

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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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