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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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Newscast for March 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A judge throws out a voter ID proposal
  • A new plan for managing Hinkson Creek
  • State Senators attempt to override a Governor's veto
Education
5:01 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board

Clockwise from top left: school board candidates Christine King, Paul Cushing, Rex Cone and Melvin Blase
KBIA

KBIA has interviewed the candidates for Columbia school board in its studio. Here are the full-length interviews. You can hear excerpts of these interviews on the air on KBIA's "Exam."

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

Hundreds gather inside the state capitol in Jefferson City, MO on March 27, 2012
Marshall Griffin KWMU

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City
  • A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO
  • The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates
Exam
5:10 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board in Columbia.

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Exam
6:01 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Exam: March 19, 2012

File KBIA

This week’s show is all about the University of Missouri. MUs Nuclear Science Engineering Institute ceased to exist last week. The law school has recovered a bit in the national rankings. And increased demand for archeologists in the state has prompted a new program at MU.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul brings message to MU campus

Presidential candidate Ron Paul waves to a crowd today after speaking on MU's campus.
Danny Matteson KBIA

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count. KBIA's Ryan Famuliner and Scott Kanowsky report.

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Exam
5:16 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Exam: March 12, 2012

Students at Colulmbia Independent School learn in a class that's part of the Confucius Institute program
Rachel Rice KBIA

This week on Exam, we talk with the future Principal of Battle High School in Columbia about her plans for the school, and we’ll tell you about the University of Missouri’s partnership with China.

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MU leaving the Big 12
5:09 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Big 12 announces settlement with MU: $12.4M

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell KBIA Sports Extra

The Big 12 conference announced its agreement with MU on its website Tuesday afternoon. Here is the text of the article posted on the conference's website:

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Education
4:21 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU's Deaton talks budget with faculty council

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks the MU Faculty Council on Feb. 23, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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Exam
3:54 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Deaton faces faculty council

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Central Missouri Humane Society selects new director

The Central Missouri Humane Society announced Kimberly Sherlaw as its new executive director Monday.  Since Dr. Alan Allert resigned from the post in October the No Kill Columbia Campaign has pushed CMHS to select a director who supported their No-Kill policy.

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Exam
5:24 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

As tuition goes up, is it worth the price?

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
cindyt7070 Flickr

With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all.

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PM Newscasts
5:44 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Newscast for February 16, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The Senate passes a bill to push back Missouri's party primary filing deadlines
  • More talk of how to fund reconstruction of I-70
  • Changes to workplace injury laws are making their way through the Missouri legislature
Newscasts
5:19 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The state Supreme Court tosses out ethics rules passed by the legislature in 2010
  • Derrick Washington pleads guilty to assault
  • A trial judge throws out a lawsuit concerning the new congressional house districts
  • Attorney General Chris Koster writes to the SCOTUS concerning the federal health care mandate
Newscasts
5:50 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Newscast for January 26, 2012

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The head of MODOT tells the legislature I-70 may need to become a toll road
  • Ed Martin drops out of the Congressional race to join the race for MO Attorney General
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides not to rule yet on the new state legislative districts maps
Education
2:20 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UM Curator Haggard steps down

The University of Missouri
KBIA file photo

A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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Education
12:37 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Cheryl B. Schrader is new Missouri S&T Chancellor

Cheryl Schrader
Photo courtesy Boise State University Communications and Marketing

The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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AM Newscasts
10:20 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Newscast for January 13, 2012

Business Beat
5:40 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tours the Dana Automotive Systems Group’s parts plant in Columbia on June 15, 2010.
Quint Smith KBIA file photo

This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring
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Education
5:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Is enrollment growth good for MU?

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Debugging the Monsanto corn issue

This picture of severe rootworm damage was taken in September in a corn field in north-central Illinois.
Photo courtesy University of Illinois Read more: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=1569

This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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Business
5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

Marcin Wichary Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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Exam
4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Business
12:59 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director

Carolyn Chrisman
Photo from the Kirksville City Council website

Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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AM Newscasts
9:37 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Newscast for December 23, 2011

KBIA file photo

Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week
PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Newscast for December 22, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The Alyssa Bustamante trial has been scheduled for Jan. 30
  • Missouri's "streamflow gauges" appear to be safe as others are threatened across the country.

 

Business Beat
4:43 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Digging up controversy

Barrett Materials' quarry in New Haven, Mo (seen here) is the only one the company owns currently. The company's proposed quarry in Belle, Mo. has prompted local residents to appeal to the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission
Sydney Miller KBIA

This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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Education
5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

Provided by Columbia Public Schools

The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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Exam
5:04 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

More on the University of Missouri's big changes

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbia, Mo.
Allan Vestal KBIA

This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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