On May 22, 2016, our community will mark five years since the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin and Duquesne. To recognize this occasion, a committee of citizens have planned and organized Joplin Proud – four days of events to remember what we lost, thank the volunteers who came to our aid, and be proud of the progress we have made as a community.
The upcoming edition of the Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features information about Joplin Proud and activities planned for the 5th anniversary observance of the May 2011 Joplin tornado. The program features Jane Cage. She shares information about the Disaster Recovery Summit, planned for May 19 and 20 at Missouri Southern. She also discusses other activities planned during the next few weeks. They include a Spring Cleaning campaign, a memorial marathon and walk of silence, special music and film presentations, and activities planned in Cunningham Park. For more details on these events, click on the link at the end of this article.
The program airs the following times on KGCS-TV:
Monday, May 9 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10 – 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 – 5:30 p.m.
The program will also air on KOAM-TV at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.
In addition, Newsmakers is posted on the KGCS YouTube site, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1gJoIKoa_k
Newsmakers is produced by KGCS-TV, a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University. Programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22 and on regional cable television system.
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For a more-balanced portrayal of the Joplin Tornado recovery, read my book Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud: Greed, Corruption, and the Joplin Tornado. The book is available locally at Always Buying Books, Changing Hands Book Shoppe, and the Book Guy in Joplin, Pat's Books in Carthage, and Cato's Connection in Lamar. It can also be ordered in paperback or e-book formats from Amazon.com at the links below.