Audio – How The President Inspired Continuing Coverage of Joplin Recovery


The story isn’t over. That’s why a mid-Missouri news anchor keeps going back to Joplin.


K-O-M-U-T-V’s Jim Riek (reek) is the coauthor of a new book about the Joplin tornado and the ongoing rebuilding efforts. He says on “Missouri Viewpoints” that part of the reason for his continuing coverage came from the White House.


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Riek and W-D-A-F-T-V meteorologist Michelle Bogowith are giving all proceeds from sales of “Joplin: Our Words, Our Stories, Their Hope” to Rebuild Joplin. That group is building homes for tornado victims who are in need.


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