Audio – News Coverage of Joplin Tornado Inspires Book




When Missourians hear the word “tornado”, we often think of Joplin. Over two years after the deadly tornado, the rebuilding continues.


K-O-M-U-T-V news anchor Jim Riek (reek) has reported from Joplin dozens of times since the twister hit. He’s also co-authored a book about the disaster and the rebuilding. On “Missouri Viewpoints”,  Riek explains why he and meteorologist Michelle Bogowith decided to write it.


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The book is called “Joplin: Our Words, Our Stories, Their Hope” and it’s available as an e-book on Amazon now. All proceeds go to Rebuild Joplin, which is building homes for tornado victims who are in need.


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