News and information during a disaster
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Nearly a year after a severe tornado ripped through Joplin, a new documentary is being premiered this week in Columbia that chronicles the efforts of the Joplin Globe newspaper staff to keep the community informed in the wake of the disaster. We talk about the communication challenges a community faces in these types of situations. We also check in about crisis communication plans for mid-Missouri.
Beth Pike, filmmaker
Zim Schwartze, City of Columbia director of emergency management
Wally Kennedy, reporter, Joplin Globe (joining the program by phone)