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)
Related events in Columbia this Thursday (May 3):* PANEL DISCUSSION:
Joplin Globe editors and reporters will share their first-hand accounts of the tornado and discuss their work to keep the community informed. 2-3:30 p.m., Fred W. Smith Forum (200A Reynolds Journalism Institute) on the MU campus. Free.* FILM SCREENING AND SILENT AUCTION:
A silent auction to benefit disaster victims will be followed by the debut screening of “Deadline In Disaster.” The film is presented by the Missouri Press Association. 6-7 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. film screening, Missouri Theatre. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.For more information about the film and its premier, click here.
How do political campaigns drum up support? How do marketers increase brand loyalty? And how do community organizers bring people together? In this public discussion on community engagement, our panel of experts -- and our live audience -- talk about what real engagement looks like as we explore some of the tools that organizations are using to connect individuals and foster a sense of community.
, CFRE, president, Second GiftJoy Mayer
, director of community outreach, Columbia MissourianSam Robinson
, director of healthy community initiatives, PedNet
(Program was recorded Thursday, April 12.)
Spring is officially upon us, and for many in the country it arrived early this year. We get some possible explanations for the record high temperatures in March. You'll also hear how the early spring could benefit farmers, consumers and even the insect population.
Rob Lawrence, forest entomologist, Missouri Department of Conservation
Tony Lupo, chairman, University of Missouri Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
Michael Monson, chair, University of Missouri Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Lowell Schachtsiek, a farmer from northeast Missouri (joining the program by phone)
Janice Stillman, editor of the Old Farmers Almanac (joining the program by phone)
Discussions about balancing the budget for the state of Missouri tend to focus on ways to cut spending. Today we look at the other side of the equation and explore some ideas for increasing revenue to pay for state government programs.
Amy Blouin, executive director, Missouri Budget Project
Chris Kelly, 24th District Missouri House Representative
Misty Snodgrass, legislative and government relations director for the American Cancer Society.
In advance of elections on Tuesday, we discuss the two school funding measures on the ballot. We also examine how the city council and school board races are shaping up. The discussion of school-related items fills the first half of the program; the second half is devoted to city council races.
Andrew Denney, city government reporter, Columbia Tribune
Catherine Martin, K-12 education reporter, Columbia Tribune
Jan Mees, member, Columbia School Board
Jonathan Sessions, member, Columbia School Board
Kip Hill, public life reporter, Columbia Missourian (joining the program by phone)
Being a parent can be difficult enough, but with the advent of social media and new technology, it can at times feel overwhelming. We talk to a panel of experts about how modern technology can make parenting even more of a challenge.
Bradd Anderson, Missouri 4-H youth development specialist
Meg Ladd, ParentLink program manager
Jen Reeves, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Scott Steinberg, author of "The Modern Parents Guidebook to Kids and Video Games" (joining the program by phone)