Eric Adler & Laura Bauer - Joplin 5/22/11: Tragedy and Recovery in the Wake of an Epic Storm

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Kansas City Star reporters  Eric Adler and Laura Bauer discuss a new book chronicling the paper’s coverage of the tornado that devastated Joplin and the efforts of residents and volunteers who have helped the community heal.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
2:00pm @ Central Library

On May 22, 2011, a massive EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri, killing 159 people and injuring countless others.

Reporters Eric Adler and Laura Bauer of The Kansas City Star discuss Joplin 5:41, a new book chronicling the newspaper’s coverage of the devastating tornado.

The book celebrates the heroic efforts of Joplin residents and the thousands of volunteers who rushed to the scene to begin the healing. All royalties from sales of the book go to the Joplin Recovery Fund.

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