Director of Construction Mike Johnson shows Philip several artists' renderings of new elementary and middle schools, and the new Joplin High School and Franklin Tech joint facility.
Gary and Toni talk with Patrick Tuttle about the planned Walk of Unity in remembrance of those who lost their lives as a result of the May 22nd tornado, and in celebration of the courage and resilience of those who survived.
Patrick Tuttle of the Joplin Convention & Visitors' Bureau lays out plans for the Day of Unity event planned for May 22nd, the first anniversary of the deadly Joplin tornado.
Pastor Aaron Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church shares some thoughts on how to help get yourself - and others - through the tornado anniversary.
Lori Marble talks with Gary about an installation of hundreds of photos taken in the days following the tornado.
Jay Chism of the University of Missouri Extension Service introduces a publication authored by a mother and daughter who, after the May 22nd 2011 tornado in Joplin, put up a Facebook page called "Joplin Tornado Info."
Sean Harrison and Shelly Brewer of Downstream Casino preview the Summer Concert Series, of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund.
Band Director Rick Castor and Eagle Pride Band section leader Chris Phillips talk about the trying year the band has faced, and the upcoming Spring Concert.
Michelle Hare, mother of Lantz Hare and founder of the organization that bears his name, talks about an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Foundation scholarship fund, and what her life has been like since losing Lantz in the May 2011 tornado.
Gary joins Ann Leach at the ribbon-cutting event for the Creative Cottage, a retreat and healing place for those dealing with stress and grief.
Donna Turner and Thad Beeler explain their work with Lost Photos of Joplin, which so far has returned more than 8,000 photos and documents to their owners since the May 2011 tornado.
Mary Anne Phillips of the City of Joplin explains how a compost bin speeds up the production of organic compost, and where to get a bin through the city's truckload sale.
Mary Anne Phillips of the City of Joplin and Christie Barnhart of Missouri American Water explain to Gary the benefits of using a rain barrel, and how residents can get one at an upcoming truckload sale.
Toni and Gary try their hand at decorating the new Rebuild Joplin cupcake.
Deanna Johnson of Smallcakes of Joplin introduces her new Rebuild Joplin cupcake, which will raise funds for RebuildJoplin.org.
Julie Maus of the Empire District Electric Company explains why Arbor Day is the perfect time for the company to give away hundreds of trees.
Ric Mayer of the Missouri Department of Conservation demostrates the bare-root method of tree planting, which gives a young tree the best possible start.
Gary gives step-by-step instructions for downloading a FREE phone app that can send weather alerts directly to your mobile device.
Pastor Aaron Brown talks with Gary and Toni about confronting worst-case scenarios to reduce their power to produce anxiety.
Pastor Aaron Brown shares methods of coping with anxiety that give back a feeling of control.
Jon Skinner of the Missouri Department of Conservation gives a lesson in the root-ball method of planting a young tree.
Toni talks with John M. Huff, Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, about Joplin residents who learned insurance lessons the hard way after the tornado.
Janet LaFon of the Jasper County Extension Service previews an upcoming workshop for tornado survivors who are interested in becoming homeowners.
"Niko's Mom," Tania Bowman, explains how an idea of her son's has become an annual event to raise scholarship funds for the Ozark Center for Autism.
Grief Counselor and life coach Ann Leach talks about coping with the approaching one-year anniversary of Joplin's deadly tornado.
Joplin High School Principal Dr. Kerry Sachetta explains some of the improvements the school system will see as a result of the $62-million bond issue.
Joplin School Board President Randy Steele talks about how the school system will spend the money approved in a recent bond issue, plus matching funds.
Dr. Jay Joseph explains one of the common dental problems following the May 2011 tornado: cracked teeth.
Dr. Jay Joseph is one of nearly two dozen Joplin dentists who lost their businesses in the May 2011 tornado.
Lori Marble of the Spiva Center for the Arts explains the photographic project Dear World.
Gary and Toni get the chance to ask insect-related questions to Dr. Kip Heth, a Phd in Entomology.
Dr. Kip Heth, MSSU Aquatic Entomologist, talks with Gary and Toni about the effects of the early spring on insect populations, including mosquitoes.
Toni and Gary learn more about the Community Hope Conference, featuring Antwone Fisher as keynote speaker.
Gary and Toni talk with Kari Clements of the Alliance of Southwest Missouri about the upcoming Commuity Hope Conference.
Jacque Gage, Director of the Joplin Public Library, explains how the events surrounding the May 22nd tornado eventually led to the donation of a renowned marine artist's mural to the Joplin Public Library.
Philip and Allison talk with Ric Mayer of the Missouri Department of Conservation about where to get new trees, and how to assist with donating them.
Ric Mayer, an arborist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, explains some of the concerns to address when planting new trees to replace those lost in the tornado.
Kathy Cowley of St. John's Mercy details the coming LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, & Postpartum) unit.
Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Bilke with RebuildJoplin.com explains that there are still plenty of opportunities for volunteers in damaged residential areas of Joplin.
Kate Massey of RebuildJoplin.org explains that it's not too late to ask for assistance in rebuilding after the tornado.
Certified Master Gardener Bev Sturgis shows Gary and Toni how to use wire hoops to support cloth row covers in the garden.
Bev Sturgis, a Certified Master Gardener through the University of Missouri Extension Service, explains the benefits of row covers in keeping bugs off your vegetable plants without pesticides.
How to talk to your kids about severe weather
Jason Cravens of Joplin Schools talks about plans to create storm shelters that will have space enough for not only students, but members of the community as well.
Ray Goodman and his mother are working to save his childhood home, which appears to have been built the year Joplin was established.
Philip and Toni talk with Joe Craigmile, a board member of Bright Futures Joplin, about an upcoming golf tournament to raise funds for the program.
Jeff Barber, an architect with the University of Missouri Extension Service, describes how he assisted a Joplin church in turning a Quonset hut into a barracks for volunteers doing service projects in the area.
Tornado survivor Matt Stephens talks with Toni and Gary about how friends and family are important aspects in his healing.
Tornado survivor Matt Stephens recounts his ordeal and injuries, and some of what's involved in his arduous recovery.
An event promoting entrepreneurship among young adults will be coming to Joplin.
Officials from Sarcoxie, Missouri schools, and the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, explain the significance of a new career-readiness certification.
Dawnielle Robinson of Ozark Center explains some specific strategies for dealing with the anxiety associated with severe weather.
Dawnielle Robinson of Ozark Center ennumerates some of the signs of anxiety and trauma in children, which may be particularly troublesome during severe weather.
Dr. Kerry Sachetta, principal of Joplin High School, explains the new career-path-oriented curriculum.
Gary and Toni talk with Dr. Kerry Sachetta, principal of Joplin High School, about the plans for rebuilding on and near the old campus.
Bittersweet moments as the beginning of demolition on Joplin High School is show live, in progress during Friday's Living Well broadcast.
Chelsey Hall of the Community Partnership for the Ozarks explains how the organization will be serving the Four-State area, and invites businesses to an upcoming event.
Louise Secker of Lafayette House talks with Toni about the 3rd Annual "Ooh-La-Lafayette" event to raise funds for interventions into domestic violence situations.
Sallie Hughes of the Alliance of Southwest Missouri talks about an upcoming seminar that will help train parents and community leaders to better protect children from sexual abuse.
Chris Fenske and Randon Coffey talk with Gary about "Rooting for Joplin," a project partnering the Future Business Leaders of America with Phi Beta Lambda to plant thousands of trees on tornado-affected residential properties in Joplin.
Liz Scheurich of the Joplin Family Y and Valerie Searcy of the United Way explain the impact of the annual sale of chocolate-covered strawberries, and how to place your order.
Gary Box of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce talks about the reopenings of Academy Sports & Outdoors and Payless Shoes, and about tax credits available to those who donate to the Joplin Business Recovery Fund.
KSN reporter Katie Love gets a lesson in archery at the re-opening of Academy Sports & Outdoors in Joplin.
Kevin Wynne of the U.S. Small Business Administration pays a return visit to Joplin to encourage businesses affected by the tornado to look into low-interest government loans.
The Citizens' Advisory Recovery Team (CART) has been gathering input from the community on how best to improve Joplin during the rebuilding process. Tonight at MSSU, the major players gather to reveal which suggestions have made it into plans for the future.
Jane Cage of the Citizens' Advisory Recovery Team (CART) talks about the culmination of the organization's information-gathering and input from the Joplin community.
Area's largest Job Fair is coming up
Life Coach & Grief Counselor Ann Leach tells how to use the acronym "Y.E.A.R" to make 2012 your best year yet.
Kirstie Smith of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce explains the role of the Citizens' Advisory Recovery Team in helping to plan Joplin's future.
Kari Clements of the Alliance of Southwest Missouri gives an overview of the organization and the benefits it provides to Joplin and the surrounding area.
Crystal Harrington of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri cautions against rushing into a deal with a contractor whose references and practices are unknown.
Lisa Robinson of the Small Business & Technology Development Center at MSSU gives an overview of the services the center has provided to local businesses since the May 22nd, 2011 tornado.
Dan Pekarek of the Joplin City Health Department discusses the potential impact of an EPA grant to remediate soil in yards contaminated by the tornado, or where the storm uncovered old mining waste that was used in foundations of older homes.
Dan Mitchell and Jeremiah Anderson from The Bridge in Joplin preview their New Year's Eve event for middle-schoolers, the Riot.
Joplin tornado survivor Tim Bartow's home has become something of a shrine for volunteers and residents alike -- and the city is considering preserving the hopeful messages for posterity.
Kirstie Smith of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce previews this week's visit by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, who will be giving an update on federal involvement in Joplin's recovery efforts.
Joplin Assistant City Manager Sam Anselm talks about the importance of businesses such as Hairbenders rebuilding and boosting the local economy after the May 22nd tornado.
Hairbenders owner Kevin Lane talks with Jeremiah and Toni about the events at the salon today, including a cut-a-thon featuring 50 stylists cutting hair for free.
Hairbenders owner Kevin Lane talks about the decision to relocate the salon following the May 22nd tornado.
Toni and Jeremiah talk with Kevin Lane, the owner of Hairbenders, which has relocated since the building was destroyed in the May 22nd tornado.
Dan Mitchell of The Bridge talks about how the facility was able to serve the community after the May 22nd tornado.
Three million donation will help rebuild the Ozark Center.
DR. Huff Discusses School Demolition
Cell Phone Medics owner Guy Voltz talks with Toni about relocating his business after the May 22nd tornado.
Guy Voltz of Cell Phone Medics tells the story of his business being destroyed on May 22nd.
Crystal Harrington of the Home Builders' Association talks about taking your time planning a remodel to save time and aggravation down the road.
Crystal Harrington of the Home Builders' Association tells Toni about opportunities to improve your home if you're forced to go through a remodel after the May 22nd tornado.
Linda Lindquist Baldwin talks about her brother's remarkable survival story after the May 22nd tornado, and how she is memorializing the men he tried to save.
Linda Lindquist Baldwin, the founder of Belsnickles, talks about her upcoming show to celebrate 25 years in business.
Dr. Karl Wendt explains some Do's & Don'ts to help children deal with their parents' divorce.
Dr. Karl Wendt talks with Gary about the needs of children going through a divorce, and how each age group tends to react to their parents' split.
Michelle Hare talks about the foundation she created in her son's memory, and the kinds of scholarships she hopes to provide with an upcoming fundraiser.
Toni talks with Michelle Hare about her son Lantz, who died of injuries sustained in the May 22nd tornado, and about the foundation she established in his name to help other teens.
Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. C.J. Huff talks with Toni about the future of the school system, including the long-term rebuilding process.
Joplin Schools Superintendent C.J. Huff, EdD, talks about how students are reacting to the trauma of May 22nd's tornado, nearly 6 months later.
Dr. Karl Wendt talks about measures you can take to keep the stresses of a natural disaster from tearing your marriage and family apart.
Dr. Karl Wendt talks about the kinds of stresses that a natural disaster like May 22nd's tornado can put on a marriage, leading to divorce.
Gary talks with Dr. Renee Walker about the dangers of lead-contaminated soil that may have been uncovered by the May 22nd tornado.
Gary talks with Otolaryngologist, Dr. Renee Walker, about contaminants in the air and soil following the May 22nd tornado.
Photographer Roger Nomer and editor Scott Meeker talk about the emotional impact of their work on the book "32 Minutes in May," a pictorial account of the May 22nd tornado.
Gary talks with editor Scott Meeker and photographer Roger Nomer about their contributions to the Joplin Globe book "32 Minutes in May," a pictorial account of the May 22nd tornado.
Joplin's Long Term Recovery Committee offers ongoing opportunities for volunteers and those who want to donate to those in need.
Jay St. Clair talks with Toni about the Joplin Long Term Recovery Committee, and how it plans to meet the ongoing needs of the community.
Gary talks with Calvin Churchwell of the Joplin Association for the Blind about the organization's annual chili feed.
Calvin Churchwell of the Joplin Association for the Blind talks with Gary about some of the needs of blind and low-vision residents following the May 22nd tornado.
Toni and Gary get a sneak peek into the new 15th Street Wal-Mart, less than 16 hours before it reopens.
Andy Martin, manager of the 15th Street Wal-Mart, prepares for Wednesday's Grand Reopening.
Housing Specialist Jeff Barber of the University of Missouri Extension Service explains how a Safe Room can fit into plans for a new or renovated home.
Agronomist Jay Chism of the University of Missouri Extension Service talks about getting your soil tested and fertilizing in the fall for a healthy lawn in the spring.
Joplin's own Kenny Foster talks with Gary and Toni by phone from Nashville about his new song "Hometown," an homage to Joplin and other communities dealing with natural disasters.
Four States Idol winner Leon Troyer talks about his upcoming appearance on the Tuxes, Tiaras, & Tillis fundraiser -- and surprises Toni with a song.
Miranda Lewis of St. John's Mercy updates us on the next phase of building, and where the new campus of St. John's will be located.
Producer Marian Kelly receives a message from Diana Heckmaster, whose appearance on Living Well led to two arrests in the case of Diana's identity theft.
Nolene Davis, the Joplin coordinator for the upcoming Next Step Seminar, talks about the need for healing and how attendees can use the seminar to move forward.
Debbie Blackman, manager of the Wine Room at Macadoodles, talks about the store's reopening, and what happened to employees and customers in the store the night of the May 22nd tornado.
Gary introduces Laura Williams, winner of our Living Well "Life Makeover" contest, and talks about why she wants a new beginning.
Living Well Producer Marian Kelly is ready to spend her first night at home since May 22nd.
Gary & Toni introduce KSN's contest to win a "Twister Safe" storm shelter. Melissa Wood of Joplin was the third caller with the correct answer, and she is now registered for the drawing to win the Twister Safe. The drawing will be held on December 1st.
Pastor Rodney Peters tells Gary how the iconic Bethany Presbyterian Church provided life-saving shelter to its neighbors the night of the May 22nd tornado.
Business owner Julie Madl describes seeing her business in ruins -- for the second time since it had opened.
Gary & Dr. Russ Hardesty explain why Joplin area residents affected by the May 22nd tornado are being offered an expensive retreat -- for free.
Dr. Russ Hardesty talks with Gary about an upcoming seminar to help area residents deal with trauma, grief and loss experienced as a result of the May 22nd tornado.
Music legend Barry Manilow makes an appearance in Joplin to present $300-thousand worth of new musical instruments to students who lost theirs in the May 22nd tornado.
Toni talks with Judy Cooke, owner of Slumberland, about the furniture business reopening after the May 22nd tornado.
Gary talks with David Amayo, owner of Casa Montez, about the re-opening of this Joplin Institution.
Toni talks with Kirk Williams, the owner of the Range Line Wendy's restaurant, about where he was when he learned that his store had been destroyed by the May 22nd tornado.
Toni talks with Debbie Smith, General Manager of the 17th & Range Line Wendy's, which was destroyed in the May 22nd tornado, about how her call to the restaurant that night saved lives.
Debbie Fitzgerald of the Ozark Center talks with Gary about the increased need for crisis counseling after the May 22nd tornado, and how the Center has been meeting the community's needs.
Jim talks with Josh Rinkenbaugh of Arvest Bank about how Habitat For Humanity will pull off the building of 10 new homes in Joplin.
Jim talks with Josh Rinkenbaugh of Arvest Bank about the upcoming Habitat For Humanity build in Joplin, wherein 10 new homes will be built.
KSN's Katie Love talks with one of the stars of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, designer Michael Moloney.
KSN's Allison Croghan nabs an interview with the Senior Producer of Extreme Makeover Home Edition Diane Korman, who talks about how quickly the idea came about to make the show's 200th episode in Joplin, building seven homes in seven days.
Singer-songwriter and Joplin native Adam Stanley talks about the song he was inspired to write after seeing the devastation left behind by the May 22nd storm.
Orange Leaf owner Jake Knorpp and mural artist Farley Lewis talk with Gary about how the idea came about for a mural memorializing the heroes, and those lost, as a result of the May 22nd tornado.
11-year-old Aspen Bowman has become a worldwide celebrity as the photo of Joplin Police Sergeant Gabe Allen carrying her out of the rubble has become an iconic image of May 22nd, even immortalized in a commemorative coin.
Gary and 11-year-old Aspen Bowman and her parents return to the scene of her rescue from the tornado rubble on Range Line -- the image of which has been seen around the world.
Part 2 of 2: Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts talks about how his officers are handling the changing needs of the city in the aftermath of the May 22nd tornado.
Jim Jackson welcomes Joplin's Chief of Police Lane Roberts to talk about some surprising facts found in recent crime statistics in the city.
Gary talks with a middle-school student who is bouncing back from devastating injuries suffered in the May 22nd tornado.
Gary talks with Nicholas Gilmore, the Artistic Director of the Heartland Opera Theatre, about an upcoming concert to benefit the vocal music and theatre programs at Joplin High School.
Gary learns about identity theft from a local business owner whose important papers were found by a thief after the May 22nd tornado and used to ruin her credit.
Diana Heckmaster, owner of the Learning Tree day-care center in Joplin, talks with Gary about reopening her business in a new location after the May 22nd tornado, and about her identity being stolen because of business papers lost in the storm.
Amy Lane of Joplin's Lafayette House talks with Toni about the rise in domestic violence after the Joplin tornado, and how the organization has been able to help.
Kari Clements and Nancy Corley of The Alliance of Southwest Missouri talk with Gary about a workshop to train community members how to respond during a traumatic event.
Agronomist Jay Chism of the University of Missouri Extension Service talks about pruning trees and shrubs, which should not ordinarily be done in the fall, but the rules have changed this year due to the drought conditions.
Dr. Larry Brothers describes how he first began to hear stories of his patients seeing angels during the May 22nd tornado.
Toni talks with Dr. Larry Brothers, who is compiling a book of stories of Joplin residents who say they experienced encounters with angels during the May 22nd tornado.
Gary talks with Dr. Kerry Suchetta, Principal of Joplin High School, and Andy Martin, Manager of the 15th & Range Line Wal-Mart, about Wal-Mart's support of Bright Futures of Joplin.
Gary talks with Dr. Kerry Suchetta, Principal of Joplin High School, and Andy Martin, Manager of the 15th & Range Line Wal-Mart, about the "best kept secret in Joplin" -- a surprise entertainer at Joplin's homecoming dance. Part 1 of 2.
Professional storm chasers Jeff and Kathryn Piotrowski are in Joplin to autograph copies of the DVD "Storm Chasing the Joplin EF-5 Tornado," and Gary interviews them about the experience of being in Joplin on May 22nd, and about how to buy the DVD.