Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 16, 2012
Tornadoes rip through Kansas but few lives are lost. Poet William Towbridge discusses his work and being Missouri Poet Laureate. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Early Warnings Reduced Human Loss From Tornadoes
The tornado systems that roared through Kansas over the weekend had an historic quality to them. An early warning appears to have limited the number of injuries as more than a hundred tornadoes touched down. Preliminary counts had 122 tornadoes in the region over the weekend, most in Kansas. Read more here.
Missouri Names Kansas City Man The Next Poet Laureate
Poet William Trowbridge has been appointed Missouri’s next poet Laureate, and is the first Kansas City poet to receive the title. Listen to his discussion of his book Ship of Fools here.