Seg. 1: The Road Forward For Missouri Transportation. Seg. 2: Writing Your Own Obituary. | KCUR

Seg. 1: The Road Forward For Missouri Transportation. Seg. 2: Writing Your Own Obituary.

Nov 26, 2018

Segment 1: After a failed gas tax proposal, how does the Missouri Department of Transportation continue to keep roads and bridges safe?

Voters this month denied the state transportation department additional tax money to increase their budget, but the agency will still be held responsible for maintaining a safe and sound network of roads and bridges. Today, we asked the organization's leader how that will happen, and why he thinks the ballot measure failed in the first place.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:43: Why you should be writing your own remembrance.

It's sounds like a punchline, but this is no joke; an increasing number of people have taken to writing their own obituary. We got some advice on starting the process of writing about yourself in the past tense, and discussed how the practice can help lighten the load for your survivors.