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Seg. 1: Kansas Democrats On Possible 'Blue Wave' Election. Seg. 2: Mental Health And Retirement.

Nadya Faulx
Kansas state Rep. Jim Ward, who represents parts of southeast Wichita, withdrew from the state's gubernatorial race last week.

Segment 1: As the legislative season ends in Kansas, Democrats look ahead to midterm elections.

While state lawmakers shift their focus from drafting laws to campaigning, we checked in with two Democratic Party leaders to get a sense for how they'll gauge success at the ballots this August and November. We also reviewed some of the higher-profile bills that made it out of the legislature and onto the desk of Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:17: Mentally adjusting to life as a retiree.

For people who can afford it, retirement is often a long-anticipated life event, but it can also require a big adjustment. Today, we explored the mental and emotional implications of retirement, and how some find meaning after setting their careers aside.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.