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Seg. 1: Media And The Midwest | Seg. 2: Retirement Living Options

Segment 1: A memo from journalists in the Midwest: Stop calling us flyover country

A recent blog by Peggy Lowe offered advice to coastal media outlets who continually use clichés when covering life and culture in states like Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma. The article struck a cord with other regional journalists and they agree, there's a few things fellow reporters living elsewhere should know. Not everyone in the Midwest is a farmer, try a Mexican restaurant instead of a diner for local opinions, and journalists here are happy to help beyond just giving you their sources.

  • Peggy Lowe, reporter for KCUR and investigative producer for APM Reports
  • Kristofor Husted, senior reporter for KBIA in Columbia
  • Jackie Fortier, health care reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma

Segment 2, beginning at 23:30: Advice for deciding where you live when your working years are done.

There are a number of options when it comes to living arrangements in retirement.  Aging in place, a continuing care community, even moving in with adult children are all options but no matter the choice, it's a good idea to start planning before your last day of work. The Smart Money Experts walked through what these various selections entail so you know the factors to consider.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.