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A Rolling Retirement In "Nomadland"

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Think of it as the "gig economy" on wheels: older people supplementing meager retirement income by traveling the country in vans and campers, taking odd jobs here and there.  Sound like retirement to you? 

Journalist Jessica Bruder hit the road with the weekday warriors to document their patchwork employment. 

The result is the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

It's a lifestyle that may become familiar to more people, with the skads of baby boomers retiring every day.  The author joins us for a perusal.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.