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Episode 032 : Journalist Sara Schonhardt : Young Professionals Choosing Smaller Communities

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Journalist Sara Schonhardt has noticed how some young professionals are going back to their hometowns, or other smaller places, often to help revitalize communities. Sara started her career overseas, finishing her time as a foreign correspondent with a 3 1/2–year stint in Indonesia, as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Recently she returned to the States, and became increasingly interested in how America’s rural areas are dealing with big issues, like income inequality, immigration and drug addiction. While looking at the challenges and opportunities facing smaller American places, Sara noticed how some talented young people are ignoring the lure of big cities and choosing to build careers in smaller towns.