The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.
In recent years, farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass into rows of corn.
High crop prices were the primary motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.
A provision in the farm bill, which is still making its way through the halls of Congress, may help stem the tide.
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.