When Ed Krug was growing up in Cedar Rapids he felt like he always had something to prove. He was a successful athlete and went on to be a very aggressive and successful lawyer, but there was something wrong and he finally realized that he could no longer live as a man. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Ellen Krug about being transgender and her journey to where she is today.
Sunday is Father's Day. Find out about the Father’s Day Index and hear about the changing role of dads, who are increasingly stay-at home parents. How is that fact affecting families and our stereotypes? Guest host Ben Stanton gets advice for dads to communicate with kids using handwritten letters.
Women have worked in agriculture since agriculture began, but for many years they were limited to supporting roles. Talk of Iowa seeks out women's voices in agriculture, through history and today. Jenny Barker-Devine, author of "On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women's Activism since 1945" discusses how the roles of farm women changed during the 20th century.