Right now, all over the world, projects are underway to store seeds. Biodiversity has plummeted in the last 50 years, and scientists fear climate change will kill varieties of apples, yams and many fruits and vegetables. Dick talks with seed collectors.
Karen Lee has seen both sides of the Florida housing boom. She worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and in 2004, succumbed to the allure of skyrocketing housing prices. She and her husband sold their Key West dream home for $1.6 million and invested the money in other real estate.
All this week, more of our favorite stories. Today: working. For years, Emma Pender and Rita Perry faced harsh conditions and physical injuries working at a chicken processing plant in North Carolina. But the money was too good to pass up living in a town where the jobs were few.
Countless towns across the U.S. have lost textile and apparel jobs as plants close or move overseas. But Megan Summerville is making it work here in the U.S. When Megan was working as an alterations specialist at a bra shop, she learned that one of the shop's suppliers, Specialty Made, was closing. Megan seized the opportunity and bought the company. Megan now makes bras, and much more, out of her factory in Austin, Texas. Also on the show: the bat that became a pet. And, our guest host tried to be a rock star even though all he ever played was the clarinet.