Embed America: The fading of small town America by CNN published on 2012/07/20 19:43:15 +0000 Our election series, Embed America, continues as we drive across the country – ditching the politicians and talking to voters about the issues most important to them. Like what’s happening in rural Iowa, a quiet, but profound threat to hundreds of small towns. They’re dying, aging and fading. At the same time, those struggling towns have a new, expensive issue with government. It’s what they’re talking about inside the Chatterbox Café in the small town of Lone Rock.