Albany, NY – The Nostoi, which once told the homecoming stories of the Greek heroes from the war at Troy, is long lost. Of the original text's five books, only five complete lines have survived. Like the lives that it chronicled, the Nostoi is itself a casualty of time and its unpredictable turns. The truth is that most veterans' stories, whether of combat or of recovery, are either never told or not long remembered.
Albany, NY – For an extended poll question, we're asking, "Is the U.S. engaged in a new kind of war." We're joined by Harvard Law School Professor David Kennedy.
David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the author of "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism" and "Of War and Law" both published by Princeton Press.
Albany, NY – Joan Grenier's Odyssey Bookshop picks for 4/11/06:
* The Inheritance of Loss by Kirin Desai * A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry * Brookland by Emily Barton * A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger * The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans by Patricia Klindienst * Here Comes Darrell written by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Mary Azarian * Saving the World by Julia Alvarez