Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – February 18, 2007

KPFA Reporter and author ("How America Lost Iraq"), Aaron Glantz will be sitting in for Larry Bensky.

In the first hour…

Glantz, who spent six months reporting from Iraq after the U.S. invasion, has recently been investigating incidents of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He’ll be joined by Penny Coleman, author of "Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War" (Beacon). The book offers a history of PTSD, as well as an
account of the experiences of the spouses’ of soldiers suffering from PTSD.

Then, a conversation with attorney Lynne Stewart.

In the second hour…

The Bay Area’s Asian American population celebrates the Lunar New Year, commonly referred to as Chinese New Year. A discussion about the history of the celebration in the United States and the Bay Area, the tradition and what carries over from celebrations in Asian countries to Asian American celebrations.

Guests:

William Poy Lee is a Berkeley-based attorney, and author of the new book "The Eighth Promise: An American Son’s Tribute to His Toisanese Mother" (Rodale) www.theeighthpromise.com.

Rosemary Gong is the San Francisco-based author of "Good Luck Life: The Essential Guide to Chinese American Celebrations and Culture" (HarperResource) www.goodlucklife.com.

Vu-duc Vuong is a professor at the University of California School of Social Welfare.

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