FROM Terry Schell
The Soldiers Who Are Making It Home On Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have died serving their country, but what about those who've survived? The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have the lowest casualty rates of all American conflicts. More than 95% of the wounded are coming home. Many have survived injuries that were deadly in previous wars, but they've been left with life-long conditions requiring high-tech medical care. Can the Veterans' Administration cope with unexpected numbers and very high costs? What about loved ones who've become caregivers full time?
Recycling: Are the Benefits Worth the Cost? Mandatory recycling has become a way of life in more and more places, but critics dismiss it as an easy way for politicians to make guilty consumers feel better about themselves. We hear both sides as the holiday season gets underway.