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July 07, 2010

The If Question

The If Question

LaKeisha Hamilton landed in prison at age 22, facing almost 15 years. No one from her past kept in touch with her, and she began to realize she needed to look inside and find her own answers. That's when she was posed this question: "If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?” LaKeisha and hundreds of other prisoners have now answered that question. Detective Kim Bogucki, the police officer who first thought to ask, is now turning the answers into a film project. The two women join Dick Gordon to talk about how looking back is giving people inside a new way of seeing their lives.

Running With the Bulls

This week in Pamplona, Spain, people are running for their lives, by choice. It's an annual event called the traditional Running of the Bulls, or El Encierro. Each morning of the nine-day celebration, the streets of Pamplona are closed off, and the bulls are run from their corral in one part of the city to the bullfighting ring. Each morning thousands of thrill seekers choose to stay in those closed streets to run with the bulls. Bill Hillmann is participating in the run this year. He has twenty-seven runs under his belt. While animal rights advocates call the centuries-old tradition cruel, Bill views it as heroic and confidence-building.

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