Jesus Lara entered his very first spelling bee last year because his best friend Sam told him it would be fun. This year, 13-year-old Jesus won his school spelling bee, then the regional event, and today he's at the nationals in Washington D.C.
Dick speaks with Sheila Coleman of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign about the way the British government dealt with a tragic incident in a Liverpool soccer stadium, and how it became a pivotal moment for people there. Two decades later, British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized.
Guest Host Sean Cole speaks with Cryn Johannsen, who is an activist on student debt issues. She threw out a question in her blog about whether anyone had suicidal feelings, and was alarmed at how many people wrote saying they did.
With news of tear gas use in various Occupy demonstrations, Dick speaks with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who oversaw the decision to tear gas a huge crowd during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999.
Libya is still a country at war, but things have improved in the city of Misrata. People there have recently regained control from Gaddafi's forces, even as fighting continues outside the city. Iman Traina was there during some of the most brutal fighting. She and her daughter eventually escaped and she tells her story.