Passion Richardson and Marion Jones were teammates on the U.S.Olympic 4 x 100 relay team that took home the bronze medal in 2000. Now that Marion Jones has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, the U.S. Olympic Committee has asked that Passion return her medal as well. Also on the show: another Olympic sprinter may gain a silver medal in the wake of the Jones confession. Then, a man whittles down his belongings to just 600 things.
In 1948, 28 Mexican citizens being flown by the U.S. to their native country perished in a plane crash in California. Woody Guthrie protested their anonymity and decades later historian Tim Hernandez set out to find their names.
Members of the Belarus Free Theatre were performing a play one day in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, when authorities showed up and arrested everyone they found - producers, actors, and audience members. Dick speaks with one of the group’s founders about how she’s pressing for change from abroad.
Regular guest Mariem Masmoudi left college in the U.S. to be part of the revolution in her family’s ancestral home of Tunisia. Soon, her father was running for office, and Mariem was considering running herself.
Each year Huy Dao receives thousands of letters from prisoners across the country hoping to be freed. Huy is the intake coordinator for The Innocence Project. It is his job to decide which cases the organization will take on and who has enough evidence to prove that they were wrongfully convicted.
Violence overtook Kingston, Jamaica last week when authorities hunted for an alleged drug lord in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. More than 70 were killed, and the manhunt continues. Ann McNamee is the director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica, which serves as a crime prevention program for at-risk youth. It holds its rehearsals in the danger zone. Also in the show: An Israeli and a Palestina meet secretly to find new solutions.