One Vermont Town Produces A Ton Of Olympic Talent, And Politics Has Increased American Anxiety

Jan 23, 2018

2010 gold medalist Hannah Kearney is just one of the Olympians Norwich, Vermont, has produced.
Credit Clément Bucco-Lechat / Wikimedia Commons

For a town of barely more than 3,400 residents, Norwich, Vermont, produces a lot of Olympians. Today, sports reporter Karen Crouse tells us about the town's mindset and lifestyle that, since 1984, has put an athlete on every U.S. Winter Olympic team except one (and sent two athletes to the summer games for good measure). Then, therapist and UMKC Counseling Services Associate Director Lynette Sparkman-Barnes explains the increasing number of Americans suffering from anxiety brought on by political goings-on, and offers some methods for coping.