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

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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.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.