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June 24, 2010

Finally, An Answer

Finally, An Answer

The 2010 U.S. Rowing National Championships start today in New Jersey. For athletes who are in training for the 2012 Olympics in London, this is a key stepping stone. Monica Downer won at nationals, and thought she was headed to the Olympics at Beijing. But just as she would get close to reaching her goal, her body seemed to give out on her. After years of misdiagnoses, she was finally informed that she had Lyme disease. Lyme diagnoses are on the increase in this country, and especially at this time of year. Dick Gordon and Monica talk about the unexpected upside of her journey through diagnosis and treatment.

All That Glitters

When Diane Gohl was 23 years old she went on her first trip abroad to Bangkok, Thailand. She fell in with a group of smooth talking Thai gem merchants. They persuaded her to charge $3,000 to her credit card in exchange for five sapphires. Diane soon found that she’d been scammed - but her story doesn’t end there. She joins Dick to talk about the scam - and how she eventually got most of her money back.

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