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Off Mic: Celebrating athletics in the Region as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games wind down


Today on Off Mic with guest host Michael Gonzalez: We’re celebrating athletics as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games wind down. We’ll hear about the late, great Dianne Durham, of Gary, the first African-American Senior National Gymnastics Champion and how she paved the way for many of the superstar athletes we see today. Along with the 2020 Olympics, 2021 has become the year of seeing sports psychology in action. What does it mean and what should we make of it? Gary has a long history in professional and amateur boxing. We’ll talk with one of the Steel City’s boxing world champions, “Merciless” Mary McGee. And, if the Olympic Games inspire you to do more, you’re not alone. We’ll talk about how the international sports celebration inspires our local athletes, especially in running and karate, one of the new sports to the Olympics. All of this coming up on Off Mic.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.
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