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This is Us # 410 - Amy Chow & Sylvia Earl

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This week we are on the campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, CA. I sat down in the play area with 60 puppies, Puppy Raising Specialist, Sharon Kret and others to learn how the dogs are trained, how they change lives and how this amazing service organization got started way back in 1942.

We’ll also profile noted oceanographer, explorer & author, Dr. Sylvia Earle, who was named by Time Magazine as the first Hero for the Planet. The former Chief Scientist for NOAA, has spent so much time on the ocean floor, colleagues call Earl, “Her Deepness.”

Later in the show, we'll take a look at amazing career of Olympic hero Amy Chow. A gymnast and a member of the famous Magnificent 7, the first American team to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, Amy is now a practicing pediatrician.


Profile: Amy Chow, Olympic Medalist

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San Jose local, Amy Chow has three Olympic Medals to her credit for gymnastics but that's just the half of it. She has also mastered diving, dancing, pole vaulting and piano - oh, yeah - and she's a pediatric surgeon.

Watch our profile above to see the young chow in action performing some of the most risky moves a gymnast can - some are even named after her.