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Final Exam

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
02/08/2007

Death comes whether you're prepared or not. And yet, many doctors don't prepare their patients. Next time on the Beat, writer and surgeon Pauline Chen shares the challenge of facing death in a profession based on saving lives. Also, hip-hop artist RA Scion reflects on turning 30.

07:00 - Sound Reflections
Every week, Amanda Wilde takes us inside the musical soul of the Northwest as she asks locally-based musicians to share the stories behind their music and the way life in the Northwest shapes their sound.

Today, she finds out why growing older means losing your edge. Whatever your industry, when you climb for the top you can easily find yourself over the hill. RA Scion is a Seattle-based hip hop artist for whom turning 30 was a milestone. Today, he brings us songs that represent his musical evolution.

20:00 - Poster Child
Death comes whether you're prepared or not. Those in the medical field probably best understand this and yet the medical profession has no protocol for dying. Writer and surgeon Pauline Chen writes about the challenge of facing death in a profession based on saving lives in the book, Final Exam: A Surgeonís Reflections on Mortality. She shares her prescription for a new standard of care for the end of life with Megan Sukys.

34:00 - Sounds Familiar: 'Old Man River'
Amanda Wilde, host of The Swing Years and Beyond, joins us with the little-known history of songs we didn't know we knew so well.

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