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Seg.1: Mass Casualty & Hospitals | Seg. 2: Influence Of Music

Segment 1: Trauma centers in Kansas City are hopeful their preparation for a mass shooting will never play out.

Mass casualties strike with no warning, inevitably creating chaos, but hospitals are training for that exact situation. "The regional preparation that occurs in Kansas City is outstanding," says trauma surgeon Dr. Robert Winfield. Learn how trauma centers are preparing for the possibilty of a mass shooting.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:38: Music has a physiological force not found in other art forms.

Music comes from unexpected places, and its orgins are connected to sex and violence. From the battle field to mating rituals, there is an ancient link to music. One author says the powerful force of music is evident from the beginning of time. 

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.