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Seg. 1: Remembering Bill Shapiro | Seg. 2: End Of Life Care

Segment 1: Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro died at the age of 82.

On Saturday nights for more than 40 years, Bill Shapiro hosted Cyprus Avenue, a music show that gave context to songs and artists all over the pop music spectrum. Today, we sat down with two of Shapiro's good friends to remember his life, and celebrate the memory he left behind.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:00: The hard conversations some doctors don't have with their patients

Navigating a patient's impending death is a delicate matter that many doctors struggle with. With more patients receiving intensive care the closer they get to death, researchers are seeing fewer of those important end of life conversations happening.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.