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Diagnosed: Facing The End Of Life

Most of the time, Brian Zenger would identify himself as an MD-PhD student. But some nights, he’s simply a volunteer at the University of Utah Hospital. On these nights, when he’s called, his sole job is to spend 3 hours just being with someone while they’re dying.

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Fresh Folk - January 7

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On the show this week, I feature the modern roots music of Putnam Smith and the amazing harmonies of the new trio Brother Sun. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Claudia Nygaard, Joel Mabus, and Antoine Dufour, among other talented artists. Join me, and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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