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The Spot 5.22.14 The Necessity Defense + Singing for Stutterers
Life of the Law: The Necessity Defense Cannibals, cannabis-growers, Vietnam War protesters, and prison escapees all have something in common: The necessity defense. We explore the origins and uses of this rare long-shot defense argument, which says in essence, “Yes, I’m guilty of committing a crime...."
Voicebox: How singing cures stuttering Stuttering is a kind of medical mystery – there are a number of different reasons, physical, neurological and emotional, that people suffer this disability, and there’s no known cure. But for reasons we don't fully understand, music – specifically singing – can help.