Music Therapy for Preemies; Carl Hancock Rux Plays Live; When Sound Hurts

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Carl Hancock Rux performs in the Soundcheck studio.

In this episode: A new study from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City shows that premature infants can benefit medically from music therapy. We talk with Dr. Joanne Loewy, leader of that study, about the type of music therapy that was used, and how this could change the type of care that premature infants receive.

Plus: Novelist, poet, and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux joins us for a live performance. 

And: As we gear up for our Sunday webstream with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, we ask a few musicians and critics to share their stories of the punk icon.

Plus: We talk with writer Joyce Cohen about life with hyperacusis, a condition characterized by an extreme over sensitivity to sound.