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Nov. 25, 2008

'Know the Score' presents a panel discussion on human rights Dec. 5

"Eye Witness: Daniel Heyman's Portraits of Iraqi Torture Victims," an exhibition currently on display in the in the Old Capitol Museum's Hanson Family Humanities Gallery, will be featured on the live presentation of "Know the Score," 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The Iowa Public Radio program will be broadcast from the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on the UI Pentacrest.

"Know the Score," part of the monthly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque); KUNZ, 91.1 FM, Ottumwa; and KHKE, 89.5 FM in Cedar Falls/Waterloo. It will be rebroadcast noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, on the Iowa Public Radio classical network.

For the past four years Heyman has concentrated his art on making images about the war in Iraq, specifically the abuse and torture of innocent Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other prisons. For his work Heyman traveled to Jordan and Turkey, where he talked face-to-face with more than 25 former detainees, painting their portraits and taking down their own versions of what happened to them at the hands of the American captors. The exhibition is presented by the UI Museum of Art.

Heyman will be a guest for the program, along with a panel of other guests, many from the UI, who will discuss issues of human rights and the idea of art as a historical record. The other guests will be:

--Joshua Casteel, a former linguist and interrogator at Abu Ghraib who is currently a student in the UI Nonfiction Writing Program.

--Kathleen Edwards, the curator at the UI Museum of Art who organized the "Eye Witness" exhibition.

--Paul Kramer, UI professor of history and author of "The Blood of Governments: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines."

--Damon Terrill, senior vice president and general counsel for international legal and regulatory affairs at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville and a former United States State Department attorney.

--Nancy Pearson, director of the New Tactics in Human Rights Project for the Center for Victims of Torture.

The program is presented in collaboration with the UI Center for Human Rights, as part of its celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Universal Human Rights.

Craig and Nancy Willis of Willis and Willis Law, Security Abstract Company, and Security Escrow and Settlement are sponsors of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments will be provided by the Motley Cow Café.

Information on KSUI broadcasts is available at

The UI Center for Human Rights has a full schedule of events at

For more information on the Museum of Art and "Eye Witness" visit

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Joan Kjaer, Iowa Public Radio, 319-335-5746,; Peter Alexander, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0072 (office) 319-541-2846 (cell),