Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/07/2013

Join us Tuesday May 7; on air and online 1-2:30PM. This program will explore torture, both international and domestic, sanctioned and carried out in our name by the government of the United States of America and it’s contracted entities. This wont be pretty. We will focus on both post-9/11 detainees and solitary confinement in our vast prison system.

Our featured guests are Laura Bownton and Matt Hawthorne from The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).

Laura serves as NRCAT’s Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Programs. She works primarily on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Before joining NRCAT, she served as National Organizer for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, building networks among communities of faith engaged in the promotion of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration. She holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is a Certified Candidate for ordination in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Matt Hawthorne serves as NRCAT’s Policy Director. He works on ensuring that U.S.-sponsored torture of detainees never happens again; closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center; ending indefinite detention without trial; ending U.S. support (direct or indirect) for security forces that engage in torture, and ensuring that the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture is released to the public. Before joining NRCAT he worked for Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND). Matt graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in politics and chemistry.

For our music … some rockin’ toe tappin' from The Band of Joy! This current lineup includes Robert Plant fronting Patty Griffin; Buddy Miller and Darrell Scott.