Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with 16 years on air, has more than 30 affiliate stations in the US and Canada. Running 29 minutes per episode, Century of Lies is currently produced by Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts.

 

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10/21/20 Colleen Daniels


This week on Century: Delegates at a UN drug meeting discuss substitution treatment, harm reduction, and decriminalization of drug use. We hear from Colleen Daniels with Harm Reduction International, Ninan Varughese with UNAIDS, Fariba Soltani with UNODC, and Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng with the UN Human Rights Commission.


Guest(s): Colleen Daniels
Organization(s): United Nations
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Colleen Daniels , Fariba Soltani, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng
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10/14/20 Doug McVay


Live from this year’s virtual Seattle Hempfest, a discussion of activist journalism featuring Kymone Freeman, a writer and organizer whoco-founded and operates a radio station in DC called WeAct Radio;Vanessa Maria Graber, a journalist and radio producer from Philadelphia;Angela Bacca, a freelance writer from California; Tauhid Chappell, a journalist in Philadelphia and a board member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists; and Steve Bloom, a journalist based in Brooklyn, New York who is publisher of CelebStoner.com and a former editor at High Times Magazine.


Guest(s): Steve Bloom
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Steve Bloom
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10/07/20 Deborah Small


Undoing The War On Drugs: Hope, Healing, and Measure 110. The Partnership for Safety and Justice recently held a webinar on Oregon Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act. We’ll hear some of the speakers including Andy Ko, the executive director of the PSJ; Deborah Peterson Small, longtime policy reform advocate and the executive director of Break The Chains; Haven Wheelock, syringe services coordinator at the Portland area service agency Outside In; and moderator Talia Gad, Communications Coordinator for PSJ.


Guest(s): Deborah Small
Organization(s): Break the Chains
Link(s): Measure 110

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09/30/20 Jesse Rawlins


This week on Century: European Drug Report 2020. Plus, a presentation on supervised consumption facilities featuring: Brad Finegood, Strategic Advisor at Public Health – Seattle & King County; Jesse Rawlins, Public Policy Manager, Public Defenders Association; Mark Cooke, ACLU-WA Policy Director Washington Campaign for Smart Justice; Richard Waters, MD Physician, Site Medical Director at NeighborCare Health - Housing & Street Outreach; Michael Ninburg, Executive Director, Hepatitis Education Project; Lisa Etter Carlson, Co-Founder and Director of Programs at Aurora Commons in Seattle; and Lisa Herbold, Member of Seattle City Council.


Guest(s): Jesse Rawlins
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Jesse Rawlins
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09/23/20 Kevin Zeese


The city of Burlington, Vermont, has joined with many other cities in the US to examine the possibility of establishing a supervised consumption site. We hear from members of the Burlington City Council about that. Plus a funeral for a friend: Robert Field and Kymone Freeman pay their respects to a progressive political leader and a dear friend and colleague, Kevin Zeese.


Guest(s): Kevin Zeese
Organization(s): Popular Resistance
Link(s): Popular Resistance
Kevin Zeese
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09/16/20 Ann Fordham


This week on Century of Lies: Drug Regulation and Development. The nonprofit Health Poverty Action recently began a webinar series entitled A World With Drugs: Legal Regulation Through A Development Lens. They held the first webinar in this series recently, Drugs are a Development Issue: An Introduction to Legal Regulation. We’ll hear some of the speakers from that webinar including Philasande Mahlakata, Project Coordinator for Umzimvubu Farmers Support Network, which is is based in Mpondoland in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa; Dr. Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics; and Ann Fordham, Executive Director of the International Drugs Policy Consortium.


Guest(s): Ann Fordham
Organization(s): Health Poverty Action
Link(s): Health Poverty Action

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09/09/20 Kevin Zeese


This week: a conversation with the author, activist, radio host, and distinguished long-time drug policy reformer Kevin Zeese; plus, White House Communications Director Sean Spicer on likely new directions for this administration's marijuana policies.


Guest(s): Kevin Zeese
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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09/02/20 Doug McVay


This week on Century: Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Oregon Justice Resource Center Executive Director Bobbin Singh on recent events in the city of Portland, Oregon. Plus, Virtual Hempfest will be October 10 and 11! To whet everyone's appetite we look back at some previously unaired footage from the Ric Smith Hemposium featuring Ed "New Jersey Weedman" Forchion, Keith Stroup, Vivian McPeak, Kari Boiter, Gloria Kalteich, and your COL host/producer Doug McVay.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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08/26/20 Doctor Theresa Tam


This week on Century: Canada’s chief public health officer, Doctor Theresa Tam, on decriminalization of drugs; University of Washington Professor Edwin Lindo, JD, on police brutality; and Yale University Professor Lisa Puglisi, MD, on prisons and Covid.


Guest(s): Doctor Theresa Tam
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Doctor Theresa Tam
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08/19/20 Haven Wheelock


his week on Century: Daniel Pryor, Head of Programs at the Adam Smith Institute, on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like? Plus an interview with Haven Wheelock, she’s a harm reduction worker who coordinates the syringe services program at Outside In, a Portland area nonprofit. Haven is also one of the chief petitioners for Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative, which appears on Oregon’s 2020 general election ballot.


Guest(s): Daniel Pryor
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Haven Wheelock
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