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.






11/25/20 Dr. Duncan McCormick

The Scottish Drugs Forum recently held a webinar on a new set of medication assisted treatment standards. We hear from Dr. Duncan McCormick, Chair of the Drug Death Task Force MAT Subgroup; Elinor Dickie, Organizational Lead for Public Health Scotland; and Tracey Clusker, a nurse and Team Manager at NHS Lothian where she's also Clinical Lead on MAT Standards. Plus, Tarra Simmons, a newly-elected member of the Washington state legislature's House of Representatives, speaks about criminal justice reform in the US.

Guest(s): Dr. Duncan McCormick
Organization(s): Scotish Drugs Forum
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Tracy Clusker
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11/18/20 Dr. Sabrina Molinaro

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, ESPAD for short, is a collaborative effort of research teams in more than 40 European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world. On this edition of Century we hear more about the new ESPAD report from: Alexis Goosdeel, director of the EU’s drugs agency, the European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction; Julian Vicente with the EMCDDA; Dr. Sabrina Molinaro, Coordinator of ESPAD; Elina Kotovirta, Ministerial Adviser in Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; and Dr. Annemie Coone from Ghent University in Belgium.

Guest(s): Dr. Sabrina Molinaro
Organization(s): Coordinator of ESPAD
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Dr. Sabrina Molinaro
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11/11/20 Haven Wheelock

Oregon Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, was approved overwhelmingly by voters in the November general election. On this edition of Century of Lies we speak with Haven Wheelock, MPH, one of the chief petitioners for Measure 110, about the vote and what it means for the future of drug policy reform. Plus we hear from Lisa Sanchez, Executive Director of México Unido Contra la Delincuencia, and Ray Lakeman, a campaigner for the UK nonprofit Anyone’s Child, about the need to regulate the stimulant market.

Guest(s): Haven Wheelock
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Haven Wheelock
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11/04/20 Dr. David Nutt

This week on Century: International drug policy reform, featuring Bishnu Sharma, Executive Director of the nongovernmental organization Recovering Nepal; Doctor Justice Tettey, he heads up UNODC’s Laboratory and Scientific Section; and Doctor David Nutt, the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College, London.

Guest(s): David Nutt
Organization(s): Division of Brain Sciences
Link(s): Drug War Facts
David Nutt
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10/28/20 Dr. Emily Wang

On this edition of Century of Lies: Dr. Emily Wang, Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, on the new report by NASEM entitled Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19: Advancing Health, Equity, and Safety. Plus, Lorenzo Uribe, a graduate student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and lead drafter of the cocaine regulation bill that’s currently before the Colombian Senate, on regulating stimulants.
Transform Drug Policy Foundation’s new publication, How To Regulate Stimulants: A Practical Guide, can be found at the TDPF website, TransformDrugs.org.

Guest(s): Dr. Emily Wang
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Lorenzo Uribe, Emily Wang
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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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