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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04/01/20 Jumaane Williams


This week on Century of Lies: Prisons, jails, and pandemic. In this time of pandemic, correctional institutions are like Petri dishes in which the novel coronavirus COVID-19 grows and spreads. Public health experts and criminal justice advocates around the nation are demanding that jails and prisons release some of the people being held behind bars in order to stop or at least slow the spread of this deadly disease. The organization Just Leadership USA recently held a web seminar on COVID-19 and the New York City jail on Riker’s Island. We hear portions of that seminar on today’s show, including: Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate for the City of New York; Doctor Bobby Cohen, member of the New York City Board of Correction; Marlene Aloe, whose son is being held on Rikers Island awaiting a retrial; Janet, whose son is being held on Rikers awaiting sentencing; and Tahanee Dunn from Bronx Public Defenders. We also hear from Nick Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice.


Guest(s): Jumaane Williams
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
COVID 19 In Prison
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03/25/20 Bill Panzer


This week, we bring you an archive edition from August 30, 2015. It’s one our of Hempfest specials. Seattle Hempfest is a brilliant event, bringing together a couple hundred thousand beautiful freedom loving marijuana legalizing drug policy reforming people to a few mile stretch of park land along Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. Speakers include CA attorney Bill Panzer, Montana medical marijuana activist Kari Boiter, and Canadian attorney John Conroy. Hempfest is still scheduled for August this year and the good lord willin’ we’ll actually have that event once again, but for now, while we’re sheltered in place in self-quarantine trying to survive this novel coronavirus, COVID-19, let’s go back to August of 2015 and Seattle Hempfest.


Guest(s): Bill Panzer
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/18/20 Mike Discepola


This week on Century of Lies: Harm reduction for stimulant users, featuring Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Mindy Vincent with the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Isaac Jackson with the Urban Survivor’s Union, Shilo Hassan Jama with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, Daniel Raymond with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance.


Guest(s): Mike Discepola
Organization(s): San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/11/20 Thomas Farley


This week on Century of Lies: the Philadelphia City Council is considering a bill that could prevent a local nonprofit from setting up a supervised consumption facility. We hear from Philly Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and harm reduction advocates Brooke Feldman, Devin Reaves, and Bill Kinkley. Plus, new research shows that alcohol deaths are on the rise in the US.


Guest(s): Thomas Farley
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/04/20 Cornelis de Joncheere


This week on Century of Lies: An effort is underway in Oregon to decriminalize simple possession of drugs, we hear audio from the launch event and interviews with harm reduction activists Haven Wheelock, Bobby Byrd, and Dr. Andy Seaman. Plus, the International Narcotics Control Board recently released its annual report so we'll hear INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere speaking about Afghanistan, human rights, the death penalty, and whether nations should consider whether the Conventions are fit for purpose.


Guest(s): INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere
Organization(s): INCB
Link(s): Drug War Facts
INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere
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02/26/20 Lisa Loving


This week on Century we speak with longtime activist, journalist, and radio producer Lisa Loving about her book Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News In Your Community. Plus we hear from Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko about the costly ongoing failure that is US war in Afghanistan.


Guest(s): Lisa Loving
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Lisa Loving
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02/19/20 Rajani Gudlavalletti


The city of Baltimore is one of the US cities discussing how to set up supervised consumption facilities and overdose prevention sites. On today's Century we hear from Christa Daring, Executive Director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA; Rajani Gudlavalletti, Community Organizing Manager with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition; and Liz Bement, a resident of Baltimore whose son died of an overdose in 2019.


Guest(s): Rajani Gudlavalletti
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Rajani Gudlavalletti
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02/19/20 Rajani Gudlavalletti


The city of Baltimore is one of the US cities discussing how to set up supervised consumption facilities and overdose prevention sites. On today's Century we hear from Christa Daring, Executive Director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA; Rajani Gudlavalletti, Community Organizing Manager with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition; and Liz Bement, a resident of Baltimore whose son died of an overdose in 2019.


Guest(s): Rajani Gudlavalletti
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Rajani Gudlavalletti
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02/12/20 Sanho Tree


This week on Century of Lies we're joined by Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of the IPS Drug Policy Project.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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02/05/20 James Meritt


This week on Century of Lies: The city of Baltimore considers supervised consumption facilities; the state of Indiana takes a step backward in public health; and we hear from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services about the benefits of syringe service programs.


Guest(s): James Merritt
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Indiana Session
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