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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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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08/12/20 Dr. Zian Tseng


What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?
This week on Century we speak with Dr. Zian Tseng, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, about his new article, entitled “Occult Overdose Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death: From the Postmortem Systematic InvesTigation of Sudden Cardiac Death Study.” Plus Niamh Eastwood, executive director of the UK drug policy reform nonprofit Release, speaking on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?


Guest(s): Dr. Zian Tseng
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Dr. Zian Tseng
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08/05/20 Steve Rolles


Legalization, Safe Supply, and Heroin Buyers Clubs. We hear from Steve Rolles with the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Sterling Johnson with Angels in Motion and the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, Neill Franklin with Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Erica Thomson with the BC and Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors. They appeared on webinar entitled “COVID-19: New Opportunities to Explore Safe Supply and the Legal Regulation of Drugs.” sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance. The discussion was moderated by DPA’s Hannah Hetzer.


Guest(s): Steve Rolles
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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07/29/20 Thomas Pietschmann


This week on Century, Dr. Thomas Pietschmann with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime tells us about the UN’s 2020 World Drug Report. He was part of a webinar hosted recently by the Vienna Nongovernmental Organizing Committee.


Guest(s): Thomas Pietschmann
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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07/22/20 Teressa Raiford


On this installment of Century of Lies: Sen. on abuses committed by federal police in the city of Portland; organizer and activist Teressa Raiford on #BlackLivesMatter; and we hear portions of a webinar organized by the Fortune Society on “Brutality Behind Bars: Accountability for Corrections Officers, Too," featuring Jai Diamond, New York City Criminal Justice Agency; Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Corrections; Karen Murtagh, Executive Director of Prison Legal Services; Donna Hylton, Executive Director of A Little Piece of Light; and Phillip Miller, Associate Director of Policy at Correctional Association of New York.


Guest(s): Jeff Merkley
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Teressa Raiford
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