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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07/15/20 Sanho Tree


This week on Century: Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about “COVID, Modernity, Lifeways & Drug Use.” His talk was part of an IPS webinar series entitled “Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic" and comes to us courtesy of the Institute for Policy Studies.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Sanho Tree
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07/08/20 Anne-Marie Cockburn


Taking Drugs Seriously: Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child recently held a webinar entitled “Take Drugs Seriously.” We hear from two of the panelists: Anne-Marie Cockburn, one of the founders of Anyone’s Child; and Johann Hari, author of the bestseller Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction. Plus, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopts an ordinance to allow the establishment and operation a supervised consumption facility.


Guest(s): Anne-Marie Cockburn
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Anne-Marie Cockburn, Johann Hari
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07/01/20 Sheila P Vakharia


"Stimulants and Harm Reduction webinar. This week we hear portions of “Tweaking our Harm Reduction: A stimulants Webinar.” Participants included:
Dr. Sheila P Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance; Christine Rodriguez, a consultant in drug user health and harm reduction who recently founded Higher Ground Harm Reduction, which is focused at the intersection of harm reduction and climate change/systems disruption; Mindy Vincent, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and addiction treatment and the founder and Executive Director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition; and Brandie Wilson, the moderator, who is the Executive Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance."


Guest(s): Sheila P Vakharia
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Sheila P Vakharia
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06/24/20 Lee Merritt


Police Brutality and Community Relations. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony recently on “Police Use of Force and Community Relations.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from some of the witnesses including S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights activist and attorney with Merritt Law Firm of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Rev. Dr. Doug Logan, Jr., President of Grimke Seminary, Co-Director of Church in Hard Places Acts29, and Pastor for Church Planting at Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia; and Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Plus we hear from US Senator Cory Booker, Democrat from New Jersey.


Guest(s): Lee Merritt
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Lee Merritt
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06/17/20 Vanita Gupta


T he House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 10, 2020 entitled Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability. We’ll hear from some of the witnesses, including: Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center; and Professor Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, the inaugural Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and co-founder and president of the Center for Policing Equity.


Guest(s): Vanita Gupta
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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06/10/20 Tony Duffin


Outreach work and COVID-19. Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network recently brought together a panel of experts to share insights on recent developments in their harm reduction practices, the challenges experienced by their communities, and the impact of COVID19 on operations. We’ll hear from Jane Mounteney, Head of the Public Health Unit at the European Union’s drugs agency, the European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction; Sara Woods, Policy Officer at the Mainline Foundation; and Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project in Dublin.


Guest(s): Tony Duffin
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Tony Duffin
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06/03/20 Eddie Bocanegra


The Council on Criminal Justice’s Task Force on Federal Priorities recently released a report entitled “Next Steps: An Agenda for Federal Action on Safety and Justice.” We hear from two Task Force members, Eddie Bocanegra, Senior Director of READI Chicago, and Nancy LaVigne, Vice President for Justice Policy at the Urban Institute. Plus, the Oregon Legislature’s Interim House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on COVID-19 within the state’s prison system. We hear from two of the witnesses, Bobbin Singh, executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, and Tim Woolery, Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Corrections Coordinator.


Guest(s): Eddie Bocanegra
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Bobbin Singh
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05/27/20 Tony Duffin


This week on Century of Lies: the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of services to people who use drugs. This week on Century: How COVID-19 is shaping the future of drug services in Europe, featuring: Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project in Dublin, Ireland; Mat Southwell, a Partner at CoAct Expertise in Drug Use and HIV, located in Bath, England, and a Project Manager with the European Network of People Who Use Drugs; and Phaedon Kaloterakis, President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities.


Guest(s): Tony Duffin
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Tony Duffin, Mat Southwell
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05/20/20 Dr. Rashawn Ray


The COVID crisis is having a particularly deadly impact within the criminal justice system. Unfortunately systems are slow to change, institutional inertia and the unwillingness of policymakers to do the right thing - quite literally a deadly combination. On this week's Century we hear from a panel of experts including Dr. Rashawn Ray from the University of Maryland and the Brookings Institution; Dr. Annelies Goger, also with the Brookings Institution; Marcus Bullock, founder and CEO of Flikshop; and Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute.


Guest(s): Dr. Rashawn Ray
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Dr. Rashawn Ray, Dr. Annelies Goger
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05/13/20 Doug Fine


This week on Century, it's part two of our conversation with Doug Fine, the farmer, hemp activist, journalist, and author whose new book American Hemp Farmer has just been released by Chelsea Green Publishing; plus we hear from Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, on human rights and the drug war.


Guest(s): Doug Fine
Organization(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Sanho Tree, Doug Fine Book
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