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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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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01/29/20 Devin Reaves


On this edition of Century of Lies, we speak with Devin Reaves, MSW, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition. Plus more from our conversation with Professor Kerwin Kaye, author of Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State.


Guest(s): Devin Reaves
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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01/22/20 Kerwin Kaye


On this edition of Century of Lies, it’s part one of our conversation with Kerwin Kaye, an associate professor of sociology, American studies, and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University. Professor Kaye is the author of a new book published by Columbia University Press, entitled Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State.


Guest(s): Kerwin Kaye
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/15/20 Jennifer Smith


The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing January 14 entitled “A Public Health Emergency: State Efforts to Curb the Opioid Crisis.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from: Jennifer Smith, Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health at the Mass. Dept. of Public Health; Christina Mullins, Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health at West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources; Kody Kinsley, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services; and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.


Guest(s): Jennifer Smith
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/08/20 Ronald Anderson


The state of New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose Prevention has been holding a series of hearings around the state to hear from stakeholders on strategies for reducing overdoses, improving individual and community health, and addressing the consequences of drug use. On this week's show, we hear testimony from Ronald Anderson with the Katal Center, Cortney Lovell with Our Wellness Collective, Keith Brown with the Katal Center, and Dionna King with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus, New York City's Public Advocate Jumaane Williams spoke at a rally on Tuesday Jan 7th to show support for bail reform.


Guest(s): Ronald Anderson
Organization(s): New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Courtney Love
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01/01/20 Phil Smith


This week on Century of Lies we speak with Hawaii ophthalmologist and medical cannabis advocate Dr. Clifton Otto, plus an April 2016 interview with journalist and drug policy reformer Phil Smith.


Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War

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12/25/19 Kees De Joncheere


On this installment of Century of Lies, we hear from Kees De Joncheere, President of the International Narcotics Control Board, plus Just Say Know parts one through four by DrugReporter and the Rights Reporter Foundation.


Guest(s): Kees De Joncheere
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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12/18/19 Justice Tettey


This week on Century of Lies, UNODC's Justice Tettey, PhD, talks about new psychoactive substances, plus we bid farewell to UNODC's outgoing executive director Yuri Fedotov.


Guest(s): Justice Tettey
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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