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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03/20/19 Commission on Narcotic Drugs


This week on Century of Lies, international drug policy reform. We hear portions of the 62nd Annual Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, live from Vienna, including interventions by the delegation from Switzerland, the World Health Organization, the Canadian HIV Legal Network, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/13/19 Rep. Elijah Cumming


This week on Century of Lies: a Congressional committee takes a critical look at White House drug policy. We'll hear from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Plus, there was a debate recently on Irish national drug policy in that nation's parliament. We'll hear from two members of the Dáil Éireann, Mick Wallace and Gino Kenny.


Guest(s): Rep. Elijah Cumming
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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03/06/19 Mary Lynn Mathre


This week on Century of Lies, medical cannabis in the US and the UK. We talk with the president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN, about their national clinical conference coming up April 11-13 in Tampa, Florida; and we hear a UK government minister answering questions in the House of Lords about medicinal cannabis policy.


Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients Out of Time
Link(s): Patients Out of Time

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02/27/19 Zara Snapp


This week we continue our look at the upcoming annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs and hear from representatives of civil society organizations discussing the global war on drugs and the need for reform. On today's program we hear from Zara Snapp with Acción Técnica Social in Colombia, Rodenie A. Olete with Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines, and the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in New York, His Excellency Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez.


Guest(s): Zara Snapp
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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02/20/19 Doug McVay


This week: US Senators look at pain management, opioid policies, and the search for alternatives like cannabis.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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02/13/18 Sanho Tree


This week we talk with guest Sanho Tree, longtime drug policy reformer and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, about White House drug policy, harm reduction, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Institute For Policy Studies
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies

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02/06/19 Helena Hansen


This week, we hear portions of a public workshop on opioid substitution treatment that was held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, featuring presentations by Professor Helena Hansen, MD, PhD; Professor Josiah Rich, MD, MPH; and Professor Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, PhD.


Guest(s): Helena Hansen
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/30/19 Doug McVay


The Graduate Institute of Geneva and the Global Commission on Drug Policy recently presented an event entitled The Lost Decade in the Global War on Drugs. Today on Century of Lies we’re going to hear portions of that event, including presentations by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; Mariângela Simão, MD, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization; and Anya Sarang, President of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation.


Guest(s): Helen Clark
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/23/19 Ngaio Bealum


This week on Century of Lies, I'm joined by Ngaio Bealum as we discuss marijuana in California and his new YouTube show; we hear from UNODC's Angela Me as she addresses the Commission on Narcotic Drugs; and we hear the results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey of young people.


Guest(s): Ngaio Bealum
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/16/19 Sanho Tree


This week, we hear from the DPA's Michael Collins about opposition to the nomination of William Barr as US Attorney General, from IPS's Sanho Tree about the folly of a border "wall," and from Compassionate Oregon's Anthony Taylor about the state of marijuana legalization.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree

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