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.






05/15/19 Michael Pollan

This week on Century of Lies, host Doug McVay is joined by best-selling author Michael Pollan to discuss psychedelic medicine, decriminalization, and his book How To Change Your Mind. Plus the House Committee on Oversight and Reform looks at federal drug control policy.

Guest(s): Michael Pollan
Organization(s): Author

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05/08/19 Lindsay LaSalle

This week on Century of Lies, we talk to Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance about harm reduction, alternatives to coercion, and the DPA's upcoming conference in San Francisco May 16 and 17; and with Teressa Raiford, a community organizer, social justice activist, and mayoral candidate in Portland, Oregon.

Guest(s): Lindsay LaSalle
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

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05/01/19 Mary Chinery-Hesse

This week on Century, former UN official and retired international civil servant Dr. Mary Chinery-Hesse addresses the 2019 International Harm Reduction Conference #HR19 in Porto, Portugal. Thanks to Harm Reduction International, sponsor and host of #HR19, for allowing the conference plenary and other sessions to be webcast live. Many thanks also to Rights Reporter Foundation DrugReporter for their work filming and webcasting the event.

Guest(s): Mary Chinery-Hesse

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04/24/19 Melanie Dreher

This week on Century, an interview with the renowned researcher Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Guest(s): Melanie Dreher
Organization(s): Patients out of Time
Link(s): Patients Out of Time

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04/17/19 Rick Doblin

This week on Century of Lies we speak with Arnold Diehl from Floridians For Freedom about their marijuana legalization initiative; with Bryan Krumm, NP, about medicinal cannabis and PTSD; and with Rick Doblin, PhD, executive director and founder of MAPS, about psychedelics, medical cannabis, and drug policy reform.

Guest(s): Rick Doblin
Organization(s): MAPS
Link(s): MAPS

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04/10/19 Larry Foy

The UK's House of Commons discusses medical cannabis, plus we hear from the Reverend Larry W. Foy with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and Rafi Toruella with Intercambios Puerto Rico.

Guest(s): Larry Foy,
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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04/03/19 Gretchen Burns Bergman

This week on Century: The FDA has announced that it plans to hold a public hearing on cannabis and cannabis derivatives; FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, is questioned by a Senate subcommittee about CBD; plus we hear interviews with Gretchen Burns Bergman from A New PATH, Art Way from Drug Policy Alliance, and Shiloh Jama from People's Harm Reduction Alliance.

Guest(s): Gretchen Burns Bergman
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Gretchen Burns Bergman
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03/27/19 Abraham Gutman

This week on Century we talk about about overdose, harm reduction, pain policies, and opioids with Abraham Gutman, opinion writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Guest(s): Abraham Gutman
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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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