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.






07/31/19 Jennifer Hess

This week we speak with Jennifer Hess, a Kansas medical cannabis patient, wife and mother whose husband died in police custody. Plus, Jessyln McCurdy from the ACLU, Patrice Onwuka from the Independent Women's Forum, and Aleks Kajstura from the Prison Policy Initiative speak before a House subcommittee hearing on the topic of women and girls in the criminal justice system.

Guest(s): Jennifer Hess
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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07/24/19 Mariela Kohon

This week on Century of Lies we get a briefing on the Colombia Peace Process from Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer with the Trades Union Congress, and Kevin Callinan, Senior General Secretary of the labor union Forsa.

Guest(s): Mariela Kohon
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Mariela Kohon
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07/17/19 Alex Stevens

The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons held a hearing on drug policy recently and heard from high-ranking active-duty police officers about the need for harm reduction, including supervised consumption facilities, and decriminalization of simple possession. We'll hear portions of testimony from Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent, Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs; Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Drugs Policy Lead, Thames Valley; Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland; and Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police.

Guest(s): Alex Stevens
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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07/10/19 Jaime Bridge

This week on Century: Heather Haase with the New York NGO Committee, Jamie Bridge with the Vienna NGO Committee, Benjamin Phillips with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and representatives from UN AIDS, InterPol, and UNODC discuss the global drug situation and UNODC's newly-released 2019 World Drug Report.

Guest(s): Heather Haase
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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07/03/19 Vivian McPeak

On this edition of Century of Lies we speak with Vivian McPeak,Executive Director of Seattle Hempfest, about partial success in an ongoing battle with Washington state over free speech issues; plus we
speak with Michael Krawitz from Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access about moves at the international level to reschedule cannabis.

Guest(s): Vivian McPeak
Organization(s): Seattle Hempfest

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06/26/19 Jamie Bridge

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna on Monday June 24 to
hear a report by the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on
Drug Dependence recommending that cannabis be rescheduled and removed
from the list of banned substances. We hear from the WHO, from
national delegates, and from Vienna NonGovernmental Organizing
Committee Chair Jamie Bridge.

Guest(s): Jamie Bridge
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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06/19/19 Hari Jones

This week on Century, historian and author Hari Jones speaks about Juneteenth, and the California State Assembly approves a measure to allow San Francisco to set up a supervised consumption facility.

Guest(s): Hari Jones

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06/12/19 Vivian McPeak

This week we talk with Seattle Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak about a lawsuit they've filed against the state over onerous restrictions on cannabis businesses, and we talk with Julie Bobitt,PhD, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne about her research on cannabis use by older adults.

Guest(s): Vivian McPeak
Organization(s): Seattle Hempfest
Vivian McPeak at Hempfest
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06/05/19 Keith Brown

This week on Century of Lies, we continue our conversation with Keith
Brown, MPH, Director of Health and Harm Reduction at the Katal Center
for Health, Equity, and Justice; plus, we hear from Matt Simon, New
England Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, about
legislative progress in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Guest(s): Keith Brown
Organization(s): Katal Center

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05/29/19 Keith Brown

This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with Keith Brown, MPH, Director of Health and Harm Reduction at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice.

Guest(s): Keith Brown

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