Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with nearly 15 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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08/06/17 Vivian McPeak


Seattle Hempfest will be held August 18, 19, and 20 in Washington state along the Puget Sound, so this week we talk with Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak.


Guest(s): Vivian McPeak
Organization(s): Seattle Hemp Fest
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/30/17 Doug McVay


The House Oversight Committee looks at reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Government Accountability Office examines mismanagement of a federal program that puts military weapons into the hands of local police.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/23/17 Rodrigo Duterte


The US House's Lantos Human Rights Commission examined the murderous war against the poor being waged by Philippine police and military under its current president, Rodrigo Duterte, under the guise of a war on drugs. We hear from Ellecer Carlos with the Philippine NGO iDEFEND, Matthew Wells with Amnesty International, and Phelim Kine with Human Rights Watch.


Guest(s): Rodrigo Duterte
Organization(s): President
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/16/17 Neill Franklin


This week: The DPA held a news teleconference to announce the release of their new report on decriminalizing drug use and possession in the US, so we hear from Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Andrea Ritchie, a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table. Plus, Rep. John Conyers speaking against HR 2851, the federal Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act.


Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): Drug War Facts, LEAP
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07/09/17 Kate Gonsalves


This week: the Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to force law enforcement to begin addressing racial profiling, and which also reduces simple possession of some drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; plus the Oregon Justice Resource Center has released a guide on organizing against mass incarceration, to learn more about it we speak to OJRC Political Director Kate Gonsalves.


Guest(s): Kate Gonsalves
Organization(s): Politician
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/02/17 Sarah Merrigan


This week we speak with Sarah Merrigan, who's an organizer and drug policy reform activist in Nebraska; Energy Secretary Rick Perry compares state marijuana legalization with state climate control legislation; and the United Nations issues World Drug Report 2017.


Guest(s): Sarah Merrigan
Organization(s): Acitivist
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/25/17 Mickey Martin


In memory of drug policy reformer and marijuana activist Mickey Martin we present an interview from 2013, plus June 26th is the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform so we speak with Fergal Eccles of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland about harm reduction and reform activism #SupportDontPunish #HelpNotHarm


Guest(s): Mickey Martin
Organization(s): Activist
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/18/17 Doug McVay


Congressional appropriators question the Department of Justice about drug policy and medical marijuana, plus members of Congress re-introduce legislation to protect medical marijuana patients.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/11/17 Doug McVay


This week we hear more from a debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs, with speakers including Senator Matt Daly, Senator Victor Boyhan, Ireland's Drug Czar Catherine Byrne, and Senator Lynne Ruane.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/04/17 Lynn Ruane


This week we hear from a debate in the Irish Senate regarding the Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017, featuring Senator Lynn Ruane, Senator Aodhan O Riordain and Senator Niall O Donnghaile.


Guest(s): Lynn Ruane
Organization(s): Senator
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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