Drug War Facts

01/31/16 Doug McVay

This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/21/16 Doug McVay

Thu - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 3/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/20/16 Doug McVay

Wed - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 2/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/19/16 Doug McVay

Tue- Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 1/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/17/16 Doug McVay

We look ahead to National Alcohol and Other Drugs Facts Week, which is January 25-31 this year, and we hear about the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/10/16 Doug McVay

This week: we discuss new data on youth drug use, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's support for marijuana legalization, and Maine Governor Paul LePage's racist comments about the drug war.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/03/16 Doug McVay

This week we feature a conversation with Cyndee Clay, director HIPS-DC, a harm reduction organization based in Washington, DC.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/20/15 Doug McVay

This week: President Obama commutes the sentences of 95 people serving time for federal drug offenses, and we speak with drug policy researcher and human rights activist Damon Barrett.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/16/15 Doug McVay

Wed - Doug McVay editorial: drug war leads to police state

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/14/15 Doug McVay

Mon - Doug McVay reports M-F: GAO's David Mauer re ONDCP failure in drug war in reports to US Congress

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/13/15 Doug McVay

This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/06/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/29/15 Doug McVay

Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/15/15 Doug McVay

This week we look forward to UNGASS 2016 and learn about a new policy report by UN University, "What Comes After The War On Drugs?"

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/08/15 Doug McVay

This week: We look forward to the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference Nov 18-21 in Crystal City, Virginia, by looking back at the DPA's 2013 conference in Denver, Colorado.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/25/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/18/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from Paul Stanford, founder and director of Portland Hempstalk, plus we talk about the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/11/15 Doug McVay

The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/10/15 Doug McVay

Sat - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 2/2

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/09/15 Doug McVay

Fri - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 1/2

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/02/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay report on 1st legal day in Oregon, Joe Hodek of Dixie Elixer, Steven Gutwillig of DPA, Adrian Kern of Kiva chocolate cannabis, Mike Allen Vs Whole Foods, CBS Houston: 94% for Legalization

Program: 
Cultural Baggage Radio Show
Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/27/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America and Professor Mark Kleiman from UCLA as they address a meeting of the UN University on preparations for the 2016 UNGASS.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/20/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/13/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear more of that interview with Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream, and also from Molly Gill, Government Affairs Counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/06/15 Doug McVay

This week: We talk with Michael Krawitz about international drug policy reform as well as efforts to secure medical marijuana access for our nation's veterans.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/30/15 Doug McVay

This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/23/15 Doug McVay

This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/16/15 Doug McVay

Cyd Maurer, a journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Oregon for testing positive for marijuana, and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy about their new report on heroin in Illinois.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/09/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Vivian McPeak, director of Seattle Hempfest, about marijuana, Washington state medical and adult use marijuana laws, and about Seattle Hempfest, which is August 14-16 this year.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/02/15 Doug McVay

This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/26/15 Doug McVay

This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/19/15 Doug McVay

This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/05/15 Doug McVay

This week we're at a news conference featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, discussing Oregon's new legal adult use marijuana program.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/28/15 Doug McVay

This week: we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies about World Drug Day, and we hear from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime about its new World Drug Report, drug legalization, and the drug war.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/21/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Nazlee Maghsoudi of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy about the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, plus an update on Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/14/15 Doug McVay

This week: we hear from the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction about the new European Drug Report 2015, and we look ahead to theJune 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/31/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Dr. Denis Petro about medical cannabis, and with Professor Alfred McCoy about the CIA's history of involvement in drug trafficking.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/24/15 Doug McVay

This week we're at the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis conference in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with longtime NORML activist, national legal committee member, and criminal defense attorney Alan Silber.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/17/15 Doug McVay

Part two of our coverage of a recent meeting of the UN General Assembly to prepare for its special session on drugs in 2016 (UNGASS2016), featuring audio from Mr. Alvaro Jos?├ö├Â┬╝Ôö¼┬¢ de Mendon?├ö├Â┬╝├ö├▓├ªa e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, and Mr. Milton Romani, National Drug Board Secretary, Uruguay.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/10/15 Doug McVay

This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/03/15 Doug McVay

*** This week: we're in Portland, Oregon, for the Global Marijuana March, and we hear from Russ Belville, Lindsay Rinehart, Bettie Retro, Erin Purchase and her daughter brave Mykala, and Kaliko Castille, plus we talk with LEAP's Neill Franklin about Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/26/15 Doug McVay

This week: we talk with Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon about the implementation of that state's adult use marijuana program, and we hear from Yesid Reyes Alvarado, the Colombian delegate to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/19/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay: This week we speak with the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Betty Aldworth.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/29/15 Doug McVay

This week: Martin Jelsma of the TransNational Institute speaks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, we also hear from the Uruguayan delegate, plus a report on the firing of the man who's been setting up Oregon's legal adult use program, Tom Burns.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/22/15 Doug McVay

This week our coverage continues of the annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/01/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay Reports: DC legalizes marijuana, and the state of Oregon looks at banking for the marijuana industry

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/22/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay reports: New legislation introduced in Congress to legalize marijuana, and a House subcommittee looks at federal forfeiture policy.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/15/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay's conversation with Kathleen Kane-Willis, director of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/08/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay Reports: We hear acting drug czar Michael Botticelli and the State Department's William Brownfield discuss drug policy, plus we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/01/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay Reports: This week we look at the confirmation hearing of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general of the United States.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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