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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09/14/22 Claire Zagorski


This week on Century of Lies: Debunking Myths About Meth - Part one of my interview with Claire Zagorski, a harm reduction activist, paramedic, graduate research assistant in translational science at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and adjunct faculty at the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her article ““New Meth” Is Nothing to Fear. It Isn’t New. It’s Just Meth.” was published Sept. 1 at Filter Magazine. Plus the third part of myconversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Maia Szalavitz.


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Guest(s): Claire Zagorski
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09/07/22 Maia Szalavitz


Maia Szalavitz

This week on Century of Lies: Undoing Drugs Pt 2 - A conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Maia Szalavitz whose most recent book Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction has just been released in paperback. Plus, an update from Eris Nyx with the Drug User Liberation Front and Dylan Griffith with Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply on safe supply efforts up in Canada.


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Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): Drug User Liberation Front
Link(s): Drug User Liberation Front
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08/31/22 Maia Szalavitz


Maia Szalavitz

This week on Century of Lies: Undoing Drugs Pt 1 - A conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Maia Szalavitz whose most recent book Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction has just been released in paperback.


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Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction
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08/24/22 Evan Peet, PhD


Evan Peet, PhD,

This week on Century of Lies: Cost barriers and naloxone availability – a conversation with Evan Peet, PhD, an economist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School, and one of the co-authors of an article published August 19 in JAMA Health Forum entitled “Trends in Out-of-Pocket Costs for Naloxone by Drug Brand and Payer in the US, 2010-2018.”


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Guest(s): Evan Peet, PhD
Organization(s): RAND Corporation
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08/17/22 Haven Wheelock


Haven Wheelock,

This week on Century of Lies: International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. We talk with Haven Wheelock, Drug Users Health Services Program Supervisor at Outside In in Portland, Oregon. Plus, we hear from Professor Leo Beletsky with Northeastern University School of Law and the Health In Justice Action Lab and Professor Valarie Blake with the West Virginia University School of Law about syringe services programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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Guest(s): Haven Wheelock
Organization(s): Drug Users Health Services Program
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08/10/22 Sen. Scott Wiener


Sen. Scott Wiener, Rivka Kushner

This week on Century of Lies: California Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, legislation that would allow some jurisdictions to authorize the establishment of supervised consumption sites, goes to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom; the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Dr. Malik Burnett about equitable marijuana legalization; and from Canada we hear from Rivka Kushner with CATIE about preventing, detecting, and treating hepatitis C.


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Guest(s): Sen. Scott Wiener
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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08/03/22 Sam Rivera


Sam Rivera

This week on Century of Lies: Support Grows For Harm Reduction. The Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Public Health Committee hears from Sam Rivera, Executive Director of OnPoint, the New York nonprofit that operates two supervised consumption sites in the city of New York.


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Guest(s): Sam Rivera
Organization(s): OnPoint
Link(s): Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open in New York
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07/27/22 Doctor Nuno Capaz


 Doctor Nuno Capaz

This week on Century of Lies: Decriminalization and human rights. Brendan Minish, board member of Crain, an Irish organization that aims to combat misinformation around cannabis and advocates for drug law reform, harm reduction, and drug education, and Doctor Nuno Capaz, director of the Portuguese Dissuasion Commission, speak to the Joint Committee on Justice of Ireland’s parliament on an examination of the present approach to sanctions for possession of certain amounts of drugs for personal use; plus Richard Nininahazwe, Program Coordinator with the African Network of People who Use Drugs, and Rita Musa, National Secretary of the Drug Harm Reduction and Advocacy Network Nigeria, speaking on human rights violations against people who use drugs in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Guest(s): Doctor Nuno Capaz
Organization(s): Portuguese Dissuasion Commission
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/20/22 Marco Perduca


Marco Perduca

This week on Century of Lies: Marcos, Duterte, the ICC, and the Philippine Drug War. We hear from Justine Balane, human rights activist in the Philippines; Ruben Carranza, International Center for Transitional Justice; human rights activist and former Italian Senator Marco Perduca; and David Borden, executive director of DRCNet and StopTheDrugWar.org.


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Guest(s): Marco Perduca
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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07/13/22 Elina Steinerte


Judy Chang

This week on Century of Lies: Aligning drug policies with human rights. We hear from Elina Steinerte, Member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Judy Chang, Executive Director of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs and Melissa Upreti, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls. Plus, the California Assembly passes SB57, a measure to allow some municipalities in California to establish supervised consumption sites.


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Guest(s): Elina Steinerte
Organization(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
Link(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
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