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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03/09/22 Joseph R. Friedman


On this edition of Century, we speak with Joseph R. Friedman, MPH, an addictions researcher and MD/PhD student at the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities at UCLA, about overdose, harm reduction, and racial justice; plus we hear from Dr. Christy Sutherland with the Portland Hotel Society about decriminalization of people who use drugs.


Guest(s): Joseph R. Friedman
Organization(s): Center for Social Medicine and Humanities at UCLA
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Joseph R. Friedman
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03/02/22 Sanho Tree


On this edition of Century of Lies, Imperialism and the War on Drugs: A Conversation with Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
 Sanho Tree
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02/23/22 Shaun Shelly


Justice Edwin Cameron and Shaun Shelly discuss stigma, racism, and drug policy in South Africa; and we learn about safer smoking kits and harm reduction from Lindsey LaSalle from the Drug Policy Alliance; Daniel Raymond with the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable; Shilo Hassan Jama, a longtime activist formerly with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance; Isaac Jackson, PhD, president of the San Francisco chapter of the Urban Survivors Union; Mindy Vincent, founder and executive director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition; and Michael Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.


Guest(s): Shaun Shelly
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Shaun Shelly
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02/16/22 Eris Nyx


The British Columbia Association of People on Opiate Maintenance (BCAPOM), the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) broke the news that there were a total of 2224 drug poisoning deaths in BC in calendar year 2021. In response to this, the groups are issuing demands for immediate access to safe supply and accountability for those in charge of the overdose response in BC, while continuing their tradition of distributing a safe supply of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. On this edition of Century we hear from Eris Nyx with the Drug User Liberation Front and from members of BCAPOM including Association President Laura Shaver.


Guest(s): Eris Nyx
Organization(s): British Columbia Association of People on Opiate Maintenance
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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02/09/22 Donnell Alexander


On the new edition of Century we speak with author and journalist Donnell Alexander about a series he’s written at CapitalAndMain.com entitled A Just And Legal Weed: The Rocky Road For Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs Past and Present; plus Natasha Touesnard with the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs on Rethinking Prohibition: Reducing Criminalization and Advancing Equity in Canadian Drug Policy.


Guest(s): Donnell Alexander
Organization(s): Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Donnell Alexander
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02/02/22 Smriti Rana


On the new edition of Century: Smriti Rana with Pallium India on barriers to access to controlled pain medications and how to overcome them; plus Petra Schulz from Moms Stop the Harm on the drug poisoning crisis in Alberta.


Guest(s): Smriti Rana
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Smriti Rana, Petra Schulz
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01/26/22 Andrea Sereda


On the new edition of Century: Andrea Sereda, MD with the London (Ontario) InterCommunity Health Center and Gillian Kolla, PhD with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria discuss the LIHC Safer Opioid Supply Program's impact and progress to date.


Guest(s): Andrea Sereda
Organization(s): Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Andrea Sereda
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01/19/22 Richard van Breemen


On the new edition of Century: Newly-published research shows that compounds in hemp may prevent coronavirus from entering human cells. We speak with lead author Richard van Breemen, PhD, a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, and a Principal Investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute. Plus the city of Toronto seeks to decriminalize simple possession of drugs.


Guest(s): Richard van Breemen
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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01/12/22 Andrea Sereda


On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss three principles for smarter, more effective drug policies: guarantee access to a safe supply; provide access to safe consumption spaces; and decriminalize people who use drugs with Andrea Sereda..


Guest(s): Andrea Sereda
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Andrea Sereda
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01/05/21 Maia Szalavitz


On this holiday edition of Century, Maia Szalavitz in an interview on harm reduction and reporting on drugs, and Professor Kerwin Kaye in an interview on Synanon and punitive drug “treatment”.


Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Maia Szalavitz, Kerwin Kaye
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