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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02/16/22 Eris Nyx


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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.


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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


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.


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


Smriti Rana, Petra Schulz

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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..


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


Maia Szalavitz, Kerwin Kaye

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”.


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Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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12/29/21 Ngaio Bealum


Ngaio Bealum

On this edition of Century we'll hear archived audio with Oregon activist Anna Diaz, Wisconsin activist Dennis Doyle Brennan, Oregon attorney Leland Berger, internationally renowned comedian Ngaio Bealum, and best-selling author Johann Hari.


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Guest(s): Ngaio Bealum
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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12/22/21 Ashish Thakrar


Ashish Thakrar

On this edition of Century, we speak with Ashish Thakrar, MD, a Fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania one of the co-authors of an article entitled “Trends in Buprenorphine Use in US Jails and Prisons From 2016 to 2021”, published in the journal JAMA Network Open on November 14; plus attorney and human rights advocate Jose Manuel I. "Chel" Diokno, Chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group, on Duterte's Drug War Slaughter and the International Criminal Court.


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Guest(s): Ashish Thakrar
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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12/15/21 Shaun Shelly


Shaun Shelly

On this edition of Century of Lies: Part two of a conversation with Shaun Shelly, the Policy, Advocacy and Human Rights Manager for People Who Use Drugs for the nonprofit organization TB HIV Care and chair of the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs.


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Guest(s): Shaun Shelly
Organization(s): TB HIV Care
Link(s): Health Systems Facts
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