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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05/20/20 Dr. Rashawn Ray


The COVID crisis is having a particularly deadly impact within the criminal justice system. Unfortunately systems are slow to change, institutional inertia and the unwillingness of policymakers to do the right thing - quite literally a deadly combination. On this week's Century we hear from a panel of experts including Dr. Rashawn Ray from the University of Maryland and the Brookings Institution; Dr. Annelies Goger, also with the Brookings Institution; Marcus Bullock, founder and CEO of Flikshop; and Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute.


Guest(s): Dr. Rashawn Ray
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Dr. Rashawn Ray, Dr. Annelies Goger
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05/13/20 Doug Fine


This week on Century, it's part two of our conversation with Doug Fine, the farmer, hemp activist, journalist, and author whose new book American Hemp Farmer has just been released by Chelsea Green Publishing; plus we hear from Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, on human rights and the drug war.


Guest(s): Doug Fine
Organization(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Sanho Tree, Doug Fine Book
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05/06/20 Doug Fine


This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with the journalist, hemp activist and farmer Doug Fine. We talk about hemp, renewable agriculture, farming, CBD, and Doug's new book American Hemp Farmer. Plus we hear from Louis L. Reed, national organizer for #Cut50, on COVID in prisons.


Guest(s): Doug Fine
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Doug Fine
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04/29/20 Eunice Cho


This week on Century of Lies: Penal Reform International’s Director of Policy and International Advocacy Olivia Rope with an overview of PRI’s new report Global Prison Trends 2020, and ACLU National Prison Project Senior Staff Attorney Eunice Cho discusses COVID-19 threats to detention center and prison populations.


Guest(s): Eunice Cho
Organization(s): ACLU
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Eunice Cho
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04/22/20 Lorenzo Jones


This week on Century of Lies, a discussion about COVID-19 and jails, specifically Rikers Island in New York, featuring Marcus Brown, an individual recently released from Rikers; New York State Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley; Tahanee Dunn, Prisoner Rights Attorney with the Bronx Defenders Prisoners' Rights Project; Corey Stoughton, Attorney-In-Charge of Special Litigation at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, NY; Lorenzo Jones, Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice; and Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University's Justice Lab.


Guest(s): Lorenzo Jones
Organization(s): Katal Center for Health
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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04/15/20 Mitch Earleywine


This week we hear part of a surprisingly deep conversation with SUNY-Albany psychology professor Mitch Earleywine, PhD.


Guest(s): Mitch Earleywine
Link(s): Mitch Earleywine Page, Mitch's youtube channel
Mitch Earleywine
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04/08/20 Mitch Earleywine


This week on Century: Doctor Mitch Earleywine on alcohol addiction, treatment, and recovery, plus a conversation with the comedian, journalist, and activist Ngaio Bealum.


Guest(s): Mitch Earleywine
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Dr, Earleywine Course/YouTube Link, Dr. Earelywine User Account
 Mitch Earleywine
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04/01/20 Jumaane Williams


This week on Century of Lies: Prisons, jails, and pandemic. In this time of pandemic, correctional institutions are like Petri dishes in which the novel coronavirus COVID-19 grows and spreads. Public health experts and criminal justice advocates around the nation are demanding that jails and prisons release some of the people being held behind bars in order to stop or at least slow the spread of this deadly disease. The organization Just Leadership USA recently held a web seminar on COVID-19 and the New York City jail on Riker’s Island. We hear portions of that seminar on today’s show, including: Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate for the City of New York; Doctor Bobby Cohen, member of the New York City Board of Correction; Marlene Aloe, whose son is being held on Rikers Island awaiting a retrial; Janet, whose son is being held on Rikers awaiting sentencing; and Tahanee Dunn from Bronx Public Defenders. We also hear from Nick Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice.


Guest(s): Jumaane Williams
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
COVID 19 In Prison
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03/25/20 Bill Panzer


This week, we bring you an archive edition from August 30, 2015. It’s one our of Hempfest specials. Seattle Hempfest is a brilliant event, bringing together a couple hundred thousand beautiful freedom loving marijuana legalizing drug policy reforming people to a few mile stretch of park land along Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. Speakers include CA attorney Bill Panzer, Montana medical marijuana activist Kari Boiter, and Canadian attorney John Conroy. Hempfest is still scheduled for August this year and the good lord willin’ we’ll actually have that event once again, but for now, while we’re sheltered in place in self-quarantine trying to survive this novel coronavirus, COVID-19, let’s go back to August of 2015 and Seattle Hempfest.


Guest(s): Bill Panzer
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/18/20 Mike Discepola


This week on Century of Lies: Harm reduction for stimulant users, featuring Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Mindy Vincent with the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Isaac Jackson with the Urban Survivor’s Union, Shilo Hassan Jama with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, Daniel Raymond with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance.


Guest(s): Mike Discepola
Organization(s): San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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