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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08/26/20 Doctor Theresa Tam


This week on Century: Canada’s chief public health officer, Doctor Theresa Tam, on decriminalization of drugs; University of Washington Professor Edwin Lindo, JD, on police brutality; and Yale University Professor Lisa Puglisi, MD, on prisons and Covid.


Guest(s): Doctor Theresa Tam
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Doctor Theresa Tam
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08/19/20 Haven Wheelock


his week on Century: Daniel Pryor, Head of Programs at the Adam Smith Institute, on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like? Plus an interview with Haven Wheelock, she’s a harm reduction worker who coordinates the syringe services program at Outside In, a Portland area nonprofit. Haven is also one of the chief petitioners for Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative, which appears on Oregon’s 2020 general election ballot.


Guest(s): Daniel Pryor
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Haven Wheelock
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08/12/20 Dr. Zian Tseng


What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?
This week on Century we speak with Dr. Zian Tseng, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, about his new article, entitled “Occult Overdose Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death: From the Postmortem Systematic InvesTigation of Sudden Cardiac Death Study.” Plus Niamh Eastwood, executive director of the UK drug policy reform nonprofit Release, speaking on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?


Guest(s): Dr. Zian Tseng
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Dr. Zian Tseng
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08/05/20 Steve Rolles


Legalization, Safe Supply, and Heroin Buyers Clubs. We hear from Steve Rolles with the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Sterling Johnson with Angels in Motion and the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, Neill Franklin with Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Erica Thomson with the BC and Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors. They appeared on webinar entitled “COVID-19: New Opportunities to Explore Safe Supply and the Legal Regulation of Drugs.” sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance. The discussion was moderated by DPA’s Hannah Hetzer.


Guest(s): Steve Rolles
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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07/29/20 Thomas Pietschmann


This week on Century, Dr. Thomas Pietschmann with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime tells us about the UN’s 2020 World Drug Report. He was part of a webinar hosted recently by the Vienna Nongovernmental Organizing Committee.


Guest(s): Thomas Pietschmann
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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07/22/20 Teressa Raiford


On this installment of Century of Lies: Sen. on abuses committed by federal police in the city of Portland; organizer and activist Teressa Raiford on #BlackLivesMatter; and we hear portions of a webinar organized by the Fortune Society on “Brutality Behind Bars: Accountability for Corrections Officers, Too," featuring Jai Diamond, New York City Criminal Justice Agency; Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Corrections; Karen Murtagh, Executive Director of Prison Legal Services; Donna Hylton, Executive Director of A Little Piece of Light; and Phillip Miller, Associate Director of Policy at Correctional Association of New York.


Guest(s): Jeff Merkley
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Teressa Raiford
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07/15/20 Sanho Tree


This week on Century: Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about “COVID, Modernity, Lifeways & Drug Use.” His talk was part of an IPS webinar series entitled “Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic" and comes to us courtesy of the Institute for Policy Studies.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Sanho Tree
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07/08/20 Anne-Marie Cockburn


Taking Drugs Seriously: Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child recently held a webinar entitled “Take Drugs Seriously.” We hear from two of the panelists: Anne-Marie Cockburn, one of the founders of Anyone’s Child; and Johann Hari, author of the bestseller Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction. Plus, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopts an ordinance to allow the establishment and operation a supervised consumption facility.


Guest(s): Anne-Marie Cockburn
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Anne-Marie Cockburn, Johann Hari
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07/01/20 Sheila P Vakharia


"Stimulants and Harm Reduction webinar. This week we hear portions of “Tweaking our Harm Reduction: A stimulants Webinar.” Participants included:
Dr. Sheila P Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance; Christine Rodriguez, a consultant in drug user health and harm reduction who recently founded Higher Ground Harm Reduction, which is focused at the intersection of harm reduction and climate change/systems disruption; Mindy Vincent, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and addiction treatment and the founder and Executive Director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition; and Brandie Wilson, the moderator, who is the Executive Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance."


Guest(s): Sheila P Vakharia
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Sheila P Vakharia
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06/24/20 Lee Merritt


Police Brutality and Community Relations. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony recently on “Police Use of Force and Community Relations.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from some of the witnesses including S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights activist and attorney with Merritt Law Firm of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Rev. Dr. Doug Logan, Jr., President of Grimke Seminary, Co-Director of Church in Hard Places Acts29, and Pastor for Church Planting at Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia; and Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Plus we hear from US Senator Cory Booker, Democrat from New Jersey.


Guest(s): Lee Merritt
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Lee Merritt
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