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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01/08/20 Ronald Anderson


The state of New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose Prevention has been holding a series of hearings around the state to hear from stakeholders on strategies for reducing overdoses, improving individual and community health, and addressing the consequences of drug use. On this week's show, we hear testimony from Ronald Anderson with the Katal Center, Cortney Lovell with Our Wellness Collective, Keith Brown with the Katal Center, and Dionna King with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus, New York City's Public Advocate Jumaane Williams spoke at a rally on Tuesday Jan 7th to show support for bail reform.


Guest(s): Ronald Anderson
Organization(s): New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Courtney Love
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01/01/20 Phil Smith


This week on Century of Lies we speak with Hawaii ophthalmologist and medical cannabis advocate Dr. Clifton Otto, plus an April 2016 interview with journalist and drug policy reformer Phil Smith.


Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War

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12/25/19 Kees De Joncheere


On this installment of Century of Lies, we hear from Kees De Joncheere, President of the International Narcotics Control Board, plus Just Say Know parts one through four by DrugReporter and the Rights Reporter Foundation.


Guest(s): Kees De Joncheere
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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12/18/19 Justice Tettey


This week on Century of Lies, UNODC's Justice Tettey, PhD, talks about new psychoactive substances, plus we bid farewell to UNODC's outgoing executive director Yuri Fedotov.


Guest(s): Justice Tettey
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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12/11/19 Pedro Arenas Garcia


On this installment of Century we hear from Pedro Arenas Garcia with the Colombian NGO Corporación Viso Mutop-Observatorio de cultivos y cultivadores; plus an interview from 2012 with activist and journalist Kevin Zeese and the late activist, documentary filmmaker, and writer Mike Gray.


Guest(s): Pedro Arenas Garcia
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Mike Gray
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12/04/19 Gilberto Gerra


By the end of 2018, the European Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction was monitoring 731 new psychoactive substances. This week on Century, UNODC's Gilberto Gerra, MD, discusses new psychoactive substances, plus we hear from EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel about the release of the new 2019 EU Drug Markets Report.


Guest(s): Gilberto Gerra
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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11/27/19 Ngaio Bealum


This week on Century of Lies, a conversation with comedian, activist, and journalist Ngaio Bealum.


Guest(s): Ngaio Bealum
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Ngaio Bealum
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11/20/19 Damon Barrett


November 20 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights instrument ratified by every other nation on earth but not by the United States. This week on Century we have a portion of my interview with human rights and drug policy expert Damon Barrett, plus we hear part of a news conference from UN Headquarters in Geneva on the report Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.


Guest(s): Damon Barrett
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Damon Barrett
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11/13/19 Michael Botticelli


The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery held a hearing recently on harm reduction sites and supervised consumption facilities, so on this edition of Century of Lies we hear from MA State Sen. Cindy Friedman, Fenway Health's Carl Sciortino, and former US "Drug Czar" Michael Botticelli.


Guest(s): Michael Botticelli
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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11/06/19 John Pfaff


This week on Century of Lies, part two of our conversation with John Pfaff, JD, PhD. Dr. Pfaff is a professor of law at Fordham Law School and the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.


Guest(s): John Pfaff
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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