This week on Century we discuss adolescent overdose deaths, harm reduction, and recovery with Joseph Friedman, an addictions researcher and MD/PhD student at the Center for Social Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper passed away on October 27. Bill worked for two decades as the Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance . Bill lobbied legislatures around the nation to end the folly of eternal drug war. Bill was DPA's main spokesperson to the media to include the NY Times, FOX, BBC and dozens of other outlets. This show contains interviews with Bill along with some thoughts on Bills passing from his good friend Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance premiers new podcast: PSYCHOACTIVE on I Heart and other outlets. Ethan and DTN host Becker discuss the podcast, overdose deaths, new US Drug Czar and much more
Doctor Frank Lucido is retiring from general practice but will maintain his medical cannabis practice + Ethan Nadelmann the founder of the DPA discusses prejudice and the drug war.
This week on Century: Fentanyl, mandatory minimums, and racism. We hear from Grant Smith, Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance Office of National Affairs; Nkechi Taifa, author of a new memoir entitled Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, CEO of The Taifa Group, and Convener of the Justice Roundtable; and Hilary Shelton, NAACP senior vice president for advocacy and policy and director of NAACP’s Washington Bureau. Plus the US “Drug Czar,” Regina Labelle, addresses the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Kassandra Frederique the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance on "claiming the moral high ground" in the drug war + DeVaughn Ward, Sr. Counsel of Marijuana Policy Project
Katal Center Turns Five
The Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice turns five this year. To celebrate, they’ve begun hosting a series of public dialogues about the broad themes that drive their work: equity, health, and justice. The first of those dialogues was held March 29. On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from Kenyatta Thompson, Katal Center Director of Organizing; Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center; and Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
The state of New Mexico is considering how to authorize and open supervised consumption facilities in that state, we hear from the chief sponsor of House Bill 123, NM State Representative Deborah Armstrong, and Emily Kaltenbach with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus we hear from Joy Olson, former director of the Washington Office on Latin America, on “Challenges in US/Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration.”
Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss, drug policy, covid, the passing of activist leaders and the forthcoming election.
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.
Abbie Rosner reports for Forbes, her focus on how older adults are re-discovering cannabis & psychedelics + Kassandra Frederique Dir of DPA re What Does DPA Do During a Pandemic?
Marsha Rosenbaum of DPA author Safety First school curriculum, Nurse Ken Wolski LTE in Trentonian + Debbie Churgain Dir of Americans for Safe Access
Howard Josepher drug reform pioneer, Rafael Torruella Puerto Rico Harm Reductionist, tribute to passing of George McMahon Federal Marijuana patient + DTN editorial
Sat - Ethan Nadelmann @ St Louis drug conference
REFORM conference in St. Louis with Ethan Nadelmann Drug Policy Alliance founder, Rev. Edwin Sanders of Metropolitan Church in Nashville & Chad Sabora of St. Louis harm reduction group Monetwork.org
Thu - Jim Clapes of DPA re Harm Reduction Conf
This week on Century of Lies we hear portions of hearing and roundtable discussion held by the New York State Senate Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention on August 9 in The Bronx. Speakers include Jasmine Budnella, Drug Policy Coordinator with VOCAL New York; Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager with the Harm Reduction Coalition; and Ken Robinson, Executive Director, Research for a Safer New York.
This week we hear from Michelle Alexander about building the movement for racial justice and drug policy reform. Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, and the author of The New Jim Crow. She delivered a keynote address at the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference.
Mon - Sheila Vakharia of DPA re overdose death rates 1
Mon - Deborah Small discusses Juneteenth, US racism
JUNETEENTH: Deborah Small of Drug Policy Alliance and Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Action Partnership discuss racism in America, from time of Lincolns freeing the slaves, till the current date.
Sun - Art Way of the Drug Policy Alliance 2
Sat - Art Way of the Drug Policy Alliance
This week on Century of Lies, we talk to Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance about harm reduction, alternatives to coercion, and the DPA's upcoming conference in San Francisco May 16 and 17; and with Teressa Raiford, a community organizer, social justice activist, and mayoral candidate in Portland, Oregon.
Ethan Nadelmann the founder and former Exec Dir of Drug Policy Alliance + Chris Whitener supporter of Patients out of Time & Exec Dir of Magical Butter.
Sun - Chad Holcombe, DPA Attorney in St Louis
This week on Century: The FDA has announced that it plans to hold a public hearing on cannabis and cannabis derivatives; FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, is questioned by a Senate subcommittee about CBD; plus we hear interviews with Gretchen Burns Bergman from A New PATH, Art Way from Drug Policy Alliance, and Shiloh Jama from People's Harm Reduction Alliance.
St Louis Drug Policy Conference I - Ferguson rap artist T-Dubb-O, Chad Sabora of Monet, Rodney Holcombe DPA Atty + Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visits Houston
Fri - Kassandra Frederique of DPA re renewed compassion in US
Thu = Tony Papa of DPA re sentencing disparity
Fri - Michael Collins of DPA re new AG Barr
Dean Becker joins COL host Doug McVay who shares audio with Jules Netherland with Drug Policy Alliiance speaking about medication assisted treatment before a committee of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and we hear from Ann Fordham with the International Drug Policy Consortium speaking about the state of international drug control before the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on November 8
Thu - Eunessis Hernandez of Drug Policy Alliance on Calif Gov Jerry Brown
Eunessis Hernandez of Drug Policy Alliance, CA Gov Brown vetoes Safe Injection, Charles Hawthorne of Harm Reduction Coalition re forthcoming conference in New Orleans Oct 18, Texas Governor Debate on Cannabis, Abbott Vs. Valdez, US Congressman Beto O'Rourke in Wash DC and in Austin + Willie Nelson's new song Vote 'Em Out
Wed - Hannah Hetzer of Drug Policy Alliance re Trump visit to UN
Fri - Tony Papa of the DPA whose art will be included in a Houston Museum art show
Geoffrey Guy, Chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals discusses Epideliex their cannabis medicine soon to be sold in the US, Irv Rosenfeld a man supplied with 300 cannabis cigarettes every 28 days by the FDA & Tony Papa of the DPA whose art will be included in a Houston Museum art show
Sat - Jag Davies of DPA re decriminalization in US
Fri - Jag Davies of DPA re decriminalization in US
Thu - Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance re success of decriminalization in US
Inge Fryklund, LEAP board member re reason for migration, Mary Jane Borden re Ohio medical cannabis situ, Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance re success of decriminalization in US
Sun – Chris Alexander of Drug Policy Alliance re legal weed in NY
Dr. Mitch Earlywine on cannabis science/progress, Chris Alexander of the Drug Policy Alliance re legal weed in New York, Heather Fazio re forthcoming cannabis conference in Austin, Colorado widow losing death benefits over legal cannabis
Sun - Melissa Moore of Drug Policy Alliance in NY
Mon - Marsha Rosenbaum of the Drug Policy Alliance re SF Chron OpEd: Just Say Know!
This weeks one hour show features: Marsha Rosenbaum of DPA, Tx Judge John Delaney, Denise Cullen of GRASP, Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out of Time, Irv Rosenfeld Fed Cannabis patient, Phil Smith of Alternet and Troy Farah of "The Fix"
Wed - Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno Exec Dir Drug Policy Alliance 3/3
Tue - Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno author THERE ARE NO DEAD HERE 2/3
Mon - Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno author THERE ARE NO DEAD HERE - A STORY OF MURDER AND DENIAL IN COLOMBIA
Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno author THERE ARE NO DEAD HERE - A STORY OF MURDER AND DENIAL IN COLOMBIA + Protest Philippine President Duterte's drug insanity, Hou Atty David Jones re racist judges in Houston, Abolitionist Moment, cohost Liliana Noonan.