Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with nearly 15 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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07/16/17 Neill Franklin


This week: The DPA held a news teleconference to announce the release of their new report on decriminalizing drug use and possession in the US, so we hear from Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Andrea Ritchie, a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table. Plus, Rep. John Conyers speaking against HR 2851, the federal Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act.


Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): Drug War Facts, LEAP
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07/09/17 Kate Gonsalves


This week: the Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to force law enforcement to begin addressing racial profiling, and which also reduces simple possession of some drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; plus the Oregon Justice Resource Center has released a guide on organizing against mass incarceration, to learn more about it we speak to OJRC Political Director Kate Gonsalves.


Guest(s): Kate Gonsalves
Organization(s): Politician
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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07/02/17 Sarah Merrigan


This week we speak with Sarah Merrigan, who's an organizer and drug policy reform activist in Nebraska; Energy Secretary Rick Perry compares state marijuana legalization with state climate control legislation; and the United Nations issues World Drug Report 2017.


Guest(s): Sarah Merrigan
Organization(s): Acitivist
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/25/17 Mickey Martin


In memory of drug policy reformer and marijuana activist Mickey Martin we present an interview from 2013, plus June 26th is the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform so we speak with Fergal Eccles of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland about harm reduction and reform activism #SupportDontPunish #HelpNotHarm


Guest(s): Mickey Martin
Organization(s): Activist
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/18/17 Doug McVay


Congressional appropriators question the Department of Justice about drug policy and medical marijuana, plus members of Congress re-introduce legislation to protect medical marijuana patients.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/11/17 Doug McVay


This week we hear more from a debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs, with speakers including Senator Matt Daly, Senator Victor Boyhan, Ireland's Drug Czar Catherine Byrne, and Senator Lynne Ruane.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/04/17 Lynn Ruane


This week we hear from a debate in the Irish Senate regarding the Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017, featuring Senator Lynn Ruane, Senator Aodhan O Riordain and Senator Niall O Donnghaile.


Guest(s): Lynn Ruane
Organization(s): Senator
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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05/28/17 Rachel Knox


This week on Century Of Lies, more from the Patients Out of Time National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, with attorney and veteran Brandon Wyatt and physician Dr. Rachel Knox, plus California Assemblyman Ken Cooley on regulation of medical and non-medical cannabis in the state of California.


Guest(s): Rachel Knox
Organization(s): Doctor
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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05/21/17 Mary Lynn Mathre


This week we come to you live from the Patients Out of Time National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics #Patients2017, with Mary Lynn Mathre, Laramie Silber, Mara Felsen, Sam Sabzehzar, and Amanda Reiman, plus Fred Gardner with a Tribute to the Spirit of Proposition 215, Dennis Peron, and the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya.


Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time
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05/14/17 Beauregard Sessions


This week: Attorney General J. Beauregard Sessions III talks drug war while journalist Maia Szalavitz talks sense.


Guest(s): Beauregard Sessions
Organization(s): Attorney General
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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