Century of Lies


Century of Lies

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02/18/18 Doug McVay

An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction. The measure was not approved and has been postponed indefinitely. Experts in public health and public safety along with people who have lost family members to overdose and others who are concerned about the community testified overwhelmingly in support of Senate Bill 40. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from some of them.


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02/11/18 Doug McVay

The White House has chosen a new drug czar; Oregon legislators are working to set up mental health checkups for all law enforcement officers in that state; and we hear more about the state of civil rights in the United States.


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02/04/18 Vanita Gupta

This week on Century of Lies we continue our look at the state of marijuana legalization in the US; we hear from Vanita Gupta with the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights on the state of civil rights in America; and we pay tribute to the legendary activist Dennis Peron, who died in late January.


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01/28/18 Jolene Forman

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana legalization is working so far, On this week's show, we hear from: Jolene Forman, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance (report author); Representative Reggie Jones-Sawyer, California State Assembly Member and author of the Legal Cannabis Protection Act; Representative Jonathan Singer, General Assembly Member, Colorado; Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission; and Roseanne Scotti, Senior Director of Resident States a


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01/21/18 Ronnie Cowan

The UK House of Parliament held a debate recently on safe injection sites, otherwise known as drug consumption rooms. On today's show, we hear from Ronnie Cowan, MP from Inverclyde; Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West; and Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central.


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01/14/18 Earl Blumenauer

Committees of the New York State Assembly hear about marijuana legalization from panels of experts, and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks on the House floor about marijuana law reform.


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01/07/18 Cory Booker

Movement leaders and elected officials are speaking out against this week's decision by the current administration to rescind previous guidelines on marijuana enforcement, returning to the policies of the Bush and Clinton eras. On this week's show, we hear from a leading Congressional drug policy reformer, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).


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12/31/17 Ngaio Bealum

This week we talk with comedian and journalist Ngaio Bealum about the past year, and we take a look ahead to 2018.


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12/24/17 Doug McVay

This week we hear from US Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) about the Marijuana Justice Act, and from Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, about the criminalization of poverty in America.


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12/17/17 Rick Lines

This week we speak with Rick Lines, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, about human rights, the drug war, and his new book "Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law."


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12/10/17 Michelle Alexander

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 2017 International Reform Conference.


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12/03/17 Maia Szalavitz

We speak with journalist Maia Szalavitz and policy expert Sanho Tree about federal drug policy and this week's announcement that presidential adviser and spin doctor Kellyanne Conway will head up White House efforts in regard to opioids.


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11/26/17 Rob Johnson

On Century of Lies this week: the city of Seattle adopted a new budget which includes money to start up a supervised consumption facility, so we hear from Seattle residents Terina James and Marlys McConnell, and also from Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson. Plus, the UK House of Commons held a debate recently on the human and financial costs of drug addiction, so we hear from Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, and from Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate.


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11/19/17 Sarah Merrigan

On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss stigma, language, mental health, harm reduction, and drug policy reform with Sarah Merrigan, one of the hosts of the This Week In Drugs podcast.


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11/12/17 Doug McVay

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health Commission on November 7th, so this week on Century Of Lies we listen to portions of that commission meeting.


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11/05/17 Lynn Paltrow

Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference #Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, a senior research scientist at RTI International in San Francisco and author of "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains."


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10/29/17 Tamara Johnson-Shealey

Part three of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's #Reform17 International Reform Conference, with GA state senate candidate Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Dan Bigg from the Chicago Recovery Alliance, and Cyndee Clay from HIPS DC.
Tamara Johnson-Shealey https://www.tamaraforgeorgia.com/
HIPS DC http://www.hips.org/
Chicago Recovery Alliance http://www.anypositivechange.org/menu.html


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10/22/17 Steve Rolles

Our special coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference #Reform17 in Atlanta, Georgia, continues with interviews with Nazlee Maghsoudi from the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy; Steve Rolles from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation; Dominic Corva with the Center for Study of Cannabis and Social Policy; and Maia Szalavitz, the award-winning journalist and author of Unbroken Brain, A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction.


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10/15/17 Doug McVay

Live from the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Reform Conference, we hear from South African researcher Shaun Shelly, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow from The Ordinary Peoples' Society, and Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno.


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10/08/17 Doug McVay

The UN Human Rights Council recently conducted its Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the Philippines, so this week we hear from several nongovernmental organizations concerned with human rights and the drug war.


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10/01/17 Zaved Mahmood

The UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs held an intersessional meeting September 26-28, 2017, to discuss the UNGASS outcome document. This week we listen to part of their discussion on human rights and drug policies and hear presentations from Zaved Mahmood, Rule of Law and Democracy Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and by Christine Brautigam, Director, Intergovernmental Division, UN Women


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09/24/17 Lew Frederick

The state of California is considering supervised consumption sites, and we speak with Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick about racial profiling, drug possession penalties, and House Bill 2355.


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09/17/17 Doug McVay

Feds release the results of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Senator Orrin Hatch introduces a bill for pharmaceutical research on marijuana, and the Justice Department digs in its heels in opposing marijuana law reform.


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09/10/17 Dana Rohrabacher

The #DisownStone campaign scored a win this week, we talk with Amanda Reiman, PhD, about building a diverse, progressive cannabis industry, plus, the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment to protect medical cannabis programs is blocked from consideration in the new budget so we hear from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.


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09/03/17 Doug McVay

Live from Seattle, Washington, it's part three of our Hempfest 2017 Special Coverage! This week, we feature audio from a panel at the Ric Smith Hemposium Stage on Privilege and Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry, with: Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Rene Gagnon, founder and CEO of Cannabis Centre, Inc.; Jerry Whiting, founder and CEO of LeBlanc CNE; and Ophelia Chong, an artist and journalist who's founder and CEO of Stock Pot Images LLC. Plus, an update on the #DisownStone campaign #JustSayNoToHate


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08/27/17 Doug McVay

Live from Seattle, Washington, it's Part Two of our special Hempfest 2017 coverage! This week, a panel on Cannabis and Media: Moving Beyond Stereotypes, with Susan Squibb, Wes Abney, Ophelia Chong, Russ Belville, Chris Conrad, and yours truly Doug McVay.


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08/20/17 Betty Aldworth

Live from Seattle, it's Part One of our special coverage of Hempfest 2017! We talk with Betty Aldworth about her new project #JustSayNoToHate, plus words from Tim Pate, Sharon Whitson, Elvy Musikka, Vivian McPeak, Ben Livingston, and Big Mike.


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08/13/17 Donald Trump

The Trump administration wants to waive the medical privacy rights of people who are prescribed opiates, so the president may be declaring a national emergency over drugs.


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08/06/17 Vivian McPeak

Seattle Hempfest will be held August 18, 19, and 20 in Washington state along the Puget Sound, so this week we talk with Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak.


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07/30/17 Doug McVay

The House Oversight Committee looks at reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Government Accountability Office examines mismanagement of a federal program that puts military weapons into the hands of local police.


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