Century of Lies


Century of Lies

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02/07/16 Doug McVay

This week: at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Oregon, we interview former NBA star Clifford "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson, Aaron Smith and Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association, David Rheins and Morgan from the Marijuana Business Association, Sam Chapman from New Economy Consulting.


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01/31/16 Doug McVay

This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica.


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01/24/16 Mary Lou Burton

This week we speak with Mary Lou Burton about the Cannabis Creative Conference.


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01/17/16 Doug McVay

We look ahead to National Alcohol and Other Drugs Facts Week, which is January 25-31 this year, and we hear about the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.


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01/10/16 Doug McVay

This week: we discuss new data on youth drug use, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's support for marijuana legalization, and Maine Governor Paul LePage's racist comments about the drug war.


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01/03/16 Doug McVay

This week we feature a conversation with Cyndee Clay, director HIPS-DC, a harm reduction organization based in Washington, DC.


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12/27/15 Lynn Paltrow

This week: an interview with Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.


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12/20/15 Doug McVay

This week: President Obama commutes the sentences of 95 people serving time for federal drug offenses, and we speak with drug policy researcher and human rights activist Damon Barrett.


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12/13/15 Doug McVay

This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure.


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12/06/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org.


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11/29/15 Doug McVay

Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance.


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11/22/15 Deborah Small

This week in part one of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference, we hear from Deborah Peterson-Small of Break The Chains, we talk with Martha's mum Anne-Marie Cockburn, and we say goodbye to a good friend who recently passed away, Thomas J. O'Connell, MD.


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11/15/15 Doug McVay

This week we look forward to UNGASS 2016 and learn about a new policy report by UN University, "What Comes After The War On Drugs?"


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11/08/15 Doug McVay

This week: We look forward to the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference Nov 18-21 in Crystal City, Virginia, by looking back at the DPA's 2013 conference in Denver, Colorado.


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11/01/15 Bernie Sanders

This week: Bernie Sanders talks about criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization on the floor of the US Senate, and we talk with Rick Doblin of MAPS about MDMA and medical cannabis research.


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10/25/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government.


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10/18/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from Paul Stanford, founder and director of Portland Hempstalk, plus we talk about the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.


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10/11/15 Doug McVay

The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.


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10/04/15 Mark Galeotti

This week: we hear from Mark Galeotti about drug use and drug policies in Russia, and we talk with Michael Mullins from Stoney Girl Gardens on the first day of legal retail marijuana sales in Oregon.


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09/27/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America and Professor Mark Kleiman from UCLA as they address a meeting of the UN University on preparations for the 2016 UNGASS.


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09/20/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US.


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09/13/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear more of that interview with Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream, and also from Molly Gill, Government Affairs Counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums.


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09/06/15 Doug McVay

This week: We talk with Michael Krawitz about international drug policy reform as well as efforts to secure medical marijuana access for our nation's veterans.


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08/30/15 Doug McVay

This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.


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08/23/15 Doug McVay

This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.


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08/16/15 Doug McVay

Cyd Maurer, a journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Oregon for testing positive for marijuana, and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy about their new report on heroin in Illinois.


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08/09/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Vivian McPeak, director of Seattle Hempfest, about marijuana, Washington state medical and adult use marijuana laws, and about Seattle Hempfest, which is August 14-16 this year.


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08/02/15 Doug McVay

This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.


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07/26/15 Doug McVay

This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.


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07/19/15 Doug McVay

This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.


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