Century of Lies


Century of Lies

Sundays, 7:30 PM ET, 6:30 PM  CT, 5:30 MT & 4:30 AM PT
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06/26/16 Steve Rolles

This week: we talk with Steve Rolles with the UK's Transform Drug Policy Foundation about Brexit and the future of drug policy in the UK and the EU; plus the UN's recent General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS featured discussions about injection drug use and HIV/AIDS, so we hear some audio from that.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/19/16 Doug McVay

We hear from Jesce Horton and Charlo Greene with the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and the US Senate Homeland Security Committee hears about harm reduction, supervised injection facilities, and heroin maintenance treatment.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/12/16 Doug McVay

The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction releases its annual European Drug Report; we listen in on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as it decides on rules for legal adult social use marijuana; and we talk about Booze Culture.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/05/16 Shaleen Title

This week we speak with Shaleen Title, a business owner and activist who's on the board of directors of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and with Ngaio Bealum, who's a journalist, comedian, activist, and also a member of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/29/16 Doug McVay

This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/22/16 Doug McVay

We speak with author and journalist Maia Szalavitz about addiction, overdose, and her new book Unbroken Brain; plus we talk about criminal justice with death row DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/15/16 Doug McVay

We speak with California NORML's Dale Gieringer, and Portland NORML's Scott Gordon, plus we hear from author and marijuana expert Robert C. Clarke.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/08/16 Doug McVay

This week we bring you sounds from the first annual cannabis Cultivation Classic in Portland, Oregon, including interviews with US Representative Earl Blumenauer, author Robert C. Clarke, and activist Madeline Martinez.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/01/16 Doug McVay

This week: more from the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, the UNGASS. We speak with Adam Eidinger with DC Marijuana Justice; author, journalist, and hemp advocate Doug Fine; and radical journalist and drug policy reformer Enrico Fletzer.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/24/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies we speak with Dr. Ciara Torres, a researcher and postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia University School of Social Work; and with Phil Smith, reporter and editor at the Drug War Chronicle and AlterNet; plus part of an interview with Billy Murphy, Jr. the legendary Baltimore criminal defense attorney who represented the family of Freddie Gray, a young man who was murdered by Baltimore police in 2015.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/17/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies, host Doug McVay and DTN Executive Producer Dean Becker are at the Patients Out of Time conference. They talk with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, about marijuana, the drug war, the murder of Freddy Gray, Baltimore, and how #BlackLivesMatter has influenced the drug policy debate.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/10/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies we continue to look ahead at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs that will be held April 19-21 at UN Headquarters in New York, and hear from Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Aram Barra with Mexico United Against Crime.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/03/16 Doug McVay

This week we continue preparing for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which will be held April 19 and 20 at UN headquarters in New York, by hearing from two of reform's leading opponents: Singapore and Russia.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/27/16 Doug McVay

This week we continue our look at preparations for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs and hear representatives from the European Union, Canada, and New Zealand, plus a special message from Mary Lynn Mathre, president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, about their conference coming up in April.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/20/16 Doug McVay

This week we feature interviews with Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Vanessa Caldwell, a member of the New Zealand delegation at the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna and co-chair of New Zealand's National Committee of Addiction Treatment.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/13/16 Doug McVay

This week we interview Tyler Williams, Outreach Coordinator for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.


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03/06/16 Doug McVay

This week in preparation for the upcoming UNGASS on the world drug problem, we listen to a debate on whether nations should have alternatives to incarceration for simple possession of drugs, featuring legislators from Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, and Sudan.


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02/28/16 Doug McVay

This week: we hear a debate on global drug policy before the International Parliamentary Union, featuring Dr. Kasia Malinowska of the Open Society Institute and Professor Kevin Sabet, in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/21/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies, we hear part of a roundtable on Drugs, Human Rights, Community, and Development: Creating synergies between Member States and civil society to empower communities, featuring commentary from Daria Mogucheva of the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs, Lithuania; Tripti Tandon of the Lawyers Collective, India; and Vicki Hanson of the St. Catherine Ganja Growers & Producers Association, Jamaica.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/14/16 Doug McVay

This week we talk medical marijuana with Mike Liszewski, Government Affairs Director for American for Safe Access, plus we talk with Chip Lazenby and James Morris about diversity in the cannabis industry.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

Doug McVay

This week we hear from civil society representatives at a discussion organized by the President of the UN General Assembly in preparation for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

12/27/15 Lynn Paltrow

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


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

Dean Becker Wants YOU to Call the Drug Czar


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