Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with 16 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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09/20/21 Lisa Al-Hakim


This week on Century: part two of our interview with James Dixon, Research Manager for the P5 Project YXE (Perspectives, pathways, and priorities of people with lived and living experience of substance use) at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine; plus a conversation with Lisa Al-Hakim, Director of Operations for the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance.


Guest(s): Lisa Al-Hakim
Organization(s): P5 Project YXE
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Lisa Al-Hakim
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09/13/21 James Dixon


This week on Century: part one of our interview with James Dixon, Research Manager for the P5 Project YXE (Perspectives, pathways, and priorities of people with lived and living experience of substance use) at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine; plus more from our conversation with Avi Yocheved, a harm reduction activist and member of the Portland Drug Users Union.


Guest(s): James Dixon
Organization(s): P5 Project YXE
Link(s): P5 Project YXE
James Dixon
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09/06/21 Avi Yocheved


On this edition of Century of Lies we talk with Avi Yocheved, a harm reduction activist and member of the Portland Drug User Union, about safe consumption sites and safe supply; plus we talk with Lill Prosperino, Southern States Regional Organizer for the National Harm Reduction Coalition, about community building.


Guest(s): Avi Yocheved
Organization(s): Portland Drug User Union
Link(s): Portland Drug Users Union Facebook Page
Avi Yocheved
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08/30/21 Ria Tsinas


This week on Century of Lies we talk about harm reduction and International Overdose Awareness Day with Ria Tsinas, Co-Founder of the Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction; Avi Yocheved, harm reduction activist and member of Portland Drug Users Union; and Lill Prosperino, Southern States Regional Organizer, National Harm Reduction Coalition.


Guest(s): Ria Tsinas
Organization(s): Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction
Link(s): Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction
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08/23/21 Overdose Awareness


Decriminalization advances in cities across Canada, and the Drug Users Liberation Front on safe supply, harm reduction and International Overdose Awareness Day, which is August 31.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug Users Liberation Front
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Overdose Day,
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08/16/21 Doug Kress


This week on Century of Lies: The San Diego Sheriff’s Department fakes an overdose video, and residents of Somerville, MA work to save lives by opening a supervised consumption site.


Guest(s): Doug Kress
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Doug Kress
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08/09/21 Maia Szalavitz


On this edition of Century of Lies, part two of my conversation with Maia Szalavitz, her new book is Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction. Plus we speak with Wanda Bertram, Communications Strategist with the Prison Policy Initiative, about PPI’s new report “Building exits off the highway to mass incarceration: Diversion programs explained.”


Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction
Maia Szalavitz, Undoing Drugs:
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08/02/21 Maia Szalavitz


On this edition of Century of Lies, part one of a conversation with award-winning journalist and NY Times best-selling author Maia Szalavitz. Maia and host Doug McVay talk about harm reduction, drug policy, and Maia's new book Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction.


Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Link(s): Health Systems Facts, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction
Maia Szalavitz, Undoing Drugs
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07/26/21 Elan Hagens


On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss magic mushrooms, psilocybin therapy, equity, and social justice with Elan Hagens and Rebecca Martinez, co-founders of the Fruiting Bodies Collective.


Guest(s): Elan Hagens
Organization(s): Fruiting Bodies Collective
Link(s): Fruiting Bodies Collective
Elan Hagens and Rebecca Martinez
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07/19/21 Brandon Marshall


On this edition of Century of Lies, host Doug McVay is joined by Brandon Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health and founding director of the People, Place & Health Collective, to discuss harm reduction, recovery, community organizing, and Rhode Island becoming the first state in the nation to approve establishment of supervised consumption facilities.


Guest(s): Brandon Marshall
Organization(s): Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University
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