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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03/11/20 Thomas Farley


This week on Century of Lies: the Philadelphia City Council is considering a bill that could prevent a local nonprofit from setting up a supervised consumption facility. We hear from Philly Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and harm reduction advocates Brooke Feldman, Devin Reaves, and Bill Kinkley. Plus, new research shows that alcohol deaths are on the rise in the US.


Guest(s): Thomas Farley
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/04/20 Cornelis de Joncheere


This week on Century of Lies: An effort is underway in Oregon to decriminalize simple possession of drugs, we hear audio from the launch event and interviews with harm reduction activists Haven Wheelock, Bobby Byrd, and Dr. Andy Seaman. Plus, the International Narcotics Control Board recently released its annual report so we'll hear INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere speaking about Afghanistan, human rights, the death penalty, and whether nations should consider whether the Conventions are fit for purpose.


Guest(s): INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere
Organization(s): INCB
Link(s): Drug War Facts
INCB President Cornelis de Joncheere
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02/26/20 Lisa Loving


This week on Century we speak with longtime activist, journalist, and radio producer Lisa Loving about her book Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News In Your Community. Plus we hear from Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko about the costly ongoing failure that is US war in Afghanistan.


Guest(s): Lisa Loving
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Lisa Loving
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02/19/20 Rajani Gudlavalletti


The city of Baltimore is one of the US cities discussing how to set up supervised consumption facilities and overdose prevention sites. On today's Century we hear from Christa Daring, Executive Director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA; Rajani Gudlavalletti, Community Organizing Manager with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition; and Liz Bement, a resident of Baltimore whose son died of an overdose in 2019.


Guest(s): Rajani Gudlavalletti
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Rajani Gudlavalletti
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02/19/20 Rajani Gudlavalletti


The city of Baltimore is one of the US cities discussing how to set up supervised consumption facilities and overdose prevention sites. On today's Century we hear from Christa Daring, Executive Director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA; Rajani Gudlavalletti, Community Organizing Manager with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition; and Liz Bement, a resident of Baltimore whose son died of an overdose in 2019.


Guest(s): Rajani Gudlavalletti
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Rajani Gudlavalletti
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02/12/20 Sanho Tree


This week on Century of Lies we're joined by Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of the IPS Drug Policy Project.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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02/05/20 James Meritt


This week on Century of Lies: The city of Baltimore considers supervised consumption facilities; the state of Indiana takes a step backward in public health; and we hear from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services about the benefits of syringe service programs.


Guest(s): James Merritt
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Indiana Session
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01/29/20 Devin Reaves


On this edition of Century of Lies, we speak with Devin Reaves, MSW, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition. Plus more from our conversation with Professor Kerwin Kaye, author of Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State.


Guest(s): Devin Reaves
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Devin Reaves
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01/22/20 Kerwin Kaye


On this edition of Century of Lies, it’s part one of our conversation with Kerwin Kaye, an associate professor of sociology, American studies, and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University. Professor Kaye is the author of a new book published by Columbia University Press, entitled Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State.


Guest(s): Kerwin Kaye
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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01/15/20 Jennifer Smith


The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing January 14 entitled “A Public Health Emergency: State Efforts to Curb the Opioid Crisis.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from: Jennifer Smith, Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health at the Mass. Dept. of Public Health; Christina Mullins, Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health at West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources; Kody Kinsley, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services; and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.


Guest(s): Jennifer Smith
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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