Century of Lies 2017

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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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    • 12/15/17
      • Nick Novello
      • Sheriff John Urqhart of Seattle, Nick Novello working Dallas patrolman, Mark Mauer of Sentencing Project & Heather Fazio Dir of Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy
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    • 12/08/17
      • Richard Andrews
      • James P. Gray retired Superior Court Judge re failure of drug war, Elizabeth Brico journalist re Trump/opioid crisis, Dr. Richard Andrews first hand observations of Portuguese drug policy
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    • 12/01/17
      • Jeff Sessions
      • US AG Sessions & DEA Admin Patterson, Former Police Chiefs of Houston Clarence Bradford and Charles McClelland Jr, pot now legal in Mass, Doug McVay DTN reporter re Paradise Papers, Rick Steves re cannabis law, Shanty Owen NY drug counselor
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    • 11/24/17
      • Carrie Stefanson
      • Carrie Stefanson of Vancouver Health re safe consumption of drugs/(14:13)Andy Watson of B.C. Coroner Services/(23:34)Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP/(41:15)Paul Armentano Dep Dir of NORML/(50:13)Sam Chapman Dir of Safer Spaces in Portland
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    • 11/17/17
      • Matt Elrod
      • Fentanyl deaths in Canada per CBC, (7:15) B.C. reporter Matt Elrod, (19:10) NBC report on Safe Injection plan for Colo, (22:06) Donnie Varnell N. Carolina Harm Reduction, (27:30) Michael Krawitz Dir Veterans for Med Cannabis, (33:30) Tony Newman Dir Media Drug Policy Alliance, (49:25) Mark Linday Greenspring (hemp co), (53:00) Alexis Bortell, 12 Yr old suing AG for legal weed
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    • 11/10/17
      • Michael Beuhler
      • (0:45) Dr. Carl Hart on ignorance of drug war, (2:35) DPA Conf on "drug induced homicide" with Lindsey LaSalle, Peter Bruan & Lisa Wilkins, (28:40) Toxicologist Dr. Michael Beuhler re fentanyl fears, (35:20) DPA Conf "drugs + kids = prison" with Asha Bandele of DPA, Deborah Small of Johns Hopkins & author Liza Jess Peterson (43:55) Lynn Paltrow Dir Natl Advocates for Pregnant Women
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    • 11/03/17
      • Jeff Higgins
      • DPA Conf 4: Jeff Higgins former DEA Spec Agent, Suzanne Sharkey UK LEAP, Howard Wooldridge DC activist, Ethan Nadelmann retired head of DPA, Mitchel Gomez of Dance Safe, Holly from San Fran Drug Users Union + Abolitionist Moment
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    • 10/27/17
      • Diane Goldstein
      • DPA Conference IV: Donnie Wirtschafter Ohio Atty, David McKinney of FlaCan, Diane Goldstein winner of DPA's Spier Award, Jeff Malansky who served 23+ years for weed, Heather Fazio of Texas MPP & Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership + Steve Rolles UK reformer & Dr. Sanjay Gupta courtesty CNN & Congressman Blumenaur re opiate crisis
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    • 10/20/17
      • Neal Woods
      • Drug Policy Alliance Conference: Neal Woods author of Good Cop Bad War and Dir of LEAP UK, Andre Hirsh & Maya Odarian of Caravan for Peace, Rick Steves of PBS fame,Sarah Gale of Zendo Project, Mike Margolis of Psymposia, Richard Van Wicker of LEAP US, Tony Poppa of DPA & Ira Glasser former head of ACLU
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    • 10/13/17
      • Troy Dayton
      • Cannabis Conference III: Dylan Wilkes of Orange Phototonics, Benjamin Landaverde of OG Cannabis Ins, Chris Farrel of Scientific Inhalations, Brian Whitaker of Axiom Designs, Troy Dayton Pres of Arcview Group +++ Doug McVay segments with Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick about racial profiling, criminal justice, drug policy reform, and Oregon's House Bill 2355 which passed earlier this year.
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    • 10/06/17
      • Swami Chaitanya
      • California Cannabis Conference: Nicole Webber of Nug Digital, Dana Cisnero Cannabis Atty, Johnathan Heiniemi of ShieldNSeal, Martin Kaufman of Grasshopper Vending, Jigness Padhiyar of Matchmaker420, John Huusfeldt of Sunbelt Realty, Fadi Yushruti of RootScience, Swami Chaitanya +++ In the second half Doug McVay focuses on human rights and the drug war. We hear from Zaved Mahmoud with the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and from Christine Brautigam with UN Women, plus John Fisher addresses the UN Human Rights Council about human rights abuses in the Philippines.
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    • 09/29/17
      • Andrew DeAngelo
      • California Cannabis Business Conference: Andrew DeAngelo of Harborside Health, Ellen Komp of CANORML, Mathew Vera Acct, Steve Brown Evio Labs,Robert Chavez Seed to Sale, Michael Tesoro Search, Yaro Cluber Lucerne Realty, Brian Herman 3 A Light, Michael Heron Amercanex, Thomas Dorsey MJ Pkg, Ketch & Andy Elias Quicksilver - From Anaheim
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    • 09/22/17
      • Marc Emery
      • Reports from Canada re July 2018 efforts to "legalize" cannabis featuring Kevin Sabet from Smart Approaches, Canadian activists Dana Larsen, Marc Emery & Jodie Emery + Doug McVay DTN reporter co-hosts Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the Department of Health and Human Services; Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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    • 09/15/17
      • Paul Butler
      • Paul Butler, former Fed prosecutor & author of Choke Hold (Policing Black Men), Jodie Emery Canada's Princess of Pot + Matt Elrod &Philippe Lucas on CA "legalization", Derrick Rosenfeld of DPA re deadly drug war games online &in Philippines
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    • 09/08/17
      • Maia Szalavitz
      • Maia Szalavitz, journalist/author/drug reformer, Corey Mendes busted during Harvey, Andrea Wimberly Tx cannabis patient, Julie Ann Genter NZ MP, Texas Atty Clay Conrad on jury nullification, loss of rights
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    • 09/01/17
      • George Karandinos
      • George Karandinos article on opiod crisis in Guardian, Deborah Small of Break the Chains, Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP, Josh Drayton re Anaheim Cannabis Conf Sept 21-22, Bill Piper Dep Dir of DPA, song Eternal War NOTE: For those airing half hour CB, 29:00 mark on this hour program designed to fit exactly. Next week, one hour only show.
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    • 08/25/17
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann former Dir of DPA, Betty Aldworth at Hempfest, former Chicago prosecutor James Gierach, Dr. Joel Hochman's advice to drug victims + Trump, editorials, Safe Injection news & Willie Nelson. Hour show (58:00)
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    • 08/18/17
      • Eric Sterling
      • Eric Sterling Dir of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation + Ray Hill reformer extraordinaire (1/2 Hr Edition)
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    • 08/18/17
      • Eric Sterling
      • (1 Hr show) Eric Sterling Dir of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation + Ray Hill reformer extraordinaire + Doug McVay report from Seattle Hempfest & Phil Smith reporter for Drug War Chronicle
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    • 08/11/17
      • John Kiriakou
      • John Kiriakou former CIA agent re government torture, lies, Karen O'Keefe of Marijuana Policy Project, report on Rastafarian shootout, Alexis' suit against Fed Govt, Trump drug war lies
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    • 08/04/17
      • Cory Booker
      • Senator Cory Booker bill to legalize cannabis, Ann Coulter demonizes black race and cannabis, former Congressman Ron Paul demonizes the demonizers, CBS: continuing Chicago cop corruption.
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    • 07/28/17
      • Neil Franklin
      • We are ALL SUSPECTS! with Major Neill Franklin of LEAP & Jacob Sullum of Reason Magazine + DTN Editorial
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    • 07/21/17
      • Kim Ogg
      • Kim Ogg, DA of Houston, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno new head of DPA, Mason Tvert of VS Strategies, Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle
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    • 07/14/17
      • John Sajo
      • Time to Decriminalize Drugs Conf: Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance, Emily Kaltenbach - DPA, Tess Borden - Human Rights Watch and ACLU, Juan Cartagena - LatinoJustice PRLDEF + Pioneering activist John Sajo re Oregon's push to decriminalize all drugs
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    • 07/07/17
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith reporter with Stop The Drug War, Dr. Sam Snodgrass of Broken No More & Gretchen Burns Bergman of A New Path
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    • 06/30/17
      • Debby Goldsberry
      • Debby Goldsberry, author of "Starting and Running a Marijuana Business" + Houston Mayor & Police Chief re Fentynal & Paul Armentano of NORML re cannabis Vs opiods
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    • 06/23/17
      • Carl Hart
      • Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price and Asha Bandele of DPA conversation: "Everything You Know About Drugs Is Wrong" + Tris Tristone of KPOV in Bend Oregon re cannabis rights, cannabis tours
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    • 06/16/17
      • Allen St. Pierre
      • America's War On Drugs - Allen St. Pierre, Freeway Ricky Ross + Everything you know about drugs is wrong w/ Dr. Carl Hart & Asha Bandele
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    • 06/09/17
      • David Bearman
      • Dr. David Bearman, author of "Drugs are not the Devils Tools", Alec Dixon Dir of SC Labs & Valerie Corral Dir of Wamm.org
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    • 06/02/17
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre Dir of Patients out of Time, Debby Goldsberry owner Magnolia Wellness dispensary, Tom Paul employee of Magnolia, Seattle Atty Douglas Hiatt & Sec of Vet Affairs David Shulkin
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    • 05/26/17
      • Norm Stamper
      • Norm Stamper, former Police Chief of Seattle, LEAP Speaker & author of new book: To Protect And Serve, How to Fix America's Police
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    • 05/19/17
      • Irv Rosenfeld
      • Berkeley Medical Cannabis Conference: Irv Rosenfeld who is supplied by US Govt, Mike Krawits Dir of Vets for Med Cann, author Jorge Cervantes, author/cannabis expert Chris Conrad, Nick Marrrow former cops now cannabis expert
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    • 05/12/17
      • Kim Ogg
      • Kim Ogg, District Attorney of Houston Texas re cannabis, bail reform, Dr. Elias Jackson, MMJ Patients: Ramano Harding & Gretchen Majnadi at Global Marijuana March, Heather Fazio of MPP re Texas' near misses
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    • 05/05/17
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre re 05/18/17 cannabis Conf in Berkeley, Tex Judge John Delaney, MMJ patients William Shelby & Karen Reeves, Dr. Tamara Old, "Grey Death" & DTN Editorial
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    • 04/28/17
      • Deborah Small
      • "Not One Step Back" Drug Policy Alliance conference in Atlanta with Deborah Small, Police Chief Joe Chevalier, Georgia Senator Harold Jones, Author Susan Burton, Patricia Sully harm reductionist, Jeb Sessions
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    • 04/21/17
      • Paul Armentano
      • Paul Armentano, Dep Dir of NORML, report on Canada attempt to legalize, Glenn Muse re problems with synthetic "weed" in Texas, former Police Chief of Seattle Norm Stamper, Phil Smith of StopTheDrugWar.org
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    • 04/14/17
      • Eric Sterling
      • Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership decry fallacy of drug war + artist Ellen Bukstel discussion about her song Who's the Pusher Now?
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    • 04/07/17
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • US Congressman Beto O'Rourke now running for Ted Cruz' senate seat, Ed Rosenthal the Guru of Ganja has 2 new books, Mexican newspaper El Norte is closing, Sissy Farenthold, David Peel, the Fugs
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    • 03/31/17
      • Jodie Emery
      • Jodie Emery, Canadian activist busted with her husband Marc, former Chicago Prosecutor James Gierach on his new TV series "Chicago Drug War" + song "Eternal War" by DTN host Dean Becker
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    • 03/24/17
      • Glen Olives
      • Glen Olives Thompson, Mexican author & professor, DTN Intern Ashley Brien, Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty in Colo, Ashley Clemmer of Rothko Chapel re forthcoming seminar on Criminal Justice
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    • 03/17/17
      • Neill Franklin
      • Major Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP touring Texas, Rep Joe Moody seeks marijuana law change + dozens speak in support, Atty Randall Kallinen re wacko Waco shootout lawsuit, Jodie Emery re major shakedown in Canada, WSB report of Georgia legislators standing tall for drug law reform
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    • 03/10/17
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann, Exec Dir of Drug Policy Alliance soon to retire + Canadian Senator Larry Campbell re opiod crisis, failure of drug war
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    • 03/03/17
      • Alexandra Chasin
      • Alexandra Chasin author of "Assassin of Youth - A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs" + Dr. Jokubas Ziburkus re Cannabis Seminar at UH on Thur Mar 9
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    • 02/24/17
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre re cannabis medicine, forthcoming conference in Berkeley Ca + Jag Davies of DPA re Psychedelics Help Reduce Opioid Addiction & Marc Emery reports on cannabis bust in Canada
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    • 02/17/17
      • Kim Ogg
      • Kim Ogg, DA of Houston re Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program stopping 12,000 arrests per year w/ Sylvester Turner Mayor of Houston, Art Acevedo Houston Police Chief, Ed Gonzalez Sheriff of Houston & Texas Rep Joe Moody re decrim bill
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    • 02/10/17
      • Joe Moody
      • Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy visits Texas Legislature, with Tx Rep Joe Moody, Heather Fazio of MPP, Chase Bradstreet, Charles Henley, Anthony Gonzalez, Suzy Wills, Phillip Blanton & Houston Press reporter Meagan Flynn re bail reform
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    • 02/03/17
      • David Bearman
      • David Bearman M.D., Co-founder of American Academy of Cannabinoid medicine, author of new book: Drugs Are Not The Devils Tools - How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can be Fixed
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    • 01/27/17
      • Paul Armentano
      • Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws + Neill Franklin, Exec Director of LEAP + Houston DA Kim Ogg & report of dispensary robberies in Canada.
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    • 01/20/17
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Texas Rep Beto O"Rourke, Texas medical cannabis patients Erica Tucker busted for cannabis & breast feeding in Johnson Co where the DA under investigation for corruption, Makayla Farley & her grandpa Phillip Blanton busted for trying to bring MMJ from California to her hospital bed
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    • 01/13/17
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith of Alternet, Drug War Chronicle re Trump, Appts., drug war + Dr. Robert Melamede re hypocrisy, failure of drug laws
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    • 01/06/17
      • Steve DeAngelo
      • Steven DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, author of Cannabis Manifesto, Mike Hilliard, retired Baltimore Police Major + Adam Eidenger & effort to smoke out the Trump inauguration
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