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Century of Lies 2018

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    • 12/26/18
      • Ngaio Bealum
      • The UK Parliament's House of Commons debates marijuana legalization, plus Ngaio Bealum on equity in the cannabis industry.
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    • 12/19/18
      • Ira Glasser
      • The Oregon Legislature's House Health Care Committee hears testimony regarding safe consumption spaces, and an interview with the DPA's Ira Glasser.
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    • 12/12/18
      • Farid Ghehioueche
      • This week on Century, we continue our conversation with Farid Ghehioueche, a French activist and organizer of the International Cannabis Policy Conference; we hear an interview with criminal defense attorney and NORML Legal Committee member Alan Silber from 2015; plus an interview from 2013 with the late activist Mickey Martin.
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    • 12/05/18
      • Michael Krawitz
      • This week, we talk with Michael Krawitz and Farid Ghehioueche about advances in marijuana policy reform at the UN and the International Cannabis Policy Conference, which is Dec 7-9 in Vienna, Austria.
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    • 11/28/18
      • Will Dolphin
      • This week on Century, we talk with William Dolphin and Michelle Newhart about marijuana and their new book, The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience.
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    • 11/21/18
      • Craig Mokhiber
      • This week on Century, Beyond 2019: the future of drug policies and lessons learned, with audio from Craig Mokhiber from the UN's Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights; Simone Monesabian, director of the New York Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; and Dominique Favre, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN.
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    • 11/14/18
      • Doug McVay
      • Dean Becker joins COL host Doug McVay who shares audio with Jules Netherland with Drug Policy Alliiance speaking about medication assisted treatment before a committee of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and we hear from Ann Fordham with the International Drug Policy Consortium speaking about the state of international drug control before the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on November 8
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    • 11/11/18
      • Jim Belushi
      • This week on Century: Peter Sarosi from the Rights Reporter Foundation in Hungary addresses the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and we speak with the actor, musician and comedian Jim Belushi, proprietor of Belushi's Farm in Eagle Point, Oregon.
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    • 11/04/18
      • Maia Szalavitz
      • This week on Century: award-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author Maia Szalavitz discusses effective treatment for opioid use disorder, and we hear from Anton Luf with the Medical University of Vienna and the "Check It" service regarding new psychoactive substances and drug safety testing.
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    • 10/28/18
      • Gretchen Burns Bergman
      • This week on Century of Lies: A New PATH's director and co-founder Gretchen Burns Bergman addresses the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, and Members of Parliament in the UK debate drug policy, decriminalization, and harm reduction.
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    • 10/21/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week on Century: Canada legalizes marijuana, plus a discussion about harm reduction at the international level.
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    • 10/14/18
      • Adam Smith
      • This week, we talk with Adam Smith from the Oregon Craft Cannabis Alliance about marijuana, interstate exports, and inevitable federal legalization; plus, more from the recent Commission on Narcotic Drugs intersessional meetings in Vienna, Austria.
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    • 10/07/18
      • Farmer Tom Lauerman
      • This week on Century of Lies, live at the International Cannabis Business Conference 2018 in Portland, Oregon, we talk with Washington state cannabis cultivator Farmer Tom Lauerman; plus, Orsolya Feher from Students for Sensible Drug Policy addresses the recent Commission on Narcotic Drugs Intersessional Meeting in Vienna, Austria.
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    • 09/30/18
      • Joseph Stovall II
      • This week on Century of Lies, live from the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon, we talk about the cannabis industry and social justice with Joseph Stovall II, an attorney and cannabis consultant from Maryland. Plus, we hear a presentation from Vinay Saldanha of UNAIDS at the a Commission on Narcotic Drugs intersessional meeting that was held in Vienna on September 25.
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    • 09/23/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week on Century of Lies we look at California's Assembly Bill 186, which would allow the city and county of San Francisco to establish a supervised consumption facility that would prevent drug overdose deaths. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30 to sign the measure into law.
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    • 09/16/18
      • Drug Czar, James W. Carroll Jr.
      • The new Drug Czar, James W. Carroll Jr., has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is expected to be confirmed soon by the full Senate. This week on Century of Lies we hear portions of his confirmation hearing, and we hear the Czar Carroll's take on the newly released National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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    • 09/09/18
      • Sheila Vakharia
      • September is Recovery Month, so this week on Century of Lies we speak with Sheila Vakharia, PhD, Policy Manager of the Office of Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, about recovery, stigma, and harm reduction.
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    • 09/02/18
      • Ngaio Bealum
      • This week: we wrap up our coverage of Seattle Hempfest 2018 with an interview with comedian and journalist Ngaio Bealum, plus we speak with BuzzFeed News political affairs reporter Dominic Holden about a major story he broke recently on secret White House plans to ratchet up federal efforts against marijuana legalization.
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    • 08/26/18
      • Martin Lee
      • This week on Century, part two of our exclusive coverage of Seattle Hempfest 2018, with audio from journalist Martin Lee, co-founder and director of Project CBD; Joelle Puccio, a registered nurse and harm reduction advocate; and Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD, a professor at the University of Washington and principal investigator for Project STEP.
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    • 08/19/18
      • Seattle Hempfest
      • This week we come to you from Seattle Hempfest 2018, with a live recording from the VIP/Speakers Party and Hempfest's annual activism awards ceremony, featuring Ngaio Bealum, John Davis, Vivian McPeak, Danica Noble, Sunil Aggarwal, and Jeff Steinborn.
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    • 08/12/18
      • Earl Blumenauer
      • This week on Century: more exclusive coverage of Congressman Earl Blumenauer's community forum on ending the war on drugs, which was held in Portland, Oregon on August First, including audio from Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Robert Day and Congressman Blumenauer.
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    • 08/05/18
      • Earl Blumenauer
      • This week on Century, exclusive audio from Congressman Earl Blumenauer's community forum on ending the war on drugs, which was held in Portland, Oregon on August First. Speakers on this show include Congressman Blumenauer and Bobbin Singh, executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center. We'll have more from this forum on next week's show.
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    • 07/29/18
      • Lynn Paltrow
      • This week on Century of Lies we hear from Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Dorothy E. Roberts, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, speaking about the threats to civil rights and women's healthcare posed by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
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    • 07/22/18
      • Deborah Kafoury
      • This week on Century of Lies, we hear a discussion about human rights in the Philippines and the brutal campaign of terror and murder being carried out by Philippine police under the orders of that nation's dictator, Rodrigo Duterte; plus, we discuss the implementation of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in Portland, Oregon, with Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and Karen Kern with Portland's Central City Concern.
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    • 07/15/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week on Century of Lies: Congress debates HR6082, a measure that would take away privacy protections from patients who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder; plus, decriminalization and the Republic of Ireland's national drug strategy.
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    • 07/08/18
      • Ngaio Bealum
      • This week on Century of Lies we talk with the comedian, journalist, and activist Ngaio Bealum about his new show on Netflix, Cooking On High; plus, the UK House of Commons discusses the urgent need for drug safety testing at music festivals.
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    • 07/01/18
      • Yuri Fedotov
      • This week on Century, UN Office on Drugs and Crime Executive Director Yuri Fedotov answers questions from reporters at a news conference to announce the release of the UN's annual World Drug Report; plus, we look at new research showing how the federal crackdown on pain medications has backfired, leaving cancer patients and others suffering with serious illnesses with few legal options for dealing with severe pain.
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    • 06/24/18
      • Dr. Dustin Sulak & Dr. Staci Gruber
      • This week: Dr. Dustin Sulak and Dr. Staci Gruber speaking about medical cannabis at the Patients Out of Time National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, plus Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
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    • 06/17/18
      • Malik Burnett
      • This week: Dr. Malik Burnett speaking about the social determinants of health, stigma, cultural competency, and medical cannabis; plus Tim Pate performs "Let's All Be Farmers".
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    • 06/10/18
      • Seattle Safe Consumption
      • This week we hear an update on efforts by King County/Seattle, Washington, to establish a safe consumption space in response to the opioid overdose crisis.
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    • 06/03/18
      • Paul Stanford
      • This week we hear from Paul Stanford and Teressa Raiford at the Global Marijuana March in Portland, Oregon, and from Deborah Small at the Patients Out of Time conference in Jersey City.
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    • 05/27/18
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • This week, we hear from Mary Lynn Mathre and Brandon Wyatt about veterans' issues and medical cannabis, plus more from my interview with Steve Bloom, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine.
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    • 05/20/18
      • Steve Bloom
      • This week on Century: Raymond Brown, a distinguished attorney in New Jersey, speaks at the Patients Out of Time conference in Jersey City on the topics of marijuana legalization, racial bias, and cultural competence; plus an interview with Steve Bloom, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine and publisher of CelebStoner.com.
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    • 05/13/18
      • Riley Cote
      • This week we come to you live from the Patients Out of Time Twelfth National Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, and hear from Riley Cote, a retired professional hockey player who's a medical cannabis activist and co-founder of Athletes for Care.
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    • 05/06/18
      • Bill De Blasio
      • This week on Century, we hear about drug consumer safety from Mark Miller, former director of the University of Oregon Drug Information Center, and Jennifer Burbank Roch, member of the board of directors for Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse. Plus, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announces his support for establishment of supervised injection facilities in NYC.
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    • 04/29/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week, we listen to parts of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on whether, and how, to establish supervised injection facilities and safe consumption spaces. The motion to do so was introduced by the ruling Scottish National Party, and passed by an overwhelming margin. The spotlight now shifts to the UK Parliament, which is considering legislation to allow Scotland to set up a safe consumption space in the city of Glasgow.
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    • 04/22/18
      • Madeline Martinez
      • This week: I attended the Portland area screening of Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, and interviewed the filmmaker, Windy Borman, also activist/entrepreneur Madeline Martinez, activist/entrepreneur Trista Okel, and activist/entrepreneur Leah Maurer.
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    • 04/15/18
      • Windy Borman
      • This week on Century: legislation has been introduced in the UK House of Commons to allow for supervised drug consumption rooms; plus, we speak with filmmaker Windy Borman about her new film Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.
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    • 04/08/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week, host Doug McVay talks to students about harm reduction in a time of drug war, plus we hear from delegates from Czech Republic, Costa Rica, and Australia about decriminalization, human rights, harm reduction, and international drug policy reform.
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    • 04/01/18
      • Neill Franklin
      • This week: the executive director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), Major Neill Franklin (Baltimore Police Department, retired), speaks about drug policy reform and the Art of War, from #SSDP2018 the 2018 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Baltimore, MD.
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    • 03/25/18
      • Sarah Chadwick
      • This week we bring you voices from the March For Our Lives that took place in Washington, DC on March 24, including Sarah Chadwick from Parkland, FL, Edna Chavez from Los Angeles, CA, Alex Wind from Parkland, FL, Christopher Underwood from Brooklyn, NY, Jaclyn Corin, Parkland, FL, and Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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    • 03/18/18
      • Doug McVay
      • This week we look at human rights and the drug war, plus we take a look at the owner of Helix TCS, a company that's buying its way to the top of the legal marijuana industry.
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    • 03/11/18
      • Dan Pabon
      • The New Jersey Legislature is considering whether, and how, to decriminalize and legally regulate the adult social use marijuana market. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from Shaleen Title, a Commissioner with the Massachusetts State Cannabis Control Commission; Shanel Lindsay, an attorney, activist, and business owner based in Boston; and CO State Representative Dan Pabon.
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    • 03/04/18
      • Mike McGuire
      • This week: The First 60 days of Prop 64. We hear from CA State Senator Mike McGuire, CA State Assembly Member Jim Wood, Tim Ricard with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Hezekiah Allen with the California Growers Association, and Amanda Reiman, PhD.
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    • 02/25/18
      • Beth Darnall
      • This week, we discuss pain and pain treatment with Professor Beth Darnall, PhD, a pain psychologist, clinical scientist, and clinical professor at Stanford University. Plus, the March For Our Lives #MarchForOurLives is March 24 in cities and towns across the United States.
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    • 02/18/18
      • Doug McVay
      • An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction. The measure was not approved and has been postponed indefinitely. Experts in public health and public safety along with people who have lost family members to overdose and others who are concerned about the community testified overwhelmingly in support of Senate Bill 40. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from some of them.
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    • 02/11/18
      • Doug McVay
      • The White House has chosen a new drug czar; Oregon legislators are working to set up mental health checkups for all law enforcement officers in that state; and we hear more about the state of civil rights in the United States.
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    • 02/04/18
      • Vanita Gupta
      • This week on Century of Lies we continue our look at the state of marijuana legalization in the US; we hear from Vanita Gupta with the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights on the state of civil rights in America; and we pay tribute to the legendary activist Dennis Peron, who died in late January.
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    • 01/28/18
      • Jolene Forman
      • A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana legalization is working so far, On this week's show, we hear from: Jolene Forman, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance (report author); Representative Reggie Jones-Sawyer, California State Assembly Member and author of the Legal Cannabis Protection Act; Representative Jonathan Singer, General Assembly Member, Colorado; Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission; and Roseanne Scotti, Senior Director of Resident States and New Jersey State Director, Drug Policy Alliance (moderator).
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    • 01/21/18
      • Ronnie Cowan
      • The UK House of Parliament held a debate recently on safe injection sites, otherwise known as drug consumption rooms. On today's show, we hear from Ronnie Cowan, MP from Inverclyde; Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West; and Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central.
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    • 01/14/18
      • Earl Blumenauer
      • Committees of the New York State Assembly hear about marijuana legalization from panels of experts, and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks on the House floor about marijuana law reform.
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    • 01/07/18
      • Cory Booker
      • Movement leaders and elected officials are speaking out against this week's decision by the current administration to rescind previous guidelines on marijuana enforcement, returning to the policies of the Bush and Clinton eras. On this week's show, we hear from a leading Congressional drug policy reformer, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
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