Century of Lies 2019

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    • 12/25/19
      • Kees De Joncheere
      • On this installment of Century of Lies, we hear from Kees De Joncheere, President of the International Narcotics Control Board, plus Just Say Know parts one through four by DrugReporter and the Rights Reporter Foundation.
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    • 12/18/19
      • Justice Tettey
      • This week on Century of Lies, UNODC's Justice Tettey, PhD, talks about new psychoactive substances, plus we bid farewell to UNODC's outgoing executive director Yuri Fedotov.
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    • 12/11/19
      • Pedro Arenas Garcia
      • On this installment of Century we hear from Pedro Arenas Garcia with the Colombian NGO Corporación Viso Mutop-Observatorio de cultivos y cultivadores; plus an interview from 2012 with activist and journalist Kevin Zeese and the late activist, documentary filmmaker, and writer Mike Gray.
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    • 12/04/19
      • Gilberto Gerra
      • By the end of 2018, the European Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction was monitoring 731 new psychoactive substances. This week on Century, UNODC's Gilberto Gerra, MD, discusses new psychoactive substances, plus we hear from EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel about the release of the new 2019 EU Drug Markets Report.
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    • 11/27/19
      • Ngaio Bealum
      • This week on Century of Lies, a conversation with comedian, activist, and journalist Ngaio Bealum.
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    • 11/20/19
      • Damon Barrett
      • November 20 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights instrument ratified by every other nation on earth but not by the United States. This week on Century we have a portion of my interview with human rights and drug policy expert Damon Barrett, plus we hear part of a news conference from UN Headquarters in Geneva on the report Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
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    • 11/13/19
      • Michael Botticelli
      • The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery held a hearing recently on harm reduction sites and supervised consumption facilities, so on this edition of Century of Lies we hear from MA State Sen. Cindy Friedman, Fenway Health's Carl Sciortino, and former US "Drug Czar" Michael Botticelli.
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    • 11/06/19
      • John Pfaff
      • This week on Century of Lies, part two of our conversation with John Pfaff, JD, PhD. Dr. Pfaff is a professor of law at Fordham Law School and the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.
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    • 10/30/19
      • John Pfaff
      • This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with John Pfaff, JD, PhD. Dr. Pfaff is a professor of law at Fordham Law School and the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.
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    • 10/23/19
      • Gilberto Gerra
      • This week on Century of Lies we hear about the growing concern over new psychoactive substances and amphetamine-type stimulants with audio from Martin Raithelhuber, PhD, and Gilberto Gerra, MD, both from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
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    • 10/16/19
      • Jim MacRae
      • This week on Century of Lies we speak with data scientist and consultant Jim MacRae, PhD.
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    • 10/09/19
      • Liz Evans
      • A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's attempt to stop Philadelphia nonprofit Safehouse from setting up a supervised consumption facility. On this week's Century we hear from Liz Evans, one of the founders of North America's first supervised consumption site, Insite, in Vancouver, BC. Plus, an update on the vaping crisis.
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    • 10/02/19
      • Phillip Atiba Goff
      • This week on Century we look at reforming police practices and efforts to get a handle on police brutality. The US House Judiciary Committee recently held an oversight hearing on police practices. We'll hear audio from Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Naddler, Gwen Carr, Ron Davis, and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff.
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    • 09/25/19
      • Doug McVay
      • This week on Century: a House subcommittee looks at e-cigarettes and the outbreak of lung disease that may be related to vaping, and the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs looks at rescheduling cannabis and cannabis products.
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    • 09/18/19
      • Michelle R. Peace
      • This week on Century of Lies we look at vaping and ask the most important question of all: what's really in that stuff you're putting in your lungs? With audio from Michelle R. Peace, PhD, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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    • 09/11/19
      • Jimi Devine
      • This week on Century, a conversation with journalist and cannabis connoisseur Jimi Devine, senior staff writer for Cannabis Now and a contributing writer for the LA Weekly.
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    • 09/04/19
      • Mike Discepola
      • This week on Century of Lies, a discussion about harm reduction for people who use stimulants featuring Mike Discepola, San Francisco Aids Foundation; Issac Jackson, Urban Survivor’s Union; Shilo Hassan Jama, The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance; Daniel Raymond, Harm Reduction Coalition; and Mindy Vincent, Utah Harm Reduction Coalition.
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    • 08/28/19
      • Jasmine Budnella
      • This week on Century of Lies we hear portions of hearing and roundtable discussion held by the New York State Senate Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention on August 9 in The Bronx. Speakers include Jasmine Budnella, Drug Policy Coordinator with VOCAL New York; Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager with the Harm Reduction Coalition; and Ken Robinson, Executive Director, Research for a Safer New York.
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    • 08/21/19
      • Sanho Tree
      • This week on Century of Lies, part two of our conversation with Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, plus a report on the Colombian peace process.
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    • 08/14/19
      • Sanho Tree
      • This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Sanho talks with Doug about the presidential race, the rise of the authoritarian right, the drug war in the Philippines, and much more.
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    • 08/07/19
      • 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 International Reform Conference.
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    • 07/31/19
      • Jennifer Hess
      • This week we speak with Jennifer Hess, a Kansas medical cannabis patient, wife and mother whose husband died in police custody. Plus, Jessyln McCurdy from the ACLU, Patrice Onwuka from the Independent Women's Forum, and Aleks Kajstura from the Prison Policy Initiative speak before a House subcommittee hearing on the topic of women and girls in the criminal justice system.
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    • 07/24/19
      • Mariela Kohon
      • This week on Century of Lies we get a briefing on the Colombia Peace Process from Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer with the Trades Union Congress, and Kevin Callinan, Senior General Secretary of the labor union Forsa.
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    • 07/17/19
      • Alex Stevens
      • The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons held a hearing on drug policy recently and heard from high-ranking active-duty police officers about the need for harm reduction, including supervised consumption facilities, and decriminalization of simple possession. We'll hear portions of testimony from Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent, Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs; Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Drugs Policy Lead, Thames Valley; Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland; and Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police.
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    • 07/10/19
      • Jaime Bridge
      • This week on Century: Heather Haase with the New York NGO Committee, Jamie Bridge with the Vienna NGO Committee, Benjamin Phillips with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and representatives from UN AIDS, InterPol, and UNODC discuss the global drug situation and UNODC's newly-released 2019 World Drug Report.
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    • 07/03/19
      • Vivian McPeak
      • On this edition of Century of Lies we speak with Vivian McPeak,Executive Director of Seattle Hempfest, about partial success in an ongoing battle with Washington state over free speech issues; plus we speak with Michael Krawitz from Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access about moves at the international level to reschedule cannabis.
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    • 06/26/19
      • Jamie Bridge
      • The Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna on Monday June 24 to hear a report by the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence recommending that cannabis be rescheduled and removed from the list of banned substances. We hear from the WHO, from national delegates, and from Vienna NonGovernmental Organizing Committee Chair Jamie Bridge.
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    • 06/19/19
      • Hari Jones
      • This week on Century, historian and author Hari Jones speaks about Juneteenth, and the California State Assembly approves a measure to allow San Francisco to set up a supervised consumption facility.
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    • 06/12/19
      • Vivian McPeak
      • This week we talk with Seattle Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak about a lawsuit they've filed against the state over onerous restrictions on cannabis businesses, and we talk with Julie Bobitt,PhD, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne about her research on cannabis use by older adults.
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    • 06/05/19
      • Keith Brown
      • This week on Century of Lies, we continue our conversation with Keith Brown, MPH, Director of Health and Harm Reduction at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice; plus, we hear from Matt Simon, New England Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, about legislative progress in New Hampshire and Vermont.
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    • 05/29/19
      • Keith Brown
      • This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with Keith Brown, MPH, Director of Health and Harm Reduction at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice.
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    • 05/22/19
      • Larry Krassner
      • This week on Century of Lies, the UK House of Commons discusses medical cannabis prescribing, and the Philadelphia City Council and Philly DA Larry Krassner talk about harm reduction and supervised consumption sites.
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    • 05/15/19
      • Michael Pollan
      • This week on Century of Lies, host Doug McVay is joined by best-selling author Michael Pollan to discuss psychedelic medicine, decriminalization, and his book How To Change Your Mind. Plus the House Committee on Oversight and Reform looks at federal drug control policy.
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    • 05/08/19
      • Lindsay LaSalle
      • This week on Century of Lies, we talk to Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance about harm reduction, alternatives to coercion, and the DPA's upcoming conference in San Francisco May 16 and 17; and with Teressa Raiford, a community organizer, social justice activist, and mayoral candidate in Portland, Oregon.
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    • 05/01/19
      • Mary Chinery-Hesse
      • This week on Century, former UN official and retired international civil servant Dr. Mary Chinery-Hesse addresses the 2019 International Harm Reduction Conference #HR19 in Porto, Portugal. Thanks to Harm Reduction International, sponsor and host of #HR19, for allowing the conference plenary and other sessions to be webcast live. Many thanks also to Rights Reporter Foundation DrugReporter for their work filming and webcasting the event.
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    • 04/24/19
      • Melanie Dreher
      • This week on Century, an interview with the renowned researcher Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN.
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    • 04/17/19
      • Rick Doblin
      • This week on Century of Lies we speak with Arnold Diehl from Floridians For Freedom about their marijuana legalization initiative; with Bryan Krumm, NP, about medicinal cannabis and PTSD; and with Rick Doblin, PhD, executive director and founder of MAPS, about psychedelics, medical cannabis, and drug policy reform.
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    • 04/10/19
      • Larry Foy
      • The UK's House of Commons discusses medical cannabis, plus we hear from the Reverend Larry W. Foy with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and Rafi Toruella with Intercambios Puerto Rico.
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    • 04/03/19
      • Gretchen Burns Bergman
      • This week on Century: The FDA has announced that it plans to hold a public hearing on cannabis and cannabis derivatives; FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, is questioned by a Senate subcommittee about CBD; plus we hear interviews with Gretchen Burns Bergman from A New PATH, Art Way from Drug Policy Alliance, and Shiloh Jama from People's Harm Reduction Alliance.
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    • 03/27/19
      • Abraham Gutman
      • This week on Century we talk about about overdose, harm reduction, pain policies, and opioids with Abraham Gutman, opinion writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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    • 03/20/19
      • Commission on Narcotic Drugs
      • This week on Century of Lies, international drug policy reform. We hear portions of the 62nd Annual Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, live from Vienna, including interventions by the delegation from Switzerland, the World Health Organization, the Canadian HIV Legal Network, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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    • 03/13/19
      • Rep. Elijah Cumming
      • This week on Century of Lies: a Congressional committee takes a critical look at White House drug policy. We'll hear from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Plus, there was a debate recently on Irish national drug policy in that nation's parliament. We'll hear from two members of the Dáil Éireann, Mick Wallace and Gino Kenny.
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    • 03/06/19
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • This week on Century of Lies, medical cannabis in the US and the UK. We talk with the president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN, about their national clinical conference coming up April 11-13 in Tampa, Florida; and we hear a UK government minister answering questions in the House of Lords about medicinal cannabis policy.
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    • 02/27/19
      • Zara Snapp
      • This week we continue our look at the upcoming annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs and hear from representatives of civil society organizations discussing the global war on drugs and the need for reform. On today's program we hear from Zara Snapp with Acción Técnica Social in Colombia, Rodenie A. Olete with Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines, and the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in New York, His Excellency Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez.
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    • 02/20/19
      • Doug McVay
      • This week: US Senators look at pain management, opioid policies, and the search for alternatives like cannabis.
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    • 02/13/18
      • Sanho Tree
      • This week we talk with guest Sanho Tree, longtime drug policy reformer and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, about White House drug policy, harm reduction, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden.
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    • 02/06/19
      • Helena Hansen
      • This week, we hear portions of a public workshop on opioid substitution treatment that was held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, featuring presentations by Professor Helena Hansen, MD, PhD; Professor Josiah Rich, MD, MPH; and Professor Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, PhD.
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    • 01/30/19
      • Doug McVay
      • The Graduate Institute of Geneva and the Global Commission on Drug Policy recently presented an event entitled The Lost Decade in the Global War on Drugs. Today on Century of Lies we’re going to hear portions of that event, including presentations by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; Mariângela Simão, MD, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization; and Anya Sarang, President of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation.
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    • 01/23/19
      • Ngaio Bealum
      • This week on Century of Lies, I'm joined by Ngaio Bealum as we discuss marijuana in California and his new YouTube show; we hear from UNODC's Angela Me as she addresses the Commission on Narcotic Drugs; and we hear the results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey of young people.
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    • 01/16/19
      • Sanho Tree
      • This week, we hear from the DPA's Michael Collins about opposition to the nomination of William Barr as US Attorney General, from IPS's Sanho Tree about the folly of a border "wall," and from Compassionate Oregon's Anthony Taylor about the state of marijuana legalization.
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    • 01/09/19
      • Stefan Kertesz
      • This week on Century, we listen to a presentation by Stefan Kertesz, MD, from the UAB School of Medicine, at a workshop entitled Pain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic.
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    • 01/02/19
      • Doug McVay
      • This week on Century, we hear portions of a debate in the Denver City Council on a measure to establish a safe consumption space in the city of Denver. Hosted by Doug McVay.
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