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Century of Lies 2020

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    • 03/25/20
      • Bill Panzer
      • This week, we bring you an archive edition from August 30, 2015. It’s one our of Hempfest specials. Seattle Hempfest is a brilliant event, bringing together a couple hundred thousand beautiful freedom loving marijuana legalizing drug policy reforming people to a few mile stretch of park land along Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. Speakers include CA attorney Bill Panzer, Montana medical marijuana activist Kari Boiter, and Canadian attorney John Conroy. Hempfest is still scheduled for August this year and the good lord willin’ we’ll actually have that event once again, but for now, while we’re sheltered in place in self-quarantine trying to survive this novel coronavirus, COVID-19, let’s go back to August of 2015 and Seattle Hempfest.
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    • 03/18/20
      • Mike Discepola
      • This week on Century of Lies: Harm reduction for stimulant users, featuring Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Mindy Vincent with the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Isaac Jackson with the Urban Survivor’s Union, Shilo Hassan Jama with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, Daniel Raymond with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and Lindsay LaSalle with the Drug Policy Alliance.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    • 01/08/20
      • Ronald Anderson
      • The state of New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose Prevention has been holding a series of hearings around the state to hear from stakeholders on strategies for reducing overdoses, improving individual and community health, and addressing the consequences of drug use. On this week's show, we hear testimony from Ronald Anderson with the Katal Center, Cortney Lovell with Our Wellness Collective, Keith Brown with the Katal Center, and Dionna King with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus, New York City's Public Advocate Jumaane Williams spoke at a rally on Tuesday Jan 7th to show support for bail reform.
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    • 01/01/20
      • Phil Smith
      • This week on Century of Lies we speak with Hawaii ophthalmologist and medical cannabis advocate Dr. Clifton Otto, plus an April 2016 interview with journalist and drug policy reformer Phil Smith.
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