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Century Of Lies is a weekly 30-minute program that is focused on drug policy reform and the war on drugs. The show explores criminal justice, public health, and international policy as well as US policies and includes news reports, commentary, interviews, and other recorded segments. Century of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network and is syndicated via the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network.

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European Drug Report 2020

Airs at: Wed, 09/30/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: European Drug Report 2020. Plus, a presentation on supervised consumption facilities featuring: Brad Finegood, Strategic Advisor at Public Health – Seattle & King County; Jesse Rawlins, Public Policy Manager, Public Defenders Association; Mark Cooke, A... Read more

Funeral for a Friend

Airs at: Wed, 09/23/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The city of Burlington, Vermont, has joined with many other cities in the US to examine the possibility of establishing a supervised consumption site. We hear from members of the Burlington City Council about that. Plus a funeral for a friend: Robert Field and Kymone Freema... Read more

Drugs and Development

Airs at: Wed, 09/16/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies: Drug Regulation and Development. The nonprofit Health Poverty Action recently began a webinar series entitled A World With Drugs: Legal Regulation Through A Development Lens. They held the first webinar in this series recently, Drugs are a Deve... Read more

Hempfest Preview

Airs at: Wed, 09/02/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Oregon Justice Resource Center Executive Director Bobbin Singh on recent events in the city of Portland, Oregon. Plus, Virtual Hempfest will be October 10 and 11! To whet everyone's appetite we look b... Read more

Drug Decriminalization and Public Health

Airs at: Wed, 08/26/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Canada’s chief public health officer, Doctor Theresa Tam, on decriminalization of drugs; Professor Edwin Lindo, JD, on police brutality; and Professor Lisa Puglisi, MD, on prisons and Covid. Read more

Effective Drug Policies

Airs at: Wed, 08/19/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Daniel Pryor, Head of Programs at the Adam Smith Institute, on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like? Plus an interview with Haven Wheelock, a harm reduction worker who coordinates the syringe services program at the Portland area nonprofit Outs... Read more

What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?

Airs at: Wed, 08/12/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century we speak with Dr. Zian Tseng, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, about his new article, entitled “Occult Overdose Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death: From the Postmortem Systematic InvesTigation of ... Read more

Legalization, Safe Supply, and Heroin Buyers Clubs

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Legalization, Safe Supply, and Heroin Buyers Clubs. We hear from Steve Rolles with the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Sterling Johnson with Angels in Motion and the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, Neill Franklin with Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Erica Tho... Read more

World Drug Report 2020

Airs at: Wed, 07/29/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century, Dr. Thomas Pietschmann with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime tells us about the UN’s 2020 World Drug Report. He was part of a webinar hosted recently by the Vienna Nongovernmental Organizing Committee. Read more

Brutality Behind Bars

Airs at: Wed, 07/22/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century, we hear portions of a webinar organized by the Fortune Society on “Brutality Behind Bars: Accountability for Corrections Officers, Too," featuring Jai Diamond, New York City Criminal Justice Agency; Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the New York State... Read more