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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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#CND62 Part One

Airs at: Sun, 03/24/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 Leg... Read more

Strategy? What Strategy?

Airs at: Sun, 03/17/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 debat... Read more

Medical Cannabis in the US and the UK

Airs at: Sun, 03/10/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 govern... Read more

Civil Society Versus the Drug War

Airs at: Sun, 03/03/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 Ac... Read more

Pain Management

Airs at: Sun, 02/24/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee looks at pain management, opioid policies, and the search for alternatives like cannabis. Read more

Sanho Tree

Airs at: Sun, 02/17/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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. Read more

Opioid Substitution Treatment

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 Eugen... Read more

A Decade of Failure

Airs at: Sun, 02/03/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Commission on Narcotic Drugs will soon hold its 62 annual session. The CND meets from March 18 through 22 in Vienna, Austria. This year should be a milestone. In 2009, member nations agreed to a political declaration with targets in drug related indicators to be reached... Read more

Ngaio Bealum

Airs at: Sun, 01/27/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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 y... Read more

Oppose the Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

Airs at: Sun, 01/20/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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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. Read more