Century Of Lies

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Century Of Lies is a weekly half-hour show focused on drug policy reform and the failed war on drugs. The show explores public health, criminal justice, social justice, and other policies related to drugs in the US and abroad, 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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Fentanyl, Mandatory Minimums, and Racism

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Fentanyl, mandatory minimums, and racism. We hear from Grant Smith, Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance Office of National Affairs; Nkechi Taifa, author of a new memoir entitled Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, CEO of The ... Read more

Ending Stigma, Saving Lives

Airs at: Wed, 04/07/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Anyone’s Child and the Transform Drug Policy Foundation hosted a webinar recently entitled Take Drugs Seriously: Voices on the ground. On this week’s show we hear from some of the speakers, including Penny McCanny, the mother of Aidan and a campaigner with Anyone’s Child; P... Read more

Katal Turns Five

Airs at: Wed, 03/31/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice turns five this year. To celebrate, they’ve begun hosting a series of public dialogues about the broad themes that drive their work: equity, health, and justice. The first of those dialogues was held March 29. On this edition... Read more

Drug Safety Testing

Airs at: Wed, 03/24/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons recently held a hearing on The Future of UK Music Festivals. One panel looked at ways to reduce possible drug-related harms, including the possibility of drug safety testing at festivals and other ev... Read more

Preventing Overdose Deaths

Airs at: Wed, 03/17/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Supervised consumption sites could soon be opening in California. We hear from the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 57, State Senator Scott Weiner along with Senator Susan Eggman and Senator Lena Gonzalez. Read more

Saving Lives In New Mexico

Airs at: Wed, 03/10/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The state of New Mexico is considering how to authorize and open supervised consumption facilities in that state, we hear from the chief sponsor of House Bill 123, NM State Representative Deborah Armstrong, and Emily Kaltenbach with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus we hear fr... Read more

Clean Slate

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Clean Slate NY campaign launched at the end of February. We hear from several members of the coalition including Quintin Cross from the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition, Zaki Smith from the organization Next 100, the Reverend Kevin Van Hook from Riverside Church in New... Read more

Human Rights And The Drug War

Airs at: Wed, 02/24/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Association of British Muslims recently held a discussion on drugs policy. On this edition of Century we hear from two of the featured speakers: Neil Woods, formerly an undercover police officer in the UK who is now a leading reform activist and member of the organizati... Read more

Washington Moves Away From Criminalization

Airs at: Wed, 02/17/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The Washington Legislature is considering House Bill 1499 - Providing behavioral health system responses to individuals with substance use disorder. Their House Public Safety Committee held a hearing on the bill on Feb. 12. On this edition of Century we hear from some of th... Read more

Homelessness and Substance Use

Airs at: Wed, 02/10/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Homelessness and Substance Use. We hear from Geert De Bolle with Housing First LAB in Belgium and Cristiana Merendeiro with Associação Crescer in Portugal. They spoke recently on a webinar held by the European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addict... Read more