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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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From Mercenaries to Marijuana

Airs at: Sun, 03/18/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week we look at human rights and the drug war and hear from Maricela Orozco, a member of the Familiares en Búsqueda María Herrera collective, a group of family members of the disappeared organized in several states across Mexico; plus we take a look at the new owner of... Read more

Marijuana Law Reform Rolls Onward

Airs at: Sun, 03/11/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The New Jersey Legislature is considering how to decriminalize and legally regulate the adult social use marijuana market -- yes, that New Jersey. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from Shaleen Title, a Commissioner with the Massachusetts State Cannabis Control Co... Read more

The First 60 Days of Prop 64

Airs at: Sun, 03/04/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week: the first 60 days of Prop 64. We hear from CA State Senator Mike McGuire, CA State Assembly Member Jim Wood, Tim Ricard with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Hezekiah Allen with the California Growers Association, and Amanda Reiman, PhD. Read more

Managing Pain

Airs at: Sun, 02/25/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week, we discuss pain and pain treatment with Professor Beth Darnall, PhD, a pain psychologist, clinical scientist, and clinical professor at Stanford University. Read more

Fighting To Save Lives

Airs at: Sun, 02/18/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, a measure "providing immunity for individuals who p... Read more

And The New Drug Czar Nominee Is ....

Airs at: Sun, 02/11/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The White House has chosen a new drug czar; Oregon legislators are working to set up mental health checkups for all law enforcement officers in that state; and we hear more about the state of civil rights in the United States. Read more

The State of Civil Rights in the US

Airs at: Sun, 02/04/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies we continue our look at the state of marijuana legalization in the US, we hear from Vanita Gupta with the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights on the state of civil rights in America, and we pay tribute to the legendary activist Dennis P... Read more

The State of Marijuana

Airs at: Sun, 01/28/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana legalization is working so far. From Prohibition to Progress finds that states are saving money and protecting the public by... Read more

Harm Reduction in the UK

Airs at: Sun, 01/21/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The UK House of Parliament held a debate recently on safe injection sites, otherwise known as drug consumption rooms. On today's show, we hear from Ronnie Cowan, MP from Inverclyde; Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West; and Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central. Read more

Marijuana Reform Rolls Onward

Airs at: Sun, 01/14/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century: Committees of the New York State Assembly hear about marijuana legalization from panels of experts, and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks on the House floor about marijuana law reform. Read more