Century Of Lies

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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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Stand Up and Speak Out

Airs at: Sun, 01/07/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On January Fourth, the Justice Department issued a new memo to prosecutors regarding marijuana enforcement in legal states. This new memo, signed personally by Attorney General for the moment Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, rescinds all the previous memos that were issue... Read more

Onward and Upward

Airs at: Sun, 12/31/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week we talk with comedian and journalist Ngaio Bealum about the past year, and we take a look ahead to 2018. Read more

Justice, Poverty, and Human Rights

Airs at: Sun, 12/24/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week we hear from US Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) about the Marijuana Justice Act, and from Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, about the criminalization of poverty in America. Read more

Human Rights and the Drug War

Airs at: Sun, 12/17/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies we speak with Rick Lines, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, about human rights, the drug war, and his new book "Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law." Harm Reduction International Drug Control and Human Rights in... Read more

Michelle Alexander

Airs at: Sun, 12/10/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week we hear from Michelle Alexander about building the movement for racial justice and drug policy reform. Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, and the author of The New Jim Crow. She delivered a keynote address at... Read more

The President's New Czar

Airs at: Sun, 12/03/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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We interview journalist Maia Szalavitz and policy expert Sanho Tree about this week's announcement that presidential adviser and spin doctor Kellyanne Conway will head up the White House response to opioid issues. Read more

Harm Reduction in Seattle

Airs at: Sun, 11/26/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On Century of Lies this week: the city of Seattle adopted a new budget which includes money to start up a supervised consumption facility so we hear from Seattle residents Terina James and Marlys McConnell, as well as Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson. Plus the UK Hou... Read more

Putting People First

Airs at: Sun, 11/19/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss stigma, language, mental health, harm reduction, and drug policy reform with Sarah Merrigan, one of the hosts of the This Week In Drugs podcast. Read more

Supervised Consumption Facilities

Airs at: Sun, 11/12/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health Commission on November 7th, so this week on Centu... Read more

#Reform17 Part Four

Airs at: Sun, 11/05/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference #Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, an author and a senior research scientist at RTI International. Read more