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Drug Arrests, Overdose, and Treatment

Airs at: Wed, 06/21/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Drug Arrests, Overdose, and Treatment. We’re joined in conversation by Caroline A. King, MD, PhD, a first year resident in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program and co-author of a research letter entitled “Treatments ... Read more

Drug Policy, Health, and Human Rights

Airs at: Wed, 06/14/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Drug Policy, Health, and Human Rights. Host Doug McVay is joined in conversation by Professor Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD, Director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and one of the c... Read more

Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program

Airs at: Mon, 06/19/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Larry Turner, co-founder of Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program, and Wilford Johnson, Fresh Out alumni and peer mentor. Individuals who release from prison often return to underserved communities and face many barriers that make successfu... Read more

Harm Reduction On The Agenda In Maine

Airs at: Wed, 05/24/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Harm Reduction On The Agenda In Maine. LD 1364, An Act to Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths by Establishing Safe Consumption Sites, is making its way through the Maine legislature. We hear from the chief sponsor, State Representative Grayson Lookn... Read more

Safer Opioid Supply

Airs at: Wed, 05/10/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Safer Opioid Supply. The final evaluation report on the Safer Opioid Supply Program at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, has just been released. We hear about the report from Kate Atkinson, SOS Project Manager; Pa... Read more

Using Data to Help End Homelessness

Airs at: Fri, 05/05/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
This episode of Out of the Streets of Portland focuses on one of the most important, time-consuming and altogether under-recognized tasks of the Joint Office of Homeless Services: the collection and analysis of sets of data to help guide and prioritize the work to end homel... Read more

Saving Lives In Rhode Island

Airs at: Wed, 05/03/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Saving Lives in Rhode Island. The state of Rhode Island is about to open the first state-authorized legal overdose prevention sites in the United States, so to hear more about this historic effort, on this edition of Century we’re joined by Col... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | April 25, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 04/25/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month Sam and Jasmin spoke with the current co-chairs of the Police Accountability Commission, Katherine Macdowell and KC Lewis (the third co-chair, Charlie Michelle-Westley, was unable to attend). They are heading the PAC's Structure and Details phase, during which... Read more

Music, Drugs, and Harm Reduction

Airs at: Wed, 04/26/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Music, Drugs, and Harm Reduction. We hear from Dr. Jodie Grigg, a Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth and coordinator of the Western Australia arm of the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting S... Read more

Working to Save Lives in Maine

Airs at: Wed, 04/19/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Working to Save Lives in Maine. More and more US states are looking toward expansion of harm reduction services. On this edition of Century we look at a bill working its way through the Maine Legislature that would allow communities to establis... Read more