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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Psilocybin, Equity, and Social Justice

Airs at: Wed, 07/28/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss magic mushrooms, psilocybin therapy, equity, and social justice with Elan Hagens and Rebecca Martinez, co-founders of the Fruiting Bodies Collective. Read more

People, Place, and Health

Airs at: Wed, 07/21/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On this edition of Century of Lies, host Doug McVay is joined by Brandon Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health and founding director of the People, Place & Health Collective, to discuss harm reduction, recovery, c... Read more

A Bold Move To Save Lives

Airs at: Wed, 07/14/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On July 7, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee signed legislation that authorizes a two-year pilot program to prevent drug overdose deaths through the establishment of harm reduction centers. According to a news release from the Rhode Island General Assembly, The law quote “aut... Read more

Colombia Update

Airs at: Wed, 07/07/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies we examine the protests rocking Colombia. Congress’s Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on the Colombia protests July First. We hear from three of the witnesses: Elizabeth Dickinson, a Senior Analyst for Colombia with the Internat... Read more

World Drug Day

Airs at: Wed, 06/30/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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On this edition of Century of Lies: Angela Me, chief of the UNODC Statistics and Surveys Section, on the release of World Drug Report 2021 #ShareFactsOnDrugs Read more

Drug Policy Reform and the Misuse of Drugs

Airs at: Wed, 06/23/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies, drug policy reform moves forward around the world. In the US, Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act on June 15. In Scotland, the Government has introduced a new drugs policy ... Read more

Human Rights and Dignity for People Who Use Drugs

Airs at: Wed, 06/16/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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The International Network of People Who Use Drugs organized a side event at the recent UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, entitled “The Right to Rights: How do we get there for People who Use Drugs.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from two of th... Read more

Century Does Psychedelics

Airs at: Wed, 06/09/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week: Century does psychedelics. We hear from Professor Peter Hendricks, PhD with the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on special considerations for evaluating psilocybin-facilitated treatments in vulnerable populations; and from Jazmi... Read more

Decolonizing Drug Policy

Airs at: Wed, 06/02/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Harm Reduction International recently organized a panel discussion entitled “Decolonizing drug policy: Dismantling racism and colonialism through drug policy reform.” We hear from some of the speakers including Kojo Koram, a writer, attorney, and lecturer in law at the Birk... Read more

Operation DrugsVote, "Cool Britannia," and Organizing People Who Use Drugs

Airs at: Wed, 05/19/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies: a conversation with Mat Southwell, a UK-based drug policy reform activist who’s a Project Executive with the European Network of People Who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD). European Network of People Who Use Drugs Read more