Century of Lies


Century of Lies

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08/20/17 Betty Aldworth

Live from Seattle, it's Part One of our special coverage of Hempfest 2017! We talk with Betty Aldworth about her new project #JustSayNoToHate, plus words from Tim Pate, Sharon Whitson, Elvy Musikka, Vivian McPeak, Ben Livingston, and Big Mike.


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08/13/17 Donald Trump

The Trump administration wants to waive the medical privacy rights of people who are prescribed opiates, so the president may be declaring a national emergency over drugs.


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08/06/17 Vivian McPeak

Seattle Hempfest will be held August 18, 19, and 20 in Washington state along the Puget Sound, so this week we talk with Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak.


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07/30/17 Doug McVay

The House Oversight Committee looks at reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Government Accountability Office examines mismanagement of a federal program that puts military weapons into the hands of local police.


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07/23/17 Rodrigo Duterte

The US House's Lantos Human Rights Commission examined the murderous war against the poor being waged by Philippine police and military under its current president, Rodrigo Duterte, under the guise of a war on drugs. We hear from Ellecer Carlos with the Philippine NGO iDEFEND, Matthew Wells with Amnesty International, and Phelim Kine with Human Rights Watch.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

07/16/17 Neill Franklin

This week: The DPA held a news teleconference to announce the release of their new report on decriminalizing drug use and possession in the US, so we hear from Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Andrea Ritchie, a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table. Plus, Rep. John Conyers speaking against HR 2851, the federal Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act.


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07/09/17 Kate Gonsalves

This week: the Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to force law enforcement to begin addressing racial profiling, and which also reduces simple possession of some drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; plus the Oregon Justice Resource Center has released a guide on organizing against mass incarceration, to learn more about it we speak to OJRC Political Director Kate Gonsalves.


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07/02/17 Sarah Merrigan

This week we speak with Sarah Merrigan, who's an organizer and drug policy reform activist in Nebraska; Energy Secretary Rick Perry compares state marijuana legalization with state climate control legislation; and the United Nations issues World Drug Report 2017.


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06/25/17 Mickey Martin

In memory of drug policy reformer and marijuana activist Mickey Martin we present an interview from 2013, plus June 26th is the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform so we speak with Fergal Eccles of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland about harm reduction and reform activism #SupportDontPunish #HelpNotHarm


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06/18/17 Doug McVay

Congressional appropriators question the Department of Justice about drug policy and medical marijuana, plus members of Congress re-introduce legislation to protect medical marijuana patients.


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06/11/17 Doug McVay

This week we hear more from a debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs, with speakers including Senator Matt Daly, Senator Victor Boyhan, Ireland's Drug Czar Catherine Byrne, and Senator Lynne Ruane.


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06/04/17 Lynn Ruane

This week we hear from a debate in the Irish Senate regarding the Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017, featuring Senator Lynn Ruane, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and Senator Niall O Donnghaile.


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05/28/17 Rachel Knox

This week on Century Of Lies, more from the Patients Out of Time National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, with attorney and veteran Brandon Wyatt and physician Dr. Rachel Knox, plus California Assemblyman Ken Cooley on regulation of medical and non-medical cannabis in the state of California.


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05/21/17 Mary Lynn Mathre

This week we come to you live from the Patients Out of Time National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics #Patients2017, with Mary Lynn Mathre, Laramie Silber, Mara Felsen, Sam Sabzehzar, and Amanda Reiman, plus Fred Gardner with a Tribute to the Spirit of Proposition 215, Dennis Peron, and the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya.


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05/14/17 Beauregard Sessions

This week: Attorney General J. Beauregard Sessions III talks drug war while journalist Maia Szalavitz talks sense.


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05/07/17 Wiqas Ahmad

This week on Century Of Lies, we hear from Wiqas Ahmad, a drug policy reform activist and youth advocate based in Pakistan. Plus, skeletons in Congressman Tom Marino's closet have popped the White House's trial balloon about Marino becoming the next Drug Czar, and a leaked White House memo reveals that the Czar's office may be for the chop.


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04/30/17 Jesce Horton

This week we talk with Jesce Horton from the Minority Cannabis Business Association and Patricia Sully from VOCAL-Washington and the Public Defender Association of King County, plus MAPS Executive Director Rick Doblin testifies before the US Sentencing Commission on synthetic drugs.


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04/23/17 David Bradford

This week: Professor David Bradford on his research that show billions of dollars and countless lives are saved in the US because of medical marijuana, and we look at the Secretary of Homeland Security, Marine General (Ret.) John Kelly.


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04/16/17 Doug McVay

This week: we take a look at the likely next Drug Czar, US Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA).


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04/09/17 Betty Aldworth

This week on Century Of Lies, our interview with SSDP Executive Director Betty Aldworth; Krys Nyrop from Seattle-King County, Washington, talks about the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program; and we talk about marijuana and athletics with Deuvall Dorsey, the Vegas 420 Runner.


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04/02/17 Betty Aldworth

Part one of our coverage of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference, with SSDP's Betty Aldworth and Stacia Cosner, plus Nazlee Maghsoudi with the International Center for Science in Drug Policy.


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03/26/17 Doug McVay

This week: The Indiana State Senate holds a hearing on syringe exchange, plus Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo speaks out against the campaign of murder and bloodshed being carried out by Philippine president and dictator Rodrigo Duterte.


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/19/17 Doug McVay

This week begins our coverage of the Sixtieth Annual Session of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria. In part one of our coverage, we hear from delegates representing New Zealand, Uruguay, and the European Union.


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03/12/17 Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III

This week: the New Hampshire legislature is considering a bill to allow legal syringe exchanges in the state, plus we listen to current Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III talk nonsense about drugs.


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03/05/17 Tyler Williams

This week we speak with Tyler Williams from Students for Sensible Drug Policy about drug policy reform, activism, and SSDP's upcoming international conference in Portland, Oregon March 24-26.


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02/26/17 Kevin Zeese

This week: a conversation with the author, activist, radio host, and distinguished long-time drug policy reformer Kevin Zeese; plus, White House Communications Director Sean Spicer on likely new directions for this administration's marijuana policies.


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02/19/17 Earl Blumenauer

This week we speak with Kymone Freeman, who's an activist, playwright, and founder of We Act Radio, about marijuana legalization and political protest, plus we hear from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.


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02/12/17 Jodi James

This week, we talk with Jodi James, Executive Director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, about implementation of medical marijuana in Florida and the legislature's attempts to hobble that program before it gets off the ground, and we hear from Representative Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) about his new bill, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act.


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02/05/17 Mary Lou Burton

This week we talk with Mary Lou Burton, founder and coordinator of the Cannabis Collaborative Conference, an event entering its third year that's coming up February 14-16 in Portland, Oregon.


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01/29/17 Doug McVay

The state of Indiana is considering expansion of its harm reduction efforts. This week, we look at House Bill 1438, to promote public health and give communities more effective tools to address injection drug use.


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Dean Becker Wants YOU to Call the Drug Czar


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