Doug McVay

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Editor, public policy researcher/analyst, journalist

Host of Free Culture Radio, which airs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 7 pm. Please check out the Free Culture Radio page on Facebook and give it a like!


Doug McVay is an editor, journalist, researcher, and social justice advocate. He first became active in drug policy reform efforts when he organized a NORML chapter at the University of Iowa in 1983.

At KBOO, Doug volunteers in the News and Public Affairs departments, where he reports, does interviews, and produces public affairs programs including Century of Lies, Free Culture Radio, and the occasional edition of Prison Pipeline. He's been a producer on the evening news and has from time to time co-anchored the evening news.

He is employed by the Real Reporting Foundation and serves as Editor of Health Systems Facts and Drug Policy Facts.

Twitter: @DougMcVay.

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Defending Our Gains, Advancing Further Reforms

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Oregon Legislature's 2023 session is underway. Measure 110 reforms and other good, effective, humane policies are under threat by drug war zealots along with some well-intentioned yet sadly misguided souls. To learn more about this year's legislative session, host Doug ... Read more

Rural Reforms and Human Rights in Colombia

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
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This week on Century of Lies: Rural Reforms and Human Rights in Colombia. The UN Security Council met to consider rural reforms and the rights of indigenous and African-descended people in the context of the Colombian peace process. We hear from Armando Wouriyu Valbuena, Se... Read more

Free Culture Radio on 01/18/23

Airs at: Wed, 01/18/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Remembering Jeff Steinborn

Airs at: Wed, 01/11/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Remembering Jeffrey Steinborn. Jeffrey Steinborn was an attorney, a marijuana legalizer, and social justice revolutionary in the city of Seattle who passed away in early January. On this edition of Century we’ll hear an interview with Jeff from... Read more

Workplace Safety, the Marijuana Industry, and the Tragic Death of Lorna McMurrey

Airs at: Wed, 01/04/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies: The Marijuana Industry and Workplace Safety. Host Doug McVay speaks with Mike Crawford, a Massachusetts journalist and host of the award-winning podcast THE YOUNG JURKS, about activism, the marijuana industry, and the death of Lorna McMurrey. F... Read more

Prison Pipeline on 01/02/23

Airs at: Mon, 01/02/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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What Really Works

Airs at: Wed, 12/28/2022 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston questions Mayor London Breed’s commitment to harm reduction and overdose prevention. Plus, Paula Migliardi, a Program Specialist in Healthy Sexuality and Harm Reduction for the Winnipeg Regional Health Auth... Read more

Crime Facts, Crime Myths

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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The Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council held an event December Sixth entitled Violent Crime: Myths, Realities, and Interventions that Work. On this edition of Prison Pipeline, we hear from some of the experts including Ames Grawert , Senior Counsel and... Read more

Life And Drugs During Wartime

Airs at: Wed, 12/21/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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The war being waged by the Putin regime against the people of Ukraine continues to rage on. On this edition of Free Culture Radio we’re going to look at the impact of that war on people in Ukraine who use drugs. The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction hel... Read more

Reform Continues To Advance In Ireland

Airs at: Wed, 12/21/2022 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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This week on Century of Lies: Reform Continues To Advance In Ireland. The Republic of Ireland’s parliamentary Joint Committee on Justice released a Report on December  14 that among other things recommends decriminalization of people who use drugs and the regulation of cert... Read more