Cultural Baggage is DTN's longest running broadcast program with 17 years as of October 2018. We are proud to have more than three dozen affiliate stations in the US and Canada broadcasting our 29 minutes of unvarnished truth about the failure and futility of this eternal prohibition of drugs. Produced by former cop Dean Becker at KPFT, Houston, one of the 5 Pacifica "sister" stations.
Jay Hall, Houston Police Lt. (retired after 24 years) author of OpEd in Houston Chronicle: Texas’ two U.S. senators are undermining the state’s role as a leader in revamping overly harsh sentencing laws and reducing mass incarceration. + Matt Elrod Canadian Drug Reformer re US propaganda role in perpetuating eternal war.
Guest(s): Jay Hall, Matt Elrod
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Eunessis Hernandez of Drug Policy Alliance, CA Gov Brown vetoes Safe Injection, Charles Hawthorne of Harm Reduction Coalition re forthcoming conference in New Orleans Oct 18, Texas Governor Debate on Cannabis, Abbott Vs. Valdez, US Congressman Beto O'Rourke in Wash DC and in Austin + Willie Nelson's new song Vote 'Em Out
Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Monique Tula, the Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition re forthcoming conference Oct 18-21 & need to refocus US efforts on drug addiction + Hannah Hetzer of Drug Policy Alliance re Trumps "taking charge" of drug problem at UN + UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Donald Trump & Dallas Pastor George Mason re shooting of Botham Shem Jean.
Guest(s): Monique Tula, Hannah Hetzer
Organization(s): Harm Reduction Coalition
Jacob Sullum, Editor of Reason magazine re failure and futility of drug war + Kinky Friedman "Governor of the heart of Texas"
Guest(s): Jacob Sullum, Kinky Friedman
Paul Armentano, Deputy Dir of NORML re marijuana research, Big Marijuana, pricing, guns & weed, CBD & more + Willie Nelson & Beto O'Rourke Gig & Republican protests
Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner, Dominic Holden reporter for Buzzfeed re White House propaganda, US Rep Beto O'Rourke speaks at prayer breakfast & advice from beyond the grave from George Carlin
Guest(s): Shaleen Title
Organization(s): Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Congressman Beto O'Rourke, running for US Senate in Texas wants to end the drug war, Boston Globe reporter Felice Freyer re fentanyl crisis & Debby Goldsberry owner of Magnolia Wellness in Oakland on the advance of Big Marijuana
Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke, Felice Freyer
Organization(s): US Representative
Reverend Alexander Sharp, Director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy + Bill Fried of LEAP re OpEd in Balt Sun & Howard Wooldridge of LEAP re heroin "cure" in Switzerland
Guest(s): Alexander Sharp, Bill Fried
Organization(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy
Geoffrey Guy, Chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals discusses Epideliex their cannabis medicine soon to be sold in the US, Irv Rosenfeld a man supplied with 300 cannabis cigarettes every 28 days by the FDA & Tony Papa of the DPA whose art will be included in a Houston Museum art show
Guest(s): Geoffrey Guy, Tony Papa
Organization(s): GW Pharmaceuticals, Drug Policy Alliance