Cultural Baggage

 

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.

 

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10/10/18 Jay Hall


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



Link(s): LEAP, Chronicle Editorial
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10/03/18 Beto Orourke


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



Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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09/26/18 Monique Tula


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



Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, Harm Reduction Coalition
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09/20/18 Jacob Sullum


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



Link(s): Reason
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09/13/18 Paul Armentano


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
Organization(s): NORML



Link(s): NORML
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09/06/18 Shaleen Title


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



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08/30/18 Beto O'Rourke


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



Link(s): Beto For Texas, Boston Globe
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08/23/18 Alexander Sharp


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



Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy
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08/16/18 Geoffrey Guy


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



Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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08/09/18 Inge Fryklund


Inge Fryklund, LEAP board member re reason for migration, Mary Jane Borden re Ohio medical cannabis situ, Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance re success of decriminalization in US


Guest(s): Inge Fryklund
Organization(s): LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance



Link(s): LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance
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