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.





05/12/17 Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg, District Attorney of Houston Texas re cannabis, bail reform, Dr. Elias Jackson, MMJ Patients: Ramano Harding & Gretchen Majnadi at Global Marijuana March, Heather Fazio of MPP re Texas' near misses

Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): District Attorney

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project

05/05/17 Mary Lynn Mathre

Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre re 05/18/17 cannabis Conf in Berkeley, Tex Judge John Delaney, MMJ patients William Shelby & Karen Reeves, Dr. Tamara Old, "Grey Death" & DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time

Link(s): Medical Cannabis Conf.

04/28/17 Deborah Small

"Not One Step Back" Drug Policy Alliance conference in Atlanta with Deborah Small, Police Chief Joe Chevalier, Georgia Senator Harold Jones, Author Susan Burton, Patricia Sully harm reductionist, Jeb Sessions

Guest(s): Deborah Small
Organization(s): Break the Chains

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

04/21/17 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano, Dep Dir of NORML, report on Canada attempt to legalize, Glenn Muse re problems with synthetic "weed" in Texas, former Police Chief of Seattle Norm Stamper, Phil Smith of

Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Organization(s): NORML

Link(s): LEAP, NORML

04/14/17 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership decry fallacy of drug war + artist Ellen Bukstel discussion about her song Who's the Pusher Now?

Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Link(s): LEAP, Ellen Bukstel - Who's the Pusher Now?

04/07/17 Beto O'Rourke

US Congressman Beto O'Rourke now running for Ted Cruz' senate seat, Ed Rosenthal the Guru of Ganja has 2 new books, Mexican newspaper El Norte is closing, Sissy Farenthold, David Peel, the Fugs

Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Congressman

Link(s): Beto For Texas

03/31/17 Jodie Emery

Jodie Emery, Canadian activist busted with her husband Marc, former Chicago Prosecutor James Gierach on his new TV series "Chicago Drug War" + song "Eternal War" by DTN host Dean Becker

Guest(s): Jodie Emery
Organization(s): Cannabis Culture

Link(s): Cannabis Culture Magazine, Chicago Drug War

03/24/17 Glen Olives

Glen Olives Thompson, Mexican author & professor, DTN Intern Ashley Brien, Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty in Colo, Ashley Clemmer of Rothko Chapel re forthcoming seminar on Criminal Justice

Guest(s): Glen Olives
Organization(s): Mexico News Daily

Link(s): Rothko Chapel Seminar, Gear Up For New Drug War

03/17/17 Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP touring Texas, Rep Joe Moody seeks marijuana law change + dozens speak in support, Atty Randall Kallinen re wacko Waco shootout lawsuit, Jodie Emery re major shakedown in Canada, WSB report of Georgia legislators standing tall for drug law reform

Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Link(s): LEAP

03/10/17 Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann, Exec Dir of Drug Policy Alliance soon to retire + Canadian Senator Larry Campbell re opiod crisis, failure of drug war

Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance