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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12/15/17 Nick Novello


Sheriff John Urqhart of Seattle, Nick Novello working Dallas patrolman, Mark Mauer of Sentencing Project & Heather Fazio Dir of Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy


Guest(s): Nick Novello
Organization(s): Policeman


Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project, Sentencing Project
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12/08/17 Richard Andrews


James P. Gray retired Superior Court Judge re failure of drug war, Elizabeth Brico journalist re Trump/opioid crisis, Dr. Richard Andrews first hand observations of Portuguese drug policy


Guest(s): Richard Andrews
Organization(s): Doctor


Link(s): Trump Continues War on Drugs
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12/01/17 Jeff Sessions


US AG Sessions & DEA Admin Patterson, Former Police Chiefs of Houston Clarence Bradford and Charles McClelland Jr, pot now legal in Mass, Doug McVay DTN reporter re Paradise Papers, Rick Steves re cannabis law, Shanty Owen NY drug counselor


Guest(s): Jeff Sessions
Organization(s): Attorney General


Link(s): Drug War Facts, Vocal New York
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11/24/17 Carrie Stefanson


Carrie Stefanson of Vancouver Health re safe consumption of drugs/(14:13)Andy Watson of B.C. Coroner Services/(23:34)Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP/(41:15)Paul Armentano Dep Dir of NORML/(50:13)Sam Chapman Dir of Safer Spaces in Portland


Guest(s): Carrie Stefanson
Organization(s): Vancouver Coastal Health


Link(s): Safer Spaces Portland, Vancouver Coastal Health
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11/17/17 Matt Elrod


Fentanyl deaths in Canada per CBC, (7:15) B.C. reporter Matt Elrod, (19:10) NBC report on Safe Injection plan for Colo, (22:06) Donnie Varnell N. Carolina Harm Reduction, (27:30) Michael Krawitz Dir Veterans for Med Cannabis, (33:30) Tony Newman Dir Media Drug Policy Alliance, (49:25) Mark Linday Greenspring (hemp co), (53:00) Alexis Bortell, 12 Yr old suing AG for legal weed


Guest(s): Matt Elrod
Organization(s): Drug News


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, Drug News
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11/10/17 Michael Beuhler


(0:45) Dr. Carl Hart on ignorance of drug war, (2:35) DPA Conf on "drug induced homicide" with Lindsey LaSalle, Peter Bruan & Lisa Wilkins, (28:40) Toxicologist Dr. Michael Beuhler re fentanyl fears, (35:20) DPA Conf "drugs + kids = prison" with Asha Bandele of DPA, Deborah Small of Johns Hopkins & author Liza Jess Peterson (43:55) Lynn Paltrow Dir Natl Advocates for Pregnant Women


Guest(s): Michael Beuhler
Organization(s): Toxicologist


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
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11/03/17 Jeff Higgins


DPA Conf 4: Jeff Higgins former DEA Spec Agent, Suzanne Sharkey UK LEAP, Howard Woodridge DC activist, Ethan Nadelmann retired head of DPA, Mitchel Gomez of Dance Safe, Holly from San Fran Drug Users Union + Abolitionist Moment


Guest(s): Jeff Higgins
Organization(s): DEA Special Agent


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP
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10/27/17 Diane Goldstein


DPA Conference IV: Donnie Wirtschafter Ohio Atty, David McKinney of FlaCan, Diane Goldstein winner of DPA's Spier Award, Jeff Malansky who served 23+ years for weed, Heather Fazio of Texas MPP & Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership + Steve Rolles UK reformer & Dr. Sanjay Gupta courtesty CNN & Congressman Blumenaur re opiate crisis


Guest(s): Diane Goldstein
Organization(s): LEAP


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP
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10/20/17 Neal Woods


Drug Policy Alliance Conference: Neal Woods author of Good Cop Bad War and Dir of LEAP UK, Andre Hirsh & Maya Odarian of Caravan for Peace, Rick Steves of PBS fame,Sarah Gale of Zendo Project, Mike Margolis of Psymposia, Richard Van Wicker of LEAP US, Tony Poppa of DPA & Ira Glasser former head of ACLU


Guest(s): Neal Woods
Organization(s): LEAP UK


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP
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10/13/17 Troy Dayton


Cannabis Conference III: Dylan Wilkes of Orange Phototonics, Benjamin Landaverde of OG Cannabis Ins, Chris Farrel of Scientific Inhalations, Brian Whitaker of Axiom Designs, Troy Dayton Pres of Arcview Group +++ Doug McVay segments with Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick about racial profiling, criminal justice, drug policy reform, and Oregon's House Bill 2355 which passed earlier this year.


Guest(s): Troy Dayton
Organization(s): Arcview Group


Link(s): Drug War Facts
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