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.





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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

08/02/18 Dana Larsen

Dana Larsen of British Colombia Canada is an author and activist who wants to legalize all drugs + Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno Exec Dir of Drug Policy Alliance

Guest(s): Dana Larsen
Organization(s): Activist