Cultural Baggage


Cultural Baggage is DTN's longest running broadcast program with 18 years as of October 2019. 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.





04/29/20 James Gray

James P. Gray announces his intention to run for President under the Libertarian banner + Dr. Suni Aggerwal discusses pandemic, advancing integrative medical care and research in oncology, psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, and palliative care

Guest(s): James Gray
Organization(s): Libertarian Party
Judge GrayDr, Sunil Aggerwal
Download: Audio icon FDBCB042920.mp3

Link(s): Gray and Sharpe

04/22/20 Richard Van Wickler

Richard Van Wickler Cheshire County jail Superintendent & David Duffield of Houston Harm Reduction Alliance + Remembering Dr. Albert Hoffman LSD explorer

Guest(s): Richard Van Wickler
Organization(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Richard Van WicklerDavid Duffield
Download: Audio icon FDBCB042220.mp3

Link(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance, LEAP

04/15/20 Natalia Cornelio

Natalia Cornelio is running for Judge in the 351st District in Harris County/Houston. We discuss bail, jail crowding during pandemic, voting rights & more. Plus song Eternal War & a snippet with Freeway Ricky Ross who talks of his ties with the CIA

Guest(s): Natalia Cornelio
Organization(s): 351st District Judge
Natalia Cornelio
Download: Audio icon FDBCB041520.mp3

Link(s): Natalia Cornelio for Judge

04/08/20 Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart author of High Price - A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self Discover That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs & Socieity + Terry Nelson of LEAP & DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Carl Hart
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB040820.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

04/01/20 Nicholas Eyle

Nicholas Eyle a pioneering drug reformer has passed away, tribute segment from 2004 + Sanho Tree a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its Drug Policy Project since 1998

Guest(s): Nicholas Eyle, Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Reconsider
Nicholas EyleSanho Tree
Download: Audio icon FDBCB040120.mp3

Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies

03/25/20 Cliff Schaffer

ALL STAR RERUN: Cliff Schaffer, founder of and discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war & Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + the Abolitionists Moment

Guest(s): Cliff Schaffer
Organization(s): Drug Library
Cliff SchafferTerry Nelson
Download: Audio icon FDBCB032520.mp3

Link(s): Drug Library

03/18/20 Katharine Neill Harris

Katharine Neill Harris Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy re "Vaping: Clearing the Air" + Paul Stanford, cannabis activist returns from speaking gig in Mexico

Guest(s): Katherine Neill Harris, Paul Stanford
Organization(s): Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Katherine Neill Harris
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031820.mp3


03/11/20 Ethan Russo

Dr. Ethan Russo, leading cannabis scientist just back from New Zealand discussion of studies including Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes + Norma Sapp cannabis reform pioneer in Oklahoma.

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Norma SappDr. Ethan Russo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031120.mp3

Link(s): Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered

03/04/20 David Duffield

David Duffield President Houston Harm Reduction Alliance, Philly safe injection ups and downs, Doug McVay report: Oregon to decrim all drugs? + Bernie Vs Drug War & DTN Editorial

Guest(s): David Duffield
Organization(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance
David Duffield
Download: Audio icon FDBCB030420.mp3

Link(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance

02/26/20 Antony Lowenstein

Antony Lowenstein author of new book: PILLS, POWDER & SMOKE - Inside The Bloody War On Drugs + Incarcerex & Drug War Freight Train

Guest(s): Antony Lowenstein
Organization(s): Author

Download: Audio icon FDBCB022620.mp3

Link(s): Antony Lowenstein