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.





04/19/18 Lucas Wiessing

Lucas Wiessing Chief scientist for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, a few words from Dr. Christoph Buerki, the designer of the decades old and very successful Swiss heroin injection program and we hears a few words from Portugal's Drug Czar Dr. Joao Goulao. + Neill Franklin, Exec Dir of LEAP.

Guest(s): Lucas Wiessing
Organization(s): EMCDDA


04/13/18 Don Wirtshafter

Don Wirtshafter re deadly synthetic "marijuana", Doug McVay re forthcoming Patients Out of Time Cannabis conference, Katherine Neill Harris at Rice Panel on Cannabis, Okla Solicitor General Mithun Mansinghani at Rice

Guest(s): Don Wirtshafter
Organization(s): Attorney


04/06/18 Daryl Atkinson

Dean Becker speech to European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Addiction, Daryl Atkinson of Forward Justice in Lisbon, Becker presentation to Federalist Society at Rice Univ. + "Rat Park"

Guest(s): Daryl Atkinson
Organization(s): Forward Justice


03/30/18 Joao Goulao

Dr Joao Goulao, Portugal's Drug Czar sits down to a lengthy interview with DTN Reporter Dean Becker + Sanho Tree discusses his Op-Ed in NYT: "The War on Drugs Breeds Crafty Traffickers"

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Drug Czar


03/23/18 Joao Goulao

Dr Joao Goulao, Portuguese General Director of Addictive Behaviors (Drug Czar) & Asha Bandele of Drug Policy Alliance conference on changing America's drug laws/perspectives.

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Portugese Drug Czar
Download: Audio icon FDBCB032318.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

03/16/18 Ethan Russo

Maricela Orozco from Caravan for Peace, interpretation by Daniel Joloy , Ellecer Carlos, of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, Dr. Ethan Russo re Patients Out Of Time & Bob Wenzel of Target Liberty

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): Patients out of Time


03/09/18 Marsha Rosenbaum

This weeks one hour show features: Marsha Rosenbaum of DPA, Tx Judge John Delaney, Denise Cullen of GRASP, Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out of Time, Irv Rosenfeld Fed Cannabis patient, Phil Smith of Alternet and Troy Farah of "The Fix"

Guest(s): Marsha Rosenbaum
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Patients Out of Time, DPA

03/02/18 Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno author THERE ARE NO DEAD HERE - A STORY OF MURDER AND DENIAL IN COLOMBIA + Protest Philippine President Duterte's drug insanity, Hou Atty David Jones re racist judges in Houston, Abolitionist Moment, cohost Liliana Noonan.

Guest(s): Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, There Are No Dead Here

02/23/18 Doug McVay

Doug McVay editor Drug War Facts, host of Century of Lies, Steve Downing Dep Police Chief of LA (ret), Beto O'Rourke running for Ted Cruz Senate seat, Howard Wooldridge heads up Citizens Opposing Prohibition in Wash DC, Mary Kay Villaverde of Families for Sensible Drug Policy

Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts

Link(s): Drug War Facts, LEAP

02/16/18 Rick Steves

Benefits of Drug War? Travel Guru Rick Steves, Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & LEAP, Eugene Oscapella Canadian Barrister & Superior Court Judge James P Gray find no benefit whatsoever.

Guest(s): Rick Steves
Organization(s): Travel Guru

Link(s): CJPF, LEAP