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.





03/27/19 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano of NORML re "marijuana psychosis", Jodi James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out Of Time & NIDA Scientist Dr. Donald Tashkin on safety of marijuana

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

Download: Audio icon FDBCB032719.mp3

Link(s): NORML

03/20/19 Ed Fourcion

New Jersey Weedman, Ed Fourchion set to sell weed at statehouse to challenge supposed legalization, Rob announces April 6 Cannabis Expo, Cornel Prof. Christopher Wildeman re "Nearly Half of US Families Have Had Relatives Behind Bars", Spoorthi Kamepalli re Baker Institute Seminar/Judging

Guest(s): Ed Forchien

Download: Audio icon FDBCB032019.mp3


03/13/19 Julia Negron

Julia Negron speaks of need for harm reduction in Florida, Kassandra Frederique of DPA re renewed compassion in US, Tony Papa of DPA re sentencing disparity, Justin George reporter with Marshall Program & Howard Wooldridge re UN call for decriminalization of drugs

Guest(s): Julia Negron

Download: Audio icon FDBCB031319.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

03/06/19 Judge Gray

Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, (ret) discusses failure and futility of drug war. Tex House Hearing on HB63 Marijuana Decrim with Ronny Moore Asst Police Chief, David Sloan of DFW & Natl NORML, Senior District Court Judge John Delaney

Guest(s): Judge James P. Gray
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB030619.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

02/27/19 Richard Andrews

Dr. Richard Andrews is a Houston family doctor who is co-chair of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B. He has a particular interest in the overlap between drug use, drug policy and hepatitis. + Matt Simon of Marijuana Policy Project regarding progress on drug laws in New England.

Guest(s): Richard Andrews
Organization(s): Marijuana Policy Project

Download: Audio icon FDBCB022719.mp3


02/20/19 Senator John Whitmire

Drug Truth Network Editorial re fiasco bust in Houston, interview with Texas Senator John Whitmire + US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business owners and employees featuring Fiona Ma California Sec of Treasury & Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership,

Guest(s): John Whitmire
Organization(s): LEAP
Senator John Whitmire
Download: Audio icon FDBCB022019.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

02/13/19 Joe Moody

Rep Joe Moody re cannabis law change in Texas, Heather Fazio of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy & Christopher Redfearn victim of Texas asset forfeiture

Guest(s): Joe Moody
Organization(s): Texas Representative

Download: Audio icon FDBCB021319.mp3

Link(s): Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

02/06/19 Alex Wodak

Dr. Alex Wokak is a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia. Wodak is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association. Wodak also helped open Australia's first needle exchange programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Kings Cross

Guest(s): Alex Wodak

Download: Audio icon FDBCB020619.mp3

Link(s): Harm Reduction Australia

01/30/19 Lui Larotta

 Lui LaRotta, Chairman. Harris County Republican Auxiliary Clubs , John Baucum, political director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, Jason Tarasek re Minnesota Legislature to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition & Emily Kaltenbach of DPA re N. Mexico move to make drug possession a misdemeanor

Guest(s): John Baucum
Organization(s): Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition
John Baucum
Download: Audio icon FDBCB013019.mp3

Link(s): Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition

01/23/19 Shaleen Title

Shaleen Title is a Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner who wrote an OpEd in Boston Globe call for end of drug prohibition

Guest(s): Shaleen TItle

Download: Audio icon FDBCB012319.mp3

Link(s): Mass Cannabis Control