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.





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


07/26/18 Irv Rosenfeld

Irv Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker receives 300 pre rolled cannabis cigarettes every 28 days from NIDA, Kory Watkins a Texas activist seeks to Free The Weed!

Guest(s): Irv Rosenfeld, Kory Watkins

Link(s): 420 Open Carry, My Medicine Consulting

07/19/18 Mitch Earlywine

Dr. Mitch Earlywine on cannabis science/progress, Chris Alexander of the Drug Policy Alliance re legal weed in New York, Heather Fazio re forthcoming cannabis conference in Austin, Colorado widow losing death benefits over legal cannabis

Guest(s): Mitch Earlywine
Organization(s): NORML, Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): NORML, Drug Policy Alliance

07/12/18 Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz author of Unbroken Brain, Brad Burge of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies & Paul Armentano Dep. Dir of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws

Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): VICE