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.





08/18/17 Eric Sterling

(1 Hr show) Eric Sterling Dir of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation + Ray Hill reformer extraordinaire + Doug McVay report from Seattle Hempfest & Phil Smith reporter for Drug War Chronicle

Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation


08/11/17 John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou former CIA agent re government torture, lies, Karen O'Keefe of Marijuana Policy Project, report on Rastafarian shootout, Alexis' suit against Fed Govt, Trump drug war lies

Guest(s): John Kiriakou
Organization(s): CIA

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project, John Kirakou

08/04/17 Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker bill to legalize cannabis, Ann Coulter demonizes black race and cannabis, former Congressman Ron Paul demonizes the demonizers, CBS: continuing Chicago cop corruption.

Guest(s): Cory Booker
Organization(s): Senator


07/28/17 Neil Franklin

We are ALL SUSPECTS! with Major Neill Franklin of LEAP & Jacob Sullum of Reason Magazine + DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Neil Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP, Federal Appeals Court Castigates Kansas Cops for Pot Raid Triggered by Tea

07/21/17 Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg, DA of Houston, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno new head of DPA, Mason Tvert of VS Strategies, Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle

Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): District Attorney

Link(s): DPA, Stop The Drug War

07/14/17 John Sajo

Time to Decriminalize Drugs Conf: Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance, Emily Kaltenbach - DPA, Tess Borden - Human Rights Watch and ACLU, Juan Cartagena - LatinoJustice PRLDEF + Pioneering activist John Sajo re Oregon's push to decriminalize all drugs

Guest(s): John Sajo
Organization(s): Umpqua Association

Link(s): It's Time To Decriminalize!

07/07/17 Phil Smith

Phil Smith reporter with Stop The Drug War, Dr. Sam Snodgrass of Broken No More & Gretchen Burns Bergman of A New Path

Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop The Drug War

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, A New Path

07/06/17 Dean Becker

VOICES: Unvarnished Truth About The Drug War SPECIAL from Houston's DA Kim Ogg, Sheriff Ed Gonzales, Police Chief Art Acevedo, US Congressman Beto O'Rourke & DEA Agent Stan Furce + music, comments and callers, 52:00

Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Reporter


06/30/17 Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberry, author of "Starting and Running a Marijuana Business" + Houston Mayor & Police Chief re Fentynal & Paul Armentano of NORML re cannabis Vs opiods

Guest(s): Debby Goldsberry
Organization(s): Author

Link(s): Starting and Running a Marijuana Business

06/23/17 Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price and Asha Bandele of DPA conversation: "Everything You Know About Drugs Is Wrong" + Tris Tristone of KPOV in Bend Oregon re cannabis rights, cannabis tours

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

Link(s): History Channnel 4 part War On Drugs, Book: High Price