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.





06/09/17 David Bearman

Dr. David Bearman, author of "Drugs are not the Devils Tools", Alec Dixon Dir of SC Labs & Valerie Corral Dir of

Guest(s): David Bearman
Organization(s): Doctor

Link(s): Dr. David Bearman, SC Labs

06/02/17 Mary Lynn Mathre

Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre Dir of Patients out of Time, Debby Goldsberry owner Magnolia Wellness dispensary, Tom Paul employee of Magnolia, Seattle Atty Douglas Hiatt & Sec of Vet Affairs David Shulkin

Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time

Link(s): Patients out of Time, Magnolia Wellness Dispensary

05/26/17 Norm Stamper

Norm Stamper, former Police Chief of Seattle, LEAP Speaker & author of new book: To Protect And Serve, How to Fix America's Police

Guest(s): Norm Stamper
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Link(s): Norm Stamper - Protect & Serve

05/19/17 Irv Rosenfeld

Berkeley Medical Cannabis Conference: Irv Rosenfeld who is supplied by US Govt, Mike Krawits Dir of Vets for Med Cann, author Jorge Cervantes, author/cannabis expert Chris Conrad, Nick Marrrow former cops now cannabis expert

Guest(s): Irv Rosenfeld
Organization(s): Patients Out of Time


05/12/17 Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg, District Attorney of Houston Texas re cannabis, bail reform, Dr. Elias Jackson, MMJ Patients: Ramano Harding & Gretchen Majnadi at Global Marijuana March, Heather Fazio of MPP re Texas' near misses

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

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project

05/05/17 Mary Lynn Mathre

Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre re 05/18/17 cannabis Conf in Berkeley, Tex Judge John Delaney, MMJ patients William Shelby & Karen Reeves, Dr. Tamara Old, "Grey Death" & DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time

Link(s): Medical Cannabis Conf.

04/28/17 Deborah Small

"Not One Step Back" Drug Policy Alliance conference in Atlanta with Deborah Small, Police Chief Joe Chevalier, Georgia Senator Harold Jones, Author Susan Burton, Patricia Sully harm reductionist, Jeb Sessions

Guest(s): Deborah Small
Organization(s): Break the Chains

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

04/21/17 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano, Dep Dir of NORML, report on Canada attempt to legalize, Glenn Muse re problems with synthetic "weed" in Texas, former Police Chief of Seattle Norm Stamper, Phil Smith of

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

Link(s): LEAP, NORML

04/14/17 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership decry fallacy of drug war + artist Ellen Bukstel discussion about her song Who's the Pusher Now?

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

Link(s): LEAP, Ellen Bukstel - Who's the Pusher Now?

04/07/17 Beto O'Rourke

US Congressman Beto O'Rourke now running for Ted Cruz' senate seat, Ed Rosenthal the Guru of Ganja has 2 new books, Mexican newspaper El Norte is closing, Sissy Farenthold, David Peel, the Fugs

Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Congressman

Link(s): Beto For Texas