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.





07/03/19 Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg the District Attorney of Houston/Harris County Texas for the half hour. We discuss marijuana & hemp and conflicting laws, paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program, cops ability to search based on hemp smell, number of prosecutors, bail bonds, the Harding Street bust the corruption there of, gangs, Portugal & decrim, Switzerland and Heroin, overdose deaths, safe consumption facilities , what glue holds the drug war together

Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): Harris County District Attorney
District Attorney Kim Ogg
Download: Audio icon FDBCB070319.mp3

Link(s): VIDEO INTERVIEW of Kim Ogg DA of Harris County on YOUTUBE!

06/26/19 Ray Lakeman

Ray Lakeman a British citizen lost his two boys to drug overdose and now wants to legalize all drugs. Reverend Alexander Sharp tours Canadian Safe Injection Facilities and seeks to save young lives.

Guest(s): Ray Lakeman
Ray Lakeman
Download: Audio icon FDBCB062619.mp3

Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy

06/19/19 Deborah Small

JUNETEENTH: Deborah Small of Drug Policy Alliance and Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Action Partnership discuss racism in America, from time of Lincolns freeing the slaves, till the current date.

Guest(s): Deborah Small
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Download: Audio icon FDBCB061919.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP

06/12/19 Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal, the "Guru of Ganja" has a new book: Marijuana Garden Saver + Paul Stanford battles big marijuana in Oregon

Guest(s): Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal with DTN Host
Download: Audio icon FDBCB061219.mp3


06/05/19 Ethan Russo

Doctor Ethan Russo re CBD, hemp, vape pens, dabbing & more, Dr. Carl Hart dispels "radical" label & Dan Linn of Illinois NORML & legal weed

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): Doctor

Download: Audio icon FDBCB060519.mp3


05/29/19 Christoph Buerki

Interview with Dr. Christoph Buerki the designer of the Swiss Heroin injection program that since 1993 has allowed for more than 27,000,000 injections of pure Heroin with zero overdose deaths.

Guest(s): Christoph Buerki
Organization(s): Doctor

Download: Audio icon FDBCB052919.mp3


05/22/19 Ron Paul

Winning the War on the War on Drugs: Congressman Ron Paul, former NYPD detective John Baeza, Jacob Sullum Editor of Reason Magazine

Guest(s): Ron Paul
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB052219.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

05/15/19 Howard Wooldridge

DTN Editorial: Prohibition is Evil, Howard Wooldridge Dir of COP Citizens Opposing Prohibition + Paul Armentano of NORML & Art Way of the Drug Policy Alliance

Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): COP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB051519.mp3

Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

05/08/19 Alexis Pleus

Alexis Pleus Exec Dir of Truth Pharm Inc., Joey Mogul of Chicago Torture Justice Memorial & Ali of All Of Us Or None

Guest(s): Alexis Pleus
Organization(s): Truth Pharm, Inc.
Alexis Pleus
Download: Audio icon FDBCB050819.mp3

Link(s): Truth Pharm, Inc.

05/01/19 Stanton Peele

Dr. Stanton Peele joins us for the full half hour to discuss his forthcoming book: "Outgrowing Addiction - With Common Sense Instead of "Disease" Therapy"

Guest(s): Stanton Peele
Organization(s): Author
Download: Audio icon FDBCB050119.mp3