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.

 

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12/08/21 James Gierach


James Gierach, former prosecutor, LEAP Speaker address DTN hosts call for a drug war tribunal for crimes against humanity + Global Commission on Drugs calls for end of drug prohibition with Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Dr. Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland & Mohamed ElBaradei Nobel Laureate.


Guest(s): James Gierach
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs

Download: Audio icon FDBCB120821.mp3

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy, IDPC Shadow Report
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12/01/21 Omar Figueroa


Our guest is Attorney Omar Figueroa, based in California. Omar focuses on cannabis law, licensing, Hemp & CBD law, psychedelics and human rights. Discussion on caravan raids, over taxation, international cannabis & more.


Guest(s): Omar Figueroa
Organization(s): Attorney
Omar Figueroa
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Link(s): Omar Figueroa Attorney Website
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11/24/21 Dan Callahan


Doctoral candidates at Tulane University, Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo are writing a call to action for the legalization of drugs and seek input from DTN reporter Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High.


Guest(s): Dan Callahan
Organization(s): Tulane University
Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112421.mp3

Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/17/21 Dean Becker


Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High preaches to the congregation from the pulpit of a Houston church: PROHIBITION IS EVIL


Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Preaching the end of drug war
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11/10/21 Greg Gutfeld


FOX personality Greg Gutfeld invites Doctor Carl Hart, author of Drug Use for Grown Ups to visit "The Five" + Don Winslow author of The Cartel regarding the eternal violence of drug war


Guest(s): Greg Gutfeld
Organization(s): FOX
Greg GutfeldDoctor Carl Hart
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111021.mp3

Link(s): Greg Gutfeld: LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS
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11/01/21 Bill Piper


Bill Piper passed away on October 27. Bill worked for two decades as the Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance . Bill lobbied legislatures around the nation to end the folly of eternal drug war. Bill was DPA's main spokesperson to the media to include the NY Times, FOX, BBC and dozens of other outlets. This show contains interviews with Bill along with some thoughts on Bills passing from his good friend Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.


Guest(s): Bill Piper
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper & Sanho Tree
Download: Audio icon FDBCB110121.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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10/25/21 Michelle Alexander


Michelle Alexander author of the New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. a book that has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations who are motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." DTN Host Dean Becker and Michelle carve the drug war into bite size pieces, easy to digest and eliminate.


Guest(s): Michelle Alexander
Michelle AlexanderThe New Jim Crow
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Link(s): The New Jim Crow
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10/18/21 Phil Smith


Phil Smith is a reporter with the Drug Reform Coordination network and Stop the Drug War.org. For decades he has toured the nation and the world seeking the full truth about the mechanism of prohibition. He and DTN host Becker dissect the diseased innards of the drug war. + Remembering Texas' Vincent Lopez: "Canons of Truth" speech.


Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Phil Smith
Download: Audio icon FDBCB101821.mp3

Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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10/11/21 Allan Clear


Allan Clear was for decades the Executive Director of the massive drug reform organization the Harm Reduction Coalition. Allan is now the Director of the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute's Office of Drug User Health where he is responsible for program planning, design and implementation related to drug user health, including HIV and HCV prevention and access to care.


Guest(s): Allan Clear
Organization(s): Harm Reduction Coaltion
Allan Clear
Download: Audio icon FDBCB101121.mp3

Link(s): New York Drug Users Health
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10/04/21 Michael Krawitz


20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Michael Krawitz is a US Air force veteran, Executive Director of the non-profit Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access and international advocate for Cannabis policy reform. Krawitz has been involved in the United States, researching the traditions and history of cannabis. As well as working to secure access and availability of medical cannabis for veterans, in particular with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and has extended its involvement at the international level since the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug situation in 1998.


Guest(s): Michael Krawitz
Organization(s): Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access
Michael KrawitzDean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB100421.mp3

Link(s): Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access
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