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.

Beto O'Rourke the former Congressman from Texas joins us to discuss drug war failure, mayhem  and death at the border, abortion rights, LGBGTQ rights and the sham trial of Ken Paxton AG of Texas. 

Second file, contains interview with Canadian drug policy expert and cannabis and psilocybin patient extraordinaire ALISON MYRDEN as well as the thoughts of MICHELLE ALEXANDER author of The New Jim Crow.

Basically its the first half hour, then the second half hour of my current one hour production Moral High Ground.  Produced at noon on Tuesddays, mostly live, with call ins, topic always around the drug war but. the drug war is all around.  Please email me if you would like to carry this second half hour each week I already produce. If you prefer to just use the full one hour, Moral High Ground thats okay, I thought best to keep previous show formats rolling along.  

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Beto O'Rourke , Alison Myrden, Michelle Alexander, Powered X People
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Phil Smith is a reporter with Stop The Drug War. Topics include opiate crisis, legal weed and a strong focus on a recent speech by DEAth Administrator Anne Milgram the oh so very, very, special agent in charge.

Phil Smith, Stop the Drug War
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Paul Armentano, the Deputy Director of  the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Topics include HHS recommendation to the DEA, supporting legalization, tobacco Vs weed & much more.

Paul Armentano, NORML
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Dr. Richard R. Andrews is a family medicine doctor in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare West. He specializes in HIV and other communicable diseases. 

Dr. Richard R. Andrews, Drug Truth Network
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Julian Buchanan a New Zealand Doctor is author of dozens of essays outlining the horrendous failures of drug war policy,

Julian Buchanan, Drugs, Human Rights & Harm Reduction
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Sanho Tree is a drug policy expert with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Topics include wars in Mexico and the Phillipines.  Failure of US policy. 

Sanho Tree, Institute for Policy Studies
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Steve Downing retired as Deputy Police Chief of Los Angeles.  He is also a long time member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership.  Opening segment on "Food Not Bombs" a Houston effort to feed to homeless that is being fined $2000 per day for their efforts.

Steve Downing, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
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Kim Ogg is the District Attorney of Harris County/Houston Texas.  Topics include Prosecutors for Prosecutors to assist Afghan prosecutors now facing retribution from the Taliban, Texas legislature, Tuttle family murders, cops fearful of interviews, my forthcoming book: Forever Salem, much more.

Kim Ogg
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Thomas L. Knapp is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism. We discuss US and international progress on ending the drug war PLUS Howard Wooldridge is taking part in a bicycle journey across Iowa with 30,000 others wearing a shirt that says LEGALIZE HEROIN to SAVE LIVES.

Thomas L. Knapp, William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
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Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known advocates for cannabis reform and in calling for an end to the global war on drugs.

Larsen is a Vancouver activist, author and businessman. He served ten years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, was the co-founder of the Vancouver Seed Bank, and is the former Vice President of the Canadian Association of Cannabis Dispensaries. He currently serves as founding director of the Vancouver Dispensary Society and is also founder and director of Sensible BC, Canada’s largest grassroots cannabis reform organization.

Dana Larsen, Dana Larsen
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