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.





03/10/21 Paul Stanford

Paul Stanford & Dean Becker

Paul Stanford, internationally recognized drug reformer hosts Cannabis Common Sense a TV show in Portland. Last week he invited Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network host to be a guest. This audio is less than half the one hour TV program.

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Guest(s): Paul Stanford
Organization(s): Restore Hemp

Link(s): Cannabis Common Sense TV with Paul Stanford and Dean Becker

03/03/21 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition re major reset on drug perspectives,+ Carly Wolf is NORML’s point person RE state policies to discuss progress in New Jersey and Jenn Michelle Pedini is the driving force for cannabis change in Virginia

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Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition
Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

02/24/21 Doctor Richard Andrews

Doctor Richard Andrews discusses the Texas blizzard, covid, overdose and the release of a new report from Fair and Just Prosecution: Reconciling Drug Courts, Decarceration and Harm Reduction.

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Guest(s): Doctor Richard Andrews

02/17/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman, Chair of the Washington State Public Safety Committee holds a hearing on HB 1499 to decriminalize all drugs. Features sponsor Rep Lauren Davis, Michelle Horn Richberg, Mica Watsman Chesman, Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Lucinda Grande, Linda Robertson, Monte Levine & Steve Isler. CONTINUES on this weeks Century of Lies with Doug McvVay reporting.

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Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Washington State Representative
Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature

02/10/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman is a Washington State Representative, Chair of their House Public Safety Committee who seeks to decriminalize all drugs in Washington State.

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Guest(s): Roger Goodman

Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature

02/03/21 Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”

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Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy

01/27/21 Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberr

Debby Goldsberry, long time cannabis activist and dispensary owner re covid caravans of cannabis criminals, pricing, Debby is author of Staring and Running a Marijuana Business. + Houston DA Kim Ogg indicts 12 cops for corruption and 2 for murder of drug users

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Guest(s): Debby Goldsberry
Organization(s): Magnolia Wellness

Link(s): Starting & Running a Marijuana Business

01/20/21 Dr. Carl Hart

Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.

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Guest(s): Dr. Carl Hart
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): Drug Use for Grown-Ups

01/13/21 David Herzberg

In White Market Drugs, David Herzberg explores these crises and the drugs that fueled them, from Bayer’s Heroin to Purdue ’s OxyContin and all the drugs in between: barbiturate “goof balls,” amphetamine “thrill pills,” the “love drug” Quaalude, and more. As Herzberg argues, the vast majority of American experiences with drugs and addiction have taken place within what he calls “white markets,” where legal drugs called medicines are sold to a largely white clientele.

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Guest(s): David Herzberg

Link(s): White Market Drugs

01/06/2021 Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author, reporter joins host Dean Becker to discuss forthcoming Video series "Seeking The Moral High Ground" and to kick the drug war in the teeth.

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Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz