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.





12/30/20 Jack Cole

Jack Cole joins us for this half hour listen back to an interview from Nov 2003. Jack was the founding member, first director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, now known as Law Enforcement Action Partnership.

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Guest(s): Jack Cole
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): LEAP

12/23/20 Dr. Donald Tashkin

Dr. Donald Tashkin

From the International Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: On today’s program we’ll hear from Dr. Donald Abrams from University of California, San Francisco. We’ll also hear from Dr. Donald Tashkin of NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and we’ll hear their opinions on the health consequences of using medical cannabis + "PoppyGate" with Glenn Greenway ++ 2 Drug Truth Network Editorials

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Guest(s): Dr. Donald Tashkin
Organization(s): NIDA


12/16/20 Rev Alexander Sharp

Reverend Alexander Sharp joins us for the half hour to discuss drug reform progress and roadblocks in 2020

Download: Audio icon FDBCB121620.mp3

Guest(s): Reverend Alexander Shar
Organization(s): Clergy For New Drug Policy
Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy

12/09/20 Michael Krawitz

Michael Krawitz

Michael Krawitz worked for decades to influence first the US Veterans Administration and just last week to force the World Health Organization and the United Nations to nuance their Drug Treaty to move from "dangerous" to now allow for cannabis research and medicines.

Download: Audio icon FDBCB120920.mp3

Guest(s): Michael Krawitz
Organization(s): Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access

Link(s): Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access

12/02/20 Diane Goldstein

Interview of Diane Goldstein, the incoming Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Network re changes to drug laws in Canada, the UK, Mexico and around the US + Wash state representative Roger Goodman re decrim efforts in his state.

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Guest(s): Diane Goldstein
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): LEAP

11/25/20 Doug McVay

Oregonize Show #1

Special "Oregonization" program with Doug McVay, Brian Bennett & Host Dean Becker. Discussion on what will it take to motivate the masses to seek an end to drug war.

Download: Audio icon FDBCB112520.mp3

Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/18/20 Brian Bennett

Euphoria is a Blessing NOT a Curse

Brian C. Bennett is a a contributing expert at the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice University. His focus is on drug policy. We discuss the forthcoming first Evident Truth ZOOM Gathering on Sunday Nov 22 at 7PM CDT. (PLEASE READ: Transcript/Comment for details Link Below)

Download: Audio icon FDBCB111820.mp3

Guest(s): Brian C. Bennett
Organization(s): Baker Institute

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/11/20 Dr. Julian Buchanan

Dr. Julian Buchanan

Julian Buchanan a New Zealand Doctor is author of dozens of essays outlining the horrendous failures of drug war policy + Name That Drug By It's Side Effects

Download: Audio icon FDBCB111120.mp3

Guest(s): Dr. Julian Buchanan

Link(s): Drugs, Human Rights & Harm Reduction

11/04/20 Dr. Khalid Tinasti

Chief Tom SynanInspector Bill Spearn

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground. +++ LEAP/GLEPHA Webinar: The Police Experience with Overdose Prevention Sites withModerator: Chief Tom Synan, Newtown Police Department, Ohio, Inspector Bill Spearn, Vancouver Police Department, Canada, Staff Sergeant Conor King, Victoria Police Department, Canada

Download: Audio icon FDBCB110420.mp3

Guest(s): Dr. Khalid Tinasti
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP

10/28/20 Dr. Khalid Tinasti

Dr. Khalid Tinasti

Pt 2: Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground.

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Guest(s): Dr. Khalid Tinasti
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground