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.





09/23/2020 Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss, drug policy, covid, the passing of activist leaders and the forthcoming election.

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Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

09/16/20 Neil Woods

Neil Woods a long time undercover policeman in the UK is now the Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership for all of Europe

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Guest(s): Neil Woods
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Link(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

09/09/20 Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese joins DTN host for the whole half hour to discuss drug war politics, racism, corruption and activism. This show contains a portion of a longer interview recorded 8/5/20 as part of forthcoming Claiming the Moral High Ground video special now being dedicated to Kevin, which will be released on 9/11. Sadly Kevin passed from this Earth on September 5. This is a tribute to the mentor to many, this activist extraordinaire.

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Guest(s): Kevin Zeese
Organization(s): Popular Resistance

Link(s): Popular Resistance

09/02/20 Beto ORourke

Beto O'Rourke former Congressman from Texas and Democratic Candidate for President & DTN reporter Dean Becker. What do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket for the drug war?

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Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Powered by People
Link(s): Powered By People

08/26/20 Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong spends the full half hour with host Dean Becker

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Guest(s): Tommy Chong

08/19/20 Katherine Neill Harris

Katherine Neill Harris of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice Univ END THE WAR ON DRUGS TO HELP FIX AMERICAN POLICING + Tommy Chong visits to discuss racist drug war policies

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Guest(s): Katherine Neill Harris
Organization(s): James A. Baker III Institute

Link(s): James A. Baker III Institute

08/12/20 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


08/05/20 Joao Goulao

Doctor Joao Goulao is the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviors and Dependency, Portugal's Drug Czar. He and Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker delve deep into drug war logic.

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Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Drug Czar

07/29/20 Christoph Buerki

Christoph Buerki with host Dean Becker

Dr. Christoph Buerki is a Swiss Psychiatrist who pioneered their Heroin injection program. Over the more than two decades, Swiss citizens have injected pure Heroin more than 20,000,000 times with zero overdose deaths.

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Guest(s): Christoph Buerki
Organization(s): Swiss Heroin Injection Program

07/20/20 Neill Franklin

Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin has more than 30 years experience wearing the badge of law enforcement. Today Neill is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership which has thousands of experienced police, prosecutors and legislators calling for an end to drug prohibition. Neill is one of the stars of our forthcoming, September 11 Premiere of our video Production: SEEEKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND (On Drugs). To learn more please visit

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Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP