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.
Guest is Kim Ogg, the District Attorney of Houston Texas. Topics include abortion, guns, Uvalde, her no marijuana arrest program and much more.
Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): District Attorney
Clay Conrad is author of Jury Nullifications - The Evolution of a Doctrine. Clay has been recogized for his legal acumen around the nation. He has made extensive continuing legal education presentations as well as presentations to civic and political associations across the country including in Virginia, California, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington D.C. He has been the guest of many radio talk shows.
Guest(s): Clay Conrad
Organization(s): Looney, Smith & Conrad
Vivian McPeak is an American peace, social justice activist, cannabis rights activist, and musician. In Seattle, Washington. Mcpeak founded the Peace Heathens in 1988, a Seattle community action group. McPeak and Gary Cooke organized the first Seattle Hempfest in 1991, the 2-day event has grown to become the world's largest cannabis policy reform rally. McPeak, who is director of Hempfest, performed with the rock band Stickerbush in the 1980s.
Guest(s): Vivian McPeak
Organization(s): Seattle Hempfest
Dr. Matthew Fogg is running for US Congress in Maryland. Dr. Fogg joined the U.S. Marshals Service and became a highly decorated federal law officer. He seeks to congtrol assault weapons, protect the elderly, end the drug war and work towards racial balance.
Guest(s): Matthew Fogg
Arthur Rizer is an author and founder of the ARrow Center for Justice Reform, an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He writes for The Atlantic. HIs latest: "Police Militarization Gave us Uvalde".
Guest(s): Arthur Rizer
Organization(s): The Atlantic
Kari Boiter is the President Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. She is an award-winning community organizer, communications strategist. WONPR focuses on women's reproductive rights, drug prohibition and parental rights.
Guest(s): Kari Boiter
Organization(s): Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform
Cliff Shaffer is a drug reform pioneer, famed destructor of DEA logic and Agent egos. For 20 + years he has administered the drug reform website DrugLibrary.org which showcases government and official archives covering more than 100 years of drug war history. He and DTN host Dean Becker discuss drug reform progress and failings.
Guest(s): Cliff Schaffer
Organization(s): Drug Library
Uvalde Texas heavily armed law enforcement left 19 children and their teachers to be slaughtered by a lone gunman. Stephen Downing Deputy Police Chief of Los Angeles (Ret) joins us to discuss this horrendous failure.
Guest(s): Stephen Downing
Don Hall is in long term recovery, which means to him that he has not has a needle in his arm for recreational purposes for over 33 years. Since the initiation of his recovery he has become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, obtained a B.S. in Human Services, and a Masters of Business Administration.. Mr. Hall is active with several area organizations advocating for fair and equitable treatment of disadvantaged populations. He teaches at Lonestar College to up and coming counselors to prepare them for the field of recovery.
Guest(s): Don Hall
Organization(s): SEARCH Homeless Services Housing Case Manager
James Gierach, a former Chicago prosecutor was for years the executive board vice chairman of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) an international organization of former law enforcement and criminal justice officials who speak out against the failures of existing drug policies throughout the world. LEAP is now: Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Gierach has for decades been attending annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva, New York and elsewhere.
Guest(s): James Gierach