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.





12/29/21 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.”

Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Ruth Dreifuss
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122921.mp3

Link(s): Stop The Drug War

12/22/21 Joao Goulao

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

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Doctor Joao Goulao & DTN Host Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122221.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

12/15/21 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling for ten years was counsel to the US House Committee on the Judiciary, founded the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and now serves on Policing Advisory Commission of Montgomery County, MD. Discussion of drug war crimes against humanity with DTN host Becker.

Guest(s): Eric Sterling

Download: Audio icon FDBCB121521.mp3


12/08/21 James Gierach

James Gierach, former prosecutor, LEAP Speaker address DTN hosts call for a drug war tribunal for crimes against humanity + Global Commission on Drugs calls for end of drug prohibition with Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Dr. Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland & Mohamed ElBaradei Nobel Laureate.

Guest(s): James Gierach
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs

Download: Audio icon FDBCB120821.mp3

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy, IDPC Shadow Report

12/01/21 Omar Figueroa

Our guest is Attorney Omar Figueroa, based in California. Omar focuses on cannabis law, licensing, Hemp & CBD law, psychedelics and human rights. Discussion on caravan raids, over taxation, international cannabis & more.

Guest(s): Omar Figueroa
Organization(s): Attorney
Omar Figueroa
Download: Audio icon FDBCB120121.mp3

Link(s): Omar Figueroa Attorney Website

11/24/21 Dan Callahan

Doctoral candidates at Tulane University, Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo are writing a call to action for the legalization of drugs and seek input from DTN reporter Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High.

Guest(s): Dan Callahan
Organization(s): Tulane University
Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112421.mp3

Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/17/21 Dean Becker

Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High preaches to the congregation from the pulpit of a Houston church: PROHIBITION IS EVIL

Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Preaching the end of drug war
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111721.mp3


11/10/21 Greg Gutfeld

FOX personality Greg Gutfeld invites Doctor Carl Hart, author of Drug Use for Grown Ups to visit "The Five" + Don Winslow author of The Cartel regarding the eternal violence of drug war

Guest(s): Greg Gutfeld
Organization(s): FOX
Greg GutfeldDoctor Carl Hart
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111021.mp3

Link(s): Greg Gutfeld: LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS

11/01/21 Bill Piper

Bill Piper passed away on October 27. Bill worked for two decades as the Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance . Bill lobbied legislatures around the nation to end the folly of eternal drug war. Bill was DPA's main spokesperson to the media to include the NY Times, FOX, BBC and dozens of other outlets. This show contains interviews with Bill along with some thoughts on Bills passing from his good friend Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.

Guest(s): Bill Piper
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper & Sanho Tree
Download: Audio icon FDBCB110121.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

10/25/21 Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander author of the New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. a book that has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations who are motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." DTN Host Dean Becker and Michelle carve the drug war into bite size pieces, easy to digest and eliminate.

Guest(s): Michelle Alexander
Michelle AlexanderThe New Jim Crow
Download: Audio icon FDBCB102521.mp3

Link(s): The New Jim Crow