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.





12/13/09 - Leigh Maddox

Leigh Maddox, former Maryland state police officer and now a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Tony Newman of Drug Policy Alliance with Top Ten drug reform stories of 2009

Guest(s): Leigh Maddox
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP

12/06/09 - Mason Tvert

Mason Tvert, director of Safer Choice in Colorado discusses progress in fighting reefer madness

Guest(s): Mason Tvert
Organization(s): Safer Choice

Link(s): Safer Choice

11/29/09 - Irvin Rosenfeld

Irvin Rosenfeld a Florida stockbroker is supplied with 300 cannabis cigarettes each 25 days by the DEA, FDA and NIDA

Guest(s): Irvin Rosenfeld
Organization(s): Patients Out Of Time

Link(s): Patients out of Time

11/22/09 - Danny Kushlick

Danny Kushlick outlines "After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation" from Transform in the UK + interview of Ira Glasser at the Drug Policy Alliance conference

Guest(s): Danny Kushlick
Organization(s): Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, Transform Drug Policy Foundation

11/15/09 Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann's opening speech at Drug Policy Alliance Conference in Albuquerque NM

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

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/08/09 - General Stephen N. Xenakis

Drug Policy Alliance conference & report: "Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration" with General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., Guy Gambill, veterans├ö├Â┬úÔö£├é├ö├Â┬úÔö£┬║├ö├Â┬úÔö£Ôòù advocate, Abel Moreno, Arizona Vets 4 Vets

Guest(s): General Stephen N. Xenakis
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/01/09 - Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge, founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition + Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle on the level of violence in Mexico

Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citiens Opposing Prohibition

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, Citizens Opposing Prohibition

10/25/09 - Tony Newman

Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses major changes in media coverage of the drug war and the DPA's forthcoming conference in New Mexico + Dr. Joel Hochmans advice to parents of drug users

Guest(s): Tony Newman
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

10/18/09 - Richard Evans

Atty Richard Evans of Mass NORML + LIVE: Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies in Wash DC & US Drug Czar clip + Paul Armentano of national NORML

Guest(s): Richard Evans
Organization(s): NORML

Link(s): Cannabis Tax, Institute Policy Studies

10/11/09 - Anthony Placido

Anthony Placido, Asst. Administer and Chief of Intelligence for the DEA + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): Anthony Placido
Organization(s): Drug Enforcement Administration

Link(s): LEAP