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.





07/15/09 - Jack Cole

Jack Cole, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Dr. Fredrick Polak of Amsterdam, courtesy CBS News + "Interesting Man" III

Guest(s): Jack Cole
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP

07/08/09 - Jerry Paradis

Jerry Paradis, Canadian Judge (ret) & speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Paul Armentano of NORML on forthcoming convention in San Francisco

Guest(s): Jerry Paradis
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP, NORML

07/01/09 - Jamie Fellner

Jamie Fellner, senior counsel, US Human Rights Watch + DTN editorial & song "Stash of Bags"

Guest(s): Jamie Fellner
Organization(s): Human Rights Watch

Link(s): Human Rights Watch

06/24/09 - Moises Naim

Dr. Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine & Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + "Interesting Man"III & Abolitionist Moment

Guest(s): Moises Naim
Organization(s): Foreign Policy Magazine

Link(s): LEAP, Foreign Policy Magazine

06/17/09 - Casper Leitch

Casper Leitch, producer and host of, discusses history of his efforts + Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project on the legislatures over ride of the governors veto in Rhode Island & more

Guest(s): Casper Leitch
Organization(s): Time4Hemp

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project, Time 4 Hemp

06/10/09 - Claudia Rubin

Claudia Rubin w/ RELEASE in the UK, regarding their campaign: "Nice People Take Drugs" + Dr. Joel Hochman's warning to parents & Julie Roberts of Drug Policy Alliance on forthcoming cannabis distribution in New Mexico

Guest(s): Claudia Rubin
Organization(s): Release

Link(s): RELEASE, Improve New Mexico

06/03/09 - Marc Emery

US Prison Sentences await Marc Emery - Canada's Prince of Pot, Reverend Eddy Lepp and cannabis dispensary owner Charles Lynch, comments from Ed Rosenthal the guru of ganja

Guest(s): Marc Emery
Organization(s): Cannabis Culture Magazine

Link(s): Cannabis Culture Magazine, Eddy Lepp Site

05/27/09 - David Rosenbloom

David Rosenbloom the new president and CEO of CASA - the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse + Kevin Zeese, president of Common Sense for Drug Policy & Abolitionist Moment

Guest(s): David Rosenbloom
Organization(s): CASA

Link(s): Common Sense for Drug Policy, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

05/20/09 - Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance + Afghan Army use of hashish estimated at 75% per Guardian report

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

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

05/13/09 - Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author of "Help at Any Cost" + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition & Abolitionist Moment/DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): Help at Any Cost

Link(s): LEAP, Help at Any Cost