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.





08/06/08 - Lee Brown

American Bar Association panel on drug reform with Judge Arthur Burnett and former Drug Czar Lee Brown + Poppygate report from Glenn Greenway & Drug War Facts with Doug McVay

Guest(s): Lee Brown
Organization(s): Drug Czar

Link(s): NAADPC

07/30/08 - Marie Gottschalk

Marie Gottschalk, U of Penn Professor & author of "The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration" + LEAP report with Terry Nelson & Drug War Facts with Doug McVay

Guest(s): Marie Gottschalk

Link(s): LEAP, Common Sense for Drug Policy

07/23/08 - Jeremy Scahill

Reports from the Netroots Nation convention: Jeremy Scahill, Cliff Schecter, Jim Hightower, Gloria Littleshield & dozens of voices answering the question: "Can you name the #1 success of the drug war" + Drug War Facts with Doug McVay

Guest(s): Jeremy Scahill
Organization(s): Blackwater

Link(s): Drug War Facts

07/16/08 - Robert Muhammad

Brother Robert Muhammad of the Nation of Islam & DTN's Dean Becker discuss Houston's criminal, justice system + LEAP Report from Terry Nelson, Poppygate with Glenn Greenway + Drug War Facts with Doug McVay

Guest(s): Robert Muhammad
Organization(s): Nation of Islam

Link(s): LEAP

07/09/08 - Ryan King

Ryan King of the Sentencing Project + Terry Nelson with the LEAP report, Cannabis College ad, clip of interview with ABC's John Stossel

Guest(s): Ryan King
Organization(s): Sentencing Project

Link(s): Sentencing Project

07/02/08 - Arnold Trebach

Professor Arnold Trebach, author of Fatal Distraction + LEAP report from Terry Nelson, Glenn Greenway with Poppygate report, OP-ED from Bruce Mirken of Marijuana Policy Project & Amsterdam prohibits tobacco not pot

Guest(s): Arnold Trebach
Organization(s): Trebach Report

Link(s): The Trebach Report, LEAP

06/25/08 - Mary Lynn Mathre

Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out of Time discusses medical cannabis + Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Drug War Facts with Doug McVay & Glenn Greenway with the Poppygate report

Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time

Link(s): Drug War Facts, Patients out of Time

06/18/08 - Bill Piper

Bill Piper of Drug Policy Alliance, Bruce Mirken of Marijuana Policy Project, Paul Armentano of NORML, Randy Credico of William Kuntsler Fund, Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Doug McVay with Drug War Facts & Glenn Greenway with the Poppygate Report.

Guest(s): Bill Piper
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project

06/11/08 - Ray Hill

Ray Hill one of the founders of Pacifica's KPFT compares the war on gays to the war on drugs + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition & Drug War Facts with Doug McVay

Guest(s): Ray Hill
Organization(s): KPFT

Link(s): Drug War Facts, LEAP

06/04/08 - Pierre Claude Nolin

Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, chairman of senate panel's massive report on illegal drugs, discusses Canada's pell-mell rush towards all out drug war (or legalization.)

Guest(s): Pierre Claude Nolin
Organization(s): Canadian Senate

Link(s): Canadian Senate Report on Illegal Drugs