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.

 

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02/23/22 Paul Armentano



Paul Armentano has over two decades of experience working professionally in cannabis policy. He is the Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the nation’s oldest and largest cannabis reform advocacy organization. Discussion on cbd/hemp, synthetics, drug war hypocrisy.


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Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Organization(s): NORML
Link(s): National Organization for Reform of Marihuana Laws
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02/16/22 Ethan Russo


Ethan Russo

Ethan Russo, MD, is a highly esteemed, board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of credo-science.com.

Previously, he was Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) based in Prague, Czech Republic. Medical Director of PHYTECS (2015-2017), a biotechnology company researching and developing innovative approaches targeting the human endocannabinoid system, and from 2003-2014, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment and initial studies of Epidiolex® for intractable epilepsy.


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Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): Credo-Science
Link(s): Credo-Science
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02/09/22 Rick Doblin



Doctor Rick Doblin is the founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Discusion centers around legalization and medicalization of MDMA, Psilocybin, LSD and much more.


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Guest(s): Rick Doblin
Organization(s): MAPS
Link(s): Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
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02/02/22 Stephen Downing


Stephen DowningDTN Host Dean Becker

Stephen Downing began his 20-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police. His vast experience in law enforcement has led him to the conclusion that the War on Drugs can never be worth the human and fiscal costs.
Discussion revolves around corruption, influence of patrolmen unions and more. Steve was an original board member of LEAP. Downing is an expert on issues related to police militarization, civil asset forfeiture, and corruption and internal affairs. His
interviews and original writings have appeared in numerous local, state, and national outlets.


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Guest(s): Stephen Downing
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP
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01/26/22 Doctor Perry Kendall


Doctor Perry Kendall

Doctor Perry Kendall was the first Provincial Health Officer for the Canadian province of British Columbia's health ministry and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for contributions to Public health field and to harm reduction policy and practice. He and DTN host Becker examine the positive results of Canada's advances in drug war policy.


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Guest(s): Doctor Perry Kendall

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01/19/22 Dr. Khalid Tinasti


Dr. Khalid TinastiDTN Host Dean Becker

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Executive Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy joins DTN host Dean Becker for a second half hour to disect the logic of the drug war. Dr, Tinast also is featured in DTN's 90 minute video production: Claiming the Moral High Ground.


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Guest(s): Dr. Khalid Tinasti
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs
Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground
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01/19/22 Dr. Khalid Tinasti


Dr. Khalid TinastiDTN Host Dean Becker

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Executive Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy joins DTN host Dean Becker for a second half hour to disect the logic of the drug war. Dr, Tinast also is featured in DTN's 90 minute video production: Claiming the Moral High Ground.


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Guest(s): Dr. Khalid Tinasti
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs
Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground, Global Commission Calls for End of Prohibition
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01/12/20 Khalid Tinasti


Khalid Tinasti

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs a participant in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground. Joins with the Commission to call for the end of drug prohibition.


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Guest(s): Khalid Tinasti
Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground
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01/05/22 Alexander Sharp


Alexander Sharp

Reverend Alexander Sharp on Claiming the Moral High Ground, drug war crimes against humanity


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Guest(s): Alexander Sharp
Organization(s): Clergy For New Drug Policy
Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy
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12/29/21 Ruth Dreifuss


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.”


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Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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