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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12/22/21 Joao Goulao


Doctor Joao Goulao & DTN Host Becker

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.


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Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Link(s): LEAP
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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.


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Guest(s): Eric Sterling
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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.


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Guest(s): James Gierach
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs
Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy, IDPC Shadow Report
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12/01/21 Omar Figueroa


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.


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Guest(s): Omar Figueroa
Organization(s): Attorney
Link(s): Omar Figueroa Attorney Website
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11/24/21 Dan Callahan


Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo

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.


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Guest(s): Dan Callahan
Organization(s): Tulane University
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/17/21 Dean Becker


Preaching the end of drug war

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


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Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
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11/10/21 Greg Gutfeld


Greg GutfeldDoctor Carl Hart

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


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Guest(s): Greg Gutfeld
Organization(s): FOX
Link(s): Greg Gutfeld: LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS
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11/01/21 Bill Piper


Bill Piper & Sanho Tree

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.


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Guest(s): Bill Piper
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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10/25/21 Michelle Alexander


Michelle AlexanderThe New Jim Crow

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.


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Guest(s): Michelle Alexander
Link(s): The New Jim Crow
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10/18/21 Phil Smith


Phil Smith

Phil Smith is a reporter with the Drug Reform Coordination network and Stop the Drug War.org. For decades he has toured the nation and the world seeking the full truth about the mechanism of prohibition. He and DTN host Becker dissect the diseased innards of the drug war. + Remembering Texas' Vincent Lopez: "Canons of Truth" speech.


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Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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