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.





08/27/08 - Wendy Chapkis

Wendy Chapkis, co-author of "Dying To Get High - Marijuana as Medicine" + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Official Govt Truth w/ Winston Francis, Ernesto Aguilar reports from Denver and the DNC

Guest(s): Wendy Chapkis
Organization(s): Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana

Link(s): LEAP, WAMM

08/20/08 - Peter Moskos

Peter Moskos, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, author of Cop in the Hood & recent US NEWS & World Report article: "Drugs are too dangerous not to regulate - We should legalize them" + Poppygate Report with Glenn Greenway, Terry Nelson with LEAP Report

Guest(s): Peter Moskos
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP, US NEWS/World Report

08/13/08 - Philippe Lucas

Philippe Lucas of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society discusses drug war tactics of US, Canada and the UN + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): Philippe Lucas
Organization(s): Vancouver Island Compassion Society

Link(s): LEAP, Vancouver Island Compassion Society

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