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.





06/28/21 Kristina Davis

Kristina Davis

Stephanie "Riley" Burns & Kristina Davis PRS/ ICPR Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Houston Recovery Center & UTHealth - Project Integra + Winston Francis with the "Official Government Truth".

Guest(s): Kristina Davis
Link(s): Houston Recovery Center

06/21/21 Mathew Fogg

Mathew Fogg

US Marshall Mathew Fogg (Ret) served our nation with 32 years service and now heads up "Bigots with Badges" + sound advice for drug users and their parents from Dr. Joel Hochman

Guest(s): Mathew Fogg
Organization(s): Bigots With Badges
Link(s): Bigots with Badges

06/14/21 Jimi Devine

Jimi Devine, a reporter based at LA Weekly writes on every aspect of drug war policy and drug wars failures.

Guest(s): Jimi Devine
Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground

06/07/21 Beto O'Rourke

Rep Beto O'Rourke & DTN Host Dean Becker

Congressman Beto O'Rourke (ret) discusses, voting rights, racism, environment and the drug war + James Gierach, former Illinois States Atty on Chicago violence and the drug war.

Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): Powered By People

05/31/21 Neill Franklin

Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin (Ret) discusses law enforcement, the Peelian Princiiples: The goal is preventing crime, not catching criminals. If the police stop crime before it happens, we don’t have to punish citizens or suppress their rights. Corruption and greed are stopping most departments.

Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Link(s): LEAP

05/26/21 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge a former detective is a “long rider” who has crossed the US several times on his horse Misty and who just finished his second trip across the US on a bicycle wearing a shirt that states: “Cops say legalize Heroin... ask me why”. PLUS Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain.

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Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition
Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

05/19/21 Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Phil Smith reports drug war news for Stop the Drug War and Drug War Chronicle. Phil and DTN host Dean Becker discuss the corruption and the progress of drug laws.

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

05/12/21 Dr. Frank Lucido

Doctor Frank LucidoEthan Nadelmann and DTN Host Dean Becker

Doctor Frank Lucido is retiring from general practice but will maintain his medical cannabis practice + Ethan Nadelmann the founder of the DPA discusses prejudice and the drug war.

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

05/05/21 Clarence Walker

Jeff Reese

Clarence Walker report: "Who Are the Real drug Pushers? Top Executives indicted in Hundreds of Million dollars in Cocaine trafficking" + Jeff Reese former Houston Sheriff Deputy Sergeant with 26 years experience is now President of Houston Peace and Justice Center

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Guest(s): Clarence Walker
Organization(s): Houston Peace and Justice Center
Link(s): NewsBlaze

04/28/21 Lawrence Pasternack

Lawrence PasternackHoward Crossing Mississippi on his bicycle, going across the USA

OSU Professor Lawrence Pasternack re OpEd in Tulsa World: What's the best way to regulate legal marijuana? The free market. + Howard Wooldridge is half way across America on his bicycle promoting end of drug war.

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Guest(s): Lawrence Pasternack
Organization(s): Oklahoma State University

Link(s): What's the best way to regulate legal marijuana? The free market