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.





08/10/22 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano is Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Paul joins us for the half hour to discuss Russia sentence of 9 years behind bars for WNBA star Britteny Griner, CBD & THC snake oil, Senate bills in limbo, State politicians trying to circumvent cannabis votes, taxes, black market & more
+ DTN Editorial from Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High: EUPHORIA IS A BLESSING NOT A CRIME

Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Organization(s): NORML
Paul Armentano Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High
Download: Audio icon FDBCB081022.mp3

Link(s): NORML

08/03/22 Tris Reistone

KPOV reporter in Bend Oregon, Tris "Tristone" is a cannabis grower and a long time puveryor of fine cannabis lotions, tinctures and other products now working for High Desery Pure. Topics include decrim, illegal grows, penalties and a comparison of Oregon to the hosts state of Texas.

Guest(s): Tris Reistone
Organization(s): High Desert Pure
Tris Reistone
Download: Audio icon FDBCB080322.mp3

Link(s): High Desert Pure

07/27/22 Dee Dee Stout

Dee-Dee Stout, author of Coming to Harm Reduction - Kicking and Screaming, holds a Master’s degree in Health Counseling from San Francisco State University, a program that she designed herself to meet her educational needs. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from the same University. Dee-Dee was a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level II (CADC-II) for 20 years, finally deciding that her devotion to what works - harm reduction - outweighed any need for the certification and so gave it up. She continues to be an active member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Guest(s): Dee Dee Stout
Organization(s): Dee Dee Stout Consulting
Dee Dee Stout  Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB072722.mp3

Link(s): Dee Dee Stout Consulting

07/20/22 Kim Ogg

Guest is Kim Ogg, the District Attorney of Houston Texas. Topics include abortion, guns, Uvalde, her no marijuana arrest program and much more.

Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): District Attorney

Download: Audio icon FDBCB072022.mp3


07/13/22 Clay Conrad

Clay Conrad is author of Jury Nullifications - The Evolution of a Doctrine. Clay has been recogized for his legal acumen around the nation. He has made extensive continuing legal education presentations as well as presentations to civic and political associations across the country including in Virginia, California, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington D.C. He has been the guest of many radio talk shows.

Guest(s): Clay Conrad
Organization(s): Looney, Smith & Conrad

Download: Audio icon FDBCB071322.mp3

Link(s): Looney, Smith & Conrad


Vivian McPeak is an American peace, social justice activist, cannabis rights activist, and musician. In Seattle, Washington. Mcpeak founded the Peace Heathens in 1988, a Seattle community action group. McPeak and Gary Cooke organized the first Seattle Hempfest in 1991, the 2-day event has grown to become the world's largest cannabis policy reform rally. McPeak, who is director of Hempfest, performed with the rock band Stickerbush in the 1980s.

Guest(s): Vivian McPeak
Organization(s): Seattle Hempfest

Download: Audio icon FDBCB070622.mp3

Link(s): Seattle Hempfest

06/29/22 Matthew Fogg

Dr. Matthew Fogg is running for US Congress in Maryland. Dr. Fogg joined the U.S. Marshals Service and became a highly decorated federal law officer. He seeks to congtrol assault weapons, protect the elderly, end the drug war and work towards racial balance.

Guest(s): Matthew Fogg
Organization(s): LEAP
Matthew Fogg
Download: Audio icon FDBCB062922.mp3

Link(s): Bigots with Badges

06/22/22 Arthur Rizer

Arthur Rizer is an author and founder of the ARrow Center for Justice Reform, an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He writes for The Atlantic. HIs latest: "Police Militarization Gave us Uvalde".

Guest(s): Arthur Rizer
Organization(s): The Atlantic
Arthur RizerDean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB062222.mp3

Link(s): Police Militarization Gave us Uvalde

06/15/22 Kari Boiter

Kari Boiter is the President Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. She is an award-winning community organizer, communications strategist. WONPR focuses on women's reproductive rights, drug prohibition and parental rights.

Guest(s): Kari Boiter
Organization(s): Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform
Kari Boiter
Download: Audio icon FDBCB061522.mp3

Link(s): Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform

06/08/22 Cliff Schaffer

Cliff Shaffer is a drug reform pioneer, famed destructor of DEA logic and Agent egos. For 20 + years he has administered the drug reform website which showcases government and official archives covering more than 100 years of drug war history. He and DTN host Dean Becker discuss drug reform progress and failings.

Guest(s): Cliff Schaffer
Organization(s): Drug Library
Cliff Schaffer
Download: Audio icon FDBCB060822.mp3

Link(s): Drug Library