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.





01/01/20 Inge Fryklund

Inge Fryklund board member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership & David Borden of Stop the Drug War / DRCNET + DTN Editorial for New Year

Guest(s): Inge Fryklund
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Inge Fryklund
Download: Audio icon FDBCB010120.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

12/25/19 Marsha Rosenbaum

Marsha Rosenbaum of DPA author Safety First school curriculum, Nurse Ken Wolski LTE in Trentonian + Debbie Churgain Dir of Americans for Safe Access

Guest(s): Marsha Rosenbaum
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Download: Audio icon FDBCB122519.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

12/18/19 Jeremy Kryt

Jeremy Kryt story Why the Drug War Can’t Be Won—Cartel Corruption Goes All the Way to the Top + Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation on birth of drug reform

Guest(s): Jeremy Kryt
Organization(s): Daily Beast

Download: Audio icon FDBCB121819.mp3

Link(s): Daily Beast, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

12/11/19 Ira Glasser

Ira Glasser, ACLU Dir (Ret), Drug Policy Alliance co founder & Jessie Dunleavy author Cover My Dreams in Ink + DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Jessie Dunleavy
Jessie DunleavyIra Glasser
Download: Audio icon FDBCB121119.mp3

Link(s): Jessie Dunleavy

12/04/19 Howard Josepher

Howard Josepher drug reform pioneer, Rafael Torruella Puerto Rico Harm Reductionist, tribute to passing of George McMahon Federal Marijuana patient + DTN editorial

Guest(s): Howard Josepher
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Howard Josepher
Download: Audio icon FDBCB120419.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/27/19 Richard Van Wickler

Richard Van Wickler past Chairman of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Lindy Clapp of Harm Reduction Service, Kristian Karas of DanceSafe, Sera Davidow of W. Massachussets Recovery & Author of Unbroken Brain Maia Szalavitz

Guest(s): Richard Van Wickler
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Richard Van Wickler
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112719.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

11/20/19 Colleen Cowles

Atty Colleen Cowles author of War On Us, Canadian barrister/professor Eugene Oscapella & Director of LEAP UK, author Neil Woods

Guest(s): Colleen Cowles
Colleen Cowles
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112019.mp3

Link(s): WAR ON US Book

11/13/19 Ethan Nadelmann

REFORM conference in St. Louis with Ethan Nadelmann Drug Policy Alliance founder, Rev. Edwin Sanders of Metropolitan Church in Nashville & Chad Sabora of St. Louis harm reduction group

Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Marcella Tincher, Ethan Nadelmann & Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111319.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/06/19 Richard Andrews

Dr. Richard Andrews is running for the Texas state Senate seat Dist. 13, Chicago to follow Oakland and Denver re Psychedelics? - Dr. Albert Hoffman speaks fondly of his child LSD

Guest(s): Richard Andrews
Organization(s): Dr. Richard Andrews for Texas Senate Dist 13
Dr. Richard Andrew
Download: Audio icon FDBCB110619.mp3

Link(s): Andrews for Texas Senate

10/30/19 John Conyers

John Conyers, US Congressman has passed away at age 90. We listen back to his visits to the Cultural Baggage program over the decades + Lucas Wiessing, Chief Scientist of European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Abuse

Guest(s): John Conyers, Lucas Wiessing
Organization(s): EMCDDA

Download: Audio icon FDBCB103019.mp3