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.





07/15/20 Mary Jane Borden

Mary Jane Borden reporter for Columbus Ohio Free Press re her latest: By Their Deeds Shall Ye Know Them article on racism & Black Lives Matter + Global News report on Canadian Chiefs of Police call for winding down the drug war announcing forthcoming DTN video special featuring Cliff Shaffer : Seeking The Moral High Ground

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Guest(s): Mary Jane Borden
Organization(s): Ohio Rights Group

Link(s): Cannabinart

07/08/20 Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re premiere of Becker's Buds Video program, racism, pandemic and drug war failures + Chris Conrad Becker's Buds guest #2 re racism, drug war tactics.

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

Link(s): Stop The Drug War

07/01/20 Doug McVay

Doug McVay who produces Century of Lies, talk about racism and the drug war. PLUS: the thoughts of Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow.

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Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts

Link(s): Drug War Facts

06/24/20 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman Washington state Representative on US racism, Covid 19 and call for actual control of controlled substances + Josh Richards Houston activist calls for harm reduction

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Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance

Link(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance

06/17/20 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland + Drug Truth Network editorial

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Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

06/10/20 Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin discusses Law Enforcement Action Partnerships new National Policing Recommendations + Debby Goldsberry re gang rip offs of cannabis dispensaries & DTN Editorial

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

Link(s): LEAP

06/03/20 Beto O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke & Dean BeckerSeattle Police Chief Norm Stamper

Beto O'Rourke joins us to discuss the murder of George Floyd, the protests, the bigotry of centuries and how it is escalated thru drug war tacts +++ Norm Stamper former Police Chief of Seattle gives his perspectives on the never ending series of cop on black murders.

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Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke, Norm Stamper
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP

05/27/20 Global Commission Calls for End of Prohibition

Phil Smith

Global Commissioners Report calls for legalizing drugs with Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland, Louise Arbour former High Commissioner on Human Rights, Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Anand Grover UN Special Rapporteur on right to health + Phil Smith reporting on Global Commission for Citizen Truth + Norma Sapp reports on cannabis laws in Oklahoma.

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Guest(s): Global Commission
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs

Link(s): Global Commission on Drugs Report, Global Commission Video on YouTube

05/20/20 Neill Franklin

Neill FranklinDana Larsen

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year veteran of both the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department who oversaw 17 separate drug task forces. He has served as an official representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) since 2007 + Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs.

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

Link(s): LEAP

05/13/20 Abbie Rosner

Abbie Rosner

Abbie Rosner reports for Forbes, her focus on how older adults are re-discovering cannabis & psychedelics + Kassandra Frederique Dir of DPA re What Does DPA Do During a Pandemic?

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Guest(s): Abbie Rosner
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance