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.

 

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01/05/22 Alexander Sharp


Reverend Alexander Sharp on Claiming the Moral High Ground, drug war crimes against humanity


Guest(s): Alexander Sharp
Organization(s): Clergy For New Drug Policy
Alexander Sharp
Download: Audio icon FDBCB010522.mp3

Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy
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12/29/21 Ruth Dreifuss


Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”


Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Ruth Dreifuss
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122921.mp3

Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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12/22/21 Joao Goulao


Drug Czar of Portugal: Doctor Joao Goulao is the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviors and Dependency. He and Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker delve deep into drug war logic.


Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Doctor Joao Goulao & DTN Host Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122221.mp3

Link(s): LEAP
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12/15/21 Eric Sterling


Eric Sterling for ten years was counsel to the US House Committee on the Judiciary, founded the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and now serves on Policing Advisory Commission of Montgomery County, MD. Discussion of drug war crimes against humanity with DTN host Becker.


Guest(s): Eric Sterling

Download: Audio icon FDBCB121521.mp3

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12/08/21 James Gierach


James Gierach, former prosecutor, LEAP Speaker address DTN hosts call for a drug war tribunal for crimes against humanity + Global Commission on Drugs calls for end of drug prohibition with Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Dr. Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland & Mohamed ElBaradei Nobel Laureate.


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

Download: Audio icon FDBCB120821.mp3

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy, IDPC Shadow Report
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12/01/21 Omar Figueroa


Our guest is Attorney Omar Figueroa, based in California. Omar focuses on cannabis law, licensing, Hemp & CBD law, psychedelics and human rights. Discussion on caravan raids, over taxation, international cannabis & more.


Guest(s): Omar Figueroa
Organization(s): Attorney
Omar Figueroa
Download: Audio icon FDBCB120121.mp3

Link(s): Omar Figueroa Attorney Website
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11/24/21 Dan Callahan


Doctoral candidates at Tulane University, Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo are writing a call to action for the legalization of drugs and seek input from DTN reporter Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High.


Guest(s): Dan Callahan
Organization(s): Tulane University
Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112421.mp3

Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/17/21 Dean Becker


Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High preaches to the congregation from the pulpit of a Houston church: PROHIBITION IS EVIL


Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Preaching the end of drug war
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111721.mp3

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11/10/21 Greg Gutfeld


FOX personality Greg Gutfeld invites Doctor Carl Hart, author of Drug Use for Grown Ups to visit "The Five" + Don Winslow author of The Cartel regarding the eternal violence of drug war


Guest(s): Greg Gutfeld
Organization(s): FOX
Greg GutfeldDoctor Carl Hart
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111021.mp3

Link(s): Greg Gutfeld: LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS
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11/01/21 Bill Piper


Bill Piper passed away on October 27. Bill worked for two decades as the Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance . Bill lobbied legislatures around the nation to end the folly of eternal drug war. Bill was DPA's main spokesperson to the media to include the NY Times, FOX, BBC and dozens of other outlets. This show contains interviews with Bill along with some thoughts on Bills passing from his good friend Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.


Guest(s): Bill Piper
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper & Sanho Tree
Download: Audio icon FDBCB110121.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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