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.





10/14/20 Dean Becker

Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker travels to Lisbon Portugal to give a speech to the leaders of the
European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Guest(s): Dean Becker
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Link(s): LEAP

10/07/20 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation describes his work with the US Congress in escalating the drug laws.

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

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Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

09/30/20 Perry Kendall

Doctor Perry Kendall a Canadian Public health physician who was the first Provincial Health Officer for the Canadian province of British Columbia's health ministry and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for contributions to Public health field and to harm reduction policy and practice.

Guest(s): Perry Kendall
Organization(s): Health Ministry

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09/23/2020 Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss, drug policy, covid, the passing of activist leaders and the forthcoming election.

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

Download: Audio icon FDBCB092320.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

09/16/20 Neil Woods

Neil Woods a long time undercover policeman in the UK is now the Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership for all of Europe

Guest(s): Neil Woods
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

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Link(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

09/09/20 Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese joins DTN host for the whole half hour to discuss drug war politics, racism, corruption and activism. This show contains a portion of a longer interview recorded 8/5/20 as part of forthcoming Claiming the Moral High Ground video special now being dedicated to Kevin, which will be released on 9/11. Sadly Kevin passed from this Earth on September 5. This is a tribute to the mentor to many, this activist extraordinaire.

Guest(s): Kevin Zeese
Organization(s): Popular Resistance

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Link(s): Popular Resistance

09/02/20 Beto ORourke

Beto O'Rourke former Congressman from Texas and Democratic Candidate for President & DTN reporter Dean Becker. What do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket for the drug war?

Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Powered by People

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Link(s): Powered By People

08/26/20 Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong spends the full half hour with host Dean Becker

Guest(s): Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong
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08/19/20 Katherine Neill Harris

Katherine Neill Harris of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice Univ END THE WAR ON DRUGS TO HELP FIX AMERICAN POLICING + Tommy Chong visits to discuss racist drug war policies

Guest(s): Katherine Neill Harris
Organization(s): James A. Baker III Institute

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Link(s): James A. Baker III Institute

08/12/20 Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author, reporter joins host Dean Becker to discuss forthcoming Video series "Seeking The Moral High Ground" and to kick the drug war in the teeth.

Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Maia Szalavitz
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