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.





02/07/10 - Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper, former narc extraordiaire + Corrupt Cop Story with Phil Smith & NPR extract on Bail Bond scams in US + Abolitionist's Moment

Guest(s): Barry Cooper
Organization(s): Kop Busters

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, Kop Busters

01/31/10 - Cynthia Henley

Cynthia Henley, past Pres of Hou Criminal Lawyer Assoc, DTN Editorial/Msg to Houston Council, report from WTKR TV, Roanoake VA, Phil Smith with Corrupt Cop Stories.

Guest(s): Cynthia Henley
Organization(s): Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, Henley Law Office

01/24/10 - Peter Christ

Peter Christ, founding member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Neill Franklin a working Baltimore policeman

Guest(s): Peter Christ
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP

01/17/10 - Phil Smith

Superior Court Judge David Nichols (ret) for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle re legal marijuana approval in Calif legislature hearing

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

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, LEAP

01/10/10 - Dean Becker

DTN listener calls about the mechanism of drug war

Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network

Link(s): End Prohibition

01/03/10 - Phil Smith

Phil Smith, Drug War Chronicle reporter's Top 10 Drug Reform Stories of 2009 + DTN Editorial: "Prohibition is Evil!"

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

Link(s): Stop The Drug War

12/27/09 - Fred Burton

Best of 2009: Fred Burton of Stratfor, Police Chief Harold Hurdt, Amanda Fielding Dir of Beckley Foundation, Glenn Greenwald, David Rosenbloom of Casa & Moses Naim editor of Foreign Policy magazine

Guest(s): Fred Burton
Organization(s): Stratfor


12/20/09 - Roger Goodman

Wash State Rep Roger Goodman + DTN listener Christmas wishes

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

Link(s): Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

12/13/09 - Leigh Maddox

Leigh Maddox, former Maryland state police officer and now a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Tony Newman of Drug Policy Alliance with Top Ten drug reform stories of 2009

Guest(s): Leigh Maddox
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, LEAP

12/06/09 - Mason Tvert

Mason Tvert, director of Safer Choice in Colorado discusses progress in fighting reefer madness

Guest(s): Mason Tvert
Organization(s): Safer Choice

Link(s): Safer Choice