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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09/27/21 Dean Becker


Dean Becker & Lucas Wiessing at EMCDDA

Dean Becker, DTN reporter was invited to Lisbon to speak to the administration of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Abuse (E.M.C.D.D.A.) + DTN Editorial."To End The War On Drugs"


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Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Link(s): LEAP
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09/20/21 Charles A. McClelland Jr


Judge James P. GrayChief McClelland & DTN Host Becker

Drug War is Racist, Stupid & Evil: Charles A. McClelland Jr. former Chief of Police of Houston calls for legal cannabis and Superior Court Judge James P. Gray calls for the end of drug prohibition.


Download: Audio icon FDBCB092021.mp3

Guest(s): Charles A. McClelland Jr
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP
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09/12/21 Neil Woods


Neil Woods

Former undercover police officer Neil Woods, who risked his life infiltrating some of the UK's most vicious gangs, pieces together the complex and terrifying reality of the drug war in Britain. Neil and DTN host Dean Becker discuss the failures and futility of the drug war.


Download: Audio icon FDBCB091321.mp3

Guest(s): Neil Woods Dir LEAP EU
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Link(s): Anyones Child Video with Neil Woods
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09/06/21 Joe Jaworski


Joe Jaworski

Joe Jaworski Atty., is the former Mayor of Galveston Texas and the Grandson of Leon Jaworski of Watergate fame. Joe is running for Attorney General of Texas against incumbent Ken Paxton who is under indictment for fraud. Joe is calling for legalization of cannabis and crippling the drug cartels. Joe and DTN host Dean Becker discuss voting rights, abortion and more.


Download: Audio icon FDBCB090621.mp3

Guest(s): Joe Jaworski
Organization(s): Jaworski For Texas

Link(s): Jaworski For Texas, Joe Jaworski Calls for Legal Weed Video
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08/30/21 Dr. Joao Goulao Drug Czar of Portugal



Moral High Ground Reclamation: Congressman Beto O'Rourke (Ret), Neil Woods Dir LEAP UK, Roger Goodman Wash State Rep, Katherine Neil Harris of Baker Inst., Dr. Christoph Buerki designer Swiss Heroin program, Maj. Neill Franklin Dir LEAP USA, Dr. Joao Goulao Drug Czar of Portugal & Dr. Kahlid Tinasti Global Commission on Drugs.



Guest(s): Dr. Joao Goulao Drug Czar of Portugal
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground
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08/23/21 Moral High



Moral High Ground with Major Neill Franklin of LEAP, Dr. Carl Hart, Katharine Neill Harris of Baker Inst, Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War, Chris Conrad author, D.A. Kim Ogg, Washington Rep Roger Goodman & Howard Wooldridge of COPS



Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Moral High Ground
Link(s): Moral High Ground
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08/16/21 Expert Panel


Time to PULL THE PLUG

DTN Editorial + Kevin Zeese of PopularResistance.org, Ethan Nadelmann founder DPA, Eric Sterling Founder Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies, Dr. Christoph Buerki Designer of Swiss Heroin Injection Program & Dr. Perry Kendall Dir. B.C. Centre for Substance Abuse & NYT Best Selling Author Maia Szalavitz.



Guest(s): Dr. Perry Kendall
Organization(s): LEAP
Link(s): LEAP
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08/09/21 Matt Elrod


Matt Elrod

Matt Elrod has for decades been a backbone of online drug reform. Based in the Canadian wilderness he still manages to coordinate, update and design websites for many strong players in drug reform. Matt and DTN host Becker kick drug war logic in the teeth. Matt's description of himself: "Reclusive Canadian audiophile, poetic naturalist, drug policy reform activist, library cataloguer, programmer and webmaster. Born to be mild." Not to be missed.



Guest(s): Matt Elrod
Link(s): Media Awareness Project
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08/02/21 Reverend Alexander Sharp


Matt SimonReverend Alexander Sharp

Reverend Alexander Sharp who heads up Clergy for a New Drug Policy joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss the morals, the punishment and the advocates of eternal drug war + Matt Simon, long time policy man for the Marijuana Policy Project who now works within the cannabis industry shares his thoughts on progress, corruption and the road going forward.



Guest(s): Reverend Alexander Sharp
Organization(s): Clergy For New Drug Policy
Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy
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07/26/21 Beto O'Rourke


Beto O'Rourke & DTN host Dean Becker

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke is helping to leadThe Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival & the Texas Poor People's Campaign. He and Willie Nelson are inviting folks to a Georgetown-to-Austin Moral March for Democracy culminating in a Rally at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, July 31. Calling for an end to the filibuster, in favor of the For the People Act, restoration of 1965 Voting Rights, $15 Hr and more. Also on this weeks show, Dr. Rick Doblin Exec Dir of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in Houston to participate in a Congressional Healthcare Summit hosted by US Congressman Dan Crenshaw.



Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke
Organization(s): Call for Moral Revival
Link(s): A National Call for Moral Revival: March on Austin
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