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.





01/07/09 - Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett discusses the history of the drug war + Fred Burton, VP of counterterrorism at Stratfor & author of "Ghost - Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent", Sigifredo Gonzales, sheriff of Zapata county and Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth county both call for a look at legalization & Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): Brian Bennett
Organization(s): Brian C Bennett

Link(s): LEAP, Stratfor Security, Brian's Data Site

12/31/08 - Redford Givens

Redford Givens regarding drugs and the Bible, High Times focus on Drug Truth Network + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): Redford Givens
Download: Audio icon FDBCB123108.mp3

Link(s): LEAP, DTN at Hight Times

12/24/08 - Stephen Frye

Dr. Stephen Frye, author of "We Really Lost This War - Twenty Five Reasons to Legalize Drugs" + Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies re war in Mexico & Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project

Guest(s): Stephen Frye
Organization(s): We Really Lost This War

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project, 25 Reasons to End the Drug War

12/17/08 - Neill Franklin

Neill Franklin, working Baltimore cop with more than 32 years experience and a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Ken Wolski, RN reports on potential New Jersey medical marijuana law + Abolitionists Moment III

Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP

12/10/08 - Ethan Nadelmann

Martin Lee, author "Acid Dreams - The Complete Social History of LSD" + Ethan Nadelmann, dir of Drug Policy Alliance re Wall Street Op-Ed vs Czar Johan Walters

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

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

12/03/08 - Terry Nelson

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition press conference at the National Press Club in Wash DC, call for the end of drug prohibition, with Neal Peirce of Wash Post, Terry Nelson & Richard Van Wickler of LEAP & Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation + Poppygate Report with Glenn Greenway

Guest(s): Terry Nelson
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): CJPF, LEAP

11/26/08 - Bruce Alexander

Bruce K. Alexander, author of "The Globalization of Addiction, A Study in Poverty of The Spirit" + Law Enforcement Against Prohibition report from Terry Nelson & The Abolitionists Moment

Guest(s): Bruce Alexander
Organization(s): Simon Frasier University

Link(s): LEAP

11/19/08 - Buford Terrell

Buford Terrel, retired professor of law & Brian Arthur owner of Mazatec Garden discuss the potential outlawing of "salvia" + Terry Nelson reports for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): Buford Terrell
Organization(s): Drug Policy Forum of Texas

Link(s): LEAP

11/12/08 - Eddy Lepp

Reverend Eddy Lepp faces 2 life sentences for growing marijuana for his church, Bruce Mirken discusses advances in marijuana laws on election day, Sanho Tree discusses Plan Colombia on BBC & Sam Califano of CASA spreads fear and loathing

Guest(s): Eddy Lepp

Link(s): IPS, Eddy Lepp Site

11/05/08 - John Walters

Drug Czar John Walters gives a speech at James A. Baker III Institute for Policy Studies at Rice University + Terry Nelson reports for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Guest(s): John Walters
Organization(s): ONDCP

Link(s): LEAP