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.





01/09/08 - Paul Wright

Alison Chinn Holcomb of ACLU of Washington Foundation discusses marijuana laws + Report on cadmium poisoning of federal prisoners with Karen Garrison whose son Lawrence was exposed plus Paul Wright, publisher of Prison Legal News.

Guest(s): Paul Wright
Organization(s): Prison Legal News

Link(s): Prison Legal News, ACLU

01/02/08 - Matt Elrod

Matt Elrod discusses DTN's new website, drug policy reform, segment from Drug Policy panel with Carol Shipiro of Family Justice & Suzanne Mayo of Kansas State + Drug War Facts & Poppygate Report

Guest(s): Matt Elrod
Organization(s): DrugSense

Link(s): Drugsense

12/26/07 - Dean Becker

Year 2007 in review, via 4:20 Drug War News Reports 2/2

Guest(s): Dean Becker


12/19/07 - Antonio Maria Costa

UN Drug Czar: Antonio Maria Costa + responses from: Norm Stamper of LEAP, & Wash. State Rep Roger Goodman w/TRANSCRIPT

Guest(s): Antonio Maria Costa
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

12/12/07 - Calvin Johnson

NEW ORLEANS: DPA drug conference panel (2/2) with Norris Henderson, Else Pederson-Wasson, Judge Calvin Johnson + Nora Callahan re Sentencing & remembrance of Michael Paul Phillips

Guest(s): Calvin Johnson

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

12/05/07 - Jerry Paradis

Bob Doran, reporter for North Coast Journal, LEAP member Judge Jerry Paradis, PTSD story from ABC, Bruce Mirken of MPP

Guest(s): Jerry Paradis
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Link(s): LEAP

11/28/07 - Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman, Wash State Rep + Poppygate & Corrupt Cop Story

Guest(s): Roger Goodman


11/21/07 - David Bearman

Dr. David Bearman speaks to Wisc. Med School 1/2 + Bill Piper of DPA & Poppygate

Guest(s): David Bearman


11/14/07 - Karen Garrison

Karen Garrison talks re two sons in Federal prison on mandatory minimum of 15 & 19 years + Marc Mauer of Sentencing Project

Guest(s): Karen Garrison
Organization(s): Sentencing Project


11/07/07 - Bruce Mirken

Bruce Mirken, Marijuana Policy Project, Debate: DEA's Dr. David Murray & Dr. Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance + Ron & Nancy Reagan

Guest(s): Bruce Mirken
Organization(s): Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

Link(s): MPP, DPA