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.





10/30/19 John Conyers

John Conyers, US Congressman has passed away at age 90. We listen back to his visits to the Cultural Baggage program over the decades + Lucas Wiessing, Chief Scientist of European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Abuse

Guest(s): John Conyers, Lucas Wiessing
Organization(s): EMCDDA

Download: Audio icon FDBCB103019.mp3


10/23/19 Matt Simon

Matt Simon the New England Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project & a couple moments with Kim Ogg the DA of Houston, Harris County Texas

Guest(s): Matt Simon, Kim Ogg
Organization(s): Marijuana Policy Project

Download: Audio icon FDBCB102319.mp3

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project

10/16/19 Will Foster

Will Foster once sentenced to 93 years for 5 plants is now a powerful and potent weed grower in Okla, Aaron Ruth of Johnny Appleseed Dispensary, Dean Mitchel of Ma & Pa Canna Shops + Houston Atty Russell Webb

Guest(s): Will Foster, Russell Webb
Will Foster
Download: Audio icon FDBCB101619.mp3

Link(s): Russell Webb

10/09/19 Norma Sapp

Happy Highlife Harvest time in Oklahoma. Norma Sapp, Max Walters, Doctor Jack Snedden, Grizzly, Uncle Grumpy, Troy from Herbal House.

Guest(s): Norma Sapp
Organization(s): YES on 788
Norma Sapp Buying Norma's DreamNear Harvest Time in Oklahoma
Download: Audio icon FDBCB100919.mp3


10/02/19 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling is the Exec Dir of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in DC. We discuss needless fentanyl deaths, congressional oversight of drug penalties and the Washington Posts failure to focus on fact over fiction.

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

Download: Audio icon FDBCB10219.mp3

Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

09/25/19 Ethan Russo

Dr. Ethan Russo Editorial "Cannabis and Pain" in Oxford Academic + Vincent Lopez "The cannons of truth are upon us" re cannabis.

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute
Dr Ethan Russo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB092519.mp3

Link(s): Oxford Academic

09/18/19 Nathan Beedle

Nathan Beedle Misdemeanor Division Chief of the Harris County District Attorney's office re hemp/cannabis, vapes, hash, edibles, flowers, extracts etc + Paul Armentano Deputy Dir of NORML re vape cartridge deaths, forthcoming Federal law changes & more

Guest(s): Nathan Beedle
Organization(s): Harris County District Attorney
Nathan Beedle Prosecutor Harris County DA Office
Download: Audio icon FDBCB091819.mp3

Link(s): Cannabis Vaping Concerns Call for Increased Regulation and Oversight

09/11/19 John Baucum

Cannabis Conf in Austin, John Baucum Dir RAMP, Jay Hall Houston Police Lt. (Ret), Aubree Adams Parents Opposed to Pot, Ryan Poppy Moderator

Guest(s): John Baucum
Organization(s): Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition
John Baucum
Download: Audio icon FDBCB091119.mp3

Link(s): RAMP

09/04/19 Chris Conrad

Chris Conrad, Mikki Norris and Paul Stanford report from Mexico City's "Expo Weed" + Atty Will Hutson "Is it Hemp or Is it Weed" for the nation & DA Kim Ogg of Houston, speaks at major Marijuana Conference.

Guest(s): Chris Conrad
Organization(s): Conscientious Objectors

Download: Audio icon FDBCB090419.mp3

Link(s): Conscientious Objectors

08/28/19 Roger Goodman

Washington State Representative Roger Goodman re no arrests for possession, Houston DA KIm OGG with Indictiment of narcs for Felony Murder, Attorneys sing: Hemp Or Weed

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Washington State Legislature

Download: Audio icon FDBCB082819.mp3