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.





03/17/21 Ed Forchion

Ed Forchion, AKA NJWeedman has been the burr under the saddle of New Jersey politicians for decades, fighting for the rights of cannabis users and jury nullification.

Guest(s): Ed Forchion
Organization(s): New Jersey Weedman
Ed Forchion
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031721.mp3

Link(s): New Jersey Weedman

03/10/21 Paul Stanford

Paul Stanford, internationally recognized drug reformer hosts Cannabis Common Sense a TV show in Portland. Last week he invited Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network host to be a guest. This audio is less than half the one hour TV program.

Guest(s): Paul Stanford
Organization(s): Restore Hemp
Paul Stanford & Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031021.mp3

Link(s): Cannabis Common Sense TV with Paul Stanford and Dean Becker

03/03/21 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition re major reset on drug perspectives,+ Carly Wolf is NORML’s point person RE state policies to discuss progress in New Jersey and Jenn Michelle Pedini is the driving force for cannabis change in Virginia

Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition
Howard Wooldridge
Download: Audio icon FDBCB030321.mp3

Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

02/24/21 Doctor Richard Andrews

Doctor Richard Andrews discusses the Texas blizzard, covid, overdose and the release of a new report from Fair and Just Prosecution: Reconciling Drug Courts, Decarceration and Harm Reduction.

Guest(s): Doctor Richard Andrews
Download: Audio icon FDBCB022421.mp3


02/17/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman, Chair of the Washington State Public Safety Committee holds a hearing on HB 1499 to decriminalize all drugs. Features sponsor Rep Lauren Davis, Michelle Horn Richberg, Mica Watsman Chesman, Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Lucinda Grande, Linda Robertson, Monte Levine & Steve Isler. CONTINUES on this weeks Century of Lies with Doug McvVay reporting.

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

Download: Audio icon FDBCB021721.mp3

Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature

02/10/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman is a Washington State Representative, Chair of their House Public Safety Committee who seeks to decriminalize all drugs in Washington State.

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman
Download: Audio icon FDBCB021021.mp3

Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature

02/03/21 Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”

Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy
Ruth Dreifuss
Download: Audio icon FDBCB020321.mp3

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy

01/27/21 Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberry, long time cannabis activist and dispensary owner re covid caravans of cannabis criminals, pricing, Debby is author of Staring and Running a Marijuana Business. + Houston DA Kim Ogg indicts 12 cops for corruption and 2 for murder of drug users

Guest(s): Debby Goldsberry
Organization(s): Magnolia Wellness
Debby Goldsberr
Download: Audio icon FDBCB012721.mp3

Link(s): Starting & Running a Marijuana Business

01/20/21 Dr. Carl Hart

Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.

Guest(s): Dr. Carl Hart
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB012021.mp3

Link(s): Drug Use for Grown-Ups

01/13/21 David Herzberg

In White Market Drugs, David Herzberg explores these crises and the drugs that fueled them, from Bayer’s Heroin to Purdue ’s OxyContin and all the drugs in between: barbiturate “goof balls,” amphetamine “thrill pills,” the “love drug” Quaalude, and more. As Herzberg argues, the vast majority of American experiences with drugs and addiction have taken place within what he calls “white markets,” where legal drugs called medicines are sold to a largely white clientele.

Guest(s): David Herzberg

Download: Audio icon FDBCB011321.mp3

Link(s): White Market Drugs