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.





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


08/21/19 John Baucum

John Baucum President of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition re Labor day weekend cannabis conference in Texas, Maggie Volpo of re confining control by corporate cannabis + Okla Dispensary Kidnapping, UK opioid report via ITV & Philadelphia attempts to set up safe injection site

Guest(s): John Baucum
Organization(s): RAMP
John BaucumConference 8/30 to 9/1/19 in Austin
Download: Audio icon FDBCB082119.mp3

Link(s): RAMP, Texas Cannabis Conference

08/14/19 Phil Smith

Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re hemp law hoopla, Paul Stanford re release of new movie Green Goddess, pep talk from Trump, Volcano benefits COPD patient, DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Phil Smith, Paul Stanford
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Phil SmithGreen Goddess Movie
Download: Audio icon FDBCB081419.mp3

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, Green Goddess The Movie

08/07/19 Clay Conrad

Attorney Clay Conrad perspectives on hemp, marijuana, drug dogs & more + Seth Schibler regarding conspiracy charges against Eapen Thampy in Missouri

Guest(s): Clay Conrad
Organization(s): Looney & Conrad
Clay Conrad
Download: Audio icon FDBCB080719.mp3

Link(s): Looney & Conrad, Support Eapen Thampy

07/31/19 Norma Sapp

Norma Sapp, Oklahoma reformer re progress, ease of new medical cannabis law, Steve Downing, Dep Chief of LAPD, retired and Adrian Garcia, former Sheriff of Houston regarding amazing bail reform

Guest(s): Norma Sapp
Norma Sapp
Download: Audio icon FDBCB073119.mp3


07/24/19 Joao Goulao

Dr Joao Goulao, Portugal's Drug Czar Part 2, Sheila Vakharia of DPA re overdose death rates & memorials for Paul Krassner & Mark Kleiman

Guest(s): Sheila Vakharia
Mark KliemanPaul Krassner
Download: Audio icon FDBCB072419.mp3