Launched in early 2001, Cultural Baggage, hosted by Dean Becker, is the only nationally distributed radio program focused on discussing the war on drugs.
The weekly, half-hour program features interviews with prominent experts, such as U.S. Representatives John Conyers (D-MI) and Ron Paul (R-TX); Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; and Superior Court Judge James Gray.
Cultural Baggage features timely and candid interviews with elected officials, judges, scientists, doctors, authors, entertainers, police officers, wardens, prisoners, and patients about current drug war issues, such as medical marijuana, sentencing reform, racial profiling, and police corruption.
Atty Clay Conrad author of Jury Nulification - Evolution of a Doctrine, Houston DA Devon Anderson, Jason Miller of Houston NORML re unconstituional cavity searches, Daniel Robello Policy Director for DPA on massive incarceration
Dana Larsen, Canadian activist & author of "Green Buds & Hash", Houston cannabis seminar with DA Anderson, Sheriff Nehls, Lauren Vazquez of MPP, Sam Sabzehzar re LEAP video "With Justice and Dignity, a Caravan for Peace"
Steve Downing, LEAP speaker & network producer re release of " With Justice and Dignity: A Caravan for Peace" + Duluth NEWS reporter John Lundy re legal cannabis in Minn, Earth & Fire Erowid & Wa Rep Roger Goodman re synthetic drugs ++ "War On Us" by Mendo Dope
Ginger Thompson, Pulitzer Prize winner re Chapo's escape, Inge Fryklund former Chicago prosecutor, Michael Collins of DPA re Senate vote, Dr. Jahan Marcu re use of cannabis vape pens + President Barak Obama
Terry Nelson, a LEAP speaker with more than 30 years in service to the US Govt as a customs, border and air interdiction officer + Presidents Obama & Clinton, Seattle Sheriff Urquhart & Fed Judge Nancy Gertner
Rx for US Drug Policy: A New Paradigm, authors Prof. William Martin of the James A Baker Institute and Jerry Epstein Director of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas + report from Richard Lee founder of Oaksterdam University
Interviews with Phil Smith of Alternet and the Drug War Chronicle, Willie and Merle's new song "It's All Going to Pot", Ms. Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision and Pacifica "cub reporter" Derrick Broze.
Howard Wooldridge a LEAP speaker reports on his trip to Vienna and the UN Drug Conf, Christine Shuck author of The War On Drugs - An Old Wives Tale + Terry Nelson of LEAP, former cop Mike Knox & Dr. Elias Jackson
Washington DC Conf with Senators, Rand Paul, Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillbrand call for legal Med Cannabis. Asha Bandele of DPA with the Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor Friendship-West Baptist Church. Mike Trace, Dir International Drug Policy Consortium, from plenary session at the UN in Vienna on March 11.