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.
2014 in Review: Stephen Colbert, Diane Goldstein, BBC: US drug war laughingstock, Judge John Delaney, Alice Oleary Randall, Professor William Martin, US Rep Beto O'Rourke, Russia Radio interview of DTN Host Dean Becker & Houston Mayor Anise Parker
100 Years is ENOUGH! rally in Houston in front of criminal court house, KPFT patriarch Ray Hill, Michael Allen of End Mass Incarceration, Representatives of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, NORML, DPFT and others
Sheriff John Urquhart of King County (Seattle) Washington in support for Houston Police Chief Charles McClellans call that drug war is a failure + Barbara Brohl Colorado Dir of Revenue & Mark Thornton of Mises Institute * CALL FOR RALLY Dec 17 at noon at YOUR courthouse - 100 Years of Prohibition is ENOUGH!
Ray Hill, KPFT patriarch joins us in studio + NBC report on our interview of Police Chief McClellan, former Deputy Policy Chief of Los Angeles Steven Downing, Protest against US racism in Nigeria, Mathew Fogg unveils corruption that enables cops to avoid indictment
Washington state Rep Roger Goodman discusses failure of drug war, forthcoming WA bill to de-felonize drug crimes + Ethan Nadelmann & Former President of Mexico Zedillo on CNN + Ellen Bukstel song Who's The Pusher Now?
Ethan Nadelmann Dir of Drug Policy Alliance: "What has the war on drugs done to the world?" + Rand Paul call for end to drug war, Jill Harris of DPA re coerced treatment + Invitation to 12/14 nationwide rally "100 Years is Enough!" + song: "Eternal War" by Adult Users
James A.Baker III Conf.: "Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?" Featuring William Martin, Ph.D., Director, Drug Policy Program, Baker Institute, Leslie Grady McAhren, Executive Director CG Corrigan, Amy Lou Fawell, President, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana For Autism (MAMMA, Catharine A. Neill, Ph.D., Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute, Vincent Lopez, Founder, Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
Ed Rosenthal, author of Beyond Buds - Marijuana Extracts - Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines + Eapen Thampy director of Forfeiture Reform & Stephanie Jones Night Life Mgr for Drug Policy Alliance
SSDP 2014 with US Rep Earl Bleumenauer, Stacia Costner Dep Dir of SSDP, Troy Dayton founder of SSDP & Betty Aldworth Exec Dir of SSDP & Call for national rallies at US Courthouses on Dec 17, the 100 year anniversary of Drug War
Chief Joseph D. McNamara, drug reform pioneer dead at 79, DTN host Dean Becker guests on Voice of Russia and "Outlaw Dave" radio shows. DTN calls for courthouse rallies nationwide on Dec 17th the 100 year anniversary of drug war
Mike Allen of End Mass Incarceration & Heather of Marijuana Policy Project, Philippe Lucas of Tilray Cannabis Co, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chicago mom of cannabis using kid, Norm Stamper of LEAP on Colbert Report, Telegraph report of 65 Yr old cannabis user with HIV
Marc Emery released from US prison earlier this month talks about his time behind bars, appreciation of being free and time with his wife Jodie & plans for the future + Doug McVay report on cannabis reducing OD's on hard drugs
Chris Goldstein re forthcoming new mag to help end war on weed + Diane Goldstein re Substance.com article tying drug war to police overkill Plus Houston DA Candidate to stop wasting dollars on drug arrests
Russell M. Webb, Houston Attorney addresses failing of criminal justice system + NBC reports on warrior cops and unanimous endorsement of weed laws by Texas sheriffs, Norm Stamper speaks in support of my book "To End The War On Drugs" in Wash DC & "This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops"
Phil Smith, reporter for StopTheDrugWar.org re forthcoming votes on drug laws + Eric Sterling of CJPF, Carl Veley of DPFT and Jake Agliata of SSDP speak in Wash DC in support of book: To End The War On Drugs - Policmakers Edition
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, LEAP Director Neill Franklin & Bill Piper Director Natl. Affairs for Drug Policy Alliance speak in US House Bldg in support of To End The War On Drugs: Summer Reading Assignment for US Officials + Marc Emery & MSNBC Report on call for legal weed
James A. Baker III Conference on Med Cannabis for veterans II with Maj. David Bass & Tx Senator Joan Huffman + Howard Wooldridge of LEAP re progress in ending drug war & Summer Reading Assignment for all US officials