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.
Pepe Rivera, photographer/reporter from Los Cabos Mexico re townspeople uprising against cartels and cops, Mike Allen re End Mass Incarceration participation in MLK march, Joy Strickland of Mothers Against Teen Violence re Jan 17 & 18 drug war conf in Dallas & Doug McVay report on racial disparity in drug war
Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja re failure of drug war, Jeff Mizansky serving life without parole for weed, Houston TV call to use the new law for cannabis possession, Doug McVay report on SAMHSA drug warnings.
Clay Conrad Atty/Author of Jury Nullification the Evolution of a Doctrine + Portland Rpt on "dabbing", Mich parents joy on return of daughter, CBC Rpt on Commercial growers replacing home grown, "The Doctors" call for immediate studies of cannabis as medicine
Justin Koozer moved from Tennessee to Denver for his child Piper who need CBD from cannabis + Dr. Gupta in the UK & Professor Mark Perry of AEI report on felony arrest for secret compartment in a car, no drugs/money foun
Mikki Norris and Chris Conrad of the new online news service TheLeafOnline.com + Clay Jones changes Houston commissioners minds on minor pot charges + Doug McVay with Drug War Facts on overdoses and Nalaxone
Grover Norquist Pres. of Americans for Tax Reform interview, Sen. Rand Paul decries drug war policy, Doug McVay of Drug War Facts & Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys help celebrate 12 years of the Drug Truth Network
Atty Pat McCann, former director of Harris Co. Crim Lawyers Assoc re long term consequences of drug busts + Doug McVay report on FBI drug arrest numbers & Maria Sheler re CPS kidnapping of her 6 mo old baby Bree
Ethan Nadelmann, Dir of Drug Policy Alliance re plethora of positive drug war news, Hempfest report, Montel and Dr. Gupta, Netherland report on black market return, George Shultz, Drug Warrant 1972 Vs Now
Doug McVay with Drug War Facts, Dr. Sanjay Gupta visits Katy Couric, Denver Dispensary report, Marijuana ad at NASCAR, former czarina Bartwell, Onion report, Hunter S Thompson & pets to vets for marijuana
Radley Balko, author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces" + Raymond Swanson re death of his son in prison from pepper spray + Conn city unanimous vote for Med MJ & Jerry Epstein of DPFT speaks to enthralled Young Republicans in Texas
Actor Michael Douglas' tribute to Mike Gray Chmn. of Commons Sense for Drug Policy and author of Drug Crazy, Rick Thompson Editor of CompassionChronicles.com, Jim Berns running for Mayor of Cincinnati, Share Christie wife of Rev Roger Christie, Grant Smith of Drug Policy Alliance re progress in D.C.