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.
John Coleman, former DEA director of operations at Baker Institute + Angel Raich MMJ patient kicked from hospital & Mary Lynn Mathre re forthcoming conference on Medical Marijuana & Doug McVay of Common Sense for Drug Policy
Ethan Nadelmann, Dir of Drug Policy Alliance speaks at James A. Baker drug conference "The War on Drugs Has Failed. Is Legalization the Answer?" + Rice Prof William Martin & Terry Nelson of LEAP, Rev. Pat Robertson
10 YEARS of DTN! with David Bratzer, a working constable in Victoria B.C. Canada who seeks and end to drug war and a job on the school board + Philip Guffy, Glenn Greenway, Mary Jane Borden and "Class War Fare" PSA
George W. Grayson, Sr. Assoc at Center for Stategic and International Studies, author of "Mexico - Narco-Violence and a Failed State?" + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition on how drug war creates atrocities
Diana Washinton Valdez, El Paso Times reports on increasing drug war corruption on US side of border, Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle, Steve Fox of Natl Cannabis Industry Assoc, Dr. Steven Davies & Mary Jane Borden on increasing opiate use
Remembering Tom Croslin and Rollie Rohm, gunned down at Rainbow Farm a week before 9/11 for their beliefs w/ reporter Steve Wishnia, Rev. Steven B. Thompson, Atty Matt Abel, Melody Karr and "Nikki" + MJ Borden: Does drug war = war of terror? & DTN Editorial: "What is Benefit of Drug War?"