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.
Harris County (Houston) Constable Victor Trevino discusses need to examine drug laws, save money, prevent jail crowding, etc. + Neill Franklin, a working Baltimore cop & new head of LEAP discusses cannabis law
Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre & Al Byrne of Patients out of Time on medical marijuana news & forthcoming Cannabis Conference + "Life, Liberty & Happiness" from Oaksterdam University: COOKING WITH CANNABIS, with professor Sandy Moriarty & Tom Daubert on medical cannabis news in Montana
Drug Policy Alliance conference & report: "Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration" with General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., Guy Gambill, veterans’ advocate, Abel Moreno, Arizona Vets 4 Vets