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.
Cliff Schaffer, founder of DrugLibrary.org and MarijuanaBusinessNews.com discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war + Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition & the Abolitionists Moment
Lady Neidpath, Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation on drug research in the UK is interviewed at the UN drug conference in Vienna by Michael Krawitz + Doug McVay & Drug War Facts + Country version of Eternal War
Charles Lynch, cannabis dispensary operator aligned with the mayor and chamber of commerce now facing 5 years in federal prison & Cheryl Aichele, ally of Mr. Lynch + Doug McVay with Drug War Facts, Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition & a DTN Editorial
Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland California gives us a tour of the facility + Official Govt. Truth with Winston Francis, the LEAP report from Terry Nelson & Doug McVay with Drug War Facts
Former Sheriff Richard Mack now with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition & Philppe Lucas of Vancouver Island Compassion Society reports Canadians supreme court has once again declared marijuana laws unconstitutional + more regarding Michael Phelps from Radley Balco of Reason
Brian Bennett discusses the history of the drug war + Fred Burton, VP of counterterrorism at Stratfor & author of "Ghost - Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent", Sigifredo Gonzales, sheriff of Zapata county and Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth county both call for a look at legalization & Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Dr. Stephen Frye, author of "We Really Lost This War - Twenty Five Reasons to Legalize Drugs" + Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies re war in Mexico & Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project
Neill Franklin, working Baltimore cop with more than 32 years experience and a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Ken Wolski, RN reports on potential New Jersey medical marijuana law + Abolitionists Moment III
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition press conference at the National Press Club in Wash DC, call for the end of drug prohibition, with Neal Peirce of Wash Post, Terry Nelson & Richard Van Wickler of LEAP & Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation + Poppygate Report with Glenn Greenway
Reverend Eddy Lepp faces 2 life sentences for growing marijuana for his church, Bruce Mirken discusses advances in marijuana laws on election day, Sanho Tree discusses Plan Colombia on BBC & Sam Califano of CASA spreads fear and loathing
Lady Niedpath, Amanda Fielding, the Director of the Beckley Foundation in the UK regarding their recent Cannabis Commission report, their report on the relative dangers of drugs and a discussion on the legitimate use of LSD and MDMA for medical purposes + Terry Nelson reports for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
NORML & Pledge Drive Special: Keith Stoup, former Dir of NORML, Dale Geringer of CA NORML, Mason Tvert of SAFER, Los Marijuano's, Phil Jackson with Black Perspective on the Drug War & Winston Francis with the "Official Government Truth"