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.
Paul Armentano of NORML, AMA report on cannabis, Doug McVay: "police always lie", MJ Borden "what is prohibition?", Terry Nelson of LEAP, Texas pot bust, hope for Texas, Dane Schiller of Hou Chron: "bath salt baron busted"
Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn to open cannabis dispensary in Wash DC + MJ Borden: drug war fuels AIDS pandemic, Dr. Manny on FOX re benefits of cannabis, Rep SJ Lee at NAACP Conv, DTN editorial & PBS report on ultraviolence in Mexico
Atty David Sloane re TX Med MJ patient who received $100 fine, 1 day probation for possesion + Tony Newman of DPA re widespread drug war news & Doug McVay of CSDP re election of Oregon AG to make MJ lowest priority of state
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