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.
Richard Lee, President of Oaksterdam Marijuana University re forthcoming effort to legalize in Calif + Adam Assenberg, busted in Wash state for providing MJ to crooked narc + DTN Editorial "Face The Inquisition"
Irvin Rosenfeld, author of "My Medicine" receives 300 marijuana cigarettes from the US government every 25 days + James Gilheany, busted for medical marijuana & "fried" chicken recipe from Sandy Moriarty, head chef at Oaksterdam U
Harm Reduction I: Alan Clear Dir of HRC, Alexandra Goldman - San Francisco Drug Users Union, "Taz" Afghan reformer, A.T. Martin - Project NEON, Russ Jones - LEAP, Denise Drayton - Exponents & Kyle Hauser - Haight Ashbury youth counselor
Jerry Epstein of Drug Policy Forum of Texas re Lancet report on alcohol as most dangerous drug + Ethan Nadelmann on Prop 19 & Mary Jane Borden: "US Prison Population" & DTN Editorial & "Time to Lock Up Willie"