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.
Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Prof re report to Cato Inst: "The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition" + Bill Piper of the Drug Policy Alliance & Phil Smith of Drug War Chron re re Schwarzsneggers signing marijuana decrim bill
NORML report from Conference in Portland w/Madeline Martinez Dir "World Famous Cannabis Cafe", Steve Dillon Dir of NORML,Steve DeAngelo Dir Harborside Health Center, John Walker of Firedog Lake, Steff Sherrer of Americans for Safe Access & Tristen Reismer reporer for KPOV, Bend Oregon
Russ Bellville of NORML re forthcoming conference in Portland + Brendan Kiley reports on 70% of US cocaine has dog dewormer as cut & Neill Franklin re National Black Police Association endorsement of CA prop 19 - the legalization of cannabis
Jodie Emery, wife of Canadian Marc discusses his incarceration in US prison for selling cannabis seeds + Former servicemen Michael Krawitz and Josh Fenton discuss PTSD, medical cannabis and the Veterans Administration
William Martin, a Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy welcomes Drug Truth Network to their Archives program + Diana Washington Valdez a reporter for El Paso Times & Drug War Facts from Mary Jane Borden
Richard Lee, founder Oaksterdam Univ on Ca tax & regulate measure, Matt Elrod of Drug Sense re Canadian drug laws + Irven Rosenfeld, author of "My Medicine" who gets 300 joints thru the DEA every 28 days
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