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.
Kassandra Frederique a Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance discusses NY stop & frisk, Doug McVay of Drug War Facts re "policing by the numbers" + Song: "Who's the Pusher Now" with Ellen Bukstel
Brad Burge of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies re April Conference, Terry Nelson of LEAP reports from Vienna re UN drug conference, Dog McVay of Drug War Facts re more black men now in college than in prison, Abolitionist Moment
Sen. Elizabeth Warren chastizes US drug war tactics, Bloomberg report on cannabis use in Silicon Valley, Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn opening cannabis shop in Wash DC, Valerie Corral re cannabis use, death and dignity
Adam Assenberg of Wash state forces cops to return Med MJ and sues for $6 million, Aaron Sandusky faces 10 years behind bars, deadly pot in Seattle, Doug McVay with Drug War Facts, Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Nate Jones a Fellow at the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy re failure of drug war tactics in US and Mexico, Dr. William Courtney from HuffPo, Doub McVay on the use of Butane in making cannabis extracts, Chief Greenbud sings "Its' 4:20 Somewhere"
Roger Goodman Wash state Rep, Sen Patrick Leahy on mistake of Mand Min senteces, Tex Rep John Whitmire on failure of Justice system in drug war & Terry Nelson of LEAP: too many politicos out of touch w/drug war reality
Scott Meiner of Americans for Forfeiture Reform, MJ Borden on Federal supremacy, Doug McVay re harm reduction for youth, Terry Nelson of LEAP re politicians drug war dance & BBC report on drug war failure
Doug McVay interviews Kevin Zeese and Mike Gray at the NORML conference, Rpt on Shapelle Corby, Rectal search for drugs, Young Turks, NBC looks at border & Terry Nelson of LEAP re waves of drug war corruption
Caravan for Peace VII: Chicago city hall press conference re drug prohibition with Fmr. Chicago drug prosecutor James Gierach, fmr L.A. deputy police chief Steve Downing + Javier Secilia leader of Caravan