Cultural Baggage

 

Cultural Baggage is DTN's longest running broadcast program with 18 years as of October 2019. We are proud to have more than three dozen affiliate stations in the US and Canada broadcasting our 29 minutes of unvarnished truth about the failure and futility of this eternal prohibition of drugs. Produced by former cop Dean Becker at KPFT, Houston, one of the 5 Pacifica "sister" stations.

 

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07/08/20 Phil Smith


Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re premiere of Becker's Buds Video program, racism, pandemic and drug war failures + Chris Conrad Becker's Buds guest #2 re racism, drug war tactics.


Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Phil Smith
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Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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07/01/20 Doug McVay


Doug McVay who produces Century of Lies, talk about racism and the drug war. PLUS: the thoughts of Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts

Download: Audio icon FDBCB070120.mp3


Link(s): Drug War Facts
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06/24/20 Roger Goodman


Roger Goodman Washington state Representative on US racism, Covid 19 and call for actual control of controlled substances + Josh Richards Houston activist calls for harm reduction


Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance
Roger Goodman
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Link(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance
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06/17/20 Eric Sterling


Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland + Drug Truth Network editorial


Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Eric Sterling
Download: Audio icon FDBCB061720.mp3


Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
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06/10/20 Neill Franklin


Major Neill Franklin discusses Law Enforcement Action Partnerships new National Policing Recommendations + Debby Goldsberry re gang rip offs of cannabis dispensaries & DTN Editorial


Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB061020.mp3


Link(s): LEAP
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06/03/20 Beto O'Rourke


Beto O'Rourke joins us to discuss the murder of George Floyd, the protests, the bigotry of centuries and how it is escalated thru drug war tacts +++ Norm Stamper former Police Chief of Seattle gives his perspectives on the never ending series of cop on black murders.


Guest(s): Beto O'Rourke, Norm Stamper
Organization(s): LEAP
Beto O'Rourke & Dean BeckerSeattle Police Chief Norm Stamper
Download: Audio icon FDBCB060320.mp3


Link(s): LEAP
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05/27/20 Global Commission Calls for End of Prohibition


Global Commissioners Report calls for legalizing drugs with Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland, Louise Arbour former High Commissioner on Human Rights, Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Anand Grover UN Special Rapporteur on right to health + Phil Smith reporting on Global Commission for Citizen Truth + Norma Sapp reports on cannabis laws in Oklahoma.


Guest(s): Global Commission
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs
Phil Smith
Download: Audio icon FDBCB052720.mp3


Link(s): Global Commission on Drugs Report, Global Commission Video on YouTube
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05/20/20 Neill Franklin


Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year veteran of both the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department who oversaw 17 separate drug task forces. He has served as an official representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) since 2007 + Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs.


Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP
Neill FranklinDana Larsen
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Link(s): LEAP
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05/13/20 Abbie Rosner


Abbie Rosner reports for Forbes, her focus on how older adults are re-discovering cannabis & psychedelics + Kassandra Frederique Dir of DPA re What Does DPA Do During a Pandemic?


Guest(s): Abbie Rosner
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Abbie Rosner
Download: Audio icon FDBCB051320.mp3


Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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05/06/20 Phil Smith


Phillip Smith has been a drug policy journalist for the past two decades. He is the longtime author of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the non-profit StopTheDrugWar.org, and has been the editor of AlterNet’s Drug Reporter since 2015. He was awarded the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edwin M. Brecher Award for Excellence in Media in 2013.


Guest(s): Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Download: Audio icon FDBCB050620.mp3


Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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