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.





08/09/18 Inge Fryklund

Inge Fryklund, LEAP board member re reason for migration, Mary Jane Borden re Ohio medical cannabis situ, Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance re success of decriminalization in US

Guest(s): Inge Fryklund
Organization(s): LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance

08/02/18 Dana Larsen

Dana Larsen of British Colombia Canada is an author and activist who wants to legalize all drugs + Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno Exec Dir of Drug Policy Alliance

Guest(s): Dana Larsen
Organization(s): Activist


07/26/18 Irv Rosenfeld

Irv Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker receives 300 pre rolled cannabis cigarettes every 28 days from NIDA, Kory Watkins a Texas activist seeks to Free The Weed!

Guest(s): Irv Rosenfeld, Kory Watkins

Link(s): 420 Open Carry, My Medicine Consulting

07/19/18 Mitch Earlywine

Dr. Mitch Earlywine on cannabis science/progress, Chris Alexander of the Drug Policy Alliance re legal weed in New York, Heather Fazio re forthcoming cannabis conference in Austin, Colorado widow losing death benefits over legal cannabis

Guest(s): Mitch Earlywine
Organization(s): NORML, Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): NORML, Drug Policy Alliance

07/12/18 Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz author of Unbroken Brain, Brad Burge of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies & Paul Armentano Dep. Dir of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws

Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): VICE


07/04/18 Eric Sterling

Special Edition: Eric Sterling Director of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in Washington DC re drug war fiasco + DTN Editorial "When will drug war failure bring focus to bear?"

Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Law Enforcement Action Partnership

06/28/18 James Gierach

Former Chicago prosecutor James Gierach, Lisa Raville Exec Dir Harm Reduction Action Center Denver, Norma Sapp re Okla legal Cannabis & Rep Beto O'Rourke re failure of drug war

Guest(s): James Gierach, Norma Sapp
Organization(s): LEAP

Link(s): LEAP

06/21/18 Art Acevedo

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies in Wash DC & Amy Povah re Presidential pardons

Guest(s): Art Acevedo
Organization(s): Houston Police Department
DTN Host & Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo


6/14/18 Diane Goldstein

Lt. Diane Goldstein, Law Enforcement Action Partnership Chairman of the Board, Michael Krawitz report on UN proceeding in Geneva

Guest(s): Diane Goldstein, Michael Krawitz
Organization(s): LEAP
Diane Goldstein, LEAP Chairman of BoardMichael Krawitz,

Link(s): LEAP, For Alternative Approaches to Addiction

06/07/18 Jodie James

Jodie James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Shaleen Title Commissioner on the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission & Matt Elrod re Canada's forthcoming legalization of cannabis + DTN Editorial

Guest(s): Jodie James, Shaleen Title
Organization(s): Florida Cannabis Action Network, Patients Out of Time

Link(s): Florida Cannabis Action Network, Patients Out of Time