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.





03/23/18 Joao Goulao

Dr Joao Goulao, Portuguese General Director of Addictive Behaviors (Drug Czar) & Asha Bandele of Drug Policy Alliance conference on changing America's drug laws/perspectives.

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Portugese Drug Czar
Download: Audio icon FDBCB032318.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

03/16/18 Ethan Russo

Maricela Orozco from Caravan for Peace, interpretation by Daniel Joloy , Ellecer Carlos, of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, Dr. Ethan Russo re Patients Out Of Time & Bob Wenzel of Target Liberty

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): Patients out of Time


03/09/18 Marsha Rosenbaum

This weeks one hour show features: Marsha Rosenbaum of DPA, Tx Judge John Delaney, Denise Cullen of GRASP, Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out of Time, Irv Rosenfeld Fed Cannabis patient, Phil Smith of Alternet and Troy Farah of "The Fix"

Guest(s): Marsha Rosenbaum
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Patients Out of Time, DPA

03/02/18 Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno author THERE ARE NO DEAD HERE - A STORY OF MURDER AND DENIAL IN COLOMBIA + Protest Philippine President Duterte's drug insanity, Hou Atty David Jones re racist judges in Houston, Abolitionist Moment, cohost Liliana Noonan.

Guest(s): Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance, There Are No Dead Here

02/23/18 Doug McVay

Doug McVay editor Drug War Facts, host of Century of Lies, Steve Downing Dep Police Chief of LA (ret), Beto O'Rourke running for Ted Cruz Senate seat, Howard Wooldridge heads up Citizens Opposing Prohibition in Wash DC, Mary Kay Villaverde of Families for Sensible Drug Policy

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

Link(s): Drug War Facts, LEAP

02/16/18 Rick Steves

Benefits of Drug War? Travel Guru Rick Steves, Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & LEAP, Eugene Oscapella Canadian Barrister & Superior Court Judge James P Gray find no benefit whatsoever.

Guest(s): Rick Steves
Organization(s): Travel Guru

Link(s): CJPF, LEAP

02/09/18 Laura Thomas

Diane Goldstein new Chair of LEAP, Laura Thomas of DPA, CNN examines Jeff Sessions, RCMP Drug Squad Rpt, Tony Papa re Louisiana travesty, Jimmy Kimmel & Sessions, Tessie Castillo of NC Harm Reduction, Kate Bell of Marijuana Policy Project, Philip Blanton busted in TX roasted for a year & CBS Dallas re 6 year old hemp patient

Guest(s): Laura Thomas
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance

Link(s): LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance

02/02/18 Dennis Peron

Dennis Peron, the God Father of Medical Cannabis dead at 72. Feat: Jeff Jones, Phil Smith, Philadelphia Fox Rpt on Safe Injection Facility, 70 busted for small bag of weed, Columbia Univ panel on drug reform

Guest(s): Dennis Peron
Organization(s): Guru


01/26/18 Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann former Dir of DPA, Betty Aldworth at Hempfest, former Chicago prosecutor James Gierach, Dr. Joel Hochman's advice to drug victims + Trump, editorials, Safe Injection news & Willie Nelson. Hour show (58:00)

Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann
Organization(s): Drug Policy Aliance


01/19/18 Lynn Paltrow

Lynn Paltrow Dir of Advocates for Pregnant Women, Katherine Neill Harris of James Baker Inst, Sen Cory Booker, Rep Barbara Lee & Rep Ro Khanna

Guest(s): Lynn Paltrow
Organization(s): National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Link(s): National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Booker/Lee/Khanna Call for Legal Weed