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.





07/21/17 Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg, DA of Houston, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno new head of DPA, Mason Tvert of VS Strategies, Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle

Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization(s): District Attorney

Link(s): DPA, Stop The Drug War

07/14/17 John Sajo

Time to Decriminalize Drugs Conf: Jag Davies of Drug Policy Alliance, Emily Kaltenbach - DPA, Tess Borden - Human Rights Watch and ACLU, Juan Cartagena - LatinoJustice PRLDEF + Pioneering activist John Sajo re Oregon's push to decriminalize all drugs

Guest(s): John Sajo
Organization(s): Umpqua Association

Link(s): It's Time To Decriminalize!

07/07/17 Phil Smith

Phil Smith reporter with Stop The Drug War, Dr. Sam Snodgrass of Broken No More & Gretchen Burns Bergman of A New Path

Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Stop The Drug War

Link(s): Stop The Drug War, A New Path

07/06/17 Dean Becker

VOICES: Unvarnished Truth About The Drug War SPECIAL from Houston's DA Kim Ogg, Sheriff Ed Gonzales, Police Chief Art Acevedo, US Congressman Beto O'Rourke & DEA Agent Stan Furce + music, comments and callers, 52:00

Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Reporter


06/30/17 Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberry, author of "Starting and Running a Marijuana Business" + Houston Mayor & Police Chief re Fentynal & Paul Armentano of NORML re cannabis Vs opiods

Guest(s): Debby Goldsberry
Organization(s): Author

Link(s): Starting and Running a Marijuana Business

06/23/17 Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price and Asha Bandele of DPA conversation: "Everything You Know About Drugs Is Wrong" + Tris Tristone of KPOV in Bend Oregon re cannabis rights, cannabis tours

Guest(s): Carl Hart
Organization(s): Doctor

Link(s): History Channnel 4 part War On Drugs, Book: High Price

06/16/17 Allen St. Pierre

America's War On Drugs - Allen St. Pierre, Freeway Ricky Ross + Everything you know about drugs is wrong w/ Dr. Carl Hart & Asha Bandele

Guest(s): Allen St. Pierre
Organization(s): Freedom Leaf

Link(s): History Channnel 4 part War On Drugs, History Channnel 4 part War On Drugs

06/09/17 David Bearman

Dr. David Bearman, author of "Drugs are not the Devils Tools", Alec Dixon Dir of SC Labs & Valerie Corral Dir of

Guest(s): David Bearman
Organization(s): Doctor

Link(s): Dr. David Bearman, SC Labs

06/02/17 Mary Lynn Mathre

Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre Dir of Patients out of Time, Debby Goldsberry owner Magnolia Wellness dispensary, Tom Paul employee of Magnolia, Seattle Atty Douglas Hiatt & Sec of Vet Affairs David Shulkin

Guest(s): Mary Lynn Mathre
Organization(s): Patients out of Time

Link(s): Patients out of Time, Magnolia Wellness Dispensary

05/26/17 Norm Stamper

Norm Stamper, former Police Chief of Seattle, LEAP Speaker & author of new book: To Protect And Serve, How to Fix America's Police

Guest(s): Norm Stamper
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Link(s): Norm Stamper - Protect & Serve