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.
Uvalde Texas heavily armed law enforcement left 19 children and their teachers to be slaughtered by a lone gunman. Stephen Downing Deputy Police Chief of Los Angeles (Ret) joins us to discuss this horrendous failure.
Guest(s): Stephen Downing
Don Hall is in long term recovery, which means to him that he has not has a needle in his arm for recreational purposes for over 33 years. Since the initiation of his recovery he has become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, obtained a B.S. in Human Services, and a Masters of Business Administration.. Mr. Hall is active with several area organizations advocating for fair and equitable treatment of disadvantaged populations. He teaches at Lonestar College to up and coming counselors to prepare them for the field of recovery.
Guest(s): Don Hall
Organization(s): SEARCH Homeless Services Housing Case Manager
James Gierach, a former Chicago prosecutor was for years the executive board vice chairman of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) an international organization of former law enforcement and criminal justice officials who speak out against the failures of existing drug policies throughout the world. LEAP is now: Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Gierach has for decades been attending annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva, New York and elsewhere.
Guest(s): James Gierach
DTN GODAMARAMA EDITORIAL !!!! Doctor Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.
Guest(s): Doctor Carl Hart
Organization(s): Columbia University
Dr. Julian Buchanan joins us from New Zealand. Dr. Buchanan worked in the UK back when Heroin was legally dispensed and now expounds on the need to legalize drugs around the world.
Guest(s): Dr. Julian Buchanan
Organization(s): Julian Buchanan Author
Lucas Wiessing Chief scientist for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, a few words from Dr. Christoph Buerki, the designer of the decades old and very successful Swiss heroin injection program and we hear from Portugal's Drug Czar Dr. Joao Goulao. + Neill Franklin, former Exec Dir of LEAP.
Guest(s): Lucas Wiessing
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Joe Jaworski, the former mayor of Galveston and the grandson for Leon Jaworski is running for Attorney General for the state of Texas. Topics include voting rights, reproductive rights, affordable care act and Joes pledge to lead the charge to legalize cannabis in Texas once elected.
Guest(s): Joe Jaworski
Organization(s): Attorney General
Tony Newman serves as Director of Communication for the Overdose Prevention Program at Vital Strategies, a major part of Michael Bloomberg's eponymous philanthropy making a $120 million investment to help fight fatal drug overdoses. Tony served for 19 years previously as Media Director for the Drug Policy Alliance. Discussion revolves around morals, drug war history and the obvious need for change as well as a strong focus on overdose prevention and harm reduction.
Guest(s): Tony Newman
Organization(s): Vital Strategies
Tony Serra, the infamous San Francisco attorney joins us for the full half hour. At 87 years old, Tony is still practicing law on a regular basis. Topics include drug laws, human rights, snitches, witches and corrupt law enforcement.
Guest(s): Tony Serra
Organization(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground