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.





04/17/22 Lucas Wiessing

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
Lucas Wiessing & DTN host BeckerDr. Christoph Buerki & DTN host BeckerDr. Joao Goulao (Portuguese Drug Czar) & DTN host Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB042722.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

04/20/22 Joe Jaworski

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
Joe Jaworski
Download: Audio icon FDBCB042022.mp3

Link(s): Joe Jaworski for Attorney General of Texas

04/13/22 Tony Newman

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 Newman
Download: Audio icon FDBCB041322.mp3

Link(s): Vital Strategies Overdose Prevention Program, Support Harm Reduction

04/06/22 Tony Serra

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
Tony Serra
Download: Audio icon FDBCB040622.mp3

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground

03/30/22 Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett is an author and activist. Chris worked for many years with Marc and Jodie Emery and the late, great activist Michelle Rainey at Cannabis Culture.

Guest(s): Chris Bennett
Organization(s): Moral High Ground
Chris Bennett
Download: Audio icon FDBCB033022.mp3

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground

03/23/22 Phil Smith

CORRUPT COP STORY OF THE CENTURY: Phil Smith is a reporter for Phil joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss First Amendment Audits of police stations, post offices, commercial concerns to expose the the diminution of our rights, the untrained and often insane machinations of law enforcement officers out of control denying our First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights,

Guest(s): Phil Smith
Organization(s): Drug Reform Coordination Network

Download: Audio icon FDBCB032322.mp3

Link(s): Drug Reform Coordination Network

03/16/22 Diane Goldstein

Law Enforcement Action Partnerships Executive Director Diane Goldstein joined the Redondo Beach Police Department in 1983. She rose from a Patrol Officer and School Resource Officer to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Unit, served as a Division Commander, and retired as a lieutenant in 2004. She was the first female lieutenant in the department.

Guest(s): Diane Goldstein
Organization(s): LEAP

Download: Audio icon FDBCB031622.mp3

Link(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership

03/09/22 Will Foster

Will Foster was Busted for a few plants in 1997, Will was sentenced to 93 years in an Oklahoma prison. He now runs a giant clone company offering dozens of strains of cannabis to Oklahoma residents.. + DTN Editorial: Prohibition is Racist * Evil * Stupid

Guest(s): Will Foster
Organization(s): Herblix

Download: Audio icon FDBCB030922.mp3

Link(s): Herblix Clones

03/02/22 Doctor Richard Andrews

Dr. Richard R. Andrews is a family medicine doctor in Houston, Texas. He is a conscientious objector to drug war who works daily to save the lives of drug users. He received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Guest(s): Doctor Richard Andrews
Doctor Richard Andrews
Download: Audio icon FDBCB030222.mp3

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground

02/23/22 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano has over two decades of experience working professionally in cannabis policy. He is the Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the nation’s oldest and largest cannabis reform advocacy organization. Discussion on cbd/hemp, synthetics, drug war hypocrisy.

Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Organization(s): NORML

Download: Audio icon FDBCB022322.mp3

Link(s): National Organization for Reform of Marihuana Laws