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.





01/19/22 Dr. Khalid Tinasti

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Executive Director of the Global Commission on Drug Policy joins DTN host Dean Becker for a second half hour to disect the logic of the drug war. Dr, Tinast also is featured in DTN's 90 minute video production: Claiming the Moral High Ground.

Guest(s): Dr. Khalid Tinasti
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs
Dr. Khalid TinastiDTN Host Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB011922.mp3

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground, Global Commission Calls for End of Prohibition

01/12/20 Khalid Tinasti

Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs a participant in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground. Joins with the Commission to call for the end of drug prohibition.

Guest(s): Khalid Tinasti
Khalid Tinasti
Download: Audio icon FDBCB011222.mp3

Link(s): Claiming the Moral High Ground

01/05/22 Alexander Sharp

Reverend Alexander Sharp on Claiming the Moral High Ground, drug war crimes against humanity

Guest(s): Alexander Sharp
Organization(s): Clergy For New Drug Policy
Alexander Sharp
Download: Audio icon FDBCB010522.mp3

Link(s): Clergy for a New Drug Policy

12/29/21 Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”

Guest(s): Ruth Dreifuss
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Ruth Dreifuss
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122921.mp3

Link(s): Stop The Drug War

12/22/21 Joao Goulao

Drug Czar of Portugal: Doctor Joao Goulao is the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviors and Dependency. He and Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker delve deep into drug war logic.

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Doctor Joao Goulao & DTN Host Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB122221.mp3

Link(s): LEAP

12/15/21 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling for ten years was counsel to the US House Committee on the Judiciary, founded the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and now serves on Policing Advisory Commission of Montgomery County, MD. Discussion of drug war crimes against humanity with DTN host Becker.

Guest(s): Eric Sterling

Download: Audio icon FDBCB121521.mp3


12/08/21 James Gierach

James Gierach, former prosecutor, LEAP Speaker address DTN hosts call for a drug war tribunal for crimes against humanity + Global Commission on Drugs calls for end of drug prohibition with Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Dr. Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland & Mohamed ElBaradei Nobel Laureate.

Guest(s): James Gierach
Organization(s): Global Commission on Drugs

Download: Audio icon FDBCB120821.mp3

Link(s): Global Commission on Drug Policy, IDPC Shadow Report

12/01/21 Omar Figueroa

Our guest is Attorney Omar Figueroa, based in California. Omar focuses on cannabis law, licensing, Hemp & CBD law, psychedelics and human rights. Discussion on caravan raids, over taxation, international cannabis & more.

Guest(s): Omar Figueroa
Organization(s): Attorney
Omar Figueroa
Download: Audio icon FDBCB120121.mp3

Link(s): Omar Figueroa Attorney Website

11/24/21 Dan Callahan

Doctoral candidates at Tulane University, Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo are writing a call to action for the legalization of drugs and seek input from DTN reporter Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High.

Guest(s): Dan Callahan
Organization(s): Tulane University
Dan Callahan and Joelle Giacomo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112421.mp3

Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/17/21 Dean Becker

Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High preaches to the congregation from the pulpit of a Houston church: PROHIBITION IS EVIL

Guest(s): Dean Becker
Organization(s): Drug Truth Network
Preaching the end of drug war
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111721.mp3