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.





08/19/20 Katherine Neill Harris

Katherine Neill Harris of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice Univ END THE WAR ON DRUGS TO HELP FIX AMERICAN POLICING + Tommy Chong visits to discuss racist drug war policies

Guest(s): Katherine Neill Harris
Organization(s): James A. Baker III Institute

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Link(s): James A. Baker III Institute

08/12/20 Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author, reporter joins host Dean Becker to discuss forthcoming Video series "Seeking The Moral High Ground" and to kick the drug war in the teeth.

Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Maia Szalavitz
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08/05/20 Joao Goulao

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

Guest(s): Joao Goulao
Organization(s): Drug Czar

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07/29/20 Christoph Buerki

Dr. Christoph Buerki is a Swiss Psychiatrist who pioneered their Heroin injection program. Over the more than two decades, Swiss citizens have injected pure Heroin more than 20,000,000 times with zero overdose deaths.

Guest(s): Christoph Buerki
Organization(s): Swiss Heroin Injection Program
Christoph Buerki with host Dean Becker
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07/20/20 Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin has more than 30 years experience wearing the badge of law enforcement. Today Neill is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership which has thousands of experienced police, prosecutors and legislators calling for an end to drug prohibition. Neill is one of the stars of our forthcoming, September 11 Premiere of our video Production: SEEEKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND (On Drugs). To learn more please visit

Guest(s): Neill Franklin
Organization(s): LEAP
Neill Franklin
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Link(s): LEAP

07/15/20 Mary Jane Borden

Mary Jane Borden reporter for Columbus Ohio Free Press re her latest: By Their Deeds Shall Ye Know Them article on racism & Black Lives Matter + Global News report on Canadian Chiefs of Police call for winding down the drug war announcing forthcoming DTN video special featuring Cliff Shaffer : Seeking The Moral High Ground

Guest(s): Mary Jane Borden
Organization(s): Ohio Rights Group

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Link(s): Cannabinart

07/08/20 Phil Smith

Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re premiere of Becker's Buds Video program, racism, pandemic and drug war failures + Chris Conrad Becker's Buds guest #2 re racism, drug war tactics.

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

07/01/20 Doug McVay

Doug McVay who produces Century of Lies, talk about racism and the drug war. PLUS: the thoughts of Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow.

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

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Link(s): Drug War Facts

06/24/20 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman Washington state Representative on US racism, Covid 19 and call for actual control of controlled substances + Josh Richards Houston activist calls for harm reduction

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance
Roger Goodman
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Link(s): Houston Harm Reduction Alliance

06/17/20 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland + Drug Truth Network editorial

Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Eric Sterling
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Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation