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.





04/14/21 Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano the Deputy Director of NORML discuss more legal states, racial history of drug war and backwards looking Texas politicians + Abbie Rosner, writer for Forbes on advance of legal psychedelics.

Guest(s): Paul Armentano
Organization(s): National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws
Paul Armentano
Download: Audio icon FDBCB041421.mp3

Link(s): NORML

04/07/21 Kassandra Frederique

Kassandra Frederique the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance on "claiming the moral high ground" in the drug war + DeVaughn Ward, Sr. Counsel of Marijuana Policy Project

Guest(s): Kassandra Frederique
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Kassandra Frederique
Download: Audio icon FDBCB040721.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

03/31/21 Howard Wooldridge

Det. Howard Wooldridge (Ret) one of the founders of LEAP is once again crossing the United States. No horse involved this time he is riding his bike to celebrate his 70th birthday. He wears a shirt that says: "Cops Say Legalize Heroin - Ask Me Why" + DTN Editorial: "Drug war is racist, stupid and evil"

Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

Download: Audio icon FDBCB033121.mp3

Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

03/24/21 Katharine Neill Harris

Doctor Katharine Neill Harris testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the failed war on drugs and solutions based on racial justice and harm reduction.

Guest(s): Katharine Neill Harris
Katharine Neill Harris
Download: Audio icon FDBCB032421.mp3

Link(s): James A. Baker III Institute

03/17/21 Ed Forchion

Ed Forchion, AKA NJWeedman has been the burr under the saddle of New Jersey politicians for decades, fighting for the rights of cannabis users and jury nullification.

Guest(s): Ed Forchion
Organization(s): New Jersey Weedman
Ed Forchion
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031721.mp3

Link(s): New Jersey Weedman

03/10/21 Paul Stanford

Paul Stanford, internationally recognized drug reformer hosts Cannabis Common Sense a TV show in Portland. Last week he invited Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network host to be a guest. This audio is less than half the one hour TV program.

Guest(s): Paul Stanford
Organization(s): Restore Hemp
Paul Stanford & Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB031021.mp3

Link(s): Cannabis Common Sense TV with Paul Stanford and Dean Becker

03/03/21 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldridge founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition re major reset on drug perspectives,+ Carly Wolf is NORML’s point person RE state policies to discuss progress in New Jersey and Jenn Michelle Pedini is the driving force for cannabis change in Virginia

Guest(s): Howard Wooldridge
Organization(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition
Howard Wooldridge
Download: Audio icon FDBCB030321.mp3

Link(s): Citizens Opposing Prohibition

02/24/21 Doctor Richard Andrews

Doctor Richard Andrews discusses the Texas blizzard, covid, overdose and the release of a new report from Fair and Just Prosecution: Reconciling Drug Courts, Decarceration and Harm Reduction.

Guest(s): Doctor Richard Andrews
Download: Audio icon FDBCB022421.mp3


02/17/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman, Chair of the Washington State Public Safety Committee holds a hearing on HB 1499 to decriminalize all drugs. Features sponsor Rep Lauren Davis, Michelle Horn Richberg, Mica Watsman Chesman, Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Lucinda Grande, Linda Robertson, Monte Levine & Steve Isler. CONTINUES on this weeks Century of Lies with Doug McvVay reporting.

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Organization(s): Washington State Representative

Download: Audio icon FDBCB021721.mp3

Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature

02/10/21 Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman is a Washington State Representative, Chair of their House Public Safety Committee who seeks to decriminalize all drugs in Washington State.

Guest(s): Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman
Download: Audio icon FDBCB021021.mp3

Link(s): TV for Washington Legislature