Launched in early 2001, Cultural Baggage, hosted by Dean Becker, is the only nationally distributed radio program focused on discussing the war on drugs.
The weekly, half-hour program features interviews with prominent experts, such as U.S. Representatives John Conyers (D-MI) and Ron Paul (R-TX); Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; and Superior Court Judge James Gray.
Cultural Baggage features timely and candid interviews with elected officials, judges, scientists, doctors, authors, entertainers, police officers, wardens, prisoners, and patients about current drug war issues, such as medical marijuana, sentencing reform, racial profiling, and police corruption.
Interviews with Phil Smith of Alternet and the Drug War Chronicle, Willie and Merle's new song "It's All Going to Pot", Ms. Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision and Pacifica "cub reporter" Derrick Broze.
Howard Wooldridge a LEAP speaker reports on his trip to Vienna and the UN Drug Conf, Christine Shuck author of The War On Drugs - An Old Wives Tale + Terry Nelson of LEAP, former cop Mike Knox & Dr. Elias Jackson
Washington DC Conf with Senators, Rand Paul, Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillbrand call for legal Med Cannabis. Asha Bandele of DPA with the Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor Friendship-West Baptist Church. Mike Trace, Dir International Drug Policy Consortium, from plenary session at the UN in Vienna on March 11.
Anthony Johnson of International Cannabis Business Conference, Jason Miller of Houston Norml re forthcoming cannabis conference in Houston, Drug Policy Alliance teleconference on national progress on legal cannabis
2014 in Review: Stephen Colbert, Diane Goldstein, BBC: US drug war laughingstock, Judge John Delaney, Alice Oleary Randall, Professor William Martin, US Rep Beto O'Rourke, Russia Radio interview of DTN Host Dean Becker & Houston Mayor Anise Parker
100 Years is ENOUGH! rally in Houston in front of criminal court house, KPFT patriarch Ray Hill, Michael Allen of End Mass Incarceration, Representatives of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, NORML, DPFT and others
Sheriff John Urquhart of King County (Seattle) Washington in support for Houston Police Chief Charles McClellans call that drug war is a failure + Barbara Brohl Colorado Dir of Revenue & Mark Thornton of Mises Institute * CALL FOR RALLY Dec 17 at noon at YOUR courthouse - 100 Years of Prohibition is ENOUGH!
Ray Hill, KPFT patriarch joins us in studio + NBC report on our interview of Police Chief McClellan, former Deputy Policy Chief of Los Angeles Steven Downing, Protest against US racism in Nigeria, Mathew Fogg unveils corruption that enables cops to avoid indictment
Washington state Rep Roger Goodman discusses failure of drug war, forthcoming WA bill to de-felonize drug crimes + Ethan Nadelmann & Former President of Mexico Zedillo on CNN + Ellen Bukstel song Who's The Pusher Now?
Ethan Nadelmann Dir of Drug Policy Alliance: "What has the war on drugs done to the world?" + Rand Paul call for end to drug war, Jill Harris of DPA re coerced treatment + Invitation to 12/14 nationwide rally "100 Years is Enough!" + song: "Eternal War" by Adult Users
James A.Baker III Conf.: "Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?" Featuring William Martin, Ph.D., Director, Drug Policy Program, Baker Institute, Leslie Grady McAhren, Executive Director CG Corrigan, Amy Lou Fawell, President, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana For Autism (MAMMA, Catharine A. Neill, Ph.D., Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute, Vincent Lopez, Founder, Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
Ed Rosenthal, author of Beyond Buds - Marijuana Extracts - Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines + Eapen Thampy director of Forfeiture Reform & Stephanie Jones Night Life Mgr for Drug Policy Alliance