Cultural Baggage

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Cultural BaggageCultural 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.

Launched in early 2001, Cultural Baggage, hosted by Dean Becker, is the only U.S. 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 Show Archive:

08/14/19 Phil Smith

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re hemp law hoopla, Paul Stanford re release of new movie Green Goddess, pep talk from Trump, Volcano benefits COPD patient, DTN Editorial


08/07/19 Clay Conrad

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Attorney Clay Conrad perspectives on hemp, marijuana, drug dogs & more + Seth Schibler regarding conspiracy charges against Eapen Thampy in Missouri


07/31/19 Norma Sapp

Tuesday 30th July 2019

Norma Sapp, Oklahoma reformer re progress, ease of new medical cannabis law, Steve Downing, Dep Chief of LAPD, retired and Adrian Garcia, former Sheriff of Houston regarding amazing bail reform


07/24/19 Joao Goulao

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Dr Joao Goulao, Portugal's Drug Czar Part 2, Sheila Vakharia of DPA re overdose death rates & memorials for Paul Krassner & Mark Kleiman


07/17/19 Dr Joao Goulao

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Dr Joao Goulao, Portugal's Drug Czar sits down to a lengthy interview with DTN Reporter Dean Becker


07/10/19 Tyler Broker

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Tyler Broker an attorney has column on Above the Law titled The Case for Legalizing All Drugs Plus NY Times reporter Emily Bazalon has a new book Charged - The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration


07/03/19 Kim Ogg

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Kim Ogg the District Attorney of Houston/Harris County Texas for the half hour. We discuss marijuana & hemp and conflicting laws, paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program, cops ability to search based on hemp smell, number of prosecutors, bail bonds, the Harding Street bust the corruption there of, gangs, Portugal & decrim, Switzerland and Heroin, overdose deaths, safe consumption facilities , what glue holds the drug war together


06/26/19 Ray Lakeman

Tuesday 25th June 2019

Ray Lakeman a British citizen lost his two boys to drug overdose and now wants to legalize all drugs. Reverend Alexander Sharp tours Canadian Safe Injection Facilities and seeks to save young lives.


06/19/19 Deborah Small

Tuesday 18th June 2019

JUNETEENTH: Deborah Small of Drug Policy Alliance and Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Action Partnership discuss racism in America, from time of Lincolns freeing the slaves, till the current date.


06/12/19 Ed Rosenthal

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Ed Rosenthal, the "Guru of Ganja" has a new book: Marijuana Garden Saver + Paul Stanford battles big marijuana in Oregon