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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:

04/17/19 John Delaney

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Cannabis Therapeutics 1, Laura Lagano author of CBD Oil Miracle, William Simpson of CannaCrafted, Dale Geiringer of Ca NORML + Judge John Delaney testifies re cannabis to Texas Legislature.


04/10/19 Miss Ian

Tuesday 9th April 2019

DPA Conf III: Miss Ian of San Francisco Drug Users Union, Maddie Magnuson of Health Equity Alliance, Marsha Jenn-Charles of Brotherhood, Sister Sol + Joe Biden & President trump


04/03/19 T Dubbb O

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

St Louis Drug Policy Conference I - Ferguson rap artist T-Dubb-O, Chad Sabora of Monet, Rodney Holcombe DPA Atty + Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visits Houston


03/27/19 Paul Armentano

Friday 22nd March 2019

Paul Armentano of NORML re "marijuana psychosis", Jodi James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out Of Time & NIDA Scientist Dr. Donald Tashkin on safety of marijuana


03/20/19 Ed Fourcion

Tuesday 19th March 2019

New Jersey Weedman, Ed Fourchion set to sell weed at statehouse to challenge supposed legalization, Rob announces April 6 Cannabis Expo, Cornel Prof. Christopher Wildeman re "Nearly Half of US Families Have Had Relatives Behind Bars", Spoorthi Kamepalli re Baker Institute Seminar/Judging


03/13/19 Julia Negron

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Julia Negron speaks of need for harm reduction in Florida, Kassandra Frederique of DPA re renewed compassion in US, Tony Papa of DPA re sentencing disparity, Justin George reporter with Marshall Program & Howard Wooldridge re UN call for decriminalization of drugs


03/06/19 Judge Gray

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, (ret) discusses failure and futility of drug war. Tex House Hearing on HB63 Marijuana Decrim with Ronny Moore Asst Police Chief, David Sloan of DFW & Natl NORML, Senior District Court Judge John Delaney


02/27/19 Richard Andrews

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Dr. Richard Andrews is a Houston family doctor who is co-chair of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B. He has a particular interest in the overlap between drug use, drug policy and hepatitis. + Matt Simon of Marijuana Policy Project regarding progress on drug laws in New England.


02/20/19 Senator John Whitmire

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Drug Truth Network Editorial re fiasco bust in Houston, interview with Texas Senator John Whitmire + US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business owners and employees featuring Fiona Ma California Sec of Treasury & Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, LEAP.cc


02/13/19 Joe Moody

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Rep Joe Moody re cannabis law change in Texas, Heather Fazio of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy & Christopher Redfearn victim of Texas asset forfeiture