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:

07/19/18 Mitch Earlywine

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Dr. Mitch Earlywine on cannabis science/progress, Chris Alexander re legal weed in New York, Heather Fazio re forthcoming cannabis conference in Austin, Colorado widow losing death benefits over legal cannabis


07/12/18 Maia Szalavitz

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Maia Szalavitz author of Unbroken Brain, Brad Burge of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies & Paul Armentano Dep. Dir of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws


07/04/18 Eric Sterling

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Special Edition: Eric Sterling Director of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in Washington DC re drug war fiasco + DTN Editorial "When will drug war failure bring focus to bear?"


06/28/18 James Gierach

Thursday 28th June 2018

Former Chicago prosecutor James Gierach, Lisa Raville Exec Dir Harm Reduction Action Center Denver, Norma Sapp re Okla legal Cannabis & Rep Beto O'Rourke re failure of drug war


06/21/18 Art Acevedo

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies in Wash DC & Amy Povah re Presidential pardons


6/14/18 Diane Goldstein

Thursday 14th June 2018

Lt. Diane Goldstein, Law Enforcement Action Partnership Chairman of the Board, Michael Krawitz report on UN proceeding in Geneva


06/07/18 Jodie James

Thursday 7th June 2018

Jodie James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Shaleen Title Commissioner on the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission & Matt Elrod re Canada's forthcoming legalization of cannabis + DTN Editorial


05/31/18 Jason Reed

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Jason Reed, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership - UK re British Medical Journal recent embrace of ending the drug war, preventable diseases and overdose deaths & much more.


05/24/18 Mason Tvert

Thursday 24th May 2018

Mason Tvert goes back to work for Marijuana Policy Project, Matt Elrod Canadian drug reformer, Dr. Melanie Dreher re long term use of cannabis


05/17/18 Deborah Small

Thursday 17th May 2018

Deborah Peterson Small speaks at Patients Out of Time Conf, Paul Armentano of NORML re drug war hypocrisy and lies, Jasmine Budnella of Vocal NY, Melissa Moore of Drug Policy Alliance in NY


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