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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:

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


02/06/19 Alex Wodak

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Dr. Alex Wokak is a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia. Wodak is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association. Wodak also helped open Australia's first needle exchange programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Kings Cross


01/30/19 Lui Larotta

Wednesday 30th January 2019

 Lui LaRotta, Chairman. Harris County Republican Auxiliary Clubs , John Baucum, political director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, Jason Tarasek re Minnesota Legislature to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition & Emily Kaltenbach of DPA re N. Mexico move to make drug possession a misdemeanor


01/23/19 Shaleen Title

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Shaleen Title is a Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner who wrote an OpEd in Boston Globe call for end of drug prohibition


01/16/19 Sunil Aggarwal

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, co-founder of Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle, potential AG Bill Barr & Jodie Emery of Cannabis Culture on CTV


01/09/19 Richard Lee

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Interviews with Richard Lee founder of Oaksterdam University and Ann Lee his mother and founder of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition + John Baucum the political director of RAMP


01/02/19 Neill Franklin

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Major Neill Franklin, Exec Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership joins host Dean Becker for the full half hour


12/26/18 Dean Becker

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Cultural Baggage for New Years: Drug Truth Network producer Dean Becker for the half hour with music from Becker's band Shotgun Lobotomy


12/19/18 Joseph Ganssle

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Roman Catholic priest Joseph Ganssle & Commander Brian Paddick in the UK