Cultural Baggage

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.

07/27/07 - Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling, President Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & LEAP member, Drug War Facts, Poppygate, Dr. Mitch Earleywine on MJ + Psychosis and Bruce Mirken of Marijuana Policy Project


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

07/20/07 - Jack Cole

Jack Cole, Director Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + Mark Mauer of Sentencing Project & Poppygate & "Tora Bora on my Mind"


29:01 minutes (13.28 MB)

07/06/07 - Aaron Dixon

Voices from U.S. Social Forum, panel "How to end the drug war, today" Pt.2 + Aaron Dixon of Center House, Poppygate, Black Perspective & Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/29/07 - Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul discusses the drug war (2003) + Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/22/07 - Nora Callahan

Nora Callahan of November Coalition + Terry Evans & Bruce Mirken of MPP & Tinfoil Hat Award


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/08/07 - Richard Traylor

Richard Traylor disproves faulty Texas correctional urine tests & Doug McVay with Drug War Facts & Phil Smith of Stop The Drug War


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

06/01/07 - Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal & medical marijuana persecuted... Again + Brian C. Bennett


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/18/07 - Terry Nelson

DRUG DEBATE: Terry Nelson of LEAP debates DEA agent James Capra Pt 3 of 3 + Jerry Cameron of LEAP, Poppygate, Drug War Facts, Black Perspective & "Legalize"


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/11/07 - Gabriel Sayegh

Gabriel Sayegh of Drug Policy Alliance re Rockefeller drug laws, Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation on U.S. drug laws & Jim Jones new hip hop: Lockdown USA


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

05/04/07 - Dean Becker

FIVE Houston City Council candidates discuss the drug laws


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/27/07 - Terry Nelson

PANEL III: Stan Furce of HIDTA/ONDCP, Marcia Baker Phoenix House & Dean Becker + Q&A from Audience, NPR "Gets it?" & Terry Nelson of LEAP


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/20/07 - Bruce Mirken

PANEL II: Are we winning the war on drugs? with Stan Furce of HIDTA/ONDCP, Marcia Baker of Phoenix House & DTN/LEAP member Dean Becker + Drug War Facts, Bruce Mirken of MPP, Corrupt Cop Story, Poppygate, Tribute to Albert Hoffman


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/13/07 - Terry Nelson

PANEL: Are we winning the war on drugs? with Stan Furce of HIDTA/ONDCP, Marcia Baker of Phoenix House & DTN/LEAP member Dean Becker + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Official Govt. Truth, Black Perspective


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

04/06/07 - Terry Nelson

Dr. Donald R. Vereen of HHS/NIDA Pt2 + Poppygate, Terry Nelson of LEAP, Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/30/07 - Deborah Small

Deborah Small of Breakchains.org & Ex Warden Rich Watkins


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/23/07 - Terry Nelson

Stop Prison Rape - Katherine Hall-Martinez, JD + Rape Survivor Marilyn Shirley + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Poppygate & DTN Editorial


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/16/07 - Phil Smith

Phil Smith of Stop The Drug War reports on recent trip to Peru and Bolivia, Atty Joe Alford, + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Drug War Facts , & Black Perspective


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/09/07 - Jack Cole

Dir. of LEAP: Jack Cole debates US Atty. Eric Melgren + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Drug War Facts , Poppygate, Corrupt Cop Story & Black Perspective


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

03/02/07 - Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition &Terry Nelson of LEAP, Drug War Facts and Poppygate


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/23/07 - Terry Nelson

Neal Peirce of the Washington Post + Terry Nelson of LEAP, Poppygate & Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/16/07 - Rick Doblin

Bruce Mirken of Marijuana Policy Project + Dr. Rick Doblin of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies & Terry Nelson of LEAP, Poppygate, Drug War Facts & CBS4 Denver: "New Marijuana Law Forces Judge to Quit"


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/09/07 - Ethan Nadelmann

Methamphetamine Conference III: Executive Dir. of Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann, Terry Nelson of LEAP


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/02/07 - Terry Nelson

Methamphetamine Conference I: Alan Clear, Prof Rick Curtis, +Terry Nelson of LEAP, Drug War Facts, Poppygate & Official Govt Truth


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

01/26/07 - Tony Ryan

LEAP member Tony Ryan: "End The War on Drugs", +Terry Nelson of LEAP, Official Govt Truth, Poppygate & Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

01/19/07 - Carl Olsen

Report from Media Reform Conference with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, US Reps Maurice Hinchey & Steve Cohen + Carl Olsen of Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church Challengs US Govt for right to Sacramental Cannabis


29:00 minutes (6.64 MB)

01/12/07 - Todd Mikuriya

Dr. Todd Mikuriya, Cannabis Consultant + Drug War Facts, Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. & Poppygate


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

01/05/07 - Jack Cole

Jack Cole, Dir. of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. + Terry Nelson of LEAP


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

02/27/01 Charles McClelland

HPD CHief


25:47 minutes (11.8 MB)

10/24/07 - Marc Emery

Marc Emery, publisher Cannabis Culture Magazine,& star of new movie: Prince of Pot - US vs. Marc Emery


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

09/14/07 - Stanton Peele

Dr. Stanton Peele author "Addiction-Proof Your Child" + Drug War Facts


29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

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