Cultural Baggage 2009

  • 12/27/09 - Fred BurtonMP3 | TXT

    Drug Truth Archive "Best of 2009": Fred Burton of Stratfor, an anti-terrorist organizatoin; Harold Hurdt, retiring police chief in Houston; Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation; Glenn Greenwald; David Rosenbloom of the Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Moses Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

  • 12/20/09 - Roger GoodmanMP3 | TXT

    Washington state Rep. Roger Goodman about legalization efforts.

  • 12/13/09 - Leigh MaddoxMP3 | TXT

    Leigh Maddox, former Maryland state police officer and now a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Tony Newman of Drug Policy Alliance with the top ten drug reform stories of 2009.

  • 12/06/09 - Mason TvertMP3 | TXT

    Mason Tvert, director of Safer Choice in Colorado and author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?", discusses progress in marijuana reform.

  • 11/29/09 - Irvin RosenfeldMP3 | TXT

    Irvin Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker, is supplied with 300 cannabis cigarettes each 25 days by the DEA, FDA and NIDA.

  • 11/22/09 - Danny KushlickMP3 | TXT

    Danny Kushlick of the U.K.-based Transform Organisation outlines "After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation"; interview with Ira Glasser at the Drug Policy Alliance conference.

  • 11/15/09 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann's opening speech at the Drug Policy Alliance conference in Albuquerque.

  • 11/08/09 - General Stephen N. XenakisMP3 | TXT

    Drug Policy Alliance report and conference "Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration" with General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.; Guy Gambill, veterans’ advocate; Abel Moreno of Vets 4 Vets.

  • 11/01/09 - Howard WooldridgeMP3 | TXT

    Howard Wooldridge, founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition; Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle on the level of violence in Mexico.

  • 10/25/09 - Tony NewmanMP3 | TXT

    Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses major changes in the media coverage of the drug war and the DPA's forthcoming conference in New Mexico; Dr. Joel Hochman's advice to parents of drug users.

  • 10/18/09 - Richard EvansMP3 | TXT

    Attorney Richard Evans of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies; Paul Armentano of national NORML.

  • 10/11/09 - Anthony PlacidoMP3 | TXT

    Anthony Placido, assistant administrator and chief of intelligence for the DEA; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 10/04/09 - Beto O'RourkeMP3 | TXT

    Report from the El Paso conference on the war on drugs: president of the University of Texas at El Paso, mayors of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, El Paso City Councilman Beto O'Rourke, Terry Nelson of LEAP and Mike Agar.

  • 09/27/09 - Craig ReinarmanMP3 | TXT

    Report from El Paso drug conference with Professor Craig Reinarman, Dr. Dennis Bixler, John Burnett of NPR, Juan Carlos Hidalgo and Judge James Gray.

  • 09/20/09 - Lew RockwellMP3 | TXT

    Lew Rockwell presentation "Never Talk to the Police"; Phil Smith; official government truth with Winston Francis.

  • 09/13/09 - Paul ArmentanoMP3 | TXT

    Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML and co-author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Why are We Driving People to Drink?"

  • 09/06/09 - John H. RichardsonMP3 | TXT

    John H. Richardson of Esquire.

  • 08/30/09 - Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance, on progress in the 100-year drug war; "Johnny Appleweed" by Brian Ashley Jones.

  • 08/23/09 - Fred GardnerMP3 | TXT

    Fred Gardner, editor of O'Shaughnessy's medical marijuana journal, takes listener calls; nurse Ken Wolski of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey on the trial of a medical marijuana patient with multiple schlerosis.

  • 08/16/09 - Loretta NallMP3 | TXT

    Loretta Nall, Alabama drug reformer, and Fred Gardner, editor of O'Shaughnessy's medical marijuana journal; Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr.

  • 08/03/07 - Froma HarropMP3 | TXT

    Froma Harrop, syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate; Loretta Nall on drug policy in Alabama.

  • 08/02/09 - Arthur BenavieMP3 | TXT

    Professor Arthur Benavie, author of "Drugs: America's Holy War"; DTN Editorial; Paul Armentano of NORML; Cookville police plant drugs.

  • 07/26/09 - Paul ArmentanoMP3 | TXT

    Paul Armentano of NORML, co-author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Whey are We Driving People to Drink?"; Eric Sterling, president of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation.

  • 07/15/09 - Jack ColeMP3 | TXT

    Jack Cole, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Dr. Fredrick Polak of Amsterdam, courtesy CBS News; "Interesting Man" III.

  • 07/08/09 - Jerry ParadisMP3 | TXT

    Jerry Paradis, retired Canadian judge and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Paul Armentano of NORML on forthcoming convention in San Francisco.

  • 07/01/09 - Jamie FellnerMP3 | TXT

    Jamie Fellner, senior counsel for U.S. Human Rights Watch; DTN editorial.

  • 06/24/09 - Moises NaimMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine; Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; "Interesting Man" III; Abolitionist Moment.

  • 06/17/09 - Casper LeitchMP3 | TXT

    Casper Leitch, producer and host of, discusses the history of his efforts; Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project on the legislature's override of the governor's veto in Rhode Island.

  • 06/10/09 - Claudia RubinMP3 | TXT

    Claudia Rubin with RELEASE in the U.K. regarding their campaign "Nice People Take Drugs"; Dr. Joel Hochman's warning to parents; Julie Roberts of Drug Policy Alliance on forthcoming cannabis distribution in New Mexico.

  • 06/03/09 - Marc EmeryMP3 | TXT

    U.S. prison sentences await Marc Emery, Canadian marijuana activist; Reverend Eddy Lepp and cannabis dispensary owner Charles Lynch; comments from Ed Rosenthal.

  • 05/27/09 - David RosenbloomMP3 | TXT

    David Rosenbloom, the new president and CEO of CASA; Kevin Zeese, president of Common Sense for Drug Policy; Abolitionist Moment.

  • 05/20/09 - Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance; Afghan Army use of hashish estimated at 75 percent per Guardian report.

  • 05/13/09 - Maia SzalavitzMP3 | TXT

    Maia Szalavitz, author of "Help at Any Cost"; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Abolitionist Moment and DTN Editorial.

  • 05/06/09 - Brian O'deaMP3 | TXT

    Brian O'dea, author of "High: Confessions of a Pot Smuggler"; Phil Smith, reporter with Stop the Drug War.

  • 04/29/09 - Nora CallahanMP3 | TXT

    Nora Callahan, director of November Coalition for prisoners' rights; Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; "Most Interesting Man."

  • 04/22/09 - Buford TerrellMP3 | TXT

    Buford Terrell, professor of law; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Family Guy clip; DTN Editorial.

  • 04/15/09 - Glenn GreenwaldMP3

    Glenn Greenwald's presentation to the Cato Institute regarding seven successful years of drug decriminalization in Portugal; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 04/08/09 - Glenn GreenwaldMP3

    Glenn Greenwald's speech to Cato Insitute about seven years of decriminalization in Portugal; intro by Tim Lynch; corrupt police story with Phil Smith; Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 04/01/09 - Cliff SchafferMP3 | TXT

    Cliff Schaffer, founder of and, discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; the Abolitionist's Moment.

  • 03/25/09 - Terry NelsonMP3 | TXT

    U.N. Drug Conference NGOs speak in Vienna, with Professor Fredrick Polak, Terry Nelson of LEAP, Lennice Werth, Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris, courtesy Vienna Public Radio.

  • 03/18/09 - Amanda FieldingMP3 | TXT

    Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation on drug research in the U.K., is interviewed at the U.N. drug conference in Vienna by Michael Krawitz; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts; Country version of Eternal War.

  • 03/11/09 - Charles LynchMP3 | TXT

    Charles Lynch, cannabis dispensary operator aligned with the mayor and chamber of commerce, now facing five years in federal prison; Cheryl Aichele, ally of Mr. Lynch; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; a DTN Editorial.

  • 03/04/09 - Steve DeAngeloMP3

    Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland California, gives us a tour of the facility; "Official Government Truth" with Winston Francis; the LEAP report from Terry Nelson; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts.

  • 02/25/09 - Richard LeeMP3

    Oaksterdam II: Founder Richard Lee, anonymous instructor, Keith Stevenson of Purple Heart Dispensary, attorney James Anthony of LEAP, attorney Robert Raich.

  • 02/18/09 - Harold HurttMP3

    Police Chief of Houston, Texas, Harold Hurtt; Irma Rios, the director of the Houston crime lab.

  • 02/11/09 - Dana LarsenMP3

    Dana Larsen of British Columbia on Canadian court rulings and marijuana dispensaries; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; report on school administrators.

  • 02/04/09 - Richard MackMP3 | TXT

    Former Sheriff Richard Mack, now with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Philppe Lucas of Vancouver Island Compassion Society reports Canada's Supreme Court has once again declared marijuana laws unconstitutional; more regarding Michael Phelps from Radley Balco of Reason.

  • 01/28/09 - Cassandra HerrmanMP3 | TXT

    Cassandra Herrman, producer of a new PBS documentary "Tulia Texas," and Tulia defense attorney Jeff Blackburn; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 01/21/09 - Ed RosenthalMP3 | TXT

    Ed Rosenthal and Dale Gieringer, co-authors of "Medical Marijuana Handbook"; Terry Nelson of LEAP; a visit from Ray Hill of the Prison Show.

  • 01/14/09 - Fred BurtonMP3 | TXT

    Fred Burton, author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counter Terrorism Agent"; Marijuana Policy Project grades the Bush administration; Terry Nelson reports for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 01/07/09 - Brian BennettMP3 | TXT

    Brian Bennett discusses the history of the drug war; Fred Burton, vice president of counterterrorism at Stratfor and author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent"; Sigifredo Gonzales, sheriff of Zapata County, and Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County both call for a look at legalization; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.