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Cultural Baggage 2010

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    • 12/26/10
      • Robert Melamede
      • KushCon, the world’s largest convention centered around the marijuana industry: Dr. Robert Melamede, Cameron Lund, Jeremy from Green Works, Tami Finch, Rachel Gilette, Matthew Able, Krishna Madappa and Gemma Star of Pleasure Cafe.
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    • 12/19/10
      • Gary Johnson
      • Reports from KushCon in Denver with Cheryl Shumer, Mason Tvert, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Gus Esarvina, Tim McDowell.
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    • 12/12/10
      • Kathleen Staudt
      • Kathy Staudt, University of Texas at El Paso professor, on the situation in Mexico; Joy Strickland, founder of Mothers Against Teen Violence; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts.
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    • 12/05/10
      • Neill Franklin
      • Neill Franklin, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Daniel Robello of DPA on the horrors of the Mexican drug war; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts asks, "What is harm reduction?"
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    • 11/28/10
      • Dick Carpenter
      • Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice, co-author of "Forfeiting Justice," and Grant Smith of Drug Policy Alliance on the prohibition of K2 or "spice."
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    • 11/21/10
      • Alan Clear
      • Harm Reduction Conference: Alan Clear, director of the Harm Reduction Coalition; Alexandra Goldman of the San Francisco Drug Users Union; "Taz" on drug laws in Afghanistan; A.T. Martin of Project NEON; Russ Jones of LEAP; Denise Drayton of Exponents; and Kyle Hauser, Haight-Ashbury youth counselor.
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    • 11/14/10
      • Brendan Kiley
      • Seattle journalist Brendan Kiley on the cocaine trade; Kara Gotsch from the Sentencing Project; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts; 30-second "Drug War Addicts."
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    • 11/07/10
      • Jerry Epstein
      • Jerry Epstein of Drug Policy Forum of Texas on the Lancet report on alcohol as the most dangerous drug; Ethan Nadelmann on Prop. 19; Mary Jane Borden on the U.S. prison population; DTN editorial.
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    • 10/31/10
      • John Nova Lomax
      • John Nova Lomax, reporter for the Houston Press, and Mary Jane Borden discuss: "Does use of marijuana help with breast cancer?"
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    • 10/24/10
      • Joycelyn Elders
      • NAACP conference on racial bigotry in the drug war, with Dr. Joycely Elders, actor Danny Glover, Prop. 19 funder Richard Lee, Steven Gutwillig of DPA and Alice Huffman, director of the NAACP of California.
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    • 10/17/10
      • Terrance Poppa
      • Terrance Poppa, author of "Drug Lord: A True Story"; Phil Smith's take on Attorney General Eric Holder's stance on legalization of cannabis in California; Howard Wooldridge, supporter of Prop. 19.
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    • 10/10/10
      • Hanna Liebman Dershowitz
      • Hanna Liebman Dershowitz, co-chair of the Prop. 19 Legal Subcommittee, on why legalization will better protect children; Mary Jane Borden answers questions about the drug war.
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    • 10/03/10
      • Jeffrey Miron
      • Jeffrey Miron, Harvard professor, on his report for the Cato Institute, "The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition"; Bill Piper of the Drug Policy Alliance and Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle on Schwarzenegger's signing the marijuana decriminalization bill.
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    • 09/26/10
      • Melissa Del Bosque
      • Melissa Del Bosque, writer for the Texas Observer, on "Postcards From a Cartel City"; Philippe Lucas on cannabis salve, oils and tinctures.
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    • 09/19/10
      • Allen St. Pierre
      • Allen St. Pierre, director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; Dr. Mitch Earlywine; Mary Jane Borden; medical marijuana patient Tonya Davis; publisher Michael Lerner and author Steve Bloom.
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    • 09/12/10
      • Madeline Martinez
      • NORML report from conference in Portland featuring Madeline Martinez, director of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe; Steve Dillon, director of NORML; Steve DeAngelo, director of Harborside Health Center; John Walker of Firedog Lake; Steff Sherrer of Americans for Safe Access; and Tristen Reismer, reporter for KPOV, Bend Oregon.
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    • 09/05/10
      • Alexandra Natapoff
      • Alexandra Natapoff, author of "Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice"; Dane Schiller, reporter for Houston Chronicle; attorney Tony Serra.
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    • 08/29/10
      • Jaime Felner
      • Jaime Felner of Human Rights Watch; Paul Armentano of NORML; Howard Woodridge of COPS; Sandy Moriarty; Dallas policeman Nick Novello for MedCan University.
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    • 08/22/10
      • Russ Bellville
      • Russ Bellville of NORML on the forthcoming conference in Portland; Brendan Kiley reports on U.S. cocaine; Neill Franklin on the National Black Police Association's endorsement of California's Prop. 19 on the legalization of cannabis.
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    • 08/15/10
      • Gretchen Burns Bergman
      • Gretchen Burns Bergman of Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing; Randy Credico, senatorial candidate in New York; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts; premiere of "Legalize" by Sloshtown.
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    • 08/08/10
      • Sanho Tree
      • Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies regarding travel to Bolivia and Colombia; Mary Jane Borden of Drug War Facts; Fox reporter for ending the drug war.
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    • 08/01/10
      • Larry Talley
      • Larry Talley, former naval intelligence officer, now with LEAP; Jasmine Tyler of Drug Policy Alliance; Oklahoma attorney Kevin Adams on the ongoing police corruption scandal in Tulsa.
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    • 07/25/10
      • Len Richmond
      • Len Richmond, producer of a new film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?"; Michael Krawitz on the VA's allowing medical marijuana; Paul Armentano on false government statistics for emergency room visits for marijuana.
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    • 07/18/10
      • Dante Picazo
      • Dante Picazo and Jeff Blackburn of MedCan University, a Texas-based medical marijuana educational facility; Howard Wooldridge of Citizens Opposing Prohibition.
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    • 07/11/10
      • Casper Leitch
      • DTN host Dean Becker is joined by two other drug war radio hosts: Adam Assenberg of "Marijuana: Fact or Fiction" and Casper Leich of "Time 4 Hemp."
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    • 07/04/10
      • Ed Rosenthal
      • Ed Rosenthal discusses his new book, "Marijuna Growers Handbook"; Mikki Norris, editor of West Coast Leaf; Steve Fox of Marijuana Policy Project.
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    • 06/27/10
      • Jodie Emery
      • Jodie Emery discusses her Canadian husband's incarceration in U.S. prison for selling cannabis seeds; former servicemen Michael Krawitz and Josh Fenton discuss PTSD, medical cannabis and the Veterans Administration.
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    • 06/20/10
      • Eric Sterling
      • Otis McLay guest hosts the show, featuring Eric Sterling, president of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation.
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    • 06/13/10
      • Paul Wright
      • Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News; Mike Meno of Marijuana Policy Project; Sandy Moriarty, cannabis chef at Oaksterdam University; NPR starts to understand cannabis.
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    • 06/06/10
      • Dr. Tom O'Connell
      • Dr. Tom O'Connel, a thoracic surgeon in California; Mark Boris St. Maurice.
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    • 05/30/10
      • A.R. Torsone
      • A.R. Torsone, author of "Herb Trader: A Tale of Treachery and Espionage in the Global Marijuana Trade"; money laundering clips from "Need to Know" on PBS.
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    • 05/23/10
      • William Martin
      • William Martin, Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice University's Baker Institute, welcomes the Drug Truth Network to their archives program; Diana Washington Valdez, a reporter for El Paso Times; Drug War Facts from Mary Jane Borden.
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    • 05/16/10
      • Barry Cooper
      • Barry Cooper of KopBusters; Dr. Robert Melameade of Cannabis Science; Paul Armentano of NORML.
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    • 05/09/10
      • Richard Lee
      • Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, on California tax and regulation measure; Matt Elrod of Drug Sense on Canadian drug laws; Irven Rosenfeld, author of "My Medicine," who gets 300 joints through the DEA every 28 days.
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    • 05/02/10
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Beto O'Rouke, a city councilman from El Paso, and Clarence Bradford, a Houston councilman and former police chief, discuss the need to revamp drug laws.
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    • 04/25/10
      • Pat Lykos
      • Pat Lykos, district attorney of Harris County/Houston, sees need for continuity and change to drug laws.
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    • 04/18/10
      • Rick Doblin
      • Report from Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, from San Jose California, featuring Dr. Rick Doblin, Robert Jesse, Dr. Charles Grob, Dr. Alicia Danforth and Earth & Fire Erowid.
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    • 04/11/10
      • Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn
      • Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, director of Clergy Against Prohibition; Chris Hermes of Americans for Safe Access.
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    • 04/04/10
      • Scott Bullock
      • Scott Bullock of the Justice Institute on policing for profit; Allison Holcom of ACLU; ABC interview; BBC report on heroin injection in Vancouver.
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    • 03/28/10
      • Adrian Garcia
      • Adrian Garcia, sheriff of Harris County, discusses failings of the drug war and the need for change.
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    • 03/21/10
      • Victor Trevino
      • Harris County constable Victor Trevino discusses the need to examine drug laws, save money, prevent jail crowding, etc.; Neill Franklin, a working Baltimore cop and the new head of LEAP, discusses cannabis laws.
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    • 03/14/10
      • Dale Skye Clare
      • Reports from Oaksterdam University from professors, students, staff and interns.
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    • 03/07/10
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre and Al Byrne of Patients out of Time on medical marijuana news and forthcoming cannabis conference; report from Oaksterdam University with professor Sandy Moriarty; Tom Daubert on medical cannabis news in Montana.
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    • 02/28/10
      • Richard Lee
      • Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, on the marijuana "death" in Ohio; Dr. Robert Melameade; Bill Piper of DPA; Tim Meehan on Canada's "progress."
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    • 02/21/10
      • Casper Leitch
      • Casper Leitch, host of Time4Hemp, invites DTN host Dean Becker as a guest; Abolitionist's Moment; request for respondents to complete pain killer survey.
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    • 02/14/10
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • El Paso city councilman Beto O'Rourke on the ultraviolence in their sister city of Juarez; Michael Blunk, board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
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    • 02/07/10
      • Barry Cooper
      • Barry Cooper; corrupt police force story with Phil Smith; NPR extract on bail bond scams in U.S.; Abolitionist's Moment.
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    • 01/31/10
      • Cynthia Henley
      • Cynthia Henley, past president of the Houston Criminal Lawyers Association; DTN editorial and message to the Houston City Council; report from WTKR-TV, Roanoake, VA; Phil Smith.
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    • 01/24/10
      • Peter Christ
      • Peter Christ, founding member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Neill Franklin, working Baltimore policeman.
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    • 01/17/10
      • Phil Smith
      • Retired Superior Court Judge David Nichols for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle on legal marijuana approval in California legislature hearing.
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    • 01/10/10
      • Dean Becker
      • Drug Truth Network listener calls about the mechanism of the drug war.
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    • 01/03/10
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith, Drug War Chronicle reporter, on the top 10 drug reform stories of 2009; DTN Editorial: "Prohibition is Evil!"
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