Cultural Baggage 2012

  • 12/30/12 Sanho TreeMP3 | TXT

    2012 in review with Sanho Tree, Richard Lee, David Sloan, Judge Jim Gray, Steven DeAngelo and Charles Bowden.

  • 12/23/12 Steve DowningMP3 | TXT

    Steve Downing, former deputy police chief of Los Angeles; Cory Booker, mayor of Newark; Seth Rogen on the David Letterman show; Ethan Nadelmann on the Bill O'Reilly show; Terry Nelson of LEAP; possible legalization of medical marijuana in Texas; former President Jimmy Carter's call to legalize marijuana.

  • 12/16/12 Sam SabzehzarMP3 | TXT

    Sam Sabsehzar of Medical Marijuana 411; President Obama comments on marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado; Ethan Nadelmann of DPA; CNN report on marijuana; song performed by Bourbon and Schwartz.

  • 12/09/12 Robert PlatshornMP3 | TXT

    Robert Platshorn, author of "Black Tuna Diaries"; BBC segment featuring Ethan Nadelmann and Richard Branson; Dr. Sanjay Gupta; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts.

  • 12/02/12 Ethan NadelmannMP3

    Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Willie Nelson on the Today show.

  • 11/25/12 Richard LeeMP3 | TXT

    Interview with Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, and Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 11/18/12 Doug McVayMP3 | TXT

    Doug McVay reports on the Harm Reduction Conference; interview with Harm Reduction Conference chair Alex Kral; Cyndee Clay of HIPS; report on federal raids on marijuana farms.

  • 11/11/12 Doug HonigMP3 | TXT

    Doug Honig of ACLU on the Washington state legalization efforts; Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; Doug McVay on Oregon marijuana legalization failure; Houston Chronicle editorial supporting lealization; Eric Sterling of Criminal Justice Policy.

  • 11/04/2012 Peter ChristMP3 | TXT

    Peter Christ, co-founder of LEAP, on WGRZ in New York; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Instute for Justice segment; Ethan Nadelmann on the Gavin Newsome Show; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts.

  • 10/28/12 Scott MeinerMP3 | TXT

    Scott Meiner of Americans for Forfeiture Reform; Mary Jane Borden on federal supremacy; Doug McVay on harm reduction for youth; Terry Nelson of LEAP on the politics of the drug war; BBC report on drug war failure.

  • 10/21/12 NJ WeedmanMP3

    Marijuana activist "NJ Weedman" declared innocent in New Jersey pot bust; Steph Sherrer on the appeals court review of marijuana law; Mary Jane Borden on teen drug use; Terry Nelson of LEAP on forthcoming Supreme Court rulings.

  • 10/14/12 Doug McVayMP3 | TXT

    Doug McVay interviews Kevin Zeese and Mike Gray at the NORML conference; report on convicted Australian drug trafficker Shapelle Corby; illegal searches of individuals for drugs by Milwaukee police officers; NBC report on the Mexican border; Terry Nelson of LEAP on drug war corruption.

  • 10/07/12 Nathan P. JonesMP3 | TXT

    Nathan P. Jones, postdoctoral fellow in drug policy at Rice University's Baker Institute; Javier Sicilia, leader of the Mexican Caravan for Peace; CBS report on lab failure; interview with Judge Jim Gray, Libertarian candidate for vice president.

  • 09/30/12 Jeffrey DhywoodMP3 | TXT

    Jeffrey Dhywood, author of "World War D"; U.N. speech by Guatamalan President Otto Perez Molina; remarks by Javier Sicilia, leader of Caravan for Peace.

  • 09/23/12 Phil SmithMP3 | TXT

    Phil Smith, reporter for Drug War Chronicle; California assemblyman Tom Amiano on the Good Samaritan Act; Denise Cullen on harm reduction; Gretchen Burns Bergman, executive director of Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing.

  • 09/16/12 Kurt SchmokeMP3 | TXT

    Report on Caravan for Peace: Kurt Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore, speaks to a gathering in support of Caravan for Peace along with Laura Carlson, director of the Center for International Policies of the Americas Program.

  • 09/09/12 Jim GierachMP3 | TXT

    Report on Caravan for Peace: Chicago City Hall press conference on drug prohibition with former Chicago drug prosecutor James Gierach and former L.A. deputy police chief Steve Downing; Javier Secilia, leader of Caravan for Peace.

  • 09/02/12 Steven DowningMP3 | TXT

    Report on Caravan for Peace: Steven Downing, former deputy police chief of L.A.; Enrique Marones, president of Border Angels; Chad Padgett of LEAP.

  • 08/26/12 Susie ByrdMP3 | TXT

    Report on Caravan for Peace: Javier Cecilia and Ricardo Palido speak to El Paso City Council; Councilwoman Susie Byrd reads a resolution on drug policy.

  • 08/19/12 Javier SiciliaMP3 | TXT

    Report on Caravan for Peace: Javier Sicilia, the Mexican poet who lost his son to the drug war; Jack Cole of LEAP; Judge James Gray; Daniel Robello of DPA.

  • 08/12/12 Charles BowdenMP3 | TXT

    Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy discuss the horrors of the drug war in Mexico; Rafael Fernández de Castro writes in Huffington Post on his perspective on the drug war.

  • 08/05/12 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann and Laura Thomas of Drug Policy Alliance; Sean Dunnigan, former researcher for DEA and currently with LEAP; Mason Tvert on Colorado's marijuana legalization effort; DEA agent's threat to San Diego City Council.

  • 07/29/12 Paul ArmentanoMP3 | TXT

    Paul Armentano of NORML; AMA report on cannabis; Doug McVay; Mary Jane Borden asks, "What is prohibition?"; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Dane Schiller of Houston Chronicle.

  • 07/22/12 Steve DeAngeloMP3 | TXT

    Steve DeAngelo, president of Harborside Health Center, on the forthcoming protests of the Obama administration's stance on medical marijuana; Clip of President Obama; Mary Jane Borden on drug control models; KGW-TV Oregon on the state's vote on legalizing marijuana.

  • 07/15/12 Lisa BloomMP3 | TXT

    Lisa Bloom, New York Times best-selling author of "Swagger"; Neill Franklin of LEAP at NAACP.

  • 07/08/12 Rabbi Jeffrey KahnMP3 | TXT

    Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn to open cannabis dispensary in Washington, D.C.; Mary Jane Borden says the drug war fuels AIDS pandemic; Dr. Manny on FOX discussing the benefits of cannabis; Rep. S.J. Lee at NAACP Convention; DTN editorial and PBS report on ultraviolence in Mexico.

  • 07/01/12 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance; Michel Kazatchkine on the Global Commission report on AIDS; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Daniel Robello of DPA on the forthcoming Caravan for Peace.

  • 06/24/12 James HigdonMP3 | TXT

    James Higdon, author of "Cornbread Mafia"; Doug McVay of Common Sense Drug Policy; Lawrence Odonnel; Jeffrey Dhywood; Terry Nelson; and ABC TV clip.

  • 06/17/12 Julie NetherlandMP3 | TXT

    Julie Netherland of Drug Policy Alliance; Dr. Perry Kendall, senior public health physician for British Columbia; Doug McVay's report "Mexico at the crossroads."

  • 06/10/12 Bill KingMP3 | TXT

    Bill King, columnist for Houston Chronicle; Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson; and Penn Jillette discuss the war on drugs.

  • 06/03/12 James P. GrayMP3 | TXT

    Judge James P. Gray, Libertarian candidate for vice president; Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance, speaks at Oslo, Norway forum.

  • 05/27/12 J.R. HeltonMP3 | TXT

    J.R. Helton, author of "Drugs: A Novel"; Libertarian vice presidential candidate Judge James Gray; Doug McVay of Common Sense Drug Policy on rape in U.S. prisons.

  • 05/20/12 David SloaneMP3 | TXT

    Attorney David Sloane on the Texas medical marijuana patient who received $100 fine; 1-day probation for possesion; Tony Newman of DPA on widespread drug war news; Doug McVay of CSDP on the election of Oregon attorney general to make marijuana legalization the lowest priority of the state.

  • 05/13/12 Howard WooldridgeMP3 | TXT

    Howard Wooldridge of Citizens Opposing Prohibition is riding his bike across the U.S. to help end the drug war; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 05/06/12 Andrew WeilMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Andrew Weil speaks at Patients out of Time conference; Gil Kerlikowske at Center for American Progress; Dr. Nora Valkow of NIDA on 60 Minutes.

  • 04/29/12 Amanda ReimanMP3 | TXT

    Reports from Patients out of Time Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Tucson with Dr. Amanda Reiman, ALS patient Cath Jordan, and federally supplied cannabis patient Irvin Rosenfeld.

  • 04/22/12 Deborah SmallMP3 | TXT

    Deborah Small of Break the Chains; Robert Platshorn leads "Silver Tour" to educate elders about marijuana; tribute to Willie Nelson.

  • 04/15/12 James GierachMP3 | TXT

    James Gierach, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, discusses President Obama's response to ending the drug war; Guy Schwartz, Texas musician.

  • 04/08/12 Richard LeeMP3 | TXT

    Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University, was detained last week by federal agents; Bill Piper of Drug Policy Alliance; Houston Chronicle letters to the editor featuring DTN vs. DEA and the drug war debate between Dean Becker and Stan Furce.

  • 04/01/12 Russ BellvilleMP3

    Russ Bellville of NORML speaks at Rice University's Baker Institute; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Canada's CTV reports that top doctors call for marijuana decriminalization.

  • 03/25/12 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Reports from the Students for Sensible Drug Policy convention in Denver; Brian Vicente, activist and lawyer in Colorado working on marijuana reform; Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

  • 03/18/12 John ColemanMP3 | TXT

    John Coleman, former director of operations at the Drug Enforcement Agency, speaking at Rice University's Baker Institute; Angel Raich, a medical marijuana patient; Mary Lynn Mathre on the forthcoming conference on medical marijuana; Doug McVay of Common Sense for Drug Policy.

  • 03/11/12 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance, speaks at Rice University's Baker Institute conference "The War on Drugs Has Failed: Is Legalization the Answer?"; Rice professor and Baker Institute fellow William Martin; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Rev. Pat Robertson.

  • 03/04/12 Irvin RosenfeldMP3 | TXT

    Irvin Rosenfeld receives 300 marijuana cigarettes from the U.S. government every 25 days; Doug McVay of Common Sense for Drug Policy; Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana; Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 02/26/12 Joseph CliffordMP3 | TXT

    Joseph Clifford, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas; Eric Sterling, courtesy Canada's CTV; Beto O'Rourke, candidate for U.S. Congress.

  • 02/19/12 Rhonda MartinMP3 | TXT

    Rhonda Martin, author of "Stuck," a children's book about OCD; Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle; clips of the Bill O'Reilly show, Dr. Drew and Bill Maher discussing drug policy.

  • 02/12/12 Sanho TreeMP3 | TXT

    Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Theresa Danielo of Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment.

  • 02/05/12 Jerry EpsteinMP3 | TXT

    Jerry Epstein, president of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas; Denise Cullen of Broken No More on prevention of overdose in children.

  • 01/29/12 Adam AssenbergMP3 | TXT

    Adam Assenberg's hearing is set for Feb. 3; Mary Jane Borden on the U.S. prison population; Terry Nelson of LEAP on widespread impunity for the rich in the drug war; Jack Cole, director of LEAP.

  • 01/22/12 Pat LykosMP3 | TXT

    Pat Lykos, the district attorney of Harris county; Mary Jane Borden of Drug War Facts; Daniel Robelo of Drug Policy Alliance.

  • 01/15/12 Kevin SabetMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Kevin Sabet, formerly with ONDCP, debates Mason Tvert of Colorado's SAFER on David Sirota show; Utah drug bust.

  • 01/08/12 Ron PaulMP3 | TXT

    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul discusses the drug war; tribute to Gatewood Galbrath.

  • 01/01/12 Siobahn ReynoldsMP3 | TXT

    10-year anniversary of the Drug Truth Network: Siobahn Reynolds, Ethan Nadelmann, Dr. Geoffrey Guy, Rep. Dan Burton, Tommy Chong, Dr. Donald Tashkin and Tony Serra.