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Cultural Baggage 2020

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    • 12/30/20
      • Jack Cole
      • Jack Cole joins us for this half hour listen back to an interview from Nov 2003. Jack was the founding member, first director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, now known as Law Enforcement Action Partnership.
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    • 12/23/20
      • Dr. Donald Tashkin
      • From the International Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: On today’s program we’ll hear from Dr. Donald Abrams from University of California, San Francisco. We’ll also hear from Dr. Donald Tashkin of NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and we’ll hear their opinions on the health consequences of using medical cannabis + "PoppyGate" with Glenn Greenway ++ 2 Drug Truth Network Editorials
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    • 12/16/20
      • Rev Alexander Sharp
      • Reverend Alexander Sharp joins us for the half hour to discuss drug reform progress and roadblocks in 2020
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    • 12/09/20
      • Michael Krawitz
      • Michael Krawitz worked for decades to influence first the US Veterans Administration and just last week to force the World Health Organization and the United Nations to nuance their Drug Treaty to move from "dangerous" to now allow for cannabis research and medicines.
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    • 12/02/20
      • Diane Goldstein
      • Interview of Diane Goldstein, the incoming Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Network re changes to drug laws in Canada, the UK, Mexico and around the US + Wash state representative Roger Goodman re decrim efforts in his state.
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    • 11/25/20
      • Doug McVay
      • Special "Oregonization" program with Doug McVay, Brian Bennett & Host Dean Becker. Discussion on what will it take to motivate the masses to seek an end to drug war.
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    • 11/18/20
      • Brian Bennett
      • Brian C. Bennett is a a contributing expert at the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice University. His focus is on drug policy. We discuss the forthcoming first Evident Truth ZOOM Gathering on Sunday Nov 22 at 7PM CDT. (PLEASE READ: Transcript/Comment for details Link Below)
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    • 11/11/20
      • Dr. Julian Buchanan
      • Julian Buchanan a New Zealand Doctor is author of dozens of essays outlining the horrendous failures of drug war policy + Name That Drug By It's Side Effects
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    • 11/04/20
      • Dr. Khalid Tinasti
      • Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground. +++ LEAP/GLEPHA Webinar: The Police Experience with Overdose Prevention Sites withModerator: Chief Tom Synan, Newtown Police Department, Ohio, Inspector Bill Spearn, Vancouver Police Department, Canada, Staff Sergeant Conor King, Victoria Police Department, Canada
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    • 10/28/20
      • Dr. Khalid Tinasti
      • Pt 2: Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground.
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    • 10/21/20
      • Dr. Khalid Tinasti
      • Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground.
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    • 10/14/20
      • Dean Becker
      • Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker travels to Lisbon Portugal to give a speech to the leaders of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction.
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    • 10/07/20
      • Eric Sterling
      • Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation describes his work with the US Congress in escalating the drug laws.
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    • 09/30/20
      • Perry Kendall
      • Doctor Perry Kendall a Canadian Public health physician who was the first Provincial Health Officer for the Canadian province of British Columbia's health ministry and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for contributions to Public health field and to harm reduction policy and practice.
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    • 09/23/20
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss, drug policy, covid, the passing of activist leaders and the forthcoming election.
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    • 09/16/20
      • Neil Woods
      • Neil Woods a long time undercover policeman in the UK is now the Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership for all of Europe
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    • 09/09/20
      • Kevin Zeese
      • Kevin Zeese joins DTN host for the whole half hour to discuss drug war politics, racism, corruption and activism. This show contains a portion of a longer interview recorded 8/5/20 as part of forthcoming Claiming the Moral High Ground video special now being dedicated to Kevin, which will be released on 9/11. Sadly Kevin passed from this Earth on September 5. This is a tribute to the mentor to many, this activist extraordinaire.
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    • 09/02/20
      • Beto ORourke
      • Beto O'Rourke former Congressman from Texas and Democratic Candidate for President & DTN reporter Dean Becker. What do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket for the drug war?
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    • 08/26/20
      • Tommy Chong
      • Tommy Chong spends the full half hour with host Dean Becker
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    • 08/19/20
      • Katherine Neill Harris
      • Katherine Neill Harris of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice Univ END THE WAR ON DRUGS TO HELP FIX AMERICAN POLICING + Tommy Chong visits to discuss racist drug war policies
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    • 08/12/20
      • Maia Szalavitz
      • Maia Szalavitz, author, reporter joins host Dean Becker to discuss forthcoming Video series "Seeking The Moral High Ground" and to kick the drug war in the teeth.
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    • 08/05/20
      • Joao Goulao
      • Doctor Joao Goulao is the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviors and Dependency, Portugal's Drug Czar. He and Drug Truth Network host Dean Becker delve deep into drug war logic.
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    • 07/29/20
      • Christoph Buerki
      • Dr. Christoph Buerki is a Swiss Psychiatrist who pioneered their Heroin injection program. Over the more than two decades, Swiss citizens have injected pure Heroin more than 20,000,000 times with zero overdose deaths.
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    • 07/20/20
      • Neill Franklin
      • Major Neill Franklin has more than 30 years experience wearing the badge of law enforcement. Today Neill is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership which has thousands of experienced police, prosecutors and legislators calling for an end to drug prohibition. Neill is one of the stars of our forthcoming, September 11 Premiere of our video Production: SEEEKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND (On Drugs). To learn more please visit www.LEAP.cc
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    • 07/15/20
      • Mary Jane Borden
      • Mary Jane Borden reporter for Columbus Ohio Free Press re her latest: By Their Deeds Shall Ye Know Them article on racism & Black Lives Matter + Global News report on Canadian Chiefs of Police call for winding down the drug war announcing forthcoming DTN video special featuring Cliff Shaffer : Seeking The Moral High Ground
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    • 07/08/20
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War re premiere of Becker's Buds Video program, racism, pandemic and drug war failures + Chris Conrad Becker's Buds guest #2 re racism, drug war tactics.
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    • 07/01/20
      • Doug McVay
      • Doug McVay who produces Century of Lies, talk about racism and the drug war. PLUS: the thoughts of Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow.
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    • 06/24/20
      • Roger Goodman
      • Roger Goodman Washington state Representative on US racism, Covid 19 and call for actual control of controlled substances + Josh Richards Houston activist calls for harm reduction
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    • 06/17/20
      • Eric Sterling
      • Eric Sterling founder of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland + Drug Truth Network editorial
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    • 06/10/20
      • Neill Franklin
      • Major Neill Franklin discusses Law Enforcement Action Partnerships new National Policing Recommendations + Debby Goldsberry re gang rip offs of cannabis dispensaries & DTN Editorial
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    • 06/03/20
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Beto O'Rourke joins us to discuss the murder of George Floyd, the protests, the bigotry of centuries and how it is escalated thru drug war tacts +++ Norm Stamper former Police Chief of Seattle gives his perspectives on the never ending series of cop on black murders.
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    • 05/27/20
      • Global Commission Calls for End of Prohibition
      • Global Commissioners Report calls for legalizing drugs with Ruth Dreifuss former President of Switzerland, Louise Arbour former High Commissioner on Human Rights, Juan Manuel Santos former President of Colombia, Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Anand Grover UN Special Rapporteur on right to health + Phil Smith reporting on Global Commission for Citizen Truth + Norma Sapp reports on cannabis laws in Oklahoma.
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    • 05/20/20
      • Neill Franklin
      • Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year veteran of both the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department who oversaw 17 separate drug task forces. He has served as an official representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) since 2007 + Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs.
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    • 05/13/20
      • Abbie Rosner
      • Abbie Rosner reports for Forbes, her focus on how older adults are re-discovering cannabis & psychedelics + Kassandra Frederique Dir of DPA re What Does DPA Do During a Pandemic?
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    • 05/06/20
      • Phil Smith
      • Phillip Smith has been a drug policy journalist for the past two decades. He is the longtime author of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the non-profit StopTheDrugWar.org, and has been the editor of AlterNet’s Drug Reporter since 2015. He was awarded the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edwin M. Brecher Award for Excellence in Media in 2013.
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    • 04/29/20
      • James Gray
      • James P. Gray announces his intention to run for President under the Libertarian banner + Dr. Suni Aggerwal discusses pandemic, advancing integrative medical care and research in oncology, psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, and palliative care
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    • 04/22/20
      • Richard Van Wickler
      • Richard Van Wickler Cheshire County jail Superintendent & David Duffield of Houston Harm Reduction Alliance + Remembering Dr. Albert Hoffman LSD explorer
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    • 04/15/20
      • Natalia Cornelio
      • Natalia Cornelio is running for Judge in the 351st District in Harris County/Houston. We discuss bail, jail crowding during pandemic, voting rights & more. Plus song Eternal War & a snippet with Freeway Ricky Ross who talks of his ties with the CIA
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    • 04/08/20
      • Carl Hart
      • Dr. Carl Hart author of High Price - A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self Discover That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs & Socieity + Terry Nelson of LEAP & DTN Editorial
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    • 04/01/20
      • Nicholas Eyle
      • Nicholas Eyle a pioneering drug reformer has passed away, tribute segment from 2004 + Sanho Tree a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its Drug Policy Project since 1998
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    • 03/25/20
      • Cliff Schaffer
      • ALL STAR RERUN: Cliff Schaffer, founder of DrugLibrary.org and MarijuanaBusinessNews.com discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war & Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition + the Abolitionists Moment
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    • 03/18/20
      • Katharine Neill Harris
      • Katharine Neill Harris Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy re "Vaping: Clearing the Air" + Paul Stanford, cannabis activist returns from speaking gig in Mexico
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    • 03/11/20
      • Ethan Russo
      • Dr. Ethan Russo, leading cannabis scientist just back from New Zealand discussion of studies including Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes + Norma Sapp cannabis reform pioneer in Oklahoma.
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    • 03/04/20
      • David Duffield
      • David Duffield President Houston Harm Reduction Alliance, Philly safe injection ups and downs, Doug McVay report: Oregon to decrim all drugs? + Bernie Vs Drug War & DTN Editorial
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    • 02/26/20
      • Antony Lowenstein
      • Antony Lowenstein author of new book: PILLS, POWDER & SMOKE - Inside The Bloody War On Drugs + Incarcerex & Drug War Freight Train
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    • 02/19/20
      • Kim Ogg
      • Kim Ogg DA of Harris County/Houston at Greater Houston Coalition for Justice speaks on Bail Bond Agreement & Consent Decree, + Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis work with W.H.O. in Geneva + Susan Hays PC re medical cannabis for neurological disorders
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    • 02/12/20
      • Richard Andrews
      • Doctor Richard Andrews discusses needle exchange, safe consumption, opioids, overdose, Hep C & his run for Senate, Dist 13 in Texas + "Chief" Clarence Bradford & UH Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson discuss bail bond & protections against arrest
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    • 02/05/20
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Beto O'Rourke discusses Houston's Harding street bust/fiasco, Trump, guns, drug war, rights & more + Debby Goldsberry on growing cannabis industry
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    • 01/29/20
      • Robert Melamede
      • Dr. Robert Melamede: Cancer 2020 - Directed Adaptive Evolution Metabolic Centric Biology + DTN Editorial
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    • 01/22/20
      • Terence Hallinan
      • Former San Fran DA Terence Hallinan dead at 83, Texans for Safe Access Symposium featuring Dr. Sue Sisley, moderated by Shivawn Brady.
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    • 01/15/20
      • Diane Goldstein
      • Diane Goldstein chair of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Frederick Cortes Diaz of Intercambios, Shaleen Title Mass. Cannabis Control Commissioner & Basillio H. Sepe journalist with The Nights Watch in the Philippines
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    • 01/08/20
      • Neill Franklin
      • Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Lynn Paltrow Dir of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Christina Dent Dir of End It For Good in Miss + Joe Marcinkowski of Houston Peace and Justice Center
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    • 01/01/20
      • Inge Fryklund
      • Inge Fryklund board member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership & David Borden of Stop the Drug War / DRCNET + DTN Editorial for New Year
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