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Cultural Baggage 2021

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    • 08/30/21
      • Dr. Joao Goulao Drug Czar of Portugal
      • Moral High Ground Reclamation: Congressman Beto O'Rourke (Ret), Neil Woods Dir LEAP UK, Roger Goodman Wash State Rep, Katherine Neil Harris of Baker Inst., Dr. Christoph Buerki designer Swiss Heroin program, Maj. Neill Franklin Dir LEAP USA, Dr. Joao Goulao Drug Czar of Portugal & Dr. Kahlid Tinasti Global Commission on Drugs.
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    • 08/23/21
      • Moral High
      • Moral High Ground with Major Neill Franklin of LEAP, Dr. Carl Hart, Katharine Neill Harris of Baker Inst, Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War, Chris Conrad author, D.A. Kim Ogg, Washington Rep Roger Goodman & Howard Wooldridge of COPS
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    • 08/16/21
      • Expert Panel
      • DTN Editorial + Kevin Zeese of PopularResistance.org, Ethan Nadelmann founder DPA, Eric Sterling Founder Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies, Dr. Christoph Buerki Designer of Swiss Heroin Injection Program & Dr. Perry Kendall Dir. B.C. Centre for Substance Abuse & NYT Best Selling Author Maia Szalavitz.
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    • 08/09/21
      • Matt Elrod
      • Matt Elrod has for decades been a backbone of online drug reform. Based in the Canadian wilderness he still manages to coordinate, update and design websites for many strong players in drug reform. Matt and DTN host Becker kick drug war logic in the teeth. Matt's description of himself: "Reclusive Canadian audiophile, poetic naturalist, drug policy reform activist, library cataloguer, programmer and webmaster. Born to be mild." Not to be missed.
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    • 08/02/21
      • Reverend Alexander Sharp
      • Reverend Alexander Sharp who heads up Clergy for a New Drug Policy joins DTN host Dean Becker to discuss the morals, the punishment and the advocates of eternal drug war + Matt Simon, long time policy man for the Marijuana Policy Project who now works within the cannabis industry shares his thoughts on progress, corruption and the road going forward.
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    • 07/26/21
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke is helping to leadThe Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival & the Texas Poor People's Campaign. He and Willie Nelson are inviting folks to a Georgetown-to-Austin Moral March for Democracy culminating in a Rally at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, July 31. Calling for an end to the filibuster, in favor of the For the People Act, restoration of 1965 Voting Rights, $15 Hr and more. Also on this weeks show, Dr. Rick Doblin Exec Dir of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in Houston to participate in a Congressional Healthcare Summit hosted by US Congressman Dan Crenshaw.
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    • 07/19/21
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance premiers new podcast: PSYCHOACTIVE on I Heart and other outlets. Ethan and DTN host Becker discuss the podcast, overdose deaths, new US Drug Czar and much more
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    • 07/12/21
      • Richard Van Wickler
      • Former Executive Director and now a board member of LEAP, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Richard Van Wickler (Ret.) began his law enforcement career in 1987 and served as the Superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire, from 1993 to 2019. Van Wickler is a former adjunct professor of American Corrections at Keene State College, where he taught for 14 years.
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    • 07/05/21
      • St. John "SinJin" Barned Smith
      • St. John "SinJin" Barned Smith is a Houston Chronicle reporter with a focus on the criminal justice system. The Harding Street fiasco is a main topic + Abolitionists Moment for Houston
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    • 06/28/21
      • Kristina Davis
      • Stephanie "Riley" Burns & Kristina Davis PRS/ ICPR Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Houston Recovery Center & UTHealth - Project Integra + Winston Francis with the "Official Government Truth".
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    • 06/21/21
      • Mathew Fogg
      • US Marshall Mathew Fogg (Ret) served our nation with 32 years service and now heads up "Bigots with Badges" + sound advice for drug users and their parents from Dr. Joel Hochman
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    • 06/14/21
      • Jimi Devine
      • Jimi Devine, a reporter based at LA Weekly writes on every aspect of drug war policy and drug wars failures.
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    • 06/07/21
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Congressman Beto O'Rourke (ret) discusses, voting rights, racism, environment and the drug war + James Gierach, former Illinois States Atty on Chicago violence and the drug war.
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    • 05/31/21
      • Neill Franklin
      • Major Neill Franklin (Ret) discusses law enforcement, the Peelian Princiiples: The goal is preventing crime, not catching criminals. If the police stop crime before it happens, we don’t have to punish citizens or suppress their rights. Corruption and greed are stopping most departments.
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    • 05/26/21
      • Howard Wooldridge
      • Howard Wooldridge a former detective is a “long rider” who has crossed the US several times on his horse Misty and who just finished his second trip across the US on a bicycle wearing a shirt that states: “Cops say legalize Heroin... ask me why”. PLUS Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain.
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    • 05/19/21
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith reports drug war news for Stop the Drug War and Drug War Chronicle. Phil and DTN host Dean Becker discuss the corruption and the progress of drug laws.
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    • 05/12/21
      • Dr. Frank Lucido
      • Doctor Frank Lucido is retiring from general practice but will maintain his medical cannabis practice + Ethan Nadelmann the founder of the DPA discusses prejudice and the drug war.
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    • 05/05/21
      • Clarence Walker
      • Clarence Walker report: "Who Are the Real drug Pushers? Top Executives indicted in Hundreds of Million dollars in Cocaine trafficking" + Jeff Reese former Houston Sheriff Deputy Sergeant with 26 years experience is now President of Houston Peace and Justice Center
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    • 04/28/21
      • Lawrence Pasternack
      • OSU Professor Lawrence Pasternack re OpEd in Tulsa World: What's the best way to regulate legal marijuana? The free market. + Howard Wooldridge is half way across America on his bicycle promoting end of drug war.
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    • 04/21/21
      • Steve Fox
      • STEVE FOX TRIBUTE: With the passing of cannabis reformer extraordinaire Steve Fox we hear from long time associates Bruce Mirken of MPP and Mason Tvert Steves associate at VS. Strategies. According to Marijuana Moment: "Steve was a lead drafter of Colorado’s historic Amendment 64, which legalized cannabis for adult use, and he managed all aspects of the successful campaign behind its passage and implementation. He also conceptualized and co-founded Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), which laid a lot of groundwork for the legalization effort and contributed to a seismic shift in the U.S. cannabis policy debate. In 2009, he co-authored the book “Marijuana Is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?,” which is based on the SAFER strategy.... Tikkun olam. Mission accomplished."
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    • 04/14/21
      • Paul Armentano
      • Paul Armentano the Deputy Director of NORML discuss more legal states, racial history of drug war and backwards looking Texas politicians + Abbie Rosner, writer for Forbes on advance of legal psychedelics.
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    • 04/07/21
      • Kassandra Frederique
      • Kassandra Frederique the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance on "claiming the moral high ground" in the drug war + DeVaughn Ward, Sr. Counsel of Marijuana Policy Project
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    • 03/31/21
      • Howard Wooldridge
      • Det. Howard Wooldridge (Ret) one of the founders of LEAP is once again crossing the United States. No horse involved this time he is riding his bike to celebrate his 70th birthday. He wears a shirt that says: "Cops Say Legalize Heroin - Ask Me Why" + DTN Editorial: "Drug war is racist, stupid and evil"
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    • 03/24/21
      • Katharine Neill Harris
      • Doctor Katharine Neill Harris testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the failed war on drugs and solutions based on racial justice and harm reduction.
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    • 03/17/21
      • Ed Forchion
      • Ed Forchion, AKA NJWeedman has been the burr under the saddle of New Jersey politicians for decades, fighting for the rights of cannabis users and jury nullification.
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    • 03/10/21
      • Paul Stanford
      • Paul Stanford, internationally recognized drug reformer hosts Cannabis Common Sense a TV show in Portland. Last week he invited Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network host to be a guest. This audio is less than half the one hour TV program.
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    • 03/03/21
      • Howard Wooldridge
      • Howard Wooldridge founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition re major reset on drug perspectives,+ Carly Wolf is NORML’s point person RE state policies to discuss progress in New Jersey and Jenn Michelle Pedini is the driving force for cannabis change in Virginia
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    • 02/24/21
      • Doctor Richard Andrews
      • Doctor Richard Andrews discusses the Texas blizzard, covid, overdose and the release of a new report from Fair and Just Prosecution: Reconciling Drug Courts, Decarceration and Harm Reduction.
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    • 02/17/21
      • Roger Goodman
      • Roger Goodman, Chair of the Washington State Public Safety Committee holds a hearing on HB 1499 to decriminalize all drugs. Features sponsor Rep Lauren Davis, Michelle Horn Richberg, Mica Watsman Chesman, Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Lucinda Grande, Linda Robertson, Monte Levine & Steve Isler. CONTINUES on this weeks Century of Lies with Doug McvVay reporting.
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    • 02/10/21
      • Roger Goodman
      • Roger Goodman is a Washington State Representative, Chair of their House Public Safety Committee who seeks to decriminalize all drugs in Washington State.
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    • 02/03/21
      • Ruth Dreifuss
      • Ruth Dreifuss, who in 1999 was the first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”
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    • 01/27/21
      • Debby Goldsberry
      • Debby Goldsberry, long time cannabis activist and dispensary owner re covid caravans of cannabis criminals, pricing, Debby is author of Staring and Running a Marijuana Business. + Houston DA Kim Ogg indicts 12 cops for corruption and 2 for murder of drug users
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    • 01/20/21
      • Dr. Carl Hart
      • Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.
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    • 01/13/21
      • David Herzberg
      • In White Market Drugs, David Herzberg explores these crises and the drugs that fueled them, from Bayer’s Heroin to Purdue ’s OxyContin and all the drugs in between: barbiturate “goof balls,” amphetamine “thrill pills,” the “love drug” Quaalude, and more. As Herzberg argues, the vast majority of American experiences with drugs and addiction have taken place within what he calls “white markets,” where legal drugs called medicines are sold to a largely white clientele.
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    • 01/06/2021
      • 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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