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[CR] Pres. Barry Seaman on WWBY Baltimore

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Barry Seaman, [CR] President and author of Binge: Campus Life in An Age of Disconnection and Excess, participated in a conversation with WWBY Baltimore and David Jernigan, associate professor and director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Seaman and Jernigan were prompted to have a frank conversation on the realities of alcohol on college campuses after 28 University of Maryland students were hospitalized for binge drinking during the first two weeks of the semester. Although The Amethyst Initiative has been met with opposition, WWBY choose to host this conversation because of the obvious disconnect between the legal drinking age and the implications it has on student, and adult, health.

We’ll be posting a synopsis of the conversation tomorrow, but we invite you to listen now and join a conversation about the radio program on Facebook tomorrow. Click here to listen.