Should the legal drinking age be lowered?
Broadcast: A Prairie Home Companion, 08/21/2008, 9:06 a.m.
Broadcast: Midmorning, 08/21/2008, 9:06 a.m.
A group of college presidents has signed on to a new initiative that calls for a renewed debate over the legal drinking age. Opponents say lowering the drinking age would lead to more car accidents and an increase in binge drinking.
- John McCardell: founder of Choose Responsibility and author of the Amethyst Initiative, which calls for a renewed debate on the legal drinking age. The initiative has been signed by the presidents of 114 colleges.
- Lynn Goughler: vice chair of public policy for MADD Minnesota.
- Jack R. Ohle: president of Gustavus Adolphus College.
- Tracie Toomey: director of the alcohol epidemiology program at the University of Minnesota.