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Underage Drinking And NC's 'Talk It Out' Initiative


Tuesday, August 11

When he first took office, Governor McCrory noted that North Carolina has a problem with underage drinking and that something had to be done about it. The chairman of the state Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, which is at the heart of alcohol sales in the state, knew he had to get involved.  He and others created the Talk It Out campaign to research underage drinking and work to prevent it. We hear from him and others about what’s happened since.

Steve Sciascia -  Mayor, Town of Harrisburg and Talk It Out Speakers Bureau Presenter 

Jim Gardner - Chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission 

Dr. Wilkie Wilson - Director of DukeLEARN, research professor of prevention science at the Social Science Research Institute, Duke University and co-author of Buzzed and Just Say Know

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