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Parents Say Goodbye To Students, Tuition Dollars

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Mark Cumbest is helping his son move into American University's Anderson Hall. He says paying for a private college during a recession isn't fun... "But I consider it an investment. Probably one of the best investments I can make would be in my children." Many families find it hard to pay more than $15,000 dollars a semester, which is what American charges for tuition. But on this day, parents are mainly focused on helping their children settle in - and on the difficult task of saying goodbye. Hanan Aboulmagd is from Egypt and her daughter will be attending American this fall. Aboulmagd says she didn't realize how emotionally difficult this would be: "She's so independent and she wanted to come here. But when the moment came, it's not easy." Students will be moving into American University's dorms throughout the rest of this month. David Schultz reports...

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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