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D.C. Teachers Protest Impending Layoffs

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Some teachers from D.C. Public Schools say they'll continue their efforts to stop Chancellor Michelle Rhee from laying off teachers. Teachers and staff held up pink signs at a protest rally, to represent the pink slips they could receive next week. The signs read "Budgeting on the Backs of Students" and "Teachers Are the Solution Not the Problem."

Rhee recently hired almost 900 new teachers but has said the layoffs were because of budget cuts and the need to move resources around. Rally organizers say they have more protests planned and aren't ruling out a hunger strike.

Kavitha Cardoza 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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