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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says it's improving worker safety through new rules, training and consequences for those who violate safety procedures. Acting Chief Safety Officer Michael Taborn told the transit system's board of directors Thursday that several changes are in the works.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Zoo says 4-year-old panda Tai Shan is headed to a panda base in Sichuan, China, next week. He's scheduled to fly to China on Feb. 4. A goodbye party is set for Saturday at the zoo. The last day of public viewing is Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) Data from the Metro Transit Police show crime is up slightly in the rail and bus system it oversees. There were 1,791 major crimes reported between January and November 2009, with robbery, larceny and car theft making up the bulk of that.

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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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