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Ambulance Fee in Effect in Montgomery County

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By Rebecca Blatt

Opponents of the fee needed 15,366 signatures by August 4 and at least that many more by August 19. The Board of Elections says it has completed the count of the first batch and petitioners did not have enough.

Supporters say they handed in thousands more than necessary, but some were disqualified because they did not precisely match voter registration. Some didn't have middle initials listed, for instance.

The group has ten days to appeal the decision in circuit court. The fee is expected to bring in $14 million in the first year.

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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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