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Anacostia River Gets Annual Make Over

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By Matt Laslo

It's a constant battle to keep glass and plastic bottles out of the Anacostia River. Upwards of twenty thousand tons of garbage ends up in it each year. More than 150 area residents joined government agencies in cleaning up the Anacostia River today in Southeast.

Jim Foster is the president of the Anacostia Watershed Society. As volunteers work, he explains that the annual clean up is having an impact.

"Little tire coming out of here. That's a great find. There used to be hundreds and hundreds of tires so I'm surprised that we haven't found more, but it's very typical," Foster said.

Crews will now document the trash they pulled and pass the information along to policy makers.

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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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