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Arlington Plow Operations Face Obstacles

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In Virginia, Arlington County is digging out from the massive snowstorm that clobbered the Washington metropolitan area, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. County workers are still working to clear collector streets.

With schools closed and Arlington government opening two hours late, county workers are dealing with low hanging power lines, fallen trees and large branches still obstructing roadways and sidewalks. The county has deployed 45 plows and 150 men and women who have been working around the clock since before the storm hit.

Nevertheless, a handful of abandoned vehicles are still hampering plowing operations on arterial streets.

Drivers who see a plow or salt-spreader are asked to stay at least 100 feet behind the truck until it is safe to pass. County officials also asks residents to make sure their cars are off residential streets, if off-street parking is available so that plows can move quickly and safely.

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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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