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Conviction Upheld In Rosenbaum Murder

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One of Rosenbaum's accused assailants, Percy Jordan, challenged his conviction, in D.C. Superior Court, of first-degree and second-degree murder while armed, robbery and credit card fraud. Senior Judge John Ferren, writing for a three-judge panel, ruled Jordan's claims to be without merit.

Rosenbaum was out walking near his home in Northwest one evening in January 2006 when Jordan hit him in the head with a pipe, and he and his cousin Michael Hamlin, robbed him. Rosenbaum died two days later.

The case received additional attention because emergency workers responding to the scene incorrectly determined Rosenbaum was drunk and bypassed the closest hospital to take him to one further away.

The Rosenbaum family sued the city and Howard University Hospital over failures in how they handled the emergency response. Those claims were settled in 2007.

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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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