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Arlington Bike Lanes Going Green, Literally

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Some bike lanes in Arlington will be receiving a coat of green paint to make them more visible to drivers.
Some bike lanes in Arlington will be receiving a coat of green paint to make them more visible to drivers.

Five bike lanes in Arlington County are getting an upgrade. Arlington county workers are painting segments of the bike lanes with a green friction coating.

"Basically, the idea is to improve the visibility of the bike lanes so that when cars cross from one side of them to the other side... car drivers remember to look for bicyclists," says Dan Malouff, a transportation planner for the county.

The spots were strategically chosen to keep bikers safe.

"These are locations with fairly high bike traffic where there are also relatively high car volumes crossing over the bike lane," says Malouff.

Malouff says the county may see more green bike lanes in the next year or so, but they're still in the planning stages.

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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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