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Supreme Court To Argue Same-Sex Marriage This Spring

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Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states, including Maryland, and defeated a ban in a fourth state, the Supreme Court is deciding when it will get involved.

The justices are meeting today to decide whether they should deal with the argument this spring that the Constitution gives people the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.

Cases could be argued as early as March, with a decision expected by June.

Meanwhile in Maryland, Attorney General Doug Gansler says court clerks can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses before Jan. 1, when the law is scheduled to take effect. He writes that as long as the effective date of the license is for the first of the year, it can be handed out early if a clerk wishes to do so.

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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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