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National Zoo Welcomes Andean Bear Cubs

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It's twins for the National Zoo's 6-year-old Andean bear, Billie Jean. It's not yet clear, however, when visitors might be able to see the cubs in person. For now, the public will have to log on to the [zoo's live webcam]( http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/AndeanBears/andean-bear-cam.cfm) and hope they're in view.

Zoo staffers say mama bear will stay inside with her cubs for now, and come spring, if they're healthy, the three will head out to their yard.

Andean bears, also called spectacled bears, are one of the world's most endangered bear species. Scientists estimate there's only about 2,000 left in their natural habitat. These cubs are the only surviving Andean cubs in a North American zoo since Billie Jean's first cubs were born in 2010.

The cubs' father had to be euthanized in August after being treated for an aggressive type of cancer.

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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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