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Newseum Launches Exhibits Related To March On Washington

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Numerous exhibits and programs in D.C. will allow visitors to retrace the historic steps of the 1963 March on Washington 50 years later.

Students took a prominent role in the civil rights movement in the early 1960s, leading up to the March. Their role is the focus of a new exhibit that has opened at the Newseum, which is located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capitol.

The exhibit, "Make Some Noise," features a section of the original Woolworth's lunch counter from Greensboro, N.C., where four black college students launched a sit-in movement after being denied service because of their race.

The Newseum also is launching a three-year changing exhibit "Civil Rights at 50," which will be updated each year with key milestones in the civil rights movement.

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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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