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D.C. Council To Question CFO In Oversight Hearing

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The man in charge of the District's public coffers will be on the hot seat today.

District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi, who is expected to appear at an oversight hearing before the D.C. Council, has been criticized for failing to release audits that were critical of his office. The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into the issue and the council passed emergency legislation mandating that all audits be released shortly after they are finished. 

The council has also raised questions about property assessment settlements that lowered the proposed assessments of hundreds of commercial properties by $2.6 billion. Gandhi argues the settlements were necessary to avoid litigation. 

The CFO's office is also being scrutinized by federal investigators looking into the district's lottery contracting process. 

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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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