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In December 2010, protesters demanding better jobs for young people took to the streets of Tunisia and toppled their government.
When protests broke out across the Arab world, NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin followed the events from thousands of miles away in real time online.
In his book Distant Witness, Carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a new form of journalism where people on the ground controlled the news.
Carvin talks with NPR's Neal Conan about the stories that spilled out to the entire world in real time.
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.
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.