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As we gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, it’s pretty safe to say many of us will indulge in some unhealthy behavior. Maybe it’s eating too much turkey and pie, maybe it’s watching too many football games, or maybe it’s non-stop video game playing. Like eating or watching TV, it’s often hard to say when video game habits have turned into unhealthy behavior. But it’s a question doctors and mental health specialists are thinking about more, particularly as video games become increasingly realistic and as developers find new ways to understand the playing habits of the consumer. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of video game playing on mental health.
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.