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Andrew Valmon will coach America's finest track and field athletes at the London Olympics later this month. But on the home front, Valmon, also the head track coach at the University of Maryland, is fighting for the survival of his program. Valmon joins us to discuss the challenges and rewards of both of his coaching jobs, and the business of collegiate athletics.
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.