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Much of the urban folklore in the Washington region comes not from the halls of Congress or the hustle of K Street, but from its high school gymnasiums and playground blacktops. Basketball is inextricable from the area's identity and its history -- and throughout it all, the region developed a reputation as one of the country's greatest hotbeds of talent. We explore the area's history through one of its signature sports, and learn about a few local legends along the way.
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.