Montgomery County’s liquor laws date back to Prohibition, when the region was largely rural and its few residents were mostly conservative. Now, almost a century after the U.S. repealed the nationwide ban on alcohol, the county still has a lock on selling booze –– a sore point for many residents and business owners. After plenty of debate on legislative reform last year, little has changed. Kojo gets an update on the county’s hangup with a writer who has studied the issue and several key players in the conversation.

Guests

  • Greta Weber Writer, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Jackie Greenbaum Owner, The Quarry House (Silver Spring, Md.)
  • Hans Riemer Member, Montgomery County Council (D-At Large)

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