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Norwalk Church to Save Thousands Per Year with Solar Panels

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Leaders from various faith traditions across the state are getting into the spirit of solar power.

On this news buzz edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer hosts a conversation on the process and impact of a solar project in Norwalk, where more than 200 solar panels were installed St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father John Ludwig and Red Lion Renewables CEO, Terry Dvorak. It’s a move to renewable energy that Father Ludwig says was inspired by Pope Francis's campaign combating climate change.

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Also on the show: Kevin Hardy of the Des Moines Register talks about his reporting on Apple’s plans to create two data centers in Waukee; the executive director of One Iowa provides his reaction to the President's new transgender military ban; Pete Damiano, director of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, gives some context on the Iowa Insurance Commissioner's warning this week; and Kieffer also talks with those involved in the University of Iowa's International Writing Program over the next few months.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River