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Norwalk Church to Save Thousands Per Year with Solar Panels

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Courtesy of Terry Dvorak

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