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Making Solar Panel Installation Easier And More Affordable (April 26, 2021)

On Monday’s show: Details on the city’s new solar co-op, a unique book shows what life was like for African Americans in Houston 50 years after emancipation, and the latest developments in Houston sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Houston has launched a city-wide solar co-op to make solar panel installations easier and more affordable for residents and business owners. We discuss that along with the challenges and regulations Houstonians and Texans face when trying to get solar panels for their homes or businesses.

Also this hour: The officer in charge of recruiting for the U.S. Army, Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, talks about the challenges of recruiting during the pandemic and his experience as an African American senior officer.

Then, The Red Book of Houston — a unique book that reveals what life was like for African Americans in Houston more than a century ago. MORE: A free webinar on The Red Book will be held April 28. Registration is required.

And we get an update on the latest sports news.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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