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Turning a landfill in Sunnyside into a solar farm, and what motivates Gov. Abbott (April 25, 2022)

On Monday’s show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation’s largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don’t know about microplastics in our water — and in our bodies.

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On Monday’s show: We learn more about The Sunnyside Solar Project, which aims to convert a former landfill into the largest urban solar farm in the nation.

Also this hour: What drives Gov. Greg Abbott, and what are his political ambitions? A new in-depth profile in Texas Monthly takes a closer look.

Then, there is increasing concern these days about microplastics — tiny bits of plastic in our oceans, the food chain, and even in some cases our own bodies. Rice professor Pedro Alvarez explains what we do and don’t know about this problem.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.

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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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