Tope Folarin joins Kojo to talk about his debut novel, which follows a Nigerian American from boyhood to his young adult years as he navigates family, faith and identity. Plus, Folarin's path as a writer and D.C.'s literary scene.
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A community solar program in Maryland will allow anyone — whether they are renters, owners, or shade-dwellers — to power their homes with solar energy.
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