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Rising Temperatures Heat Up Solar Industry

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Zach Axelrod is the CEO of Skyline Innovations.
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Zach Axelrod is the CEO of Skyline Innovations.

Zachary Axelrod is CEO of Skyline Innovations, a company based in Northwest, D.C. that owns and installs solar heating systems that use the sun to heat water for showers and laundry.

"We certainly see a pick up of interest from condominium associations and apartment building owners because they are thinking solar more," he says.

Plus, he says, on clear, long, hot days, less heat is lost as it makes its way to storage systems below.

"We might produce twice as much as a sunny day in December," he says.

Axelrod says the challenge is braving the heat to install the systems.

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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