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What do Al Gore, Matt Damon, and a trash-compacting robot have in common? You’ll find that out and more on today’s episode of Temperature Check, Grist’s weekly podcast on climate, race, and culture.

Host Andrew Simon and co-host Justin Worland kick-start the episode with a conversation on clean energy, the stock market, and solar farms. Later on, guest Kristal Hansley joins Simon to talk about her company, WeSolar, and test her film knowledge in a high-stakes pop quiz.

Host Andrew Simon is Grist’s director of leadership programming and founding editor of the Grist 50, an annual list of emerging climate and justice leaders. Previously a senior editor at Fast Company and ESPN, Andrew is also the author of Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR.

Co-host Justin Worland is a senior correspondent at Time covering energy, environment, and climate.

Guest Kristal Hansley is the founder and CEO of WeSolar, where she brings affordable and accessible community solar energy to under-resourced communities and assists commercial properties with energy efficiency. Previously, Hansley was the director of govern... Read more

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