Date: July 8, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

On the second Sundays of the month throughout the summer, 5604 Manor will host conversations with Texas Observer reporters and editors about the top stories being featured in the magazine.

This month the program features a discussion with reporter Forrest Wilder, who says, “Forget Solyndra. The real story of solar power in the U.S. is that it’s become affordable enough to compete with traditional energy. Texas already leads the nation in wind power; could it become the leader in solar too?”

Read Wilder’s article, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow,” in the June issue of the Observer.

A native of Wimberley who joined the Observer as a staff writer in 2005, Wilder specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog.

The Texas Observer is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political and social-justice reporting in its monthly print magazine and web site. From its founding in 1954, the Observer has focused on issues ignored or underreported by Texas’ mainstream media.

After the program there will be plenty of time for informal conversation while enjoying snacks and locally brewed beer from Black Star Co-op.

For more information, contact Robert Jensen,

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723 –