Drink&Think

A Series of Dialogues About Art, Music, Literature, etc.

Curated by

Kevin Roden

Site Design by

Jeremy Buller

ThinkDenton

A Collection of Denton-centric News and Happenings

Politics
Interviews in the Attic
Meet the Candidates
Denton City Council Race 2010

In order to give you an intimate and close-up view of each of the candidates for Denton City Council, we are inviting each of them to come up to the third floor library of the Roden House for a conversation with Kevin Roden.  More interviews will be added as they happen…

03.26.10 – Conversation with Mayor Mark Burroughs.
This interview is a bit longer than the others.  Because he is our current mayor and because it seems his answers to the questions provide an excellent primer for those interested in understanding local issues and politics, I took the liberty of posting the interview in its entirety (in five parts).  To help you navigate the issues, I have noted the topics of conversation for each video clip:

Video #1 – Why he wants to be mayor – Denton’s economy
Video #2 – Denton’s economy, cont. – Economic Development – Downtown Denton Plans – Drilling at Rayzor Ranch
Video #3 – Drilling at Rayzor Ranch, cont. – Powers of City versus State and Federal – Struggle communicating with citizens
Video #4 – NX35 – Gretchen Bataille and UNT issues – Thoughts on opponent, Bob Clifton
Video #5 – Future Political Ambitions – What feeds his creativity


03.23.10 – Conversations with At Large Place 6 Candidate James King (in two parts):


03.23.10 – Conversations with At Large Place 6 Candidate Hatice Salih (in two parts):

03.16.10 – Conversation with Mayoral Candidate Bob Clifton (in two parts).  The video quality is quite poor, so I apologize in advance, but the audio is clear:

03.16.10 – Conversation with At-Large Place 6 candidate Phil Kregel (in two parts). The video quality is quite poor, so I apologize in advance, but the audio is clear:

03.08.10 – Conversation with At-Large Place 5 candidate Eliborio Beltran, AKA “Eli Gemini” (in two parts):