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Become An Expert On City Council Candidates In An Hour Or Less

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Each of these candidates is aiming to gain a council seat inside Austin City Hall.

People love to complain about city government, but only about ten percent or less of eligible voters cast ballots in municipal elections. That's partly because they have no idea who the candidates are or what they stand for. Here are the answers to those questions.

As part of KUT's election coverage, KUT reporters Mose Buchele and Matt Largey interviewed every single candidate for Council, except the one guy who wouldn't call us back.  Matt and Mose also produced three features looking at big issues facing the city and explaining candidates' positions on them. 

Here are all those stories and interviews in one place, so you can evaluate the candidates and issues for yourself. If you prefer, you can download all of these stories in a one hour-long mp3 file.

Early voting continues through the weekend until Tuesday at 7 pm. Election Day is Saturday, May 14. Find your nearest polling station here.

Where Candidates Stand On Issues

Place One: The Case For And Against Urban Rail

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Largey-Buchele-Place-One-Urban-Rail-MIX-web.mp3

Place Four: The Plan for Austin’s Growth

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Buchele-Largey-Comprehensive-Plan.mp3

Place Three: Candidates on Single-Member Districts

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Largey-Buchele-Single-Member-Districts.mp3

Place 1

Council Race Questions: Chris Riley (incumbent)

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/QA-Buchele-Largey-Riley-Place-One-MIX.mp3

Council Race Questions: Roger Chan

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Buchele-Largey-Chan-WEB.mp3

Council Race Questions: Josiah Ingalls

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/QA-Buchele-Largey-Ingalls-Place-One-MIX.mp3

Place 3

City Council Questions: Randi Shade (incumbent)

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/shade-interview-for-web.mp3

Council Race Questions: Kris Bailey

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/bailey-interview.mp3

City Council Questions: Max Nofziger

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MAX042811web.mp3

City Council Questions: Kathie Tovo

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/QA-Largey-Buchele-Kathie-Tovo-Place-Three-MIX.mp3

Place 4

Council Race Questions: Laura Morrison (incumbent)

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/QA-Buchele-Largey-Morrison-Council-Place-Four-MIX.mp3

City Council Questions: Eric Rangel

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/QA-Buchele-Largey-Rangel-Place-Four-MIX.mp3

City Council Questions: Toby Ryan

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/RYAN042711web.mp3

Everything

Listen to all features and interviews in one hour, or download the mp3.

http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Austin-City-Council-Election-Coverage-May-2011.mp3

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