Observer Radio: Getting the Frack Out of Denton and Repurposing Empty Jails

Patrick Michels

Dawson State Jail
Tall and imposing, the now-shuttered Dawson State Jail offers an ominous greeting into downtown Dallas.  Patrick Michels

In this episode, Observer reporter Patrick Michels speaks with Candice Bernd, the assistant editor and reporter with Truthout who is co-writing a documentary about Denton’s battle against big industry and its monumental victory to keep fracking outside city limits.

And later in the show, UT-Arlington professor and Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster talks about his vision to repurpose Dallas’ abandoned jails and reshape the city.

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