Views and Brews

Views and Brews

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KUT's Views and Brews host Rebecca McInroy brings together experts, historians, musicians and others to discuss topics and people in depth. Our forums are usually held at The Cactus Cafe in Austin on Tuesdays a couple times a month.More from Views and Brews »

Most Recent Episodes

V&B: JFK and Vietnam – What We Know & Why It Matters

KUT's Rebecca McInroy hosts the eminent economist James K. Galbraith, and retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, historian, and author of JFK and Vietnam, Dr. John Newman. What was Oswald's relationship with the CIA? What role did Eisenhower play in the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And what do we know and still need to know about this...

V&B – Two Guys On Your Head Live: Randomness (or "What If Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason?")

Join Rebecca McInroy along with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke as they talk about how we make sense of randomness in our lives, why we have a hard time processing statistics, and why our brains like to connect the dots.

V&B – Two Guys On Your Head Live: Randomness (or "What If Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason?")

V&B – The Hook

It's a story of the most influential movie never made, The Hook! KUT's Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Charlotte Canning and a cast of players to talk about the relationship between Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan, Blacklisting in Hollywood, and what this colorful past can teach us about our current social and political moment in the arts.

V&B: Youth, Family & Firearms

KUT's Rebecca McInroy is joined by Guardian columnist Gary Younge, author of "Another Day in The Death of America," and journalist Alex Hannaford, to talk about the myths and the realities of gun deaths in the US, the media, and how we've come to see gun violence as normal.

V&B: Ornette Coleman & The Art of Entrepreneurship

Saxophonist and innovator Ornette Coleman was a musical trailblazer. Always curious and creative, he inspired a movement of new expression, questioning established practices as he sharpened even the most cutting edge of emotive performance. What do we do with inherited forms? How do we distinguish ourselves and coalesce our vision in the scrutiny and judgment...

Two Guys on Your Head Live: Are We Conscious Automata?

Teaming up with the Elisabet Ney Museum, KUT & Views & Brew's Rebecca McInroy and Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke of Two Guys On Your Head consider the eternal question posed by Ney's husband in 1890 "Are We Conscious Automata?" What can psychology teach us about notions of determinism vs. free will? Is there such...

Two Guys On Your Head Live: Uncertainty & Disruption

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke join KUT's Rebecca McInroy to talk about the psychology of uncertainty and how disruption can be a good thing.

The Secret Ingredient Live: Food and Trump's Border Wall

The Lorano Long Conference brought many great thinkers and activists to the campus of The University of Texas in February to talk about, "New Perspectives on the Contemporary Food System in Latin America." The Secret Ingredient Podcast's Raj Patel, Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy took that opportunity to talk with Dr. Alexis Racelis from the...

V&B – Postcards From the Great Divide

Taking a quote from former US speaker of the house Tip O'Neil, we ask if "all politics is local" why were pollsters, politicians, analysts, pundits, and practically everyone surprised by the election of Donald Trump? What part was not understood? The "politics" or the "local"? Here with me to screen parts of the PBS series...

V&B – Louis Armstrong & The Art of the Absurd

Listen back to an evening of music and conversation exploring the complex influence of the great jazz musician Louis Armstrong in shaping the cultural tastes of America. How do we represent? What are the dangers of our self-expression as we navigate taking a stand? As we look ahead to these new days in America, how...

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