Views and Brews 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.

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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

Understanding China Today

Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with David J. Firestein, the executive director of The University of Texas at Austin's China Public Policy Center, economist James K. Galbraith, and Professor of Media Studies Dr. Wenhong Chen talk about China, the myth vs. the reality, lessons from China's digital media policy, and decoding the "Trade-War."

Journalism and The Middle East

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," and Jamal Khashoggi of The Washington Post, to talk about how identities, relationships, imaginations, and policies are shaped and understood through various media lenses, to illuminate what truths are hidden by the facts. Special thanks for making this even possible go to The University of Texas Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Karin Wilkins.

The City Within Our City

Listen back to a very special edition of KUT's Views and Brews recorded live at the Blanton Museum on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin,"The City Within Our City." KUT's Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. Rich Reddick, Dr. Cherise Smith, Rabbi Neil Blumofe, and Blanton Curator Veronica Roberts to talk about "The City," the large-scale work by Vincent Valdez now on view at the museum. What is the role of art in community? How can art help us combat injustice? And what does this piece tell us about ourselves?

CodeNEXT

Join host Rebecca McInroy along with Syeda Hasan of KUT News, Architect David Carroll, Jennifer Todd, Principal Planner with The City of Austin, and Dr. Dean Almy to de-code this controversial plan, talk more about what it means to build a city and find out what CodeNEXT could mean for you.

Cognition and Civic Engagement

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with professors Art Markman and Bob Duke as they talk about the psychology of social activism, the effectiveness of deterrence, and the health consequences of negative emotions. Views and Brews is free and open to the public, hope to see you at the Cactus soon!

The US Presidency: History, Image, and Influence

What does the image of the presidency mean nationally and internationally? What is the role of the First Lady? And how does the media inform our understanding of the presidency today? Listen back to KUT's Rebecca McInroy talk with Jeremi Suri, author of "The Impossible Presidency," Jay Root from The Texas Tribune, and Alexis Percle from The LBJ Museum about the relationship of the presidency to American understandings of freedom, identity, gender norms and more. Views and Brews is free and open to the public, we hope to see at the Cactus soon.

Jazz and The Art of Place Part II

How did jazz develop in America? What is signified by region, and how does the local dialect of music both inform and stereotype meaning? We will trace the tribalization of America as we explore West and East coast jazz — and discover musical roots from New Orleans to Kansas City, Chicago, and beyond. We will feature the music of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and others. In this plurality of styles, we will discover common community, and see how jazz can help us draw closer together — especially in trying times. Listen back to Views and Brews recorded live at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as we present an evening of music and conversation. Sponsored by KUT radio, Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: David Young, trumpet, Michael Malone, saxophone, Andre Hayward, trombone; Red Young, piano; Roscoe Beck, bass; and Scott Laningham, drums.

Jazz and The Art of Place Part I

How did jazz develop in America? What is signified by region, and how does the local dialect of music both inform and stereotype meaning? We will trace the tribalization of America as we explore West and East coast jazz — and discover musical roots from New Orleans to Kansas City, Chicago, and beyond. We will feature the music of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and others. In this plurality of styles, we will discover common community, and see how jazz can help us draw closer together — especially in trying times. Listen back to Views and Brews recorded live at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as we present an evening of music and conversation. Sponsored by KUT radio, Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: David Young, trumpet, Michael Malone, saxophone, Andre Hayward, trombone; Red Young, piano; Roscoe Beck, bass; and Scott Laningham, drums.

Eliminating Tipping in Austin?

Hosts Rebecca McInroy and Tom Philpott of The Secret Ingredient Podcast talk with restaurateurs Adam Orman from L'Oca d'Oro, Jodi Odim from Black Star, and Jam from Thai Fresh about why they've eliminated tipping at their restaurants, how they make it work for their businesses, and why it's an important move in terms of social justice.

Jazz and The Art of Austin

What do we mean when we say, "Keep Austin Weird?" Is Austin really the Live Music Capital of the World? What does the mythology of Austin sound like? How can the story of jazz teach us to appreciate the various layers of meaning and significance of where we live, every day? In knowing our cultural legacy, we can continue to build a city in the Lone Star State that is dynamic, compelling, and continues to nurture creativity and imagination. Listen back with Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: Michael Malone, saxophone; David Young, trumpet; Sean Giddings, piano; Roscoe Beck, bass; Scott Laningham, drums.

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