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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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

Teaching Social Justice Through Art

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with museum educator Sabrina Phillips of The Blanton, Social Studies Teacher at LBJ Highschool Andrea Gaines, Jessica Jolliffe of AISD, and Jullian Bontke from the Anti-Defamation League, to talk about how kids are learning new ways to discuss issues like immigration, bias, economic inequality, and more, through art. How can art and museums provide space and time for feelings and experiences we have trouble articulating? How are parents, educators, museums, and school systems working together to cultivate more empathetic and engaged students?

Understanding Violence Today (Part 2)

How is violence perpetuated through economic sanctions, the media, and political decisions and what real peace might look like? Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with writer and the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Yousef Munayyer, and economist James K. Galbraith to talk about understanding violence today.

Understanding Violence Today (Part 1)

How is violence perpetuated through economic sanctions, the media, and political decisions and what real peace might look like? Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with writer and the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Yousef Munayyer, and economist James K. Galbraith to talk about understanding violence today.

V&B: Sonny Rollins and The Art of Power (Part I)

Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Musical guests include Alex Coke, saxophone; Derrick Becker, trumpet; Sean Giddings, piano; Roscoe Beck, bass; Brannen Temple, drums. How do we respond to uncertainty and a time of anxiety? By steeping ourselves in Rollins' confidence and steadfastness, we bear witness to the commanding power of presence. Rollins remains a persuasive poet – as a saxophonist, improviser, and as an innovating voice, he possesses a sense of adventure in exploration and intention. He tells a compelling story of the jazz ancestors, inviting us to join with him, and we step resolutely forward together as we determine the next chapters to be written.

V&B: Sonny Rollins and The Art of Power (Part II)

Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Musical guests include Alex Coke, saxophone; Derrick Becker, trumpet; Sean Giddings, piano; Roscoe Beck, bass; Brannen Temple, drums. How do we respond to uncertainty and a time of anxiety? By steeping ourselves in Rollins' confidence and steadfastness, we bear witness to the commanding power of presence. Rollins remains a persuasive poet – as a saxophonist, improviser, and as an innovating voice, he possesses a sense of adventure in exploration and intention. He tells a compelling story of the jazz ancestors, inviting us to join with him, and we step resolutely forward together as we determine the next chapters to be written.

V&B – Undocumented, Illegal, Unauthorized: Immigration and Trump's America

NPR's John Burnett guest hosts this discussion along with Joy Diaz of The Texas Standard, UT Law professor Denise Gilman, and ACC Student and "Dreamer" Cynthia Zapata, to talk about the past, present, and future of immigration in America. Recorded Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas.

V&B Extra-Mark Bowden

Views and Brews Extra is a podcast that brings you all the discussions we have off the Cactus stage. On this episode, KUT's Rebecca McInroy talks with writer and journalist Mark Bowden, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and author of Black Hawk Down: The Story of Modern War. His latest book Hue: 1968 chronicles the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. They talk about the influence his father had on his career, what makes a good leader, and the state of journalism today.

V&B – What Is A Woman?

Rebecca joins Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan, author and illustrator (respectively) of the new book Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers, and poet Florinda Bryant to take a look at what poetry, stories, and myths, can teach us about the construction of a woman's identity today. Recorded at the Cactus Cafe Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

V&B – Two Guys on Your Head Live: The Psychology of Uncertainty

In this live taping of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke join KUT's Rebecca McInroy for "The Psychology of Uncertainty". How can we make sense of tragedy, and how can we prepare ourselves emotionally and psychologically for the unpredictable? Recorded at the Cactus Cafe Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

V&B – Jazz & The Art of Responding

Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe joins a live jazz sextet and KUT's Rebecca McInroy for a night of great conversation and live music. Through the music of Miles Davis, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus, and others we'll explore what the tradition of call and response in jazz can teach us about presence, resistance, and the human condition. Featuring Brannen Temple (drums), Nick Clark (Bass), Chris McQueen (guitar), Michael Malone (saxophone), Andre Hayward (trombone) and David Young (trumpet).

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