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.
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.

Most Recent Episodes

Part I: Being Black at UT 63 Years After Integration

400 years ago, a group of 20 enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for the express purpose of working the land, thus beginning one of the most shameful periods in America's history. Although Diversity and Inclusion have become a mission of so many academic and corporate entities, the vestiges of that tragic day still haunt us, and in our current political climate forces us to grapple with the question: how far have we actually progressed when it comes to race in this country? Join guest host Ya'Ke Smith in a candid conversation with Virginia Cumberbatch, Kathleen McElroy, and Roger Reeves as they discuss this pivotal event and how it still affects the way African-Americans are viewed today. Diversity is not just about buzz words, but it's about America grappling with her history, facing it head-on, and making earnest efforts to repair the insurmountable damage that her original sin still causes today.

Audience Q&A: Being Black At UT 63 Years After Integration

400 years ago, a group of 20 enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for the express purpose of working the land, thus beginning one of the most shameful periods in America's history. Although Diversity and Inclusion have become a mission of so many academic and corporate entities, the vestiges of that tragic day still haunt us, and in our current political climate forces us to grapple with the question: how far have we actually progressed when it comes to race in this country? Join guest host Ya'Ke Smith in a candid conversation with Virginia Cumberbatch, Kathleen McElroy, and Roger Reeves as they discuss this pivotal event and how it still affects the way African-Americans are viewed today. Diversity is not just about buzz words, but it's about America grappling with her history, facing it head-on, and making earnest efforts to repair the insurmountable damage that her original sin still causes today.

Re-imagining Museums for Healing

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with Annette Juba from AGE of Central Texas, Dr. Valerie Rosen, and Ray Williams and Monique O'Neil from The Blanton Museum to talk about how the Blanton is partnering with schools, hospitals, and other organizations to create groundbreaking programs that help patients, families, and caregivers navigate social, reparative experiences. Monique Piñon O'Neil Museum Educator, Family, and Community Programs O'Neil is an artist and educator with a master's degree in clinical art therapy. At the Blanton, Monique's work focuses on encouraging intergenerational dialogue and shared studio projects. She develops collaborations with a diverse array of community-based organizations, ensuring access to museum resources across the social-economic spectrum. These collaborations include focused, ongoing work with groups including homeless artists, at-risk youth, veterans, aging adults, and Hispanic families. Annette Gracy Juba, LCSW Juba is a native Austinite and clinical social worker received a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas. She has worked with older adults since 1986, when she took a part-time job in a nursing home, only, she thought, until she "found something better." In 30+ years of searching, she has facilitated caregiver support groups; worked with dementia respite programs; co-directed a cognitive intervention program for people with early memory loss; and presented about aging, social work, and memory loss at the local, state, and national level. She is a past co-chair of the Aging Services Council. She currently serves on the advisory panel for the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care at the UT School of Nursing and as Vice-Chair of the OneStar National Service Commission. Since 2010, Annette has worked as the Deputy Director for AGE of Central Texas, where she oversees the agency's six programs of direct service. Dr. Valerie Rosen Dr. Rosen received her undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from U.T. Austin. She received her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed a Psychiatry Residency at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rosen held a Clinical Assistant Professorship at Yale and worked as an attending psychiatrist at Yale University Health Services for ten years. She came back home to Texas and joined Seton in 2013. Her predominant area of expertise is PTSD and trauma; she is a Regional Trainer for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. For the past 15 years, she has trained and supervised staff and residents in CPT. She also specializes in psychotherapy and medication management for college, graduate, and professional school students and is actively engaged in ways to improve treatment and access to psychiatric care for veterans and active military and in educating providers in military culture. In her role as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Dell-Seton, she enjoys teaching and supervising residents and medical students, sees patients for psychotherapy and medication management, is involved in clinical research, and is the developer and Medical Director for the Restore and Veteran Restore Programs, intensive outpatient programs for trauma that utilize CPT as their core modality. Ray Williams, MA, EdM Williams has been the Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin since 2012. For more than a decade, much of his teaching in museums has been designed to meet the needs of health care professionals. For UT's new Dell Medical School, Ray provides three workshops for first-year medical students designed to build skills in observation, empathic communication, and resilience. He also works with residents, attendings and nurses in Family Medicine, Women's Health, Psychiatry, and Palliative Care. During his four years at the Harvard Art Museums, Ray worked with interprofessional teams from Brigham and Women's Hospital on a regular basis, as well as young adults with cancer through a program at Dana Farber Cancer Center. He has a particular interest in palliative care and mindfulness practices, developed through work with hospice professionals and chaplains. For the past two years, in partnership with psychiatrist Dr. Valerie Rosen who leads an intensive out-patient program for trauma survivors, Ray has designed museum experiences that support skills being learned in cognitive process/behavioral therapy.

The Psychology of Happiness

Many people chase after goals that seem to them important and promising—getting into the right college, getting the dream job, moving to a big house. But what do you really need to be happy? To have a sense of fulfillment and joy? And why is it important? Listen back to KUT's Views and Brews recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as Rebecca McInroy, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, of Two Guys on Your Head, ask: What characterizes well-being?

Jazz & The Art of Movement

Where do we consider being at home? When do we feel that we belong in a place and how quickly can we become dispossessed? In its essence, jazz traces various migrations – some arbitrary, some forced, and some chosen – and beyond appropriation and broad-stroke caricature, reveal difficult truths of identity, well-being, and honest relationship. Through the artistry of Miles, Monk, and Mingus, both critique and imagination of the American melting pot will be explored – lessons crucial to our current navigation of the difficulties of migration, refugees, and asylum-seeking in our land. What is native land – and beyond the symbols demanding our loyalty, what consistently makes America, great? Listen back to Views and Brew: Jazz and The Art of Movement recorded live at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas, with Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: Michael Malone, saxophone; Andre Hayward, trombone; Red Young, piano; Scott Laningham, drums.

Living in Austin as a Musician

Listen back to our Views and Brews discussion recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as we ask What is Austin Music and Can it Feed Your Family? KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with Graham Reynolds, Redd Volkaert, Leslie Sisson, Thor Harris, and Brannen Temple to talk about collaborating across musical cultures; what it means to sustain a musical scene; and what musicians need from the city and the community in order to thrive.

TSI Live: The Green New Deal

The Secret Ingredient with KUT's Rebecca McInroy, Raj Patel, author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, Tom Philpott to talk about what the Green New Deal is, what it could mean for the future of agriculture, and what it will take to revive this plan in an effort to save the planet.

Supporting Mommas and Babies

Listen back to KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with KUT's Ashely Lopez, Lanall Coultas from Conscious Birthing Austin, Trachell Trice from Mama Sana Vibrant Woman, and Nicole Mills from Deep Root Doula Service as they talk about where we are as a nation, society, community, family in supporting mommas and babies, and why it's especially important to focus on supporting women of color.

This is Just To Say-Tribute To Tony Hoagland

Listen back to a live taping of This is Just to Say with KUT's Rebecca McInroy and Carrie Fountain as they welcome actor Richard Robichaux, scholar Dr. Carra Martinez, playwright Kirk Lynn, and poet August Huerta for a reading and tribute to the late poet Tony Hoagland.

Austin High

Listen back to "Austin High" a variety show hosted by Austin's own Ray Benson from Asleep At The Wheel! Lawrence Wright and Marcia Ball unveil a piece from their new musical, Sonny Carl Davis reprises his role from Bernie, Anne Rapp reads a one page short story that will burn a hole in your soul, Elizabeth McQueen shows us the softer side of Ray, and Katie Shore and Dennis Ludiker face off in a Texas fiddle showdown!

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