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.

Most Recent Episodes

Two Guys on Your Head Live on Bringing Your Brain To Work

Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology behind how to interview for a job, manage tensions with peers, lead companies, and much more.

Jazz and The Art of Mental Health (Part 2)

Listen back as we discuss the making of jazz, around a frank conversation about mental illness, addiction, and the advantages of thinking beyond our present circumstances. Through the artistry of Buddy Bolden, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and others, we explore the intersection of mental balance, suffering, wellness, and virtuosity. How does our outlook on life either enhance or hamper our ways of being? How does creativity help us cope with our struggles? How can the power of music help us keep our torment at bay? Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: Michael Malone, saxophone; Adrian Ruiz, trumpet; Andre Hayward, trombone; Red Young, piano; John Fremgen, bass; Brannen Temple, drums.

Jazz and The Art of Mental Health (Part 1)

Listen back as we discuss the making of jazz, around a frank conversation about mental illness, addiction, and the advantages of thinking beyond our present circumstances. Through the artistry of Buddy Bolden, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and others, we explore the intersection of mental balance, suffering, wellness, and virtuosity. How does our outlook on life either enhance or hamper our ways of being? How does creativity help us cope with our struggles? How can the power of music help us keep our torment at bay? Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring: Michael Malone, saxophone; Adrian Ruiz, trumpet; Andre Hayward, trombone; Red Young, piano; John Fremgen, bass; Brannen Temple, drums.

Whitman at 200

As we celebrate the bicentennial of Whitman's birth we ask, who was Walt Whitman, and how can his complexity inform our lives today? Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy and Texas Poet Laureate Carrie Fountain of KUT's This is Just To Say, host Travis Chi Wing Lau and poet Micah Bateman to look at the life, and legacy, of one of America's most influential poets. 200 Years Later, Walt Whitman 's Legacy Continues To Grow by Micah Bateman Love Jets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Witman featuring an essay by Travis Chi Wing Lau "Time to be The Fine Line of Light" by Carrie Fountain

Bridging The Gap: Communicating across gender, generational and cultural divides

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with Lana McGilvray co-founder of Purpose, Kathleen Hessert founder of WeAreGenZ, and Joy Diaz of The Texas Standard as they talk about why it's important to advocate for public communication; for fair and balanced digital media laws; and for the voices of the young, minorities, and women in media and technology today.

Bridging The Gap: Communicating across gender, generational and cultural divides

The Past, Present, and Future of The Humanities

We kicked off a brand new season of Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe with a discussion about"The Past, Present, and Future of the Humanities." Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with guest host Dr. David Kornhaber, and an expert panel including Dennis Ahlburg, Helene Meyers, Amelia Pace-Borah, and Paul Woodruff, explore the roots of how this field of study ended up in higher-ed, and why it's important to ensure it's robust health today.

Diversifying Your Interests (Two Guys on Your Head Live)

KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why it's so important to diversify your interests. What is unhealthy about a one track mind? And why is it important to step outside our brain's comfort zone?

Risk & Reinvention (Two Guys on Your Head Live)

Listen back to a Views and Brews discussion, recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas, about "The Psychology of Risk and Reinvention" with Two Guys on Your Head. Join KUT's Rebecca Mcinroy along with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to explore when and why we take risks, and what goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life.

What Austin Is Reading

Find out what Austin's reading and why! Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy talk with Julie Wernersbach of The Texas Book Fest, writer Kirk Walsh founder of Austin Bat Cave, writer, and bestseller at Malvern Books Fernando Flores and Adeena Reitberger of American Short Fiction, to talk about Austin's thriving literary scene and why it matters.

Jimmy Smith & Shirley Scott – Jazz and The Art of Soul

Jimmy Smith and Shirley Scott were both musical innovators, popularizing the use of the B-3 organ in jazz. The sound of the organ invites a prayerful sensibility into the performance, merging entertainment and worship in a masterful combination. Where do we exist in the relationship between the sacred and the profane? Does everything have to be so proscribed? What healing happens beyond Either/Or? How can we locate our soul as a force for good out in the world? Listen back to a Views and Brews recorded live at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as we present a spirited evening of music and conversation. Sponsored by KUT radio, Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe in conversation with Rebecca McInroy. Featuring Red Young, organ; Bruce Saunders, guitar; Michael Malone, saxophone; David Young, trumpet; Brannen Temple, drums.

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