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

The 2018 Midterm Election

Join guest host KUT's Ben Philpott along with political analyst Matthew Dowd, Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw Hartstein, and KUT's Sr. Reporter Audrey McGlinchy to talk border wall, public school funding, affordable housing, and more.

Haunting & Ghosts in Literature, Theatre & Poetry

[Recorded on Election Night of the 2018 midterms] KUT's Rebecca McInroy joins playwright Kirk Lynn and Poet Roger Reeves, to talk about the subversive histories ghosts allow us to remember and how they do so much more than give us a scare.

Sound Design

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with KUT's senior producer Michael Lee, Composer Sam Lipman, and sound designer Carolina Perez, to talk about editing sound for picture or podcast, the ethics of production, and how to build on powerful stories using sound.

Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz – Jazz & The Art of Rhythm

Saxophonist Stan Getz and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie are both legends in their own right, but what connects the two may be deeper than you think. In this edition of Views & Brews, KUT's Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe for a conversation on Diz & Getz, and a live jazz quintet performs select tunes.

Literature, Poetry, Activism, and Immigration

Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy talks with novelist Natalia Sylvester, poet Emmy Pérez, and activist Maria Oliveira, about the power of sharing stories, how poetry can unite, and the links between vintage clothing and resistance.

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!

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