Views and Brews

  

Twice a month the Cactus Cafe hosts KUT’s Views and Brews.

Views and Brews is a free space where we invite the community in to explore a wide range of subjects and ideas. Already we’ve talked about Race In America, Spinoza Today, The Psychology of Civic Engagement, The Future of Theater, Time and much more.

Our goal is to engage with the community to share thoughts, inspire new perspectives, and give everyone access to new ideas, art, literature, music, and imagination.

Views and Brews are free and open to the public, we hope to see you at the Cactus.

Up next...

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - Podcasting and Possibility

 

Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy along with KUT’s Jennifer Stayton, and Dalyah Jones, and Elizabeth McQueen of KUTX to talk about the past, present, and future of audio production, and what unique potential podcasting affords the public radio world. Whether you’re interested in developing a show, you listen to podcasts, or even if you have no idea what a podcast is (but you’re curious) we hope to see you this Tuesday at 6 at the Cactus!

 

February 13 @ 6:00 pm

February 27 @ 7:00 pm

March 06 @ 6:00 pm

March 20 @ 6:00 pm

April 03 @ 7:00 pm

April 17 @ 6:00 pm

May 01 @ 6:00 pm

May 15 @ 6:00 pm

June 05 @ 6:00 pm

June 19 @ 7:00 pm

July 10 @ 6:00 pm

July 24 @ 6:00 pm

August 07 @ 6:00 pm

August 14 @ 7:00 pm

September 04 @ 6:00 pm

September 18 @ 6:00 pm

October 09 @ 7:00 pm

October 23 @ 6:00 pm

November 06 @ 6:00 pm

November 20 @ 6:00 pm

December 04 @ 7:00 pm

 

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“..true music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.” -George Gershwin

But what does it mean to be American? How did being a first generation American inform Gershwin's perspective? Was he always on the outside looking in? How does he, and the work he produced, embody the American dream? 

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In this edition of In Perspective we teamed up with Views and Brews for a discussion on various elements of and debates over artificial intelligence, discussing what it actually means to think; how knowledge of computers' inner-workings affect our understanding of the human brain; and the future of artificial intelligence. 

Listen back as KUT's Rebecca McInroy discusses all things A.I. with philosopher Dr. Galen Strawson, computer scientist Dr. Peter Stone and novelist-poet Dr. Louisa Hall

Saxophone great Coleman Hawkins helped to establish jazz as a stand-alone art form, separate from the popular swing music of the day.

With his originality, lyricism, and a keen sense for the latest trends, Hawkins' work was the foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads.

And yet, what is the price for a creative who expresses his art?

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If you missed thi sepisode of Views and Brews it is definitely one to listen back to: KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts graphic designer DJ Stout and Austin-based composer and pianist Graham Reynolds to talk about a collaboration that illustrates the power of regionalism and the beauty of home on a global stage.

Stout of Pentagram, the world's largest independent design consultancy, discussed his latest publication featuring cowboy poets from West Texas, while Reynolds performed a live score along with the presentation. It was a version of the performance they gave at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2014.

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In partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, Views and Brews discussed the recent exhibition "The World at War, 1914–1918." The exhibit marks the centenary of the start of World War I, and seeks to recover the deeply personal experience of the war.

Listen back as Rabbi Neil Blumofe and Ransom Center curators Elizabeth Garver and Jean Cannon join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy to explore the layered causes, complicated effects and penetrating propaganda of a war that forever changed our relationship to grief, industry, faith and one another.

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