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February 28, 2020

Part I: Being Black at UT 63 Years After Integration

By: Rebecca McInroy

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.


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February 28, 2020

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 […]

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February 28, 2020

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 […]

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January 27, 2020

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 […]

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December 10, 2019

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 […]

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October 21, 2019

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. […]

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October 21, 2019

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 […]

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