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Roundtable discussion with experts, insiders and professors on a variety of cultural topics and ideas hosted by Rebecca McInroy. We tackle complicated issues and provide you a detailed view to give you a better understanding. In partnership with the Texas Humanities Project.




What Are We Eating?

This episode explores historical and contemporary attitudes about the food industry and our food traditions. Our discussants share the major topics that affects the food industry today. The Discussion Tom Philpott is a Food and Agriculture Correspondent for Mother Jones. While studying food and cooking traditions around the world, Tom noticed that American food traditions...

Duration: 00:56:16

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

This episode recognizes women, gender, and sexuality with a discussion of the complexities of gender and sexuality from contemporary and historical perspectives. Our discussants share what they’ve learned from their respective research projects, while exploring how privilege and power function in constructions of gender and sexuality. Ultimately, they agree that listening with empathy to each...

Duration: 00:59:57

Home and Homelessness

This month’s episode explores what it means to be displaced or without a home. Our new roundtable participants ask: How do we define “home”? Is it a house? Is it family, a sense of community? Is it a place or a feeling? The discussants share their perspectives, from the practical concerns of living on the...

Duration: 00:44:20

War Memorials, Trauma and Identity

This month on In Perspective, our roundtable participants discuss public memory in relation to grief, war, and memorials such as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Two of our guests represent that museum, which commemorates the September 11 attacks of 2001 and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. Also joining us are two...

Duration: 00:52:53