Ilan Stavans

In Contrast Host

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer, and TV host, whose New York Times best-selling work focuses on language, identity, politics, and history.

In Contrast Rabbi in Search of God - Justin David
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Justin David is a congregational rabbi in Northampton, Massachusetts and the author of Longing: Jewish Meditations on a Hidden God.

In Contrast Peter Rooney
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Peter Rooney is an award-winning journalist. He is the author of  Immunopatient: The New Frontier of Curing Cancer , a memoir about his own ordeal through cutting-edge treatments in cancer immunotherapy.

In Contrast Representing in Broadcasting  Ray Suarez
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Distinguished journalist Ray Suarez talks about his career as a Latino broadcaster.

In Contrast William Kristol
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William Kristol is the editor-at-large at the Weekly Standard. He is the former chief-of-staff to Secretary of Education William Bennet during the Reagan administration and to Vice President Dan Qualye during the first Bush administration. Kristol is a political commentator for ABC News and appears regularly on a variety of television programs covering politics.

In Contrast A Foreign Correspondent in Action-Robin Wright
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Robin Wright is an award winning writer for the New Yorker. She is the author of numerous books and, as a foreign correspondent, has reported from over 140 countries.

In Contrast A Conservative in the Age of Trump Bret Stephens
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Bret Stephens is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He is the former deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal and the editor in chief of the Jerusalem Post. He is the author of “America in Retreat; The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.” In 2013, Stephens won a Pulitzer Prize for his commentaries.

In Contrast Why Black Lives Matter matters Wesley Lowery
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In this episode of In Contrast, Ilan Stavans talks with Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Washington Post. Lowery was the lead reporter for the Post’s Fatal Force, a project that tracked over 900 police shootings in 2015. He’s the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.

In Contrast podcast Episode 9 Ty Allan Jackson
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Ty Allan Jackson is a children’s book author and literacy advocate. His first book, Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: The Lemonade Escapade, set out to teach children about finance and entrepreneurship.

In Contrast - Edwin Cruz
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Edwin Cruz is one of three-quarter of a million Dreamers, young people that immigrated to United States and continue to live here under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act signed by President Obama in 2012. Ilan Stavans talks with Edwin in this episode of In Contrast. 

In Contrast Illustrating the Classics - Barry Moser
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Barry Moser is an illustrator, designer and printer with over 300 titles to his credit including Moby Dick, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Divine Comedy as well as contemporary works by Ken Kesey and Barry Lopez. His Pennyroyal Caxton edition of the King James Bible is the first bible illustrated by one artist since Gustave Dore’s La Sainte Bible of 1865.

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