IN CONTRAST PODCAST

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.

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 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 - 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.

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. 

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.

James Young is the Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Judaic Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at UMASS. He has consulted on various public memorials around the world including the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and memorials in Argentina and Norway.

Norton Juster is the author of The Phantom Tollbooth, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. In this interview with Ilan Stavans, Juster talks about writing , his career as an architect and writing children’s books.

Wendy Barker is the poet-in-residence and the Pearl LeWinn Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her sixth full-length collection of poems, One Blackbird at a Time, is the winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry.

Episode 3 features Tim Parks, noted translator and author. Ilan Stavans and Parks explore the art of translation through their conversation. "Translators are obsessed as a rule with the problem of being faithful," says Parks.  

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