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About In Contrast

In Contrast explores wide-ranging topics from art to politics through interviews with the people experiencing and defining the issues of the modern world. Past guests include such diverse figures as American poet Wendy Barker, children’s book author Norton Juster, Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery, New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens, The New Yorker foreign-correspondent Robin Wright, and PBS broadcaster Ray Suarez. New episodes are released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month except for the months of January and July.

In the Classroom

In Contrast educational tools

In Contrast is produced by Quixote Productions, LLC in collaboration with New England Public Radio.

Meet the Host

Ilan Stavans by Burns Maxey

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 Team

Ilan Stavans, Producer and Host
John Voci, Executive Producer
Vanessa Cerillo, Marketing Director
Burns Maxey, Visual Manager

In Contrast Student Team from Amherst College

DeLyna Hagdu

Listen to Episode #5 with Norton Juster, author of the Phantom TollBooth.



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