In Contrast In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard.New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
In Contrast

In Contrast

From New England Public Radio

In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard.New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Most Recent Episodes

In Contrast Update

In Contrast will return with a new episode on September 11th with author Andri Snær Magnason.

In Contrast #48: The Future of Hampshire College – Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal is one of the founders of Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts. Known for its innovative approach to education, Hampshire announced in 2018 that it was facing a financial crisis and that it was not going to admit a full-class in the fall of 2019. In April 2019, Rosenthal was appointed interim president. The future of Hampshire, like many small liberal arts colleges, is in question.

In Contrast Special: Thwaites Glacier - Carolyn Beeler

Carolyn Beeler is an environmental reporter for the Public Radio International program The World . She recently returned from Antarctica where she was on a scientific expedition to the Thwaites Glacier which many scientists believe is melting because of global climate change.

In Contrast Episode #46 - The Limits of the World - Jennifer Acker

A teacher at Amherst College, Jennifer Acker is the founder and editor of the literary magazine The Common . The Limits of the World is her debut novel.

In Contrast Episode #45 - Horizon - Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is the author of sixteen books of both fiction and nonfiction. Regarded as one of the nation's premier nature writers, Lopez won a National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams and was a finalist for Of Wolves and Men . Lopez has travelled extensively to remote regions of the world, an experience that he chronicles in his most recent book Horizon .

In Contrast Episode #44 - Writing on the Wall - Peter Cole

Peter Cole is a MacArthur winning poet and translator. He is the author of several books of his poetry and translations of medieval and contemporary Hebrew and Arabic poetry.

In Contrast Episode #43 - Hey Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka is an author and illustrator best known for his Lunch Lady Series of books. In 2018, he published Hey Kiddo , a graphic memoir about growing-up with his grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict.

In Contrast Episode #42 - Photography as Testimony - Marcelo Brodsky

Marcelo Brodsky is an Argentine photographer and human rights activist. His recent work has explored violence in Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

In Contrast Episode #41 - Is Courage Measurable? - Grace Talusan

Born in the Philippines, Grace Talusan is the 2017 Restless Books Prize winner for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction. She is the author of the memoir, The Body Papers , a courageous memoir that explores immigration, the trauma of abuse and the female body.

In Contrast Episode #40 - The Music of Epirus and the Collector's Obsession - Christopher King

Christopher King is a collector of 78 RPM records and a producer and author specializing in pre-war rural American music and music from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. He is the author of Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe's Oldest Surviving Folk Music and the compiler of several recent recordings specializing in the music from northern Greece.

In Contrast Episode #40 - The Music of Epirus and the Collector's Obsession - Christopher King

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