Sinopse

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. From New England Public Radio (NEPR), In Contrast is released twice a month. Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.

Episódios

  • In Contrast #51: The Writer’s Craft - Jennifer Egan

    In Contrast #51: The Writer’s Craft - Jennifer Egan

    09/10/2019 Duração: 56min

    Jennifer Egan is an author of novels and short stories. As a journalist, she frequently writes for the New York Times Magazine . Her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2011 and her most recent work Manhattan Beach won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2018.

  • In Contrast #50: Toxic Masculinity – Richard Russo

    In Contrast #50: Toxic Masculinity – Richard Russo

    25/09/2019 Duração: 45min

    Richard Russo is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls . His most recent novel is Chances Are .

  • In Contrast #49: In Search of Heroes - Andri Snær Magnason

    In Contrast #49: In Search of Heroes - Andri Snær Magnason

    11/09/2019 Duração: 37min

    Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer and environmental activist. His latest book is the young adult novel, The Casket of Time .

  • In Contrast Update

    In Contrast Update

    07/08/2019 Duração: 58s

    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

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

    17/07/2019 Duração: 48min

    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 #47 - Stories without Words - Aaron Becker

    In Contrast #47 - Stories without Words - Aaron Becker

    03/07/2019 Duração: 40min

    Aaron Becker is an author and illustrator of children’s books. In 2014, Becker was a Caldecott honoree for “Journey,” part 1 of a trilogy of books that includes “Quest” and “Return.”

  • In Contrast Special: Thwaites Glacier - Carolyn Beeler

    In Contrast Special: Thwaites Glacier - Carolyn Beeler

    24/06/2019 Duração: 26min

    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

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

    19/06/2019 Duração: 37min

    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

    In Contrast Episode #45 - Horizon - Barry Lopez

    05/06/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    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

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

    22/05/2019 Duração: 42min

    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

    In Contrast Episode #43 - Hey Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka

    08/05/2019 Duração: 33min

    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

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

    24/04/2019 Duração: 38min

    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

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

    10/04/2019 Duração: 44min

    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

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

    27/03/2019 Duração: 51min

    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 #39 - The Realm of Emotions - Martha Nussbaum

    In Contrast #39 - The Realm of Emotions - Martha Nussbaum

    13/03/2019 Duração: 39min

    Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher known for her work in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism and ethics. A teacher at the University of Chicago, she is the author of numerous books, the latest being The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis .

  • In Contrast Episode #38 - The Truth of Fiction - Andre Dubus III

    In Contrast Episode #38 - The Truth of Fiction - Andre Dubus III

    27/02/2019 Duração: 42min

    Andre Dubus III, author of the novels House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days and the memoir Townie , talks with Ilan Stavans about writing, reading and his latest novel Gone So Long .

  • # 37 - The Power of Voice - Stephanie Houtzeel  John Milbauer

    # 37 - The Power of Voice - Stephanie Houtzeel & John Milbauer

    13/02/2019 Duração: 51min

    Stephanie Houtzeel is a mezzo-soprano who is currently a member of the Vienna State Opera. Pianist John Milbauer is a Steinway artist and teacher at the University of Arizona.

  • In Contrast #36 - The Culture of Music - Magos Herrera  Brooklyn Rider

    In Contrast #36 - The Culture of Music - Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider

    26/12/2018 Duração: 51min

    Magos Herrera is a Mexican born jazz singer. Brooklyn Rider is a string quartet known for their performances of both the standard classical repertoire and for performances of new music. In 2018, Herrera and Brooklyn Rider collaborated on the recording “Dreamers.” Magos Herrera is joined by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen for this interview with Ilan Stavans.

  • In Contrast Special: Word of the Year

    In Contrast Special: Word of the Year

    17/12/2018 Duração: 33min

    Merriam-Webster editors Peter Sokolowski and Emily Brewster talk about the words of 2018.

  • In Contrast #35 - Development as Freedom - Amartya Sen

    In Contrast #35 - Development as Freedom - Amartya Sen

    12/12/2018 Duração: 41min

    Amartya Sen is a noted economist and philosopher. The author of many books and articles including Development as Freedom and The Idea of Justice , Sen was awarded a Nobel Prize in economics in 1998.

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