Ilan Stavans

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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.

Stephanie Houtzeel John Milbauer
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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 Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider
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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.

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

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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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Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist. He is formerly both the chief economist at the World Bank and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. A professor at Columbia University, he is the author of several books including Globalization and its Discontents, which was originally released in 2002 and updated and revised in 2017.

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