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Zinta Aistars

Host of 'Between The Lines'/Freelancer

Zinta Aistars is our resident book expert. She started interviewing authors and artists for our Arts & More program in 2011.

Aistars is creative director, writer, and editor at Z Word, LLC. She's also the published author of three books in her native Latvian language. Aistars regularly contributes to many print and online publications in addition to freelancing for WMUK.

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Elizabeth Cowan is a professional opera singer and a vocal teacher, and an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College. Her courses incorporate the birth of the blues and jazz and how those genres work hand in hand with the restoration of America and the Civil Rights Movement.

Sharon Roberts

When we think of origami, we think about paper folded into artistic shapes. But Gary Barton and Wayne Edmonds decided to fold metal instead to enter the 2021 Battle Creek Origami Sculpture Exhibit.

Connie Bridges

How many people get to turn their childhood school into their dream? Not many. But Joy Richmond is one.

Courtesy of the artists

David Small and Sarah Stewart are bonded in marriage and more. They are bonded by their mutual love of art and literature.

John Corbett-Terri Kapsalis

Ellen Airgood co-manages a diner in Grand Marais, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with her husband Rick. She serves in multiple roles as waitress, pastry chef, and bouncer. Between and around all that, Airgood writes.