Zinta Aistars | WMUK

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.

Image of metal artist Kyle Burnett at work on a sculpture in his Battle Creek, Michigan, studio
Courtesy of the artist

By day he’s a product engineer in Coldwater, designing suspensions for vehicles. But at night, and during almost any other free moment, Kyle Burnett scavenges scrap yards for artistic possibility.

Johns Hopkins University Press

In parts of Africa where the disease is prevalent, they call it the “Lion’s Stare.” River blindness, or onchocerciasis, is a pervasive disease, spread by the black fly.

Harvey Wang

Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, inviting people to come inside a booth at Grand Central Station in New York and record a conversation with someone important to them.

Courtesy of the Artist

A shock of color, a slant of light in the dark: contrasts and opposites are what draw Tracy Klinesteker to pastel painting.

Photo of artist Kim Shaw's home studio with work table, tools, and artwork on the walls
Kim Shaw

For many years, Kim Shaw taught art to children at the Kazoo School. Then COVID happened.