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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.

Walker Crisman

Founded in 2012, Read and Write Kalamazoo, or RAWK, is devoted to nurturing intellectual and creative confidence in youth in Kalamazoo County.

It does that through creative writing workshops, summer camps, in-school programs, after-school tutoring, and community partnerships. Recently, RAWK brought on a new executive director: Kandace Lavender.

Dennis Frost

A Kalamazoo College historian says the Paralympics and disability sports can create positive - and negative - attitudes.

Kaitlin Martin

“Name one important thing that has not already happened,” Gail Martin writes in one of her poems.

Mark Andrus

He’s a craftsman, a designer, and an artist. Ted Lott has even been known to dumpster dive for his materials on occasion.

Theresa Coty O'Neil

A painful loss in her personal life made Remi Harrington realize that she wanted to bring something meaningful to life in her community on Kalamazoo’s Eastside.