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.

Ed Andrieski / AP Photo

Western Michigan University sociologist Ron Kramer no longer uses the term “climate change.” He calls it the "climate crisis."


Gary Yonkers Photography

Almost thirty years ago, Valentina Velkova stood at the window of a high-rise apartment in Chicago, gazing out at Lake Michigan. She had come from Bulgaria to attend an international architectural conference.


Paul Gobble Photography + Design

Eric Joseph lives in the past. When he works in his Richland studio, he creates art inspired by the Middle Ages.


Bonnie J. Heath

When she was a student at Western Michigan University, Anissa Gray dreamed of making a living as a creative writer. But she soon realized that journalism was a more practical alternative.


Nicholas Anderson & John M. Carney

Up in a dark attic on a farm in Virginia, row upon row of paintings were hidden from view. The artist who created them was a retired art professor from Western Michigan University—Dwayne Lowder.


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