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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.

Courtesy of the artist

The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that Oliver Baez Bendorf, an assistant professor of English at Kalamazoo College, has won a 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship.


Emily Springer

Tom Springer lives on a four-acre farm in Three Rivers that was established in the 1860’s. He’s built a close connection with nature and has collected some of those experiences and insights in a recent book.

Prashant Dault

Of the many art forms in which he works, Aerick Burton – Aerick B to his fans – is best known for his work with origami.


Courtesy of the author

What does a teacher do when he retires? Bill Klinesteker taught elementary school for 25 years, but when he left the classroom, he discovered new interests and expanded old ones.


Image of the tops of tins used by the Kalamazoo Candle Company
Kalamazoo Candle Company

We’ve all had those moments wondering how to make some extra cash. Musician Adam McFarlin explored the Internet for ideas.


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