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Art Beat

A weekly look at creativity, arts, and culture in southwest Michigan, hosted by Zinta Aistars.

Fridays in Morning Edition at 7:50am and at 4:20pm during All Things Considered.

Communiteen Read

All American Boys (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum, 2015) is the 2021 Communiteen Read, a collaboration between the Portage Public Schools, the Portage District Library, and Bookbug/this is a bookstore in Kalamazoo.


Marcus Allen

Two Western Michigan University graduates have written a new book about their journey surviving abuse and the foster care system.


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.


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