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.

Hedy Habra

Hedy Habra’s poetry reflects the war in her family's native Lebanon, the loss of her home in the Middle East, and creating a new home in Michigan, where Habra has lived well over two decades.

Frida Berrigan

Frida Berrigan is the daughter of political activists Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, a former priest and nun known for their protests against war and nuclear weapons. Those protests often cost them time behind bars, leaving little Frida and her brother, Kalamazoo College alumnus Jerry, in the care of the Jonah House community in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Update January 28 at 12:01p.m. Nellie Herman was scheduled to speak at Western Michigan University Thursday night. The event has been canceled. 

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Larry Massie has earned himself the title of Michigan’s historian, earning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. His 21 collections of stories about the ship captains, lumberjacks, poets, politicians, cereal makers, outlaws, and anyone who has had an impact on the state’s history culminate with his newest book, published in August 2014.

Jane Knuth

When Jane Knuth let go of her daughter Ellen, she let go about 6,000 miles. Ellen, a recent college graduate and eager to get a grip on the adventure of life, was on her way to the far side of the world to a remote part of Japan to teach eighth grade children English.

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