Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also reports on issues related to the environment and technology in Southwest Michigan. She assists the station with social media practices and occasionally anchors during All Things Considered. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

​Twitter: @beckythiele

E-mail: rebecca [dot] thiele [at] wmich [dot] edu

Sandhill cranes dance in a creek near Newark, Neb. (File photo, 2011)
AP Images/Nati Harnik

This weekend people will watch hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Sandhill cranes land at Big Marsh Lake - about 30 minutes northeast of Battle Creek. It’s the 23rd annual Sandhill Crane & Art Festival hosted by the Michigan Audubon Society. We talked with the society's education coordinator Lisa Cain:


The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

We often hear about what climate change is doing to birds and trees, but you might wonder - how does it affect me? For one thing, it’s making us sick. 


AP Images/Carlos Osorio

A bill working its way through the state legislature would make it much harder for state agencies to have regulations that are stricter than federal rules. That includes environmental standards - like how much lead is allowed in your drinking water. 

You don’t expect much humor in a hospital waiting room, but “Radiation” by local playwrights Deborah Ann Percy and Arnie Johnston has humor and hope. 


Portage Central High School junior Jack Liu does a yo-yo trick at WMUK's Takeda studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At the annual Western Michigan University China Festival on Saturday, October 7th you can see people perform with one of the oldest toys in the world - the yo-yo.


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