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

courtesy of The Dacia Bridges Project

Dacia Bridges is probably the most famous Michigan musician you’ve never heard of. That’s because she made her way to stardom in Germany. Now Bridges is back in the U.S., living in Kalamazoo. She recently started an all-female super group called The Dacia Bridges Project.


On February 7, 2017, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles.
Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP Images

Twenty seven suspected undocumented immigrants were arrested last week in west Michigan. That's according to a press release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.

The site of the theatre space will be at 117 and 119 S. Superior Street, right next to the Bohm Theatre—which was renovated in 2014
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

The city of Albion is getting a new theatre space. Two vacant buildings downtown will turn into a multi-use facility for both Albion College and the community. Supporters say they hope it will help boost the local economy and revitalize the college’s theatre department. 


Garlic mustard covers a forest floor in Rockford, Illinois
Victoria Nuzzo

Invasive species are an expensive problem in the United States. Federal agencies spent more than $104 million last year to control them. But a recent study on invasive garlic mustard shows that, at least in some cases, it might be better to leave invasive species alone.


Ghent Altarpiece, Chapel Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent, Belgium, by Hubert and Jan Von Eyck
courtesy of Early Music Michigan

You probably think you know exactly what I mean when I say the word “carol”—a simple Christmas song that anyone can sing if they know the words. But while early carols were all about sing-alongs, they weren’t necessarily about Christmas or even religion. 


Pages