Rebecca Thiele

Announcer & Producer

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also 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.


Local Music
8:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Funk Is Back With Medicinal Groove

Credit courtesy of Medicinal Groove

Michigan-based band Medicinal Groove will play Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo with another funk-inspired group called Crime Funk.

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4:56 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Dingell In The Hospital

88-year-old U.S Representative John Dingell from Dearborn was admitted to the hospital for observation. His office did not give a reason for Dingell’s admittance but said he is “resting comfortably.”
Washington - Retiring U.S. Rep. John Dingell has been admitted Friday to George Washington University Hospital for observation, according to his office. No reason was given but his office said Dingell, 88, "is currently resting comfortably and under doctor's care." Dingell took a spill Tuesday, bruising his hip and requiring a trip to the doctor's office.
4:52 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Senator Levin Says Goodbye To U.S. Senate

Michigan Senator Carl Levin has served the longest term of any U.S. Senator for Michigan in the state’s history.
During what will likely be his final speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin reflected Friday morning on his decades of public service and his hopes for the legislative body. "I will love my work until my last day here and...I will leave here with unabashed confidence in the Senate's ability to weather storms and meet the nation's needs," Levin said.
4:49 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Case Of Man Shot By Kalamazoo Police Leads To Federal Lawsuit

Last year, Jacob Grassley was fatally shot by a Kalamazoo policeman while entering a Best Western hotel. Police reports say Grassley had been in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend earlier that day. Officers brought Grassley’s girlfriend to the hotel for her safety.
KALAMAZOO, MI - A lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges that a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer's fatal shooting of Jacob Grassley last year inside an East Cork Street hotel violated Grassley's civil rights and amounted to excessive force. The seven-page action was filed Thursday in U.S.
4:45 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

TRMI Seeks Wage Exemption Waiver For Construction Workers

Construction workers at auto supplier TRMI in Battle Creek are protesting a waiver that would allow the company to pay them less.
Protesters outside TRMI Inc. Friday said the company's savings from a requested prevailing-wage exemption would take money from the workers completing the project.