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.

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Visual Art
7:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Could Art Help Us Understand Autism?

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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5:12 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Bike, Pedestrian Policy Gets Cold Shoulder From Kalamazoo Road Commission

Lead in text: 
Last night members of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study proposed a new “Complete Streets” policy, which would force road agencies to add non-motorized paths to roads and bridges after every repair. Commissioner Mark Warden says the county roads are already underfunded and this plan would leave less money for roads and bridges that need to be fixed.
KALAMAZOO, MI - As road repairs continue to be hot issue heading into this election season, a disagreement over how to best spend limited funding dollars has emerged in Kalamazoo County.
Visual Art
3:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Detail, Detail, Detail: What It's Like To Be A Science Illustrator

Paul Krieger sketching a red-tailed hawk from his iPad in his office at Grand Rapids Community College
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Most reference books aren’t the most exciting reads. After all, you don’t open up a textbook or encyclopedia to find riveting prose. But next time you have to look something up, take a minute to look at the artwork.

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Sports & Hobbies
9:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Cricket Tournament Brings International Pastime Home

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Once a year, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center hosts a cricket tournament for its students.

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Music
9:24 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

The Bergamot: Uplifting Indie To Go With Your Tea

Credit The Bergamot

Hear an interview with The Bergamot

Now based in Brooklyn, husband and wife duo Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece of South Bend are playing Tuesday night in Fennville at Salt of the Earth. They’re called The Bergamot--like the essential oil you find in teas and lotions, known to reduce stress and induce happiness.

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