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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Arts & More
11:24 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Chivalry Lives on Through Medieval Reenacters

Credit courtesy of The Society for Creative Anachronism

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Kalamazoo is a public event put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism—an international group that tries to recreate pre-17th century Europe as best they can.

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Theatre
6:12 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

See the Iraq War Through the Eye of the Tiger

Credit courtesy of WMU Theatre

WMU Theatre will perform Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo through Sunday, February 16th. The play is based on a true story about a tiger shot during the Iraq war. It follows the ghostly tiger around as he muses about war, life, and the existence of God.

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Regional History
4:35 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week

Credit Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images

Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to Idlewild resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids. 

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Film
8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Horror film special effects artist praised in documentary

Credit courtesy of Ryan Meade

The makeup and special effects artists that create our nightmares are often Hollywood’s unsung heroes. But one local artist is getting some time in the spotlight for special effects in the 1980s horror franchise The Evil Dead.

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Storytelling
7:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest

Credit courtesy of Allison Downey

Allison Downey is a singer-songwriter, an associate professor of elementary education at Western Michigan University, and a renowned storyteller. Downey will be one of about seven storytellers at this year's storytelling festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.

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