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.


8:21 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Famous jazz trumpeter to play with Michigan students

Jon Faddis
Credit James Walker Jr.

Last night, renowned jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis taught a master class and performed with students from Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo. He’ll be making similar stops in Grand Rapids, East Lansing, and Detroit.

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3:44 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

House committee bill could change sentences for juvenile lifers

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The state Senate has proposed similar legislation, but the new House bill would also apply to current prisoners.
DETROIT - Detroit retirees promised to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be to protect their benefits after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit can reorganize under Chapter 9 bankruptcy and can do so by including city pensions as part of that restructuring.
2:50 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

More than 60 percent of Michigan college grads in debt

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Last year’s college graduates had an average of more than $28,000 worth of student debt. That’s about $1,000 more than in 2011.
Michigan's 2012 college graduates each borrowed $1,000 more on average than their peers who graduated a year earlier, a report released today shows. That pushed Michigan into the 10th spot among states in average debt per graduate, according to the report from the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of The Institute for College Access & Success.
5:18 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Eminem matches Michigan children's charity donations

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Wolverine Human Services helps kids between the ages of twelve and eighteen who were victims of abuse and neglect.
DETROIT, MI - The donations keep pouring in for an Eminem-backed fundraising campaign to support a Michigan-based charity that helps the needs of children in Detroit, Flint and other areas of the rapper's home state.
3:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Auto union may increase dues

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If approved, members of United Auto Workers will likely pay a half hour more of hourly pay per month.
The United Auto Workers is considering its first dues increase for members since 1967, according to union sources and memos posted on local union websites. UAW members currently contribute two hours of straight-time pay to the union each month.