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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4:11 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Audit finds Vicksburg lost $600,000 in unbilled water, sewer

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The village also used money to cover debts at Angels Crossing Golf Club and to pay for several unexplained expenditures.
VICKSBURG, MI - An internal audit by the village of Vicksburg revealed "significant oversights by previous administrations" that include the loss of $600,000 due to unbilled water and sewer hookups, use of village funds to cover cost overruns at the village golf course, and "unusual expenditures."
3:39 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Judge sentences Elizabeth Campbell to pay $14,000, probation

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The Portage City Councilwoman will serve two years’ probation as well as one day in jail.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After her theft of more than $39,000 from the Portage Rotary Club was discovered last year, Elizabeth Campbell admitted her misdeeds and since then, has worked to pay back what she stole.
Hobbies & Sports
9:48 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Go dog sledding with the Husky Club

Credit courtesy of the Kalamazoo Husky Club

On Saturday, the Kalamazoo Husky Club will host sled dog rides to benefit local animal shelters. The event will be at Pets Supplies Plus on Gull Road in Kalamazoo.

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Music
9:42 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

80s cover bands flood Southwest Michigan

Credit courtesy of Starfarm

On a typical weekend in Southwest Michigan, you’re bound to see at least one 80’s cover band. About six bands frequent the area and they never fail to draw a crowd. Lansing-based band Starfarm will play Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

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Architecture
9:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Take your own tour of Kalamazoo architecture!

Charles Stroh says the side aisles in medieval churches were often used for commerce.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Retired Western Michigan University professor of art Charles Stroh spent five years putting together six walking tours of Kalamazoo’s architecture. He gathered information for the tours from his year-long column with the Kalamazoo Gazette called Hidden Kalamazoo and extra credit assignments from his old classes. You can pick up Charles Stroh’s CD on Kalamazoo architecture at Petals and Postings, Bella Patina, Retro, and through Stroh himself.

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