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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5:39 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Illegal turtle market leads to Salmonella outbreaks

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It’s illegal to sell or give away turtles with shells less than four inches long unless they’re being used for education or research. Though the outbreaks appear to be over, the state wants to remind Michiganders of the law.
LANSING - State officials are reminding Michiganders that it's illegal to sell small turtles for pets in light of cases of Salmonella in people who have been in contact with the reptiles. Five Michigan cases, mostly in children, have been linked to three multi-state Salmonella infection outbreaks in the last 18 months, according to the Michigan Departments of Community Health and Agriculture and Rural Development.
4:45 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Trail to connect downtown South Haven and Van Buren State Park

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The open house for the project will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the South Haven City Hall.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - City officials and residents this week will discuss a plan to create a bicycle path connecting downtown South Haven to Van Buren State Park. An open house for the Van Buren County Trail Project is slated for 5 to 7 p.m.
Theatre
9:03 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

A Dream Play: A surreal play on why humans suffer

Alexander Ross as The Officer and Emma Franzel as Agnes
Credit Lanny Potts

This week, Kalamazoo College will attempt to stage what’s considered to be an un-stageable play. A Dream Play by August Strindberg is more than 100 years old and takes place almost entirely in a dream.

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Culture
1:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

An altar honoring Cuban-American novelist Oscar Jerome Hijuelos
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.

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Fine Art
3:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Weaver uses color memory to make landscapes, other abstracts

Kalamazoo weaver Nancy Crampton has at least six looms in her home studio. When she and her husband got married a loom was one of the only things they had.

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