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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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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3:26 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

3rd Graders scoring low on reading could be held back

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If a state House bill passes, third graders who score low on the reading portion of the MEAP would have to repeat the third grade.
If the bill were in place this year, it would mean as many as 36,662 children would have to repeat the third-grade because they scored at the bottom two levels of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exam in fall 2012. If it passes the Legislature, the mandate would take effect for the 2014-15 school year.
2:16 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Senate bills increase penalties for drive-by-shooters

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The current penalty is up to four years in prison with a possible $2,000 fine. The new legislation would increase that to ten years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate took aim at drive-by shootings on Tuesday, approving bipartisan bills that would increase penalties and make it easier for prosecutors to press charges.
2:00 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

To stop meth, House bills go after 'smurfs'

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Smurfs buy small amounts of drugs that contain pseuoephedrine, like Sudafed, and sell them to meth cooks.
LANSING, MI -- A pair of bills introduced to the Michigan House of Representatives target people who buy ingredients for methamphetamine cooks. These suppliers, known as "smurfs," purchase small amounts of pseudoephedrine and sell them to meth producers.
Photography
10:47 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

What does our stuff say about us? Photographer takes a snapshot of Chicago culture

From the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago
Credit Gary Cialdella

What if everyone left Kalamazoo for a day and historians walked the streets of downtown? What would our buildings, our signs, our décor say about us?

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