Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also reports on issues related to the environment and technology in Southwest Michigan. She 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.

​Twitter: @beckythiele

E-mail: rebecca [dot] thiele [at] wmich [dot] edu

Kathryn Lynn Seifert reading 'Hank the Hangar'
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kathryn Lynn Seifert wrote Hank the Hangar to teach kids who were being bullied how to stop the bullying.

Members of the Battle Creek Ukulele Group jam together at Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek isn’t usually open on Sundays. But every third Sunday of the month, the shop opens its doors for the Battle Creek Ukulele Group also known as B.U.G.S. 

Barbara Jones pointing out the art kite she made with Cristina Bryant
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At Friendship Village, the dining hall is a place for seniors to relax and chat with their friends. But for the past few months, a handful of seniors had dinner with unlikely guests—Western Michigan University students. The Resilience Project pairs seniors with WMU Seita Scholars—college students who have aged out of foster care—and Kalamazoo Promise students for a cross-generational experience.

WMU Theatre

In the story of The Three Musketeers, a brash young man named D’Artagnan tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a musketeer. Yesterday was opening night for the Western Michigan University Theatre’s performance of The Three Musketeers.

Portage artist Dave Elhart says, when he was very young, he was diagnosed with having an extreme case of imagination...and he’s glad he never got rid of it. At Full City Café in Portage, Elhart hangs his fantastical paintings.