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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3:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Upton to hold hearing on 'botched' online health care exchange

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U.S. Representative for Michigan and committee chairman Fred Upton criticized the exchange saying it is not fair to make taxpayers pay for an expensive and inaccessible system.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Calling the first weeks of the health-care rollout a "botched" effort, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold hearings Thursday into the technological woes that have beset the federal government's online Marketplace since it went live Oct. 1.
3:12 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Is No Child Left Behind working? Education reform groups want to know

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StudentsFirst and Democrats for Education Reform sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education asking for test scores and graduation rates from No Child Left Behind states across the country. Michigan and several other states are due to renew waivers that bypass some of the requirements of the act.
LANSING -- With Michigan and other states approaching the end of their waivers from federal No Child Left Behind requirements, a coalition of several education reform groups is asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to require states to prove their efforts are working.
Theatre
8:42 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Struggles of a modern African American family acted out in "Stick Fly"

The cast of 'Stick Fly'

Before long, the holidays will be upon us. And almost every young couple will have to make that tough decision: Do I take them home to meet the parents?

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Poetry
3:43 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Love Your Body Poetry Night promotes postive body image for women

A diagram from the trailer for 'Killing Us Softly,' a documentary by Jean Kilbourne.

The YWCA is holding a poetry night tomorrow to commemorate Love Your Body Day as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Organization for Women started Love Your Body Day in 1988 to draw attention to ads and other media that negatively affect how women see their bodies.

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2:50 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Michigan state treasurer resigns

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State treasurer Andy Dillon did not give a reason for why he’s leaving, but the Gongwer News Service says they expect an announcement later this afternoon. Dillon testified in the Detroit bankruptcy case deposition yesterday where he answered questions about his actions leading up to the bankruptcy filing.
A parent's ability to decline or delay vaccinations for their child based on philosophical reasons, as well as other unidentifiable reasons, ranks the state near the bottom of the barrel for children with immunizations, and in effect is why there are outbreaks of such preventable diseases, physicians told the Senate Health Policy Committee on Thursday.

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