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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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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3:20 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Kalamazoo college ranked best value, worst return on investment

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Kalamazoo College ranked 51st out of the 200 top private schools on the list compiled by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo College was named a "best value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The college came in 51 st, sliding eight spots from last year. This year's list includes the top 200 private colleges -- 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges -- in the United States.
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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