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.

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

The publicity photo for 'Been Loving You.' Face Off Theatre Company will put on the play this month.
Face Off Theatre Company

The annual Black Arts Festival is coming up this month—and it’s bigger than ever. The festival now spans seven days instead of four with more local artists, more demonstrations, and more community events.

Graham Hickling

As you spread out on the lawn to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, you might pick up a tick or two. Tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise across the country and the tick that is most likely to transmit Lyme disease in our area—the black-legged tick—has seen a population boom in the past few years.

Lyme disease isn't easy to live with, just ask Donna Ross of Kalamazoo.

For the second year in a row, WMUK has taken home more than one prize from the PRNDI Awards. PRNDI stands for the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. The station won second place in three categories for medium market newsrooms.

Nine people are set to retire from Mattawan Consolidated School district this year. Superintendent Patrick Bird, Principal for Mattawan Later Elementary Christie Enstrom West and Jim Constange, the principal for Mattawan High School, will be retiring. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Michigan ranked seventh highest for personal income in the country. Florida was number one. (Mlive)