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

BATTLE CREEK, MI -– The effort to help Flint recover from its water and lead crisis will get $7.1 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation announced the award Tuesday, with organization President and Chief Executive Officer La June Montgomery Tabron saying, "We stand with Flint as city residents continue to recover from the effects of the lead contamination and the city works to ward its recovery." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

It looks like the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s labor dispute may be coming to an end. KSO musicians filed an unfair labor practice charge against the symphony in May after the symphony changed rehearsal times without consulting its musicians. On Tuesday, the symphony agreed to withdraw those changes. 

Thousands of people were stranded Monday after Delta Air Lines flights were grounded due to a system outage. (USA Today)

GRAND RAPIDS - Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine continued a weeklong campaign push with a west Michigan stop on Friday. (WGVU/MPRN)

Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

You may have noticed fewer Monarch butterflies this summer. Michigan’s Monarchs spend winter in central Mexico and then migrate back up to the northern United States in May and June.