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

AP Images/Carlos Osorio

A bill working its way through the state legislature would make it much harder for state agencies to have regulations that are stricter than federal rules. That includes environmental standards—like how much lead is allowed in your drinking water. 

You don’t expect much humor in a hospital waiting room, but “Radiation” by local playwrights Deborah Ann Percy and Arnie Johnston has humor and hope. 


Portage Central High School junior Jack Liu does a yo-yo trick at WMUK's Takeda studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At the annual Western Michigan University China Festival on Saturday, October 7th you can see people perform with one of the oldest toys in the world - the yo-yo.


Girls from the Malbork dance group
Jen Macek

Grand Rapids will celebrate Polish heritage at Pulaski Days, October 6th through October 8th. It’s a series of events named after General Casimir Pulaski - a Polish immigrant who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. 


WMUK

On WestSouthwest, a reunion of a group that supported lesbians in Kalamazoo for more than 20 years. And the difference between a bee, a wasp and a yellow jacket and why you should know the difference. 


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