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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Dance
10:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alternative Dance Festival Lets Dancers Speak Their Minds

Wellspring: Cori Terry & Dancers perform "Give and Take Away"
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last week, Michael Miller of Wellspring: Cori Terry & Dancers did a run through of his choreography called “Crackers in Bed.” The dancers posed to recreate familiar Norman Rockwell paintings and then transitioned to the next scene to the tune of a modern DJ.

Miller will premiere the dance at this year’s Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival also known as RAD Fest.

The festival will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Wellspring Theatre in Kalamazoo's Epic Center.

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Poetry
10:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Local Writer Challenges Himself With Book Of Sonnets

Hear a longer interview with Arnold Johnston

Kalamazoo native Arnold Johnston is best known as a playwright, but he’s also a musician, a writer, and a poet. He’ll be reading through his new poetry chapbook Sonnets: Signs and Portents Wednesday at Michigan News Agency at 6 p.m. He and his wife Debby will also be reading their play “A Sheltering Tree.”

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4:16 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Benton Harbor to Return to Local Control

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Benton Harbor’s financial emergency has ended according to emergency manager Tony Saunders.
LANSING, MI -- Benton Harbor's long financial emergency is finally over. That's according to Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II, who issued what he expects to be his final order on Friday. Saunders notified Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder of the pending action on Thursday and recommended state appointment of a transition advisory board to oversee the return to local control.
Dance
5:03 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Davis, White Consulted Michigan Bellydancer For Scheherazade Skate

Ann Arbor belly dancer Kendra Ray
Credit courtesy of Kendra Ray

Last month, Michigan ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White made their state proud as they carried home the first U.S. Olympic gold medal for ice dancing. They won high marks for their free skate to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

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Crafts
6:32 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Founders Beer Made Into Soap

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“We get beautiful beer that we really should be drinking, but instead it ends up in soap,” says Kim Sanwald of Brickyard Farms in Delton.

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