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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2:58 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Schedules altered during Amtrak high-speed rail construction

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Some passengers might have to take buses to different rail lines.
LANSING - Amtrak is temporarily changing schedules and service on its passenger route between Pontiac and Battle Creek while crews prepare the track to handle high-speed trains. Starting Monday, two trains on the Wolverine line will terminate and originate in Battle Creek instead of Pontiac, so passengers will instead take chartered buses.
Local Music
8:47 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Can't afford a trip to Ireland? Come listen to a cozy Irish session instead

Peering into the Irish session through the windows of London Grill
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Walk into the London Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you might forget you’re not in an Irish pub. There’s an old British telephone booth in the corner, pints of beer on almost every table, and the chatter and laughter of familiar faces playing together in an Irish session. 

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5:16 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Auto supply company wants tax break for expansion

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Summit Polymers says the addition at the current plant would help retain about 200 jobs and possible create 23 more.
PORTAGE, MI - Summit Polymers is requesting a tax break from the city of Portage for a $5.69 million expansion that could create 23 new jobs. The company at 4750 Executive Drive is asking for a Public Act 198 tax break for building improvements that include a 55,000 square-foot addition on the south side of its plant.
3:46 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

West Hall razed on WMU's East Campus

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Built in 1915, West Hall was the second oldest building at WMU.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Demolition began Wednesday on historic West Hall on Western Michigan University's East Campus. At about 7:45 a.m., a construction crew from Bierlein Co. fired up a high-reach escalator and excavator equipment to pull down the circa 1915 building. Demolition was expected to be complete by Wednesday afternoon, construction workers told the Kalamazoo Gazette.
3:31 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Adoptions could be refused based on religious beliefs

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The legislation would also prevent the state from giving taxpayer money to those agencies. The bills passed in the state House today without public input or debate.
Private adoption agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on sincerely held religious beliefs, according to a bill that passed a state House committee Wednesday. The package of bills have been touted as supporting "religious freedom" of adoption agencies by allowing child placing agencies to refuse to "provide a service or facilitate a placement" that violates its religious beliefs.

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