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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9:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

What do lesbians and dog show fans have in common? Holly Hughes says more than you think

Holly Hughes
Credit University of Michigan

Twenty years ago, performance artist Holly Hughes never would have seen herself doing dog shows. Now they're the subject of her one-woman show called The Dog and Pony Show which she’ll perform at her alma mater, Kalamazoo College Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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3:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Ex CEO sues Community Action for violating whistleblower laws

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Officials at Community Action say Macfarlane was fired after she continued to pursue an investigation into incidents involving unsupervised children at two Head Start day care centers.
Ousted Community Action CEO Nancy Macfarlane has sued her former employer in an attempt to get her job back and reclaim lost wages, her attorneys announced Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the agency and its board of directors chairman, Terry Langston, violated whistleblower protection laws and the Open Public Meetings Act in her abrupt dismissal on June 20.
2:48 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

UPDATE: Airport director on paid leave following harassment complaint

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Yesterday the airport authority board voted to let their attorneys begin discussions on Cliff Moshiginis’s separation of employment with his lawyers.
KALAMAZOO, MI - While attorneys for Kalamazoo County and Cliff Moshoginis are discussing his separation from employment as director of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, his leave will be paid. On Tuesday, the Kalamazoo County aeronautics board voted unanimously to allow its attorneys begin discussing separation from employment with the attorneys of Cliff Moshoginis, who has been on leave since at least Sept.
3:18 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kellogg makes Working Mothers best companies list

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Companies that made the list offer things like insurance for part-time workers, paid maternity leave, telecommuting, and lactation rooms.
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- The residents of Battle Creek have known for many years that a job at Kellogg Co. was usually a good thing to have. Working Mother magazine added to that reputation this week by including the maker of Frosted Flakes, Pringles and Mini-Wheats on its 2013 list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.
3:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy will not be a trend says U.S. Conference of Mayors

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President and Mesa, Arizona mayor Scott Smith says the problems that are facing Detroit—like rapid population decline, pension debt, and a decreasing tax base—aren't the same as other cities.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said today he doesn't expect Detroit's financial crisis to lead to a spate of other municipal bankruptcy filings, characterizing the city's problems as 'an outlier' compared to others. Scott Smith, the mayor of Mesa, Ariz., spoke to the Free Press on a trip to Washington.

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