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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2:22 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Detroit, Flint still most violent cities in America

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Both cities have the most murders per capita based on their population.
Flint and Detroit remain the most violent cities in America, according to FBI crime statistics released Monday. Flint, Michigan's seventh-largest city, saw an overall rise in violent crime - which includes murder, aggravated assaults, robberies and rapes. The city reported 2,774 violent crimes in 2012, nearly 400 more than 2011's total of 2,392, the FBI reported.
2:46 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Employment up in West Michigan, down in Calhoun County

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280 jobs were cut in Calhoun County in the second quarter of this year due to an “unexpected decline in its leisure and hospitality sector.”
Calhoun County's total employment dropped by 0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as the area saw losses in the government and the service-providing industry, according to the new business outlook by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
2:16 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Six teachers resign, six others hired at Kalamazoo Public Schools

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The Kalamazoo Board of Education accepted six resignations from teachers who left over the summer.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education accepted the resignations of six teachers who left during the summer and the appointment of six others hired in the last month. The teachers headed a long list of personnel changes approved by the board at their meeting Thursday.
Astronomy/Space
10:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere

A model of the craft for the MAVEN mission to Mars.
Credit NASA

A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere. 

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Sports
10:28 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Derby Darlins take 3rd in tournament, host breast cancer fundraiser

Credit John Wijsman

A few weeks ago, the Killamazoo Derby Darlins hosted a tournament through the WFTDA—the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. The Darlins invited nine teams from across the country to compete and they ended up placing 3rd in their first national competition.

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