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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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.
2:44 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Drivers under the influence to pay flat fees for Kalamazoo emergency response

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The new flat rates created by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will be based on whether the driver got into an accident and if blood was drawn in the emergency room.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday adjusted emergency response fees that District Court applies to people convicted operating under the influence in the city Since 2001, the city has charged OWI defendants at a per-minute rate depending on an officer's rank, based on the amount of time the officer spent responding, investigating, arresting, processing, analyzing evidence and writing reports on individual cases.
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.

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