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.


1:16 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Snyder wants more Chinese tourism in Michigan

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Last year, Chinese tourists spent more than $100 billion in the U.S., 37 percent more than in 2011.
LANSING - The Chinese spend more on international tourism than any other country, and Michigan hopes to cash in on their growing appetite for travel. Tourism is a key focus of Gov. Rick Snyder's upcoming trade mission to Asia.
4:16 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Organic Gyspy, other food trucks to expand

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation offered eight $10,000 grants to state mobile food owners who want to launch or expand their business.
LANSING - Eight food trucks throughout the state won a total of $77,775 in grants to either launch their business or expand it. The trucks are from East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Flint, Pontiac, Southfield, Traverse City and Marquette. They were chosen among 65 applications requesting $601,372.
3:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

WMU East Hall design meetings start in October

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The university will be renovating the more than 100-year-old building and turning it into a new alumni center.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University will hold its first public sessions on the redesign of East Hall Oct. 1, the university announced Friday. The university's birthplace is slated to be renovated and turned into the Western Michigan University Alumni Center, with work beginning in Spring 2014.
3:09 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Grand Rapids students to wear uniforms by 2016

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As part of a transformation plan, the Grand Rapids public school district wants to ease-in to uniforms for every grade.
Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids public school district says it plans to phase in a dress code over the next three years requiring all students to wear uniforms. The West Michigan district detailed plans for the dress code on its website. The move is part of the district's transformation plan.
Fine Art
12:55 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Japanese bamboo art, a more than 600 year old craft

One of Shohaku Yufu's baskets
Credit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

You might have stopped by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts this summer and seen the exhibit on contemporary Japanese bamboo art. It’ll be at the KIA until September 15th. One of the artists, Shohaku Yufu, gave a demonstration Wednesday.

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