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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5:26 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

"Quiet cars" now available between Kalamazoo and Chicago

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People in the quiet car are not allowed to talk loudly or use cell phones and noisy computer programs.
LANSING - Train passengers who want some peace and quiet will find respite on Amtrak's specially designated rail cars. Starting Monday, the passenger rail service will designate a "quiet car" on each of its trains on the Wolverine line that travels through Pontiac, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Kalamazoo and several other cities on its way to Chicago.
5:17 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Employee pension law still intact despite deleted provisions

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Judges ruled a 2011 law provision that would have made employees hired before April 1997 contribute 4 percent to their pensions or have a 401(K) unconstitutional. Another provision in the law that changed how overtime pay factored in to pensions was also struck down.
LANSING - A Michigan Court of Appeals panel struck down key portions of changes to the state's employee pensions law, but left open the question of whether or not the entire public act was valid.
5:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

State unemployment up slightly, down compared to last year

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Employment was flat this July yet ten thousand more Michiganders claimed to be unemployed last month. Analysts say that’s because more people were looking for jobs in July.
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.8 percent in July, marking the second consecutive monthly increase as more people entered the job market. The rate rose from 8.7 percent in June and 8.5 percent in May.
5:12 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Kalamazoo commission third time candidate to run again

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Nick Boyd owns United Lawn Service and does financial work with Primerica Incorporated. He’s also on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals and friends of recreation board.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Business owner and financial adviser Nick Boyd will try a third run this year for Kalamazoo City Commission in the Nov. 5 election. Boyd, 29, is the owner of United Lawn Service and a financial adviser with Primerica Inc. He ran unsuccessfully for city commission in 2009 and 2011.
3:31 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Begging arrests ruled unconstitutional in Michigan

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A three-judge panel declared police officers violated the First Amendment rights of two homeless men when they were arrested while asking for change.
Washington- A federal appeals court has ruled Michigan's Depression-era law that criminalizes begging is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld a lower court decision that said Grand Rapids police were wrong to arrest two homeless men in 2011 for asking for change.

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