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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5:16 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Don't touch the water at North Beach

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North Beach in South Haven is closed due to high levels of E. Coli bacteria.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- A public health advisory has been issued for South Haven 's North Beach following excessive levels of E. coli found in the water on Tuesday. The beach is closed to swimmers and visitors are told to avoid any contact with the water.
2:49 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

News service for the blind to be extended six months

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Officials will use the six month extension to find out “accurate levels of use and service.”
State funding for a service that gives blind people in Michigan access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines has been extended for six months while officials try to determine "accurate levels of use and service," an official said today.
2:39 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Wi-Fi to be available on Amtrak rides

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is shelling out a million dollars to allow riders to surf the web. A spokesman for M-DOT says the cost will hopefully be offset by increased ridership and more revenue.
LANSING - Amtrak passengers will be able to catch up on email and surf the web while riding trains through Michigan starting next year. The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending about $1 million to install Wi-Fi by January. MDOT anticipates the service will lead to increased ridership and revenues that should more than offset the cost, said spokesman Nick Schirripa.
5:15 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Medicaid expansion rejected in Senate

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The measure was voted down 29-9.
Lansing - The Senate gallery erupted in raucous chants from supporters of Medicaid expansion Tuesday afternoon as Republican senators, who may vote on the issue later in the day, broke for yet another round of deliberations on the divisive issue.
4:27 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Grant covers most of AP test fee for low-income students

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The U.S. Department of Education says this should cover all but a $10 co-pay for low-income students taking an Advanced Placement test.
LANSING -- Low-income students who want to take Advanced Placement tests will still have at least some of their fees paid for through the Michigan Department of Education, but federal budget cuts may require students to contribute. The state was awarded $497,000 in grant money through the Advanced Placement Test Fee program run by the U.S.

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