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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3:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge freezes lawsuits in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Rhoades says the ruling speeds along the case and saves taxpayer money.
Detroit- A bankruptcy judge has overruled objections to the city's bankruptcy filing, freezing several lawsuits filed against Detroit and will allow the bankruptcy case to proceed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes also decided Wednesday that an automatic stay triggered by Detroit's Chapter 9 filing extends to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov.
Hobbies
11:18 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Viking horse breed in Marshall turns heads

Anne Crandall of Nottawa Crossing Fjords riding Alena.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Norwegian Fjord Horse is roughly 5,000 years old. Fjord horse bones have even been found at Viking burial sites. There are only about 20 Fjord herds in Michigan and Nottawa Crossing Fjords in Marshall has one of the largest herds. Anne Crandalll raises them with her mother Bernadine Karns.

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7:42 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Second hearing on Detroit bankruptcy set for Wednesday

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The hearing would consider the city’s request to block all lawsuits that were filed before the city filed for bankruptcy.
Federal judge to consider pension funds' lawsuit Wednesday in first Detroit bankruptcy hearing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has declared that his court has the authority to rule on a dispute between the city's pension funds and the City of Detroit - not the state court in Ingham A link to this page will be included in your message.
7:40 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Kalamazoo school board member to retire

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Erving Armstrong will resign from the board at the end of this month for personal reasons.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Ervin Armstrong, who has served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since 2009, is stepping down at the end of the month for "personal reasons" and the board is seeking to fill the seat. The board treasurer, Armstrong's resignation from the board is effective July 31.
7:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent files suit

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Ric Perry is trying to overturn a arbitrator’s ruling that said the Portage school board had a right to force him out of his position.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Richard Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, has filed a lawsuit to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Portage school board was justified in forcing him out. The suit was filed July 9 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, 20 days after the arbitrator's decision was released.

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