Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also reports on issues related to the environment and technology in Southwest Michigan. She 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.

​Twitter: @beckythiele

E-mail: rebecca [dot] thiele [at] wmich [dot] edu

A bipartisan cross section of Michigan's Congressional delegation is calling for President Donald Trump's administration to avoid cuts to Medicare Advantage coverage. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sent Friday, U.S. Reps. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to "ensure that these seniors maintain their retirement certainty and avoid disruption by stopping this proposed reduction to MA Retiree Coverage," and expressed their "deep concerns" with proposed cuts. (M-Live)

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan Congressman Fred Upton wants the federal government to label North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism. Upton joined other U.S. House leaders in passing two bills Monday that restrict trade and foreign aid to North Korea. 

Lansing – Michigan Twitter feeds were flooded with fake, untrustworthy or otherwise dubious “news” accounts in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. (The Detroit News)

NILES, MI -- Eight children and one adult have been released from Memorial Hospital in South Bend after treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a 13-year-old Niles boy Saturday, part of a group of kids enjoying a spring break getaway at a motel pool. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Ford is recalling nearly 53,000 of its F-250 series pickup trucks due to the risk that they could roll away while in park due to a manufacturing error. The recall affects the 2017 Ford F-250 built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 30, 2017. The truck comes with a gasoline 6.2-liter engine. (Mlive)