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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Arts & More
4:54 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Henna: Temporary tattoos with a rich cultural history

Henna artist Jen Helsel's hand
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Henna, or mehndi, is a type of temporary tattoo usually used in India, Africa, and the Middle East. Over the past few years, henna has become more popular in the U.S.

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4:56 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Scammers threaten Consumers Energy customers

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The con artists are phone and door-to-door salesmen who claim to be from Consumers Energy.
KALAMAZOO, MI - By phone and door-to-door, imposter bill collectors are scamming utility customers by claiming service will be disconnected unless a credit card payment is made, Consumers Energy warns. According to a news release from the utility, Southwest Michigan is the area hardest hit by the imposters.
4:54 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Group against wolf hunting to launch 2nd petition

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The group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has planned another petition drive. During the first drive in March, the group was trying to overturn a law that allowed wolf hunting and trapping in the state. In May, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to let the Michigan Natural Resources Commission add wolves to the list of game animals. This petition drive will help put issues on the ballot against both those laws.
LANSING - A group that opposes a gray wolf hunt says it will launch a second ballot petition drive to stop the proposed hunt after its first effort was thwarted by the Legislature. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 255,000 signatures in March in an effort to overturn a December 2012 state law that allows the hunting and trapping of wolves.
4:02 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Kalamazoo commission to make final vote on fireworks restrictions

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The ordinance would ban fireworks between midnight and 8 a.m. during the week of a national holiday.
City commissioners last month held a first reading of the ordinance, which would ban consumer fireworks from midnight to 8 a.m. the day before, of and after a national holiday. The exception would be New Year's Day, when consumer fireworks would be prohibited from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.
3:55 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Supporters hope affirmative action ban stays intact

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The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a decision in November that threw out the affirmative action ban.
The forces behind a number of state bans on the use of affirmative action today filed a brief with the Supreme Court, supporting a move to get the court to uphold the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. The filing points to last week's Supreme Court ruling in a University of Texas case to support the notion that such bans are legal.

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