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.


5:36 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan 2nd in lightning deaths

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However, Michigan ranks 33rd in the number of lightning strikes.
Michigan is a dangerous place in thunderstorms. We rank number 2 out of 50 states for the number of deaths and injuries from lightning since 1959. That is remarkable since we rank 33 out of 50 states for the number of lightning strikes. Florida has the most lightning, and the most lightning related injuries and deaths.
5:14 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Future of the 2012 Gobles fire site

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Among other improvements, Hometown Properties has purchased part of the site to build a Home Town Pharmacy. By declaring the area a brownfield district, Hometown Properties could get more than one hundred thousand dollars’ worth of redevelopment funds.
PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners Tuesday formally established a brownfield redevelopment district at the site of Gobles' 2012 fire downtown. That fire on April 6 of last year wiped out Jan's Trailside Cafe, Jan's Oasis and C.C.C. Bait and Tackle.
5:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What the DOMA repeal means for Michigan same-sex couples

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The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court today, but the Michigan same sex marriage ban is still intact.
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to allow the federal government to extend benefits to gay couples that were reserved for people in traditional marriages may spark a fight for recognition of gay marriage in Michigan.
3:29 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

East Campus knocked off nomination for historic list

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation put together their list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places last week. Western Michigan University’s East Campus was going to be on it until officials found out that East Campus was scheduled for demolition.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Houston Astrodome, one-room schoolhouses in Montana and a lighthouse on the island of Martha's Vineyard all made this year's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places. Western Michigan University's historic East Campus did not.
5:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Drownings prompt Lake Michigan rip current study

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Members of Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center say they want to able to predict when and where rip currents might occur at least a day in advance.
WEST MICHIGAN - Lake Michigan provides a picturesque setting for those seeking relief from the summer heat, with breezy north winds and waves just large enough to jump in and cool off. These conditions aren't always friendly for swimmers, however.