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.


2:48 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

College readiness increases in Southwest Michigan

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Vicksburg, Comstock, Parchment, Bloomingdale, Mendon and Hopkins school districts all increased their college readiness by the double digits.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Six Kalamazoo-area school districts -- Vicksburg, Comstock, Parchment, Bloomingdale, Mendon and Hopkins -- saw double-digit increases in the percent of high school juniors who tested as fully college-ready this March compared to 2012.
2:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

4 billion gallons of Michigan water to be used for fracking

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Encana Corporation plans to drill about 500 new natural gas wells in northern Michigan. The amount of water Encana requires would equate to two years’ worth of water for all the residents in Traverse City.
KALKASKA - A Canadian firm has laid out plans to drill 500 new natural gas wells in Northern Michigan, using a technique that could consume more than 4 billion gallons of groundwater - or about as much water as Traverse City uses in two years.
Local Music
5:57 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Given Name: Band asks 'How much control do we have in our lives?'

From left to right: Drummer Brian Voortman, lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Bullard, and pianist Laura Hobson.
Credit Antrim Dells

The Grand Rapids band Antrim Dells is probably best known for their haunting melodies, soft acoustic guitars, and three part harmonies. Antrim Dells is having a release show for their new album called Given Name on Saturday at Nice Gallery in Grand Rapids.

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5:33 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Craft beer fan? Meet craft soda at the Soda Pop Festival

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you go to Klassic Arcade in Gobles, the bartender can pour you a homebrewed, ice cold glass right from the tap...a glass of soda that is. Like craft beer, artisan sodas have gained popularity in the past few years.

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4:19 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Otsego Public Schools lays off 8 teachers, staff

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To balance its budget, Otsego Public Schools has cut a dozen jobs.
OTSEGO, MI -- Otsego Public Schools has cut a dozen jobs -- including eight teaching positions, the director of community education and several support staff -- to balance its 2013-14 operating budget. "We can't keep living off our fund balance, bottom line," Superintendent Dennis Patzer said.