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.


Hobbies and Local History
6:42 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Watch blacksmiths mold metal at the 'Hammer-In'

Blacksmith Ted Guimond puts the finishing touches on a meat fork
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This weekend Michigan blacksmiths will do demonstrations at the first West Michigan “Hammer-In.” In other parts of the state, hammer-ins are held almost every week. This event will be in South Haven at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum where Ted Guimond is blacksmith.

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4:27 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Boogie Woogie Kid keeps uniquely American music alive

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Credit Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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Fine Art
12:49 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Is this calligraphy? Group challenges view of the art

Kim Dixon talks about her silk amaryllis painting
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

You might think you know what calligraphy is, a beautiful form of writing or lettering usually used on stuffy formal invitations for weddings and charity banquets. But if you think that's all it is, think again.

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3:46 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Oldest person in America celebrates 114th birthday near Detroit

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The oldest American is 114 years old today and she lives in Inkster, Michigan.
Michigan woman, oldest living American, celebrates 114th birthday today Jeralean Talley of Inkster is the oldest living American - and third-oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps a list of the world's oldest people. A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:39 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

About 50 Southwest Michigan companies receive Catalyst Awards

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Southwest Michigan First presents the awards every year to businesses and organizations that help grow the area’s economy and create jobs.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals -- from long-entrentched businesses to those still under development -- were named 2013 winners Wednesday of Catalyst Awards, care of Southwest Michigan First. Presented annually since 2005, the awards recognize significant contributions that have resulted in economic growth and job creation in Southwest Michigan.