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

General Motors on Wednesday simultaneously announced plans to invest $900 million in three U.S. plants and said it would lay off 2,000 workers because of slowing car sales. GM said it plans to cut the third shift at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and Lordstown Assembly Plant in Ohio in January because sales of cars made at those plants are declining.

Shannon Long, Founder & CEO of Brew Export; Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD Director; & Jamie Zmitko-Somers, MDARD International Marketing Manager

Three Michigan beer companies plan to sell brews in China, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.

Brew Export - an international marketing group based out of Michigan - launched campaigns for Arcadia Ales, Dark Horse Brewing Company, and Greenbush Brewing Company. Brew Export expects more than 1.5 million bottles of U.S. craft beer will ship to China next year.

The front of the new Family Center
Family & Children Services

The nonprofit serves foster care children and their families. According to a press release, the upgrade includes a new building for foster care training, visitation rooms, playgrounds, and green spaces. 

KENT, Ohio - The Western Michigan football team found itself in a rare position on Tuesday night when it trailed host Kent State by two touchdowns after one quarter of play. But things settled down from there for the No. 21-ranked Broncos, who went to to defeat the Golden Flashes 37-21 to improve to 10-0 on the season and 6-0 in Mid-American Conference play. It's the first time in program history Western Michigan has recorded 10 victories in a season.

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Randy L. Thompson has been elected Comstock Township supervisor, and a proposal for an additional tax for law enforcement passed.