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

Bullies approach Nancy while she waits for her friend at high school
Laura Kay Henderson

Starting this weekend Queer Theatre Kalamazoo and FaceOff Theatre will present a brand new play called SAFE. It’s about a woman named Nancy who misses her chance to help a friend being bullied in high school. Later in life, she finds out that her son is now a bully. 

La Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea

Western Michigan University is finishing up its first international dance residency. The Dominican Republic’s national contemporary dance company - known as La Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea - has been teaching workshops to WMU dance students since Sunday.

On Friday, September 16th they’ll do a free performance for the community. The show starts at 8 p.m. at WMU's Dalton Center in Studio B on the 3rd floor. Best arrive early if you want a seat - space is limited.

Battle Creek - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation approved more than $57 million in new grant funding in August, the bulk of which will support an endowment fund to ensure agricultural higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students in Costa Rica. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Michigan gas prices are contininuing their traditional post-Labor Day slide.Gas prices statewide have fallen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week, according to AAA Michigan. Last week, prices were down a dime. (Mlive)

BRADLEY, MI – The Gun Lake Tribe announced Scott Sprague has been sworn in as chairman of the Tribal Council after his cousin, Leah Sprague-Fodor, failed to win re-election to the seven-member council in an Aug. 23 election. (Mlive)