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.

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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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Festivals
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.
4:16 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Bill for animal abuse registry delayed in Senate

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Logan’s Law would also demand that pet stores and animal shelters refuse animal sales and adoptions to offenders on the list.
A proposal to establish an animal abuser registry in Michigan has been put on hold in the Senate. There was no vote held at today's Senate Judiciary Meeting regarding Logan's Law. Logan's Law is a bill that, if passed, would create a registry for people convicted of animal abuse.
6:23 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

E. Coli found at Allegan beach

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There is a swimming advisory at West Side County Park in Allegan today where the Allegan County Health Department found high levels of E. Coli at the beach.
ALLEGAN, MI -- A swimming advisory has been issued Tuesday for West Side County Park in Allegan after water samples yielded high E. coli levels. The water was sampled on Monday by the Allegan County Health Department. The test readings exceeded the standard for full-body contact (300 E.

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