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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5:52 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

State Graduate Medical Education funding remains intact

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The Senate Community Health Subcommittee did not approve Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal for a more than $1.4 million cut. Senator John Moolenar of Midland told Gongwer News Service that the state needs more physicians. Though Graduate Medical Education will have its current funding, the budget did not include an expansion for Medicaid.
"As you consider that there are shortages of physicians throughout our state, and in fact in my district you can go two hours without having an OB doctor, and so that is a serious health concern," Sen. John Moolenaar (R-Midland), chair of the subcommittee, told reporters after the meeting.
5:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Recalled knee surgery tool could cause damages, death

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Stryker recalled ShapeMatch Cutting Guides in November for concerns that the tool may cause the knee not to work properly.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Stryker Corp.'s voluntary recall of its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides is being classified as a Class I recall by the Food and Drug Administration, meaning there is reasonable probability the product could cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Arts & More
5:34 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Silent film screening to feature live performance by famous klezmer musician

From 'The Yellow Ticket'
Credit Boston Jewish Music Festival

During this year’s Jewish Film Festival in Kalamazoo, movie-goers will get a chance to see the 1918 silent film, The Yellow Ticket. Most films in the festival will be shown at Celebration Cinema this weekend.

“It’s talking about a young Jewish woman who emigrates from Poland to Russia to study medicine, which is quite a progressive concept I think for a film that was made in the early 1900s,” says organizer Naomi Morse of the Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.

During the screening, viewers will get to hear the film’s score performed live by famous klezmer musician Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer is a type of Jewish folk music that originated in Eastern Europe.

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4:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Subcommittee doesn't approve $1.2 billion road repairs

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It’s now the full Senate Appropriations Committee’s turn to look over the transportation budget.
LANSING - The state transportation budget advanced in the Senate today without the extra $1.2 billion in road and bridge funding called for by Gov. Rick Snyder, just as the main budget bill cleared the House Appropriations Committee today, also without the extra money.

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