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.


6:39 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Local committee wants fracking ban on the 2014 ballot

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Members of the Committee to Ban Michigan Fracking say the process—injecting types of shale with a chemical to release natural gas—pollutes the environment. The group will hold two events on Saturday. One in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park from 1 to 2 p.m. and another in Hastings that night from 7 to 8:30.
As the possibility of fracking moves closer to the Battle Creek area, so too are efforts to stop it. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of drilling a horizontal well and injecting specific types of shale with a chemical mix to better release the natural gas within.
6:34 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Saugatuck Dunes housing approved despite protests

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The Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals claimed opponents to the housing development will not be “aggrieved” by the building project.
SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- An appeal by neighbors and an environmental group to stop a residential development on critical dunes and wetlands was denied by the township Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday. The ZBA found that those appealing did not have standing as being "aggrieved" by development of the land according to state law and legal precedents to bring an appeal.
Fine Art
10:09 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Artist uses words, symbols to put out positive messages

Susan Caulfield working on a piece in her 'Flow' series at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

It’s the bright colored, almost tye-dyed fabric that draws you in to Susan Caulfield’s work, but it’s the messages that hold you there. Caulfield's work will be on display at Friday's Kalamazoo Art Hop.

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4:51 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

W.K. Kellogg control tower to escape shutdown

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The city of Battle Creek has entered into a contract with the private company Midwest Air Traffic Control until the next fiscal year. City officials hope federal funding will be restored by then.
Battle Creek tower saved from sequester shutdown The city of Battle Creek plans to enter into a contract with a private air controller organization to keep the control tower open at W.K. Kellogg Airport. A link to this page will be included in your message.
4:49 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Low-income kids with autism can access new treatment

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According to an official from the Michigan Department of Community Health, the treatment helps children with autism spectrum disorder to have better social skills and improve behavior.
Tuesday the familiar green tinge of the Mackinac Bridge has turned blue, to promote Autism Awareness month. Two state-run insurance plans are also taking on the autism issue, with a decision to expand coverage for behavioral therapy. Michild and Medicaid have expanded their coverage to include a specific type of therapy that low-income children did not previously have access too.