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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8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."
7:55 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Binder Park Zoo helps preserve endangered Mexican gray wolves

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Through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan program, Binder Park Zoo collected genetic material from the gray wolves for future breeding.
Future generations of Mexican gray wolves will be able to thank Binder Park Zoo for their existence.
7:53 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Citizens scrutinize safety of Palisade Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Palisades Nuclear Plant in South Haven operated safely in 2012, despite several leaks.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Over 100 people turned out Tuesday night for a public meeting about the Palisades nuclear plant, some of them voicing concerns and asking questions regarding the condition of the plant's nuclear reactor, storage of nuclear waste and general plant safety.
6:37 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Part-time parking employees to replace contract workers in Kalamazoo

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The Kalamazoo city commission voted last night to let the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety hire three new part-time employees. By not renewing their contract with AMPCO System Parking, Kalamazoo Police Chief Jeff Hadley says the city will save about $200,000.
Commissioners approved in a 6-0 vote the plan that would allow the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to hire three non-union civilians for the jobs instead of renewing a contract with AMPCO System Parking. Hiring in-house instead of renewing the $316,000 contract would save the city about $200,000, KDPS Chief Jeff Hadley has said.
6:33 am
Tue April 2, 2013

State police force increases

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The Michigan State Police swore in 90 new troopers on Friday.
Michigan has 90 new state police troopers. The troopers were sworn in Friday in Lansing. The new troopers join a Michigan State Police force that is at its lowest staffing levels since the 1960's. Governor Rick Snyder promised the new troopers that will change.

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