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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4:05 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

UPDATE: Radioactive water goes into lake before Palisades shut down

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Almost 80 gallons of radioactive water was released into Lake Michigan from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant this weekend. A spokesperson for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that the radioactive material is not a health risk because the water was diluted before it reached the lake.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Before Sunday's shutdown of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, about 79 gallons of diluted radioactive water were released into Lake Michigan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday, May 6. But by the time the water reached the lake, the level of radioactivity had been diluted to the point where it did not represent a health or safety risk, a spokeswoman for the NRC said.
Film
3:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

'How to Survive A Plague': A history of AIDS activism

Credit IFC Films

Kalamazoo College will screen the documentary How to Survive A Plague, directed by K-College alum David France, Sunday at the Dalton Theatre at 7 p.m. The documentary follows two major activists groups in the fight to keep people from dying of AIDS, the Treatment Action Group and the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Now it’s set to be made into an TV miniseries on ABC.

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Fine Art
5:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Painted Chair Affair brings out the artist in crafters

Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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4:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

No-fault insurance debate packs state Capitol

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Some Republican lawmakers want to get rid of unlimited life-long benefits for people critically injured in auto accidents.
An overflow crowd, many people in wheelchairs, filled three committee rooms in the state Capitol on Thursday to hear the opening debate on no-fault auto insurance reform.
3:57 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Flooding receeds a foot-per-day in Grand Rapids

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Due to heavy rains these past weeks, Grand Rapids beat its 104-year-old record for rainfall in the month of April. It surpassed rainfall in April 1909 by more than two inches.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The Gerald R. Ford freeway exits to Market Avenue, closed during the recent record flood, are now open. The ramps are the latest to open among several announced today by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Water from the Grand River is receding at a rate of about one foot per day.

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