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.


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.
Local Music
5:31 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Slim Gypsy Baggage: Making music with all they've got

Credit Slim Gypsy Baggage

Have you ever heard the expression, “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth?” It means, when a bunch of people with differing opinions come together to work on a project, that project tends to fail. But in the case of the band Slim Gypsy Baggage, those different styles make for a pretty flavorful soup.

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4:45 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

McDonalds sued for false advertising by Detroit Muslim group

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Two McDonalds franchises in the Detroit area advertised halal foods from September 2005 to January of this year. But Dearborn resident Ahmed Ahmed found out the chicken sandwich he bought was not halal—or cooked according to Islamic law.
DETROIT -- A judge is expected to finalize Wednesday a $700,000 settlement between McDonald's Corp. and members of Michigan's Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law.
4:23 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Online lottery ticket issue divides state lawmakers

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The state was going to start offering online subscriptions to lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions this year, but that’s only if a state House bill doesn’t ban online lottery tickets altogether.
LANSING, MI -- A bill introduced in the Michigan House would ban online lottery ticket sales, a service the state was planning to start offering this year. The state plans to begin selling online subscriptions for certain draw games such as Mega Millions and Powerball sometime this year.