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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3:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

State legislation would require additional insurance for abortions

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A Republican state senator is sponsoring legislation that would only let health insurance companies pay for abortions if the individual purchases added coverage in advance.
The measure was included in legislation last year that sought to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder vetoed that bill because he thought the abortion language went too far. He said it's not the state's job to decide what kinds of plans insurance companies can offer.
Hobbies
8:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

WMU gaming convention gives 'social gaming' a new meaning

Members of the Western Michigan Gamers Guild playing Magic: The Gathering.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Simple board games and card games have brought people together for centuries. This weekend, the Marmalade Dog gaming convention at WMU will bring about 300 people from around the country together to play table-top games.

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Fine Art
3:21 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Diversity Art Contest paints a picture of world peace

Brandi Smith describes her favorite bird out of the many depicted in her drawings.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The contest only has one rule: you have to tell the judges how your art shows diversity. In Kellogg Community College student Brandi Smith’s drawing, bird-like people sit gracefully on clouds.

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4:06 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Governor says Right-to-Work will not affect Michigan economy

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Right-to-Work protestors gathered outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids today as Governor Rick Snyder gave a speech to the Michigan Press Association. Mlive reports the governor said Right-to-Work will not lower incomes in the state because the majority of workers are not in a union
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder in a speech to the Michigan Press Association dismissed concerns about a deflating effect of right to work on labor wages, focusing instead on his effort to play matchmaker between "talent" supply and demand. Two of the four questions Snyder took after speaking Friday, Jan.
Culture
4:27 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Jewish holiday Tu B'shvat, 'New Year for the Trees'

Isreali children plant trees in the Gaza Strip before Tu B’shvat in 2005.
Credit AP Images

Hear more about Tu B'shvat from Rabbi Harvey Spivak

Holidays change. Halloween wasn’t always about getting candy and the first Thanksgiving probably didn’t involve watching football.  Saturday is Tu B’shvat, or ‘New Year for the Trees,’a minor Jewish holiday that’s changed at least three times.

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