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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Health Insurance Exchange
5:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Insurers Could Be Covering Same-Sex Partners, Spouses on the Exchange

Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane getting married in San Francisco
Credit Brian Helder

Last November, Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane were married at city hall in San Francisco, California. When they got back, their health insurance company didn’t recognize them as a couple. So, a few months ago, Sanwald went on the health insurance exchange to find something better.

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Dance & Culture
6:49 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Party with the Scots at the Celtic Ceilidh: 'Cause If It's Not Scottish...

Apprentice students doing Highland dances at the Bullard School of Dance
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

...Well, you remember the famous Saturday Night Live skit with Mike Meyers.  

This weekend you can celebrate what it means to be Scottish at the Celtic Ceilidh in Kalamazoo. The Ceilidh will take place Saturday at 4:30 at the Kalamazoo Ballet’s Bullard School of Dance on South Street.

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Festivals, Food, & Nature
2:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

How This Winter Affects Your Pancakes, Maple Sugar Fest

Kalamazoo Nature Center Exhibits Coordinator Dave Brown shows the tour group that there's only a small amount of sap in the bucket.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

As you’re shoveling your driveway this weekend, you might fancy a hot plate of pancakes at a local diner. But if the winter cold keeps up, you might have to fight your neighbor for that last drop of maple syrup.

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Dance
10:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alternative Dance Festival Lets Dancers Speak Their Minds

Wellspring: Cori Terry & Dancers perform "Give and Take Away"
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last week, Michael Miller of Wellspring: Cori Terry & Dancers did a run through of his choreography called “Crackers in Bed.” The dancers posed to recreate familiar Norman Rockwell paintings and then transitioned to the next scene to the tune of a modern DJ.

Miller will premiere the dance at this year’s Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival also known as RAD Fest.

The festival will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Wellspring Theatre in Kalamazoo's Epic Center.

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Poetry
10:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Local Writer Challenges Himself With Book Of Sonnets

Hear a longer interview with Arnold Johnston

Kalamazoo native Arnold Johnston is best known as a playwright, but he’s also a musician, a writer, and a poet. He’ll be reading through his new poetry chapbook Sonnets: Signs and Portents Wednesday at Michigan News Agency at 6 p.m. He and his wife Debby will also be reading their play “A Sheltering Tree.”

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