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Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele was an environmental reporter and producer of Arts & More for WMUK. She worked at the station from 2011 to 2019. 

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NPR News will provide live Special Coverage of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Capitol Hill on April 10th and April 11th.

A wind farm in Idaho (file photo)
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DTE Energy is searching for wind power in less windy parts of the state. The utility has signed lease agreements for 22,000 acres in Branch County near the Indiana border. 

This crying clown is painted on velvet. Weyland Dowd says the colors really pop under an ultraviolet light.
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“Is it art?” It’s a question you’ve probably heard before, even if you don’t hang around in galleries. As part of Friday's Kalamazoo Art Hop, mysterious kitsch collector known as Weylan Dowd — who looks a lot like local artist Steve Curl — poses this question to viewers at his exhibit at Diekema-Hamann Architecture

NPR Music is once again hosting their Tiny Desk Contest. It's a competition where unsigned musicians from all over the U.S. send in a video of themselves performing at a desk. The winner will get to play at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington D.C., go on a national tour, be featured on NPR's "Ask Me Another," and take part in other NPR events. 

On the set of "Bare"
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Since January, Kalamazoo filmmaker Katherine Mumma has been hosting Unreeled, a film series at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. On April 12th, the KIA will show three of her short works.

Mumma’s career as a filmmaker started out like many others. She made videos with her childhood friends and years later attended film school in New York. Ultimately she decided New York wasn’t for her — but that wasn’t the end.