Amy Kiley

Announcer

Amy joined WUWM in January 2011 as an Announcer. She began her career interning for WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio and NPR affiliate WGVU in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also served as News Director of her college station WNUR at Northwestern University.

Prior to joining WUWM, Amy served as an announcer and reporter for Northeast Indiana Public Radio. She also worked as a full-time bilingual writer and photographer for a Spanish- and English-language publication near Chicago. As a freelance journalist, she contributed several reports to WUWM’s Lake Effect program. Amy has won several journalism awards from The Hearst Foundations and Society of Professional Journalists.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Amy also holds a master’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College and a master’s degree in liturgy from St. Joseph’s College.

Pages

Religion
3:42 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Roadside Service: Drive-In Church Brings God To Your Car

Sun, surf and sermons: At the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church in Florida, parishioners attend services by parking their cars in a grassy lot.
Amy Kiley WMFE

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 6:19 pm

When most people drive to church on Sunday, it's to sit for an hour-long service on uncomfortable wooden pews. Not at the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church in Florida.

As church attendance continues to decline in the United States, some parishes are doing what they can to draw congregants: embracing social media, loosening dress codes and even altering service times for big sporting events. At this church, people park in rows on the grass facing an altar on the balcony of an old drive-in theater. To hear the service, they switch on their radios.

Read more
Health & Science
5:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Should Labs Freeze Ballplayers' Samples for Future Steroid Tests?

The Brewers' Ryan Braun has been suspended this season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Instead of finishing out the baseball season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is volunteering – and apologizing to fans.

Read more
Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Drumming Up Interest in a Sculpture Garden

The inuksuk, or Inuit stone markers, inspired an outdoor music piece coming to Milwaukee.
Credit Nicolas M. Perrault/Wikimedia Commons

Ninety-nine percussionists will be playing throughout the Lynden Sculpture Garden this weekend, combining the arts of sound and scene.

Read more
Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Multilingual Mass the New Norm for Some Milwaukee Catholics

Inside of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milwaukee, the flags represent different cultures unified in spirit.
Credit Ajtilley

The days of the Catholic Mass in Latin are pretty much over.

Read more
Economy & Business
4:11 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

U.S. Postal Service Turns to Local Business for Innovation, Cost Savings

Quad Graphics facility
Credit Quad Graphics

Quad/Graphics of Wisconsin is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to overcome the financial challenges of the digital age.

Read more
Politics & Government
10:15 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Local Governments Consider Consolidation Options

The operations room at Waukesha County Communications
Credit Mark Felix / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Across the country, cities and counties are running out places to turn for cash. Residents complain that taxes are too high but then wince at cuts to services. In southeast Wisconsin and elsewhere, leaders are turning to a third option: consolidation of services or of whole communities. While it can save millions, some critics say autonomy is more important.

Read more
Economy
4:42 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Communities Debate Whether Sharing Services Saves Money

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 6:59 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

We're going to take a look this morning at how the economic downturn has hurt the places where we live - cities, counties, towns - and the ways that people are trying fight through.

MONTAGNE: We begin in Wisconsin, where, as in much of the country, municipalities are running out of sources of cash. Residents complain taxes are too high, then wince when services are cut.

Read more
Regional
12:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Dictionary Defines Bubbler, Sheepshead and Other Wisconsin Terms

The Dictionary of American Regional English defines geographically specific words and terms
Credit DARE/UW-Madison

If you’ve celebrated a golden birthday, played Sheepshead or directed a thirsty friend to the bubbler … you are probably a cheesehead.

Read more
Education
3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Experts Discuss Education Standards in Milwaukee

Credit photos.com

Experts and officials from around the country gathered in Milwaukee this week, in part, to discuss educational standards and accountability.

Read more
Education
3:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Moving to the Music: Dalcroze Method Teaches Students Pitch, Rhythm

Music teachers use movement in the classroom, a teaching method inspired by Emile Jaques Dalcroze.
Credit Kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Musicians from Wisconsin and beyond gathered in Waunakee this summer to learn about a Swiss music education method.

Read more

Pages