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.

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Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bounty Hunting

Zip ties can be used by bounty hunters to restrain fugitives.
Credit Mark Zwolenek/Flickr

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews bond agent and bounty hunter Derek Nelson.

What would bounty hunting look like if made legal here in Wisconsin?

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Encyclopedia Collects City's Hidden History

A UWM student's poster about "baby hammocks" was presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Credit Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Facebook

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews history professor Amanda Seligman.

A team at UWM is working to publish an authoritative compendium of Milwaukee history and firsts.

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Economy & Business
12:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Metal Scrapping a Not-So Lucrative Living for Some Milwaukeeans

Tim Nelson takes his truck scrapping in an alley of Sherman Park.
Credit Tim Nelson

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores Milwaukee's metal scrapping scene.

Some Milwaukeeans are trying to eke out a living collecting and selling scrap metal.

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Project Milwaukee
11:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Researcher: Eliminating Nuclear Power Won't Clean Wisconsin's Energy Use

The decommissioning process is underway for Wisconsin's Kewaunee nuclear power plant.
Credit WEP photo

Paul Wilson speaks with Lake Effect's Amy Kiley.

The Doomsday Clock measures the likelihood the world will end from nuclear war, global warming or biosecurity problems. So, it might be ironic that many climate scientists think a key to protecting the planet … is nuclear energy. It’s a dichotomy that is getting a hard look from at least one Wisconsin researcher.

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Health & Science
11:44 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Barriers to Mental Health Services Could Remain Despite Budgetary Help

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Walter Laux, the director of Behavioral Health Services for Community Advocates.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
Credit Brad Lindert/Flickr

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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Arts & Culture
5:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Church Group Works to Overcome Racial Divide

Members of Inhabit and Transformation City Church pray at a recently renovated home.
Credit (Inhabit)

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley tells us about the work Transformation City Church is doing in Milwaukee.

A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Arts & Culture
5:18 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Is Wisconsin Rude? Study Says Yes

Wisconsin has been ranked "not courteous" in a recent survey.
Credit Marchex Institute

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews etiquette expert Margery Sinclair.

Call it a “Midwest Nice” malfunction: a recent study ranks Wisconsin as the least courteous state.

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Education
12:50 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Milwaukee's Homeschoolers Take Learning Outside the Home

Students explore animals' metamorphoses during the Spring Homeschool Day at Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Credit Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Jennine Pufahl of the Milwaukee Area Home Learners.

What challenges are there to homeschooling children, and what misconceptions do others have about this in-home learning?

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Regional
12:12 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

What Do Your Mother's Day Flowers Mean?

One of world renowned floral designer Michael Gaffney's designs
Credit Michael Gaffney

Floriography is the language of flowers. Blossoms can have multiple or varied meanings, but some represent prevalent customs.

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