Amy Kiley

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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
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

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores why some municipalities are considering consolidating their services.

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.

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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

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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.

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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
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Lake Effect's Amy Kylie talks to Joan Houston Hall about The Dictionary of American Regional English

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

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Education
3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Experts Discuss Education Standards in Milwaukee

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

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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.
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Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley is at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education.

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

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