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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Arts & Culture
1:41 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Book Club Focuses on Women's Fiction - Okay, Chick Lit

Not all chick lit is hued in pink, but this display was.
Credit Timberland Regional Library photo, via Flickr

It’s not quite beach weather out there yet, but an area book club specializes in a literary form with a reputation for being well-read at the beach.

Kelly Malone organizes the Milwaukee Chick Lit Book Club. And while everyone has their own definition of the genre, Malone's is pretty specific.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Rings in 10 Years of Music

Handbells of various notes
Credit Jyll and Tom Skinner/Wikimedia

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews the head of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble.

For ten years, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble has brought unique ringing to the area, and now it will celebrate its longtime musical commitment to the city with an anniversary concert next week.

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Regional
11:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Influential Modern Gospel Composer Leads Milwaukee Workshop

Liturgist and composer Rawn Harbor will lead a workshop this weekend in Milwaukee.
Credit courtesy Capuchin Franciscans

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Rawn Harbor.

An acclaimed composer of modern Gospel music will be in Milwaukee this weekend. Rawn Harbor helped compile the African-American Catholic hymnal, “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

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Regional
11:29 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin charges Los Angeles Dodger Zach Greinke in a game.
Credit Denis Poroy, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Professor Matt Mitten, the director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University.

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin returns from suspension today. He’s eligible to play against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

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Regional
11:54 am
Mon April 1, 2013

For Christians, Easter Is More than Just One Day

Father Edward Foley

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Father Edward Foley.

It's Easter Monday, the day after Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. To Christians, Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the religious year because the faithful believe Jesus confirmed the religion’s claims by rising from the dead.

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Politics & Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Evers vs. Pridemore: Where Do the DPI Superintendent Candidates Stand on Big Education Questions?

Tony Evers and Don Pridemore

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews education journalist Erin Richards.

With election day coming up next Tuesday, education activists on both sides of the aisle are anticipating the outcome of one of the biggest races - that for state superintendent of public instruction.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Students Reflect on the Same Sex Marriage Debate

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act.
Credit Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Lake Effect’s Amy Kiley discussed the Supreme Court hearings with two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, Johanna Beran and Baraq Stein.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama Administration has declined to defend.  A ruling on DOMA could impact federal benefits for same-sex couples.  The Proposition 8 case before the court yesterday could have a broader impact.  The justices could use it to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage – though they signaled hesitation to issue such a broad determination.

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Education
12:55 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance

Author Anita Pandey.

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews author Anita Pandey.

Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading.

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Health & Science
11:50 am
Mon March 11, 2013

How The Start of Daylight Savings Time Affects Our Bodies

Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time "sprang forward" over the weekend.

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Dr. Alexander Villareal, a sleep medicine physician with the Sleep Wellness Institute of West Allis and Mequon.

Wisconsin is now observing daylight savings time. Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time “sprang forward” over the weekend.

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Politics & Government
10:58 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Wisconsin Student Fights for Sequestration Compromise on Capitol Hill

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Alex Holland.

The sequestration deadline is today. Most lawmakers are at least uneasy about the across-the-board cuts totaling $85 billion, but negotiations to avoid them have been difficult. Democrats are reluctant to change entitlement programs. Republicans oppose new tax revenue.

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