Bob Bach

News Reporter / Host

Bob joined the WUWM news department in January of 1991. He served as host of WUWM’s weekday magazine program At 10 from 1999 to 2001.

Bob, a Vietnam veteran, began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey in Merrill, Wisconsin in 1975. From 1976 to 1990, Bob covered news and sports at stations in Milwaukee. And for nearly 12 years, he announced Marquette basketball on WISN Radio. Also, Bob anchored sports on the Nine o’clock Nightly News on WVTV/Channel 18, from 1988 to 1990.

Bob has won dozens of local, state, and regional awards for his reporting, writing, and producing.

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Environment
9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Heavy Rains Slam Milwaukee Area, More Coming

The view out of a window at WUWM at 9:35 a.m.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Sudden, hard-hitting storms dumped nearly four inches of rain on some parts of the metro area overnight.

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Politics & Government
10:27 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Political Scientist Says Same Sex Marriage Won't Be Among Top Fall Election Issues

Same sex marriage will be just one of several issues voters will weigh in on during this year's elections.

UW-Green Bay political scientist Michael Kraft says issues such as the health of the state's economy will garner more interest from voters this fall than same sex marriage.

County clerks who register couples are on solid legal ground, according to UW-Green Bay political scientist Michael Kraft.

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Project Milwaukee
11:04 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Bi-Partisan Call in Wisconsin to Revisit 'Truth in Sentencing', Amid Swelling Prison Population

Two Milwaukee area Assemblymen think there could be thousands of inmates who would be better served with treatment
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A state Republican and a Democrat agree that Wisconsin's 'truth in sentencing' policy has produced unintended consequences and should be amended.

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Regional
12:29 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

A half-century after they participated in the D-Day invasion, three Milwaukee men reflect on their experience in poignant detail.

On the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, three Milwaukee area veterans reflected on the impact the day had on them then, and throughout their lives.

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.

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Economy & Business
11:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Crowdfunding Begins in Wisconsin

Crowdfunding gives "everyday" investors a chance to play a role in a host of new business enterprises.

Marquette University's Tim Keane says "crowdfunding" could energize start-ups throughout the state.

Start-up companies in Wisconsin now have a new way to raise capital.

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Politics & Government
9:26 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Compared To Last Year, Tax Collections in Wisconsin Down

State income tax collections were down in April while sales tax revenues were up.

Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says this year's decrease in state tax revenues compared with 2013 may or may not prove problematic for the legislature.

Wisconsin lawmakers could face a budget challenge next year, plugging a $226 million hole.

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Regional
9:10 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Memorial Day: Remembering Sacrifice, Acknowledging Struggle

Ceremonies honoring those who have died in armed conflict are planned throughout metro Milwaukee today. A parade through downtown begins at 2 o'clock at 4th and Wisconsin to the War Memorial.

Therapist Jon Christensen says there is an ongoing effort to connect with veterans and their families to help everyone heal.

On this Memorial Day, 2014, America will honor those who lost their lives, serving the country.

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Politics & Government
11:03 am
Fri May 9, 2014

John Doe Rulings Sharpen Focus on Campaign Funding

John Doe related rulings this week have cast uncertainty over the future of the latest probe.
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Political science lecturer Chris Murray says the amount of money used for electioneering and issue advertisements is reminiscent of American history prior to the Progressive era. Murray says political spending seems to have little affect on voting patterns, but also a measurable impact on certain issues and interests.

It is not clear if, or when, a federal appeals court will announce another decision in an ongoing John Doe investigation.

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Project Milwaukee
10:33 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Milwaukee County's Drug Treatment Court Keeps Some Men Out of Prison

Judge Ellen Brostrom gives a Milwaukee County Drug Treatment Court graduate a framed inspirational message to help him carry forth on his journey of recovery.
Credit Bob Bach

Local court officials and others say despite program successes, demand for service outstrips resources.

Alcohol and drug addiction treatment efforts are helping keep certain non-violent offenders out of prison in Milwaukee County.

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Politics & Government
11:40 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Political Scientist: Internal GOP Conflict will Continue - Establishment vs Insurgent

At their weekend convention, Gov. Walker urged Wisconsin Republicans to focus on fiscal achievements, brushing back issues a GOP faction favors.

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