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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Project Milwaukee
10:59 am
Wed November 19, 2008

County Looks to Expand Services for Older Adults

Stephanie Sue Stein talks with Bob Bach. Ann-Elise Henzl, Project Milwaukee Executive Producer, in background.

The Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Stephanie Stein, says the community is a national leader in programs and services for older adults.

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Project Milwaukee
10:56 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Jewish Family Services Reaches Out to Older Folks

Gina Botshtein live with Bob Bach

Loneliness can be one of the most troublesome aspects of aging. Gina Botshtein of Jewish Family Services says agency staff carefully screen those they serve to identify how well they're connecting with family and friends.

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Project Milwaukee
8:25 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Causes

WUWM Staff: Tom May, Sara Prince, Mitch Teich & Bonnie North

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

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Project Milwaukee
8:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions I

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

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Project Milwaukee
8:15 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions II

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:33 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Youth Violence Endemic to Milwaukee

Dr. Steven Hargarten teaches class at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Gun violence reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee in the 1990s. Today, it is endemic --woven into the fabric of everyday life. That's according to researcher and physician Dr. Steven Hargerten of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Hargarten views youth homicide, especially among minority males, as a disease.

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Project Milwaukee
7:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2008

Youth Violence Can Impact City's Economic Future

Milwaukee has problems with youth violence, just as does nearly every other urban community. While that violence impacts vital components of everyday life such as family relationships, the schools and the criminal justice system, it can also impact economic development. Howard Snyder is Executive Director of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and spoke to us as part of our series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
5:15 pm
Fri May 30, 2008

A Deadly Change: Guns Replace Fists in Youth Fights

Youth violence often refers to assaults. All too often, those fights include the use of a gun.UWM criminologist and psychologist Will Pelfrey says parts of Milwaukee have been plagued by gun violence in recent years.

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Project Milwaukee
4:49 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Guns Proliferate for Milwaukee Youth, Yet Hope Prevails

Milwaukee officials note that a proliferation of guns and other weapons has accompanied an increase in youth violence here. However, an army of dedicated professionals staff programs designed to reach out to young people whose lives can be turned upside down by the effects of violence.

Starting today, WUWM News and the Lake Effect program are examining the causes of youth violence and possible solutions to what some have called an epidemic afflicting Milwaukee.

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A Short Story
8:19 am
Mon December 17, 2007

A Frigid Night 40 Years Ago

WUWM Morning Edition host Bob Bach shares a story of a frigid Milwaukee night more than 40 years ago. Bach grew up in Milwaukee near 83rd and Locust. The irresistible girlfriend who drew him across town on that winter evening was Joan, his wife of 35 years.

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