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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Politics & Government
8:04 am
Fri September 27, 2013

State School Superintendent Says Voucher Schools Must Be Accountable

DPI chief Tony Evers says there are "no more excuses" for private schools that receive taxpayer funds.

State schools Superintendent Tony Evers says private schools that accept taxpayer funds must be part  of a statewide accountability system. A proposal pending in the state legislature to do that, is getting resistance from some private schools because of the power that would be granted to Evers' office. Tony Evers delivered his "state of education" address in Madison yesterday.  Evers also said he favors Wisconsin's use of the common core curriculum and says it sets higher standards than ever before.

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Politics & Government
6:47 am
Thu September 26, 2013

County Leaders At Odds Over Courthouse Security

Public safety funding would increase as part of County Executive Chris Abele's 2014 budget which he'll announce today.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Sheriff David Clarke Jr. have different notions about how to improve security at Milwaukee County Courthouse entrances.

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Politics & Government
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Deadline Today in Assembly Special Eelection

The first phase of a special election in southeastern Wisconsin ends today.

Nomination papers from candidates seeking the 21st Assembly District seat a due today.

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Economy & Business
12:26 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Statewide Home Sales and Prices Up Again in August

Home sales statewide delivered another strong showing last month, besting year earlier figures by 13.7 percent.

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Regional
8:25 am
Thu September 19, 2013

South Side Community Spirit Endures, Despite Violence

Neighbors release balloons at a recent peace rally to honor violent crime victims.

Community leaders are concerned about an increase in violence on Milwaukee's south side. However, officials say communication is improving between residents and police and that is having a positive impact.

Many residents in some of Milwaukee's oldest neighborhoods are staying put, hoping a growing spirit of police and community relations will help restore order.

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Politics & Government
9:06 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Special Election Planned in South Surbubs

A special election will be held in the 21st Assembly District to replace Mark Honadel.

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Politics & Government
8:55 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Legislature Gives Landlords More Power

A new bill gives landlords more power over tenants.

Landlords will have more power over tenants if a bill passed by the Senate Tuesday gets signed by the Governor.

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Politics & Government
12:14 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

County Inks New Deal for War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum

Group photo, after signing the agreement
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee County officials have approved a new agreement for funding the lakefront War Memorial and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Environment
8:56 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Only Small Number of Carp Needed For Foothold in Great Lakes

A new study cautions that even a small number of carp would be enough for the invaders to begin colonizing  the Great Lakes.

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Politics & Government
8:33 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Former Legislative Leader Gets Big Pay Raise

Former Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder will nearly double his salary when he starts work at the Public Service Commission next month.

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