Erin Toner

News Reporter

Erin Toner is a reporter for WUWM. Erin was WUWM's All Things Considered local host from 2006 to 2010. She began her public radio career in 1999 at WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to joining WUWM in 2006, Toner spent five years at WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan.

During her career, Toner has served as a mentor for NPR's Next Generation Radio project, trained and mentored college students and taught a news reporting course at Michigan State University. She holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

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Health & Science
1:01 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Robotic Exo-Skeleton Allows Paralyzed Madison Vet to Stand Up and Walk

Dan Rose's $130,000 exo-skeleton suit was a donation from a non-profit called "Soldier Socks."
Credit Erin Toner

You probably remember learning about exo-skeletons back in biology class – beetles have them. So do lobsters. Well now, we can add humans to that list.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Task Force to Begin Tackling Wisconsin's Racial Achievement Gap

A national foundation ranked Wisconsin dead last in educational disparities between white children and black children.
Credit Fuse

On Wednesday, a committee of educators will meet in Madison to begin looking for ways to close achievement gaps.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

WE Energies says It has been a Good Partner to City of Milwaukee

Could the City of Milwaukee build its own power plant?

The Common Council has ordered two agencies to explore the city's options for becoming energy independent. WE Energies disputes reasons cited.

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Education
1:39 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Wisconsin Worst in Nation for Well-Being of Black Children

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Wisconsin ranks dead last when it comes to certain disparities between white and minority children, according to a report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Education
10:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Marquette University Names UWM's Lovell as President

Michael Lovell
Credit UWM

Michael Lovell, the current chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, will become the first lay leader in Marquette’s 133-year history.

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