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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Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: MPS School on the Rise

MPS' Benjamin Franklin School is educating children in one of the most challenging parts of the city - and achievement is growing.
Credit Erin Toner

Thousands of students and hundreds of millions of public dollars that might have gone to Milwaukee Public Schools instead went to private schools in the last quarter century. Still, several MPS schools are showing improvement.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: Impact on MPS

Students at Benjamin Franklin School on Milwaukee's north side work with their teacher, Glenda Stacker.
Credit Erin Toner

It’s been 25 years since the Wisconsin Legislature approved a voucher program for the city of Milwaukee. How has it impacted the public school district? 

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Regional
4:14 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

DOT Secretary Proposes New Taxes, Fees to Pay for Roads

DOT leaders are suggesting higher gas taxes as a way to pay for Wisconsin roadwork into the future.
Credit Bob Bach

Wisconsin transportation officials are eyeing ways to raise $750 million over the next two years. Possibilities include higher prices at the gas pump and new fees on vehicle purchases. Gov. Walker and GOP leaders have been cool to the idea of new taxes, so it’s unclear what might happen with the DOT plan.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Begins Saturday

In 2013, "navigators" helped many people in Milwaukee sign up for plans under the ACA. This year, insurance agents are expected to play a larger role.
Credit Erin Toner

Those who missed signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act last year have a new opportunity starting this weekend.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Reports Show Extreme Health Disparities in Wisconsin

Several reports this year paint a troubling picture of the health, educational and economic well-being of Wisconsin's black residents.
Credit Jaimie Duplass - Fotolia.com

Several troubling reports were released this year about the overall health of Wisconsin’s black residents. 

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Chaplain Relfects on Helping Veterans Through Trauma

The Rev. John Wohlrabe Jr. served in the active duty Navy from 1987 to 2009. He deployed most recently in 2005 to support military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Credit Courtesy of John Wohlrabe Jr.

On this Veteran’s Day, we introduce you to a former Navy chaplain who counseled thousands of troops over a 22-year-career -- the Rev. John Wohlrabe Jr. of St. Francis.

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Politics & Government
9:01 am
Thu November 6, 2014

GOP Leader Outlines Three Priorities for Wisconsin

Republicans will focus on jobs, tax relief and education in the upcoming session.
Credit Pinchof, flickr

Now that the dust has settled after Tuesday’s election, Wisconsin Republicans are laying out their plans. 

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Politics & Government
1:03 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republican Scott Walker Re-Elected Wisconsin Governor

Gov. Scott Walker speaks to supporters at State Fair Park after his win over Democrat Mary Burke in Tuesday's election
Credit Erin Toner

Republican Scott Walker has won another four years as Wisconsin governor, raising speculation about whether he’ll try to run for president in 2016.

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Politics & Government
10:43 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Obama Stumps for Democrat Mary Burke in Milwaukee

President Obama urged Milwaukee residents to turn out on Nov. 4 for Democrat Mary Burke.
Credit Erin Toner

With less than a week to go before Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election, President Obama swung into Milwaukee Tuesday night to stump for Democratic candidate Mary Burke.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Cement Shortage Delaying Construction Projects in Wisconsin

Competition for rail cars is one factor driving the cement shortage in Wisconsin.
Credit alisonhancock - Fotolia.com​

Competition for rail cars is one factor driving the cement shortage in Wisconsin.

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