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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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Milwaukee-area Mattress Store Tries "Employee-Free" Showrooms

"Hassless Mattress" is attempting to lure customers by offering an employee-free shopping experience.
Credit Erin Toner

A Milwaukee-area company says it's removing the hassle from mattress shopping, by removing the employees.

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Politics & Government
4:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Walker Proposes 13% Funding Cut to UW System, in Exchange for Greater Autonomy

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Gov. Walker says he’s giving university leaders what they’ve wanted for years.

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Politics & Government
4:11 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Walker Recommends State Borrowing Plan for a New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

The Bradley Center no longer meets the Milwaukee Bucks' needs

In a highly anticipated announcement Tuesday, Gov. Walker proposed using a jock tax to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Observer: Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling 'Opened Floodgates' in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled five years ago that the government cannot restrict corporations' spending to influence elections.
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It’s been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on campaign finance, and political observers say the decision has changed the political landscape.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Milwaukee County Court Succeeds in Helping Vets Overcome Addiction

A defendant in the Milwaukee County Veteran Treatment Court faces Judge Ellen Brostrom
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As abuse of drugs and alcohol by veterans increases around the country, Milwaukee leaders are trying to tackle the issue using the court system.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Wisconsin Cartoonist Reacts to Paris Terror Attacks

Wisconsin State Journal Phil Hands drew this cartoon in reaction to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
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Phil Hands shared a profession and passion with those who lost their lives in Paris. He’s the editorial cartoonist for the Wisconsin State Journal, and the only in-house newspaper cartoonist in the state.

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Regional
4:10 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Milwaukee Muslims Decry Extremist Attacks in Paris

Pens are thrown on the ground during a vigil in Paris following a deadly attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the weekly satirical magazine.
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Local Muslims are condemning the attacks at a satirical magazine and a kosher deli in Paris last week.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Lawmakers Seek to End Miller Park Tax Sooner Than Planned

The five-county sales tax that's paying off Miller Park's debt is set to continue through at least 2018.
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While questions swirl about where and how Milwaukee might produce a new arena for the Bucks, one legislator is calling for an audit of the other professional sports facility here – Miller Park.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

WI GOP Leaders Set to Take Up Education Reforms

The Legislature's GOP majority is eying education reforms, including a possible takeover of low-performing MPS schools.
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Monday was inauguration day, not only for Gov. Walker, but also for Wisconsin’s Legislature. Some Republican members are anxious to get to work on education policy.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Life's Voices: Ginger Duiven Leads Efforts to Increase Adult Literacy

Ginger Duiven, executive director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin
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As part of our year-end series "Life's Voices," we profile Ginger Duiven, executive director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin.

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