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
Tue July 22, 2014

Common Core Repeal Could Create 'Chaos' in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Common Core standards were developed by school districts, teachers, parents and citizens, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
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Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Aldermen Demand More Attention to Milwaukee's Vacant Lot Problem

Milwaukee has been demolishing foreclosed homes, leaving vacant lots scattered throughout the inner city.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some members of the Milwaukee Common Council want the city to take a more aggressive approach to dealing with nearly 2,500 vacant lots.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Launch Ideas Contest to Address Segregation in Milwaukee

There's a new approach to deal with racial segregation in Milwaukee - a contest.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Police In Wisconsin Have Received Surplus Military Hardware

This MRAP vehicle is similar to trucks flowing to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies under the federal government's military surplus program.
Credit NASA/Kim Shiflett

Update, August 19, 2014: Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager, some residents accuse police of acting as a military force rather than peace-keepers

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

New Wisconsin Law Requires Work for Food Stamps

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Thousands of Wisconsin residents, who get what many call food stamps, will now have to work if they want to keep the benefit.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Superintendent Departs at Critical Time for Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS has seen small gains in achievement under Superintendent Gregory Thornton, but the district still faces great challenges.

After four years on the job, Monday is officially Gregory Thornton’s last day as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New MPS Leader Will Face Dire Financial Outlook

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A new report by the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee details the district’s dire financial picture. Forum President Rob Henken says MPS faces flat revenues, but rising costs.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Area Veterans Sad, Angry Over Rising Insurgency in Iraq

Capt. Dan Buttery served in Iraq in 2003-2004. Part of his mission was to win the "hearts and minds" of local Iraqis.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dan Buttery

Some Milwaukee-area veterans are watching with heavy hearts as sectarian violence spreads throughout Iraq.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Milwaukee Pubs Prep For World Cup Mania

Joe Katz and his siblings own the Highbury bar in Bayview. It's planning for big crowds during the World Cup's four-week run.
Credit Erin Toner

Starting Thursday, soccer fans around the world will be glued to their flat screens and computers as the first match of the 2014 World Cup gets underway in Brazil.

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Regional
1:40 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Shootings Overshadow 'Ceasefire Week' Efforts in Milwaukee

Residents at a north side Milwaukee park listen to a discussion about efforts to increase opportunities for black men in the city.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders hoped for peace last week when they called for an end to gun violence. Instead, crime escalated during the city’s so-called “Ceasefire Week.”

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