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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Milwaukee Sells Foreclosed Homes for a Dollar

Bobby McQuay stands on the porch of the tax-foreclosed home he's renting from the city on N. 40th Street.

Milwaukee is trying a new tactic to put foreclosed homes back in use.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail

The federal online healthcare exchange has experienced problems since its debut earlier this month.

President Obama has promised a “tech surge” to fix the problems with the online healthcare exchange. Time to enroll in the exchange is shrinking for thousands of Wisconsin adults who will lose their Medicaid coverage in January. Gov. Walker rejected federal money to expand Medicaid here, so in 2014, the state program will drop all adults living above the poverty level. Instead, his administration will refer them to the exchange. Claire Smith is a spokesperson for the state Department of Health Services.

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Politics & Government
2:17 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Gov. Walker's Tax Cut Plan on Legislative Fast Track

State lawmakers Tuesday are batting around a plan by Gov. Walker to cut property taxes by $100 million.

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Education
8:51 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MPS Considers Turning Former Dover School on South Side Into Apartments

The former Dover Street School on the south side of Milwaukee could be redeveloped into apartments for teachers and other young professionals. MPS will hold a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the idea.

School Board member Meagan Holman says ideas floated in the past for Dover have not gained traction, including as an arts center or charter school. But Holman says people seem excited about the possibility of apartments.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Advocates Report Slow Progress in Healthcare Exchange Enrollment

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It has been difficult for people in Milwaukee to sign up for health coverage on the new exchange.

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