LaToya Dennis

News Reporter

LaToya Dennis joined WUWM in October 2006 as a reporter / producer. LaToya began her career in public radio as a part-time reporter for WKAR AM/FM in East Lansing, Michigan. She worked as general assignment reporter for WKAR for one and a half years while working toward a master's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. While at WKAR, she covered General Motors plant closings, city and state government, and education among other critical subjects.

Before coming to public radio, LaToya interned at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also took part in NPR's 2005 Next Generation Radio Project in Kansas City, Missouri as well as NPR's summer 2006 Next Generation Radio Project in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LaToya holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Unusual that Waukesha Girls did not Distinguish Reality from Fiction

By age 8, most children know the difference between fantasy and reality, according to Communication Arts Professor emerita Joanne Cantor.

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Education
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Items on Milwaukee Teachers Union Wish List for 2014 MPS Budget

Many MPS librarians work at multiple schools. The MTEA would like to see at least a half-time librarian in every building.
Credit LaToya Dennis

The union is pleased the proposed budget for Milwaukee Public Schools adds art, music and physical education teachers but says students deserve more.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Passion and Perseverance Can Help Overcome Poverty Mindset

Arlington Heights neighborhood in Milwaukee
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When people talk about poverty, it’s usually in reference to money, but poverty can encompass all aspects of life.

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Health & Science
5:08 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Wash Your Hands: 4 Cases of Mumps Confirmed in Milwaukee

There are now four confirmed cases of mumps in Milwaukee and 27 cases across the state
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So far, there have been 27 confirmed cases of mumps across Wisconsin this year with four of them being in Milwaukee.

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Economy & Business
4:26 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Bolzano Artisan Meats Owner Forced to Close

Bolzano's Scott Buer
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If you are a fan of locally-made salami, you might be wondering that happened to Milwaukee based Bolzano Artisan Meats

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Madison Looks to Close Inequality Gaps

The Madison school district rewrote its zero tolerance policy because of the impact it was having on minority students

Momentum is underway in the city of Madison to address racial disparities.

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Regional
5:31 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Eight Years Later, Immigration Activists in Milwaukee Still Seeking Reform

8th annual May Day march organized by Voces De La Frontera
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Cold weather, gray skies and rain did not deter supporters of immigration reform on Thursday.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Highlighting Craft Brews During Milwaukee Beer Week

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Milwaukee has long been a city of beer drinkers. But this week, there’s a special focus on craft brews.

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Education
3:12 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

UWM Names Interim Chancellor

Mark Money has been named Interim Chancellor of UWM
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UW-Milwaukee has a new interim chancellor. Mark Mone will take over for Chancellor Mike Lovell on May 31. Mone is a professor of management with the Lubar School of Business. For the last two years he’s served as the Chancellor’s Designee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate. Mone says he’s ready to jump right in.

“This is no time to take our foot off the gas pedal. In fact, if we let off at all, we will fall behind. We will not be able to stay in the all competitive race that we have today on research, on our student success on a number of different fronts,” Mone says.

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Economy & Business
9:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kohl Announces New Bucks Owners

Herb Kohl announces tentative deal to sell the Milwaukee Bucks

  A figurative sign outside the Bradley Center reads “SOLD”.

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