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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Project Milwaukee
8:42 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Wisconsin's Power Grid

The Oak Creek coal plant is one of the last to come online in the U.S.

The majority of energy the U.S. produces comes from coal. The same holds true for Wisconsin. However, natural gas has been gaining, because producers have found a cheaper way to extract it, using sand.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Public Speaks Out on Proposed Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Lawmakers heard public testimony on legislation that would require an ultrasound before an abortion could be performed
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

Some GOP legislators want to require women seeking an abortion, to first, undergo an ultrasound.

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Politics & Government
8:34 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Proposed Changes to Voting Laws Has Some Upset

Wisconsin could soon see an overhaul of its voting laws
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

Another move is afoot in Wisconsin to change the state’s election laws. There will be a public hearing in Madison Tuesday at 10 am on the Republican plan.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milwaukee Housing Authority Works to Create Independence

Berryland Public Housing is owned and operated by the Milwaukee Housing Authority

Public housing was designed to help people fallen on hard-times.

However, in cities including Milwaukee, some people remain in the safety net for significant amounts of time.

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Education
5:09 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Critics of Common Core Standards Voice Concerns

Critics of common core standards say changes are needed

Forty-five states including Wisconsin have adopted what’s known as common core standards.  They’re federal criteria outlining what students should learn in math and English at specified grade levels and how it should be taught.

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