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
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Many of Wisconsin's Black Male Offenders Go Back to Prison, Struggle to Stay Out

Wisconsin has the highest rate of black male incarceration in the country. About a third of all the state's offenders will go back to prison.
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WUWM's LaToya Dennis interviews Larry Jackson, Robert Boston and Deonte Tate about their plans post-prison.

Larry Jackson's first run-in with the law was a stint in a juvenile facility at nine-years-old.  Since then, the Milwaukee man's been in and out of prison, spending about 20 years total behind bars.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Walker Wants Lawmakers to Extend BadgerCare Deadline

Gov. Walker wants lawmakers to extend deadline by three months to ensure people have health care
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Gov. Walker is asking the Legislature for three more months. He wants to extend the state’s timeline for moving people off BadgerCare and into the federal government’s new private marketplace.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Update: Walker Wants to Give 77,000 on BadgerCare Until April to Buy Private Health Coverage

Gov. Walker says he may extend the timeline for moving people off of BadgerCare and into private exchanges.

Gov. Walker's initial plan was to withdraw coverage from adults earning more than the poverty level and to refer them to the new federal exchange to buy private coverage.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

PACs Targeting Women Hope to Made Road Easier

It seems women candidates and women’s issues may play prominently in Wisconsin’s 2014 elections. Two are interested in running for governor, and at least one national group – Emily’s List plans to be involved. Among the legislation that’s been generating strong reaction in Wisconsin are items concerning abortion and contraception. And two new PACS - political action committees recently formed to kick-up more interest here among female candidates and voters.

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Regional
11:54 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Historic VA Buildings In Danger Of Demolition

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Preservationists in Wisconsin are trying to save some architectural military history. A recent report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation says the Veteran's Administration has been opting to build new facilities instead of renovating the historic buildings it already owns. VA officials say their primary mission is to provide world-class care at the best price, and that's easier to do in new buildings. From member station WUWM in Milwaukee, LaToya Dennis brings us this story.

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Politics & Government
4:41 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Bill to Return 17 Year-Olds to Juvenile Court has Some Opposition

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Wisconsin is debating how to deal with certain 17-year-olds who break the law. For years, the criminal justice system has treated that age as adults.

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Economy & Business
8:55 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Food Stamp Recipients Await Cuts

The current maximum for a single person is $200 a month, but starting November 1st, that amount will drop by $11.
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People in Wisconsin receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance will soon see smaller payments. In fact, starting tomorrow – Friday.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Power Competition Next Door may have Cost WE Energies a Customer

Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette, Michigan
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  WE Energies may close its power plant in Marquette, because a large mining customer there is switching providers. Unlike Wisconsin, Michigan allows electric choice.

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Politics & Government
4:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State may Force MPS to Sell Vacant School Buildings to Other Educators

Some legislators say Milwaukee should give other educational entities four years to purchase vacant MPS buildings.
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The state may pressure Milwaukee Public Schools to sell vacant buildings to other educational entities.

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Politics & Government
5:29 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Mary Burke Hopes to Become the Next Governor of Wisconsin

Mary Burke is the first Democrat to announce her 2014 bid for governor

Governor Walker now has a declared opponent in seeking another term. Mary Burke threw her hat into the ring Monday.

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