Marge Pitrof

News Director

Marge has been with WUWM since it changed formats from music to news and information in the late 1980’s. Searching for a place where she could produce in-depth journalism, Marge was hired by WUWM as a reporter. For several years, Marge also hosted Morning Edition.

While a reporter, Marge was a frequent contributor to NPR and won numerous awards for her work.

Since fall of 2000, Marge has been managing the news department but still has the occasional opportunity to produce stories.

Prior to joining WUWM, Marge worked in commercial radio both as an afternoon news anchor and a field reporter. She also worked for short periods at a few TV stations.

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Regional
5:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Feds Place 50 'Border' Children in Wisconsin; GOP Lawmakers Object

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports placing 50 children, who arrived at the southern border without parents, at undisclosed locations in Wisconsin.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Spat in Racine Over Removal of School Library Books

School libraries regularly cull their collections, getting rid of ragged books and those students don't need.

School librarians in Racine are upset because the district orchestrated the removal of thousands of books from school libraries.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Walker Administration Says It Can No Longer Force Employers to Provide Contraception Coverage

According to the Insurance Commissioner's office, the Hobby Lobby decision leaves the state unable to enforce its mandate, if there's religious objection.

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Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker and Burke Remain Neck and Neck

The likely November match-up remains tight

The school's latest poll shows Gov. Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke among registered voters, while Burke has the edge among likely voters.

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Politics & Government
4:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

GAB: Wisconsin Should Not Allow Poll Watchers to Use Cameras

Camera use and video recording would remain banned, under the GAB's recommendation

Wisconsin should continue banning election observers from taking photos or videos of people registering to vote or signing the poll book.

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Education
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Republican Senators Question Walker's Call to Replace Common Core Standards

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Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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Regional
2:12 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Monday Night Vigil Planned for 10-Year-Old Sierra Guyton

The third grade Milwaukee girl died early Sunday. A bullet struck her in May, while she was playing outside Clarke Street School.

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Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee County Might Sell O'Donnell Parking Structure to NML

Under the plan county leaders and Northwestern Mutual have discussed, the company would pay $12.7 million for the lakefront garage.

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Environment
10:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee Considers Using Abandoned Basements to Hold Storm Water

Rather than just filling in former basements, the city wants to create covered spaces that could hold and absorb storm water.

Planners want to funnel storm water into basements of razed houses. The spaces would be filled in, yet hold water, when the sewer system is overrun.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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