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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Health & Science
11:39 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Baldwin Asks Governor to Delay BadgerCare Change

As of today, 77,000 Wisconsin residents must buy private health insurance, paying a premium by Dec. 15, or go without coverage.

Wisconsin plans to drop 77,000 people from BadgerCare on Dec. 31, but problems plague the new federal exchange, where they're supposed to go for health insurance.

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Politics & Government
1:19 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Walker Orders Talks on Potential Casino

Gov. Walker has directed his administration secretary to meet with tribal leaders about the possible development of a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha.

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Health & Science
12:52 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

State Mailing Health Insurance Applications to 77,000 Losing BadgerCare

Paper applications are headed to the people Wisconsin is dropping from BadgerCare, to help them sign up for the new federal exchange.

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Regional
10:43 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Police Kill Armed Suspect in Downtown Transit Center

Milwaukee police say the incident started around 7 A.M. Monday, when the man tried to get into the passenger door of a car at a nearby intersection.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Partisan Reaction to Affidavit Plan for Wisconsin's Photo ID Law

A bill by GOP Rep. Michael Schraa would allow voters who cannot get a government ID, to sign an affidavit stating the reason, at the polls.

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Politics & Government
10:45 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Referendum about Money in Politics may be on Milwaukee Ballot in November, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, calling for an advisory referendum on limiting money in politics.

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Politics & Government
3:20 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Wisconsin May Step Closer to Other States' Drunken Driving Laws

The Wisconsin Assembly approved three bills Tuesday to toughen the state's penalties for driving under the influence.

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Regional
2:12 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Rodgers Doesn't Know How Long Fractured Collarbone Will Sideline Him

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers returns to the field after a collar bone injury which occurred in the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears during the game at Lambeau Field on November 04, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Credit Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he suffered a broken left collarbone in Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Sports Mascots Took on Racial Overtones and Criticism 100 Years Ago

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Chief Illiniwek mascot was retired in 2007.
Credit flickr.com/soundfromwayout

As Wisconsin lawmakers debate the rules for challenging race-based school mascots, we learn they've raised divergent opinions for decades.


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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Wisconsin Photo ID Goes to Federal Court

The state has not yet imposed photo id, because of the court battle

Two federal lawsuits head to court Monday against Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voting. A Dane County judge has blocked the law, at least temporarily.

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