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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Environment
11:45 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Waukesha Submits Application for Lake Michigan Water

Waukesha will need about 10 million gallons each day

The Waukesha Water Utility on Monday submitted its application to the DNR, to take and return Great Lakes water, starting by 2018.

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Education
1:31 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

UW System to Expand Pay Scales of Some Positions

The UW Board of Regents says it must offer competitive salaries to lure top talent. One legislator calls the move, rewarding the  "administrative elite."

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Politics & Government
3:16 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Governor Proposes Fast Track Property Tax Cut

Gov. Walker and Republican leaders have unveiled a plan to provide $100 million in property tax relief.

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Politics & Government
2:01 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wisconsin May Add Steps for Removing Race-Based School Mascots

An Assembly committee has advanced a bill, requiring people who want to change a school nickname to gather signatures and prove discriminatory effects.

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Politics & Government
10:44 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Jauch will Retire in 2014

Jauch makes five - state Senators leaving office

Democratic state Sen. Bob Jauch has served in the Legislature since 1982. His biggest cause in recent times has been fighting eased rules for mining.

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Politics & Government
12:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Walker Administration Drops Permit Requirement for Capitol Sing Alongs

Under a settlement between the ACLU and DOA, demonstrators at the state Capitol must only provide notice that they will rally. Administrators must create the notice system.

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Environment
12:02 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Concerns Voiced about Asbestos at Proposed Mine Site

Until now, the potential impacts of mining on water have dominated meetings

Two scientists claim they have found high levels of asbestos in rock samples, at one of Gogebic Taconite's testing sites in northern Wisconsin.

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Regional
2:46 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Milwaukee Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Nineteen year old Jeremiah M. Collins Jr. of Milwaukee was killed two days ago, while serving in Afghanistan. The Defense Dept. says it is investigating.

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Politics & Government
10:54 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Van Hollen will not Seek a Third Term

Van Hollen satisfied serving two terms

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will not run for re-election in 2014. He initially won the office in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.

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Politics & Government
2:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Milwaukee Council President Unhappy with Former Officer's Sentence

A judge on Friday sentenced a former MPD officer to 20 days in jail, for not stopping fellow officers from conducting illegal strip searches.

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