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
10:54 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Be Wary of Scams as National Health Insurance Enrollment Period Approaches

On October first, Americans can begin enrolling in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. Consumer advocates expect criminals to mislead people.

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Education
4:58 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

No Consensus on What Wisconsin Should Demand of Voucher Schools

As Wisconsin sends more money to private schools for voucher students, lawmakers consider ways to safeguard the investment.

People testified for hours Thursday, on what taxpayers should expect from the private schools getting public money for Choice or voucher students.

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Economy & Business
12:56 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Wisconsin Lures Light Maker, 400 Jobs from Gurnee

Kenall Manufacturing plans to move its offices and factory to Kenosha, as soon as the company and Wisconsin leaders agree on a package of financial incentives.

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Regional
3:13 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Milwaukee Remembers 9-11

9-11 relic

A piece of the World Trade Center continues living in Milwaukee and taking center stage at the War Memorial's annual 9-11 remembrance.

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Federal Judge Upholds Wisconsin Act 10

U.S. District Judge William Conley says law stripping away public union rights does not violate workers' right to assemble or to equal protection.

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Education
3:26 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Getting College Credit For What You Already Know

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans who attended college but never had a chance to finish. And you have dozens or scores or hundreds of credits just sitting there that don't quite add up to a degree. The University of Wisconsin system has introduced an alternative way to finish your degree by earning credits based on what you already know. It's the so-called Flex Option.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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Politics & Government
12:47 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Who Should Draw Wisconsin's Political Districts?

Boundaries set until 2020

A bipartisan group wants the Legislative Reference Bureau, not lawmakers, to revamp political boundaries every 10 years. Leaders don't seem supportive of change.

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World
1:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Hookah Lounge Filled with Opinions about Whether U.S. Should Strike Syria

Middle East immigrants gather to smoke and talk foreign policy

There’s a spot in Milwaukee, where people constantly discuss the Syrian crisis – 2 Sweet, a hookah lounge on the east side.

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Politics & Government
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Political Observer: GOP Still Debating What Might Boost Wisconsin Economy

Lawmakers meeting for five weeks this fall

State Republicans passed their big economic agenda in early 2011, but have not yet seen the desired results, according to JR Ross, editor of WisPolitics.com.

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Education
4:33 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

UW System Among Those Piloting New Options for Working Students

Students would study at their own pace

President Obama made brief mention of Wisconsin Thursday, while speaking to students at the University of Buffalo. He outlined ways states are working to hold down the cost of higher education.

“Southern New Hampshire University gives course credit based on how well students master the material, not just on how many hours they spend in the classroom. So the idea would be, if you’re learning the material faster, you can finish faster, which means you pay less and you save money. The University of Wisconsin is getting ready to do the same thing,” the President said.

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