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
4:07 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Waukesha Residents Can Earn Rewards for Conserving Water

Rewards for less

Waukesha has signed a $4,000 contract with a company, to provide water users with discounts at local businesses, if the resident reduces water consumption compared with last year.

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Politics & Government
1:28 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Singalongs and Arrests Continue for Third Day at State Capitol

Inside Wisconsin's State Capitol on Wednesday, July 24.
Credit David Crowley

The threat of arrest and $200 citations has not deterred protesters at Wisconsin's Capitol. This week, the Walker administration began cracking down on those without a permit.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Another Day of Singing and Arrests at State Capitol

Despite police warnings and arrests on Wednesday, dozens of protesters gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol on Thursday, and officers issued another batch of citations.

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Action Needed, If You Want Your Wisconsin Tax Cut Sooner Than Later

If you want your state income tax cut right away, you need to file paperwork with your employer.

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Health & Science
10:49 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Pressures to Use Performance Enhancing Drugs

Professor believes most athletes focus on training, not an illegal advantage

One person saddened by the case of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun, is UWM Kinesiology Professor Barbara Meyer. Her specialty is sports psychology.

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Politics & Government
2:33 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Senators Suggest "Safety Zones" for Mine Testing Site

Safety zones would keep workers and tourists in the Penokee Hills separated

State Senators Tim Cullen, Bob Jauch and Dale Schultz say they're designing a safety plan for Wisconsin's Northwoods - to protect both Gogebic Taconite employees and people recreating.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Police Arrest Demonstrators at State Capitol

Smaller gatherings took root, after 2011's massive demonstrations ended
Credit Peter Gorman

Officers handcuffed about 20 protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday and cited them, as the Walker administration enforces rules regarding demonstrations.

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Politics & Government
11:56 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Milwaukee County Courthouse Back in Business

More repairs needed due to electrical fire, but normal business has resumed

The Milwaukee County Courthouse has fully reopened Wednesday, after being closed in whole or part since July 6, when an electrical fire occurred.

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Education
1:31 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Mukwonago School Board Votes to Retain Indians Nickname

Despite a state order and an appeals court ruling, the Mukwonago School Board has voted 8-1 to keep the district's nickname, Indians.

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Politics & Government
10:56 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Governor's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent

Walker's approval rating has hovered around 50%, since winning his recall election in June, 2012
Credit Whitney Curtis

Gov. Walker's approval rating in Wisconsin stands at 48 percent - a drop from 51 percent in May, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

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