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
2:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Convicts 76-year-old Milwaukee Man of Killing Young Neighbor

A Milwaukee jury has found John H. Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, for shooting to death 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Now the court must decide Spooner's mental state.

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Regional
1:01 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

UWM Men's Basketball Team Will Play Downtown

After playing this past year on campus, at the Klotsche Center, the Panthers will return to the U.S. Cellular Arena, at least for the next five seasons.

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Politics & Government
12:38 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Green Bay Could Outlaw Saggy Pants

A Green Bay alderman says he's tired of seeing low-riding pants and exposed underwear.

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Environment
3:21 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Governor and Tribal Leader Condemn Violence at Proposed Mine Site

Still image from You Tube video

Governor Walker wants people who disrupt mine testing in northern Wisconsin, "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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Regional
11:20 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Milwaukee Sued, Because of Alleged Police Strip Searches

Five men, who say Milwaukee police strip searched them, are suing the city, several officers and Police Chief Flynn. Wisconsin prohibits officers from conducting cavity searches.

One officer has been convicted of conducting illegal searches. Three others still face charges.

The federal lawsuits the men have filed do not specify an amount of damages they're seeking.

In Wisconsin, only doctors, physician's assistants and registered nurses can conduct searches of rectal and genital areas, on people suspected of committing crimes.

Education
11:03 am
Thu July 11, 2013

UW Regents Expand Tuition Freeze

Tuition freeze will apply to undergrads, graduate students and out-of-state students

The UW Board of Regents will freeze tuition for all students, not just resident undergrads.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage

Milwaukee free health clinics keep medical records on patients. Soon, more time may be spent enrolling them in BadgerCare or the federal exchange

With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.

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Politics & Government
4:52 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Milwaukee Courthouse Closed for Week; Safety Building to Reopen Wednesday

No business in Milwaukee County Courthouse the remainder of week

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain closed until Monday. However, the Safety Building will reopen Wednesday, and all criminal court cases will resume.

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Judge Blocks State Capitol Rules

Administration adopted protest rules, following huge demonstrations in 2011
Credit Peter Gorman

Federal Judge William Conley has at least temporarily prevented the Walker administration from enforcing some rules it enacted at the state Capitol, following massive protests there in 2011.

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Environment
4:31 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Groups Call for New Hearings on Waukesha Water Request

Waukesha continues its quest for Lake Michigan water

Waukesha has made major revisions in its request for Lake Michigan water, so the Dept. of Natural Resources should conduct new hearings, according to several environmental interests.

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