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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Politics & Government
11:32 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Milwaukee County Exec Picks New Parks Director

John Dargle is in line to become Milwaukee County's next parks director. Dargle has headed the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia.

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Politics & Government
10:41 am
Thu May 30, 2013

State Appeals Court Upholds Photo ID Requirement

Wisconsin has not yet enforced its photo ID requirement because of court challenges

Wisconsin's 4th District Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's photo identification requirement for voters, is constitutional.

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Politics & Government
3:11 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Update: Budget Committee Actions Wednesday

Budget work has ended for the day
Credit Justin W. Kern

The Legislature's Joint Finance resumed its work Wednesday, reviewing Gov. Walker's proposed 2013-2015 state budget. Among actions the panel took before adjourning:

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Budget Committee Puts Off Votes on Governor's Voucher and Charter Plans

Republican leaders not yet in agreement on school issues

GOP lawmakers and Gov. Walker don't yet see eye-to-eye on expanding Wisconsin's school Choice or voucher program and creating a charter school board, so the Legislature's budget committee has delayed action on the items.

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Politics & Government
10:36 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Wisconsin Weighs In on Drones

Tech students in Madison develop drones
Credit Madison Area Technical College

While the U.S. debates the use of drones for military purposes, a bipartisan group of Wisconsin legislators is proposing rules for civilian and police use here. A committee is gathering public input Wednesday.

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Politics & Government
1:17 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Elections Plan Would Limit Recalls, Allow Corporate Campaign Donations

Low-income voters would not need a photo ID, under Rep. Jeff Stone's plan

Assemblyman Jeff Stone is seeking co-sponsors for his plan to enact major election rule changes in Wisconsin.

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Regional
11:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

No Federal Charges Against Officers in Derek Williams Death

Federal investigators say evidence insufficient for filing civil rights charges in Williams' death

Federal investigators have closed their investigation into the death of Derek Williams. The 22-year-old died while in police custody on July 6, 2011.

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Politics & Government
10:58 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Assemblyman Calls for More Income Tax Cuts, Simplifications

Plan would lower Wisconsin tax rates for many income earners

Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga wants to more than double Gov. Walker's plan to cut state income taxes.

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Politics & Government
10:08 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Update: Wisconsin Budget Action Thursday

Wisconsin 2013-15 budget taking shape in the Capitol
Credit Justin W. Kern

Among items the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved Thursday:

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Politics & Government
10:29 am
Thu May 23, 2013

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan Writing Book about His Life, Political Views

Ryan including chapters on Republican Party renewal
Credit Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Wisconsin GOP Congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is writing his first, major book, according to National Review Online.

Ryan has not indicated whether the project reflects political aspirations about running for president in 2016.

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