Michelle Maternowski

Web Marketing Specialist

Michelle joined WUWM in 2007 as an assistant producer for Lake Effect. In 2008, she was hired full-time as WUWM's Web Marketing Specialist and is responsible for creating and managing the content on WUWM.COM and WUWM's social media efforts.

Michelle holds bachelor degrees in Marketing and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Milwaukeeans Petition to Bring Pabst Brewing Company Home

A group of Milwaukeeans are hoping to bring the Pabst headquarters back.
Credit Jessica F., Flickr

It's been decades since Pabst Brewing Company has been headquartered in Milwaukee, but there’s now a movement afoot to bring the Pabst back home.

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6:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Neighbors Come Together to Revitalize Park on Milwaukee's North Side

Johnsons Park is located along West Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee.
Susan Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence talks to Vera Graves-Davis and Liz Drame about Johnsons Park.

Johnsons Park holds the distinction of being one of the most neglected green spaces in the Milwaukee County system.

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12:39 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VIDEO: UW-Milwaukee Men's Basketball Team Literally Dances into 'Big Dance' NCAA Tournament

UWM's men's basketball team dances along to Pharrell William's 'Happy' song before heading to New York to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Credit UWM

With two Wisconsin basketball teams heading to the "Big Dance," March Madness has hit Milwaukee hard.

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Project Milwaukee
1:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Advocate: WI's High Rate of Incarcerating Black Men an "Undeclared State of Emergency"

Panelists Willie Brisco, Mark Evans, Torre Jackson and E. Michael McCann
Ann-Elise Henzl

MPTV's Joanne Williams and WUWM's Mitch Teich moderated the "Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison" community forum.

One of Milwaukee's most outspoken advocates for racial justice is calling Wisconsin's disproportionate incarceration of black men an "undeclared state of emergency."

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

How Shakespeare Helps These Wisconsin Veterans Suffering From PTSD

Nancy Smith-Watson and her husband working with participants.
Credit Feast of Crispian

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Nancy Smith-Watson and Shep Crumrine.

A little over a year ago, Feast of Crispian began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

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11:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 88,000 Visitors Make Slippery Trek to Apostle Islands' Extraordinary Ice Caves

More than 88,000 visitors have come to the Apostle Islands National Park to see the ice caves.
Ben Habanek

If you're hoping to take advantage of the extended winter season to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves, you certainly won't be alone.

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2:20 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Ballpark Pup a Hit with Players and Fans Alike

The Milwaukee Brewers' unofficial spring training mascot Hank takes a break from fielding balls during practice.
Credit Milwaukee Brewers, Instagram

The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a cue from Olympic athletes saving the street dogs of Sochi.

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Politics & Government
4:43 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

News Roundup of John Doe Emails: Secret Computer Network, Racist Comments

News outlets have scanned thousands of emails and documents that a John Doe investigation uncovered and the court released on Wednesday. Here is some of what has been reported so far:

Buzzfeed called attention to two racist emails. One was sent by Thomas Nardelli, Gov. Walker’s chief of staff when he was Milwaukee County Executive and the other by Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker’s then-deputy chief of staff.

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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Wisconsin to Get Tougher on Pot Possession

Credit Photos.com

Nearly half of America’s states have eased up on the use of marijuana, but Wisconsin is moving toward further criminalization of the drug.

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11:19 am
Fri January 17, 2014

UPDATE: Wisconsin H.S. Overturns Athletes' Game Suspension for Reported Gang Signs

Photo that stirred controversy
Credit Steve Ottmann/Sheboygan Falls News

The Sheboygan Falls School District administration has overturned the game suspension for two African American brothers on the high school basketball team, over what some called gang signs.

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