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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11:22 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Solar Panels Top Some Milwaukee Bus Stop Shelters

Bus stop located on N. 17th St. and W. Highland Ave. in Milwaukee
Michelle Maternowski

The panels will power ads on the sides of 50 bus shelters. Clear Channel Communications maintains them for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

11:32 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Restaurant Group Drops Ryan Braun

Credit SURG Restaurant Group

SURG Restaurant Group released a statement on Thursday saying it will change the name of its 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill and close Braun's Graffito restaurant.

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11:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Two Veterans Trek from Milwaukee to LA to Raise Awareness and Money

Dryhootch founder Bob Curry
Susan Bence

The goodbyes lasted as long as the ceremony on the terrace of the Milwaukee County War Memorial as Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson prepared to set off by foot to Los Angeles.

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This is WUWM
1:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Radiolab Podcast Features Rabies Survivor & Her Milwaukee Doctor

Radiolab tells the story of Fond du Lac resident Jeanna Giese, the first person to survive rabies without receiving the vaccine, and her doctor, Rodney Willoughby of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

More Radiolab podcasts can be found at Radiolab.org.

Sikh Temple Shooting Anniversary
3:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Year after Sikh Temple Shooting, Events Planned to Honor Victims

Victims of the Sikh Temple Shooting - Paramjit Kaur, Satwant Kaleka, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, Suveg Singh Khattra and Sita Singh.

August 5th marks the one year anniversary of the Sikh Temple shootings. Activities have been planned in Oak Creek and Milwaukee to remember the six victims and those injured - Baba Punjab Singh and Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy.

The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin's website reads, "Your presence would show that this is not only a Sikh tragedy, but also an American tragedy. We must fight this violence not with more violence but by coming together with kindness and love."

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3:07 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Staying Safe in Wisconsin's Heat

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The heat and humidity will stick around all week, until cooler temps arrive this weekend.

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10:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

MLB Players Share Stories of "Hauntings" at the Pfister Hotel

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ESPN The Magazine collected stories from Major League Baseball players who've experienced strange things while staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. And, Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviewed some players for NPR's Only A Game back in 2010. Listen here: http://bit.ly/pfisterhaunts
What's so scary about playing the Brewers in Milwaukee? Try the Pfister Hotel. By Stacey Pressman | ESPN The Magazine Nathan Fox for ESPN Justin Upton admits to being creeped out by the Pfister. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 10 Taboo issue. Subscribe today!
Economy & Business
3:19 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

What Else Could Milwaukee Do With Its Vacant School Buildings?

The Sherman Park Senior Living Community building was once an MPS middle school.
Credit Sherman Park Senior Living

Sherman Park Senior Living Community celebrated its grand opening this week.

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Active Military Members: Visit Many Wisconsin Museums for Free This Summer

Milwaukee Art Museum
Yinan Chen, Flickr

Starting Memorial Day, and running through Labor Day, more than 45 museums across Wisconsin will allow active duty military personnel and up to five family members to visit for free.

The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the county.

Museums participating in Milwaukee:

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12:47 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Student Debt from 4-Year Colleges in Wisconsin Among Highest in the Nation

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Wisconsin ranked 16th in the nation for highest average debt among students who graduated from a 4-year college in 2011, according to a study released by the Institute for College Access and Success.
According to a new report, the burden of student debt shouldered by students of four-year colleges in Wisconsin is among the highest in the nation. In the study of both public and private universities, Wisconsin ranked 16th in average student debt, $26,238, and 10th in the proportion of students graduating with outstanding loans, 67%.