Michelle Maternowski

Digital Services Coordinator

Michelle is WUWM’s Digital Services Coordinator. She is responsible for all things digital - from overseeing WUWM’s digital platforms to managing WUWM's online and social media content.

She is also behind many special projects at the station. Michelle coordinates Bubbler Talk, a series that uses the Hearken platform to engage WUWM’s audience in the reporting process.

Michelle is part of the team that created the award-winning web project, More Than My Record, an offshoot of WUWM’s Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison series. More Than My Record allowed those who were formerly incarcerated to tell their own stories.

Michelle was also involved with Precious Lives, a series on guns, kids and how to stop the violence in Milwaukee. In 2016, she was named station collaborator for Precious Lives: Before the Gunshots, which was part of AIR’s national Localore: Finding America initiative. Through that, came Precious Lives: The Live Show, a live performance series with which Michelle was deeply involved.

Before being named the station’s Digital Services Coordinator in 2014, Michelle was an assistant producer for Lake Effect (2007-2008) and WUWM’s Web Marketing Specialist (2008-2014).

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

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Most of the Kinnickinnic River looks like a giant drainage ditch. However, work is underway to restore the river to it's natural flow.

Back in the 1960s, the KK was channelized with concrete slopes. At the time, the technique was considered to be a state-of-the-art storm water management system. Instead, the channels led to devastating flooding.

By 2007, the river was named one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

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A full-page ad ran in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday pulling Gov. Walker into the debate over a recent decision to bar workers on a state board from talking about and working on items related to climate change.

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As Wisconsin takes on Duke Monday night for the NCAA men's college basketball title, here are five reasons to be even more excited for the big game.

74 Years

Wisconsin hasn't won a national title since 1941. Basketball was a much different game back then...

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Rinka Chung Architecture Inc.

Milwaukee County leaders are eager to sell the Downtown Transit Center site to the developer of The Couture high-rise project. A parks advocacy group continues to argue that the land must be maintained for public use.

The Players' Tribune

Former Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders says goodbye to basketball, for now.

Overpass Light Brigade

The Senate labor committee hastily approved a right-to-work bill 3-1 Tuesday evening, after the chair cut short the public hearing, fearing disruptions were imminent.

Kelsea Groves / Flickr

The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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GOP Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today that the state Senate will hold an extraordinary session next week to vote on a right-to-work bill. A spokesman for Gov. Walker says that Walker would sign such a bill into law.

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Ever since Gov. Walker's trip to London the week of Feb. 9 - and an Iowa poll showing him leading the Republican presidential pack, there's been a flurry of national articles spotlighting the governor.

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UPDATE: The AP reports Governor Walker sent the Menominee Tribe a letter on Monday turning down the Kenosha casino / Bucks arena deal, stating that it was not part of the long negotiations over the proposed casino.

Vince Lombardi has generated plenty of goodwill among Green Bay Packers fans for years.  Now, Goodwill has generated some Vince Lombardi.

Call it The Greatest Sweater Ever Purchased. At least, if you're a Packers diehard. 

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Gov. Walker said Thursday that he's willing to add more money in the next state budget for the UW System, public schools and transportation, according to the Associated Press.

His caveat is that the state must still lowers property taxes.

Under the 2015-2017 plan he submitted to the Legislature Tuesday night, property taxes would drop $10 on the average home.

Frank Zufall, Sawyer County Record

As debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline continues, a much bigger project is underway in Wisconsin.

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Draft Magazine released its annual list of America's 100 best beer bars, 2015. Wisconsin is home to three of them - all located within two miles of each other in Bay View.

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Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree? One Wisconsin man has been feeding them to his herd of goats.

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