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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“Families shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to bury their child," Shannon Collins, told NBC News. Her 19-year-old son, Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins Jr. was killed while serving in Afghanistan last weekend. Collins shared her concerns about the delay in government benefits for slain soldiers, because of the federal shutdown. The Defense Dept. is investigating the Milwaukee soldier's death.

As Wisconsin people can begin shopping on the new health care insurance exchange on Oct. 1, here are answers to some questions with Jackie Garner of U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Q: Who needs to pay attention to this inaugural enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Sherman Park Senior Living

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

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:

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.

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks pulled together a map of median household incomes for every neighborhood in America.

Here's the breakdown of the Milwaukee area:

Wednesday morning at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin questioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the attacks that took place on September 11, 2012 at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Liz Benzschawel

Weather Conditions as of 5 pm:

People across Wisconsin are coping with the season’s first widespread snowstorm. A Winter Storm Warning for all of southeast Wisconsin is in effect until 3 am Friday. The DOT is recommending no non-essential travel in areas west and north of Milwaukee.

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