Erin Toner

News Reporter

Erin Toner is a reporter for WUWM. Erin was WUWM's All Things Considered local host from 2006 to 2010. She began her public radio career in 1999 at WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to joining WUWM in 2006, Toner spent five years at WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan.

During her career, Toner has served as a mentor for NPR's Next Generation Radio project, trained and mentored college students and taught a news reporting course at Michigan State University. She holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

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Regional
4:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Milwaukee Joins Other Cities in Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city's new sex offender residency restrictions will protect residents.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city will no longer be a “dumping ground” for sex offenders. The mayor signed a bill this week restricting where they can live, after leaving prison.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

'Outsourcing' Captures Focus in Wisconsin's Governor's Race

Gov. Walker continues to attack challenger Mary Burke's record as an executive with her family's company, Trek Bicycle.

The business practice of outsourcing remains center stage in the race for governor.  Gov. Walker criticizes Democratic challenger Mary Burke for profiting from her family’s company, Trek Bicycle, which has outsourced production overseas.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Milwaukee Doctors on Front Lines of Concussion Research

Dr. Kevin Walter, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital, runs through a few neurological tests with 13-year-old Vince Segura, who suffered a concussion playing basketball.
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Hundreds of Milwaukee-area kids have begun working out for upcoming fall sports. Their arrival may delight parents, but also heighten fears about potential concussions.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Common Core Repeal Could Create 'Chaos' in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Common Core standards were developed by school districts, teachers, parents and citizens, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
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Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Aldermen Demand More Attention to Milwaukee's Vacant Lot Problem

Milwaukee has been demolishing foreclosed homes, leaving vacant lots scattered throughout the inner city.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some members of the Milwaukee Common Council want the city to take a more aggressive approach to dealing with nearly 2,500 vacant lots.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Launch Ideas Contest to Address Segregation in Milwaukee

There's a new approach to deal with racial segregation in Milwaukee - a contest.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

ACLU Warns of 'Militarization of Local Police'

This MRAP vehicle is similar to trucks flowing to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies under the federal government's military surplus program.
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Police departments around the country, including here in Wisconsin, have been acquiring surplus military hardware, raising concerns from civil liberties groups.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

New Wisconsin Law Requires Work for Food Stamps

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Thousands of Wisconsin residents, who get what many call food stamps, will now have to work if they want to keep the benefit.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Superintendent Departs at Critical Time for Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS has seen small gains in achievement under Superintendent Gregory Thornton, but the district still faces great challenges.

After four years on the job, Monday is officially Gregory Thornton’s last day as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New MPS Leader Will Face Dire Financial Outlook

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A new report by the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee details the district’s dire financial picture. Forum President Rob Henken says MPS faces flat revenues, but rising costs.

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