Angelina Mosher Salazar

Eric Von Fellow

Angelina Mosher Salazar joined WUWM in October 2018 as the Eric Von Fellow.

She has told stories from the jungles of Costa Rica, the mountains of Lebanon, and from the chaos of Cairo. Angelina comes from Gimlet Media where she worked as an associate producer for Gimlet’s flagship show StartUp.  

Angelina has studied Arabic at universities in Beirut, Bethlehem and Birzeit. Before her foray into audio storytelling, she worked for the U.S. State Department promoting higher education in the United States. Angelina holds a degree in Comparative Cultures & Politics with a double specialization in Muslim Studies and Peace and Justice Studies from Michigan State University.

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The 2018 fall elections set records for voter turnout in Wisconsin. However, Tuesday's election isn't expected to have quite the level of voter turnout. Actually, the predictions are significantly less.

Neil Albrecht, the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, estimates the April 2 voter turnout to be 25 percent. That means 60,000-70,000 voters citywide compared to the 216,000 this past November.

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Doulas, mental health services, an expanded dental plan. Those are just some of the benefits that would come from accepting federal Medicaid dollars, according to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Medicaid Director Jim Jones.

He outlined the governor's goals Thursday at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Teran Powell

Calling for changes in the Department of Corrections, hundreds of people from across Wisconsin marched at the state Capitol Tuesday morning. Groups are upset about several initiatives that Gov. Tony Evers has purposed in his budget.

The "Day of Action" is sponsored by the prison reform group WISDOM, which is one of the groups that make up the #CloseMSDF coalition

Drowning continues to be the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 19 — claiming the lives of roughly 1,100 children in 2006 — according the American Association for Pediatrics. Toddlers and teenage boys are at the greatest risk for drowning. In Wisconsin, a swim class focusing on survival hopes to help with water safety.

For the past year, a team of Columbia University researchers has been looking at a landmark juvenile justice initiative in New York City called Close to Home. The researchers presented their findings to law enforcement, youth justice advocacy groups and others in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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Wisconsin researchers are working on spotting potential dementia symptoms earlier, as well as coming up with possible ways for heading off memory loss.

A 68 year-old Milwaukee man, who we'll identify just by his first name of Santiago, is losing his ability to understand information. This month, he went through a screening with the United Community Center's Al Castro. He asked Santiago to repeat the words in Spanish for ball, flag and tree.

"Abraxane portraits - turned illustrations" by Callie Lipkin, Kei Meguro/Creative Commons

Research suggests that Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to get Alzheimer's disease than their white counterparts. African-Americans are twice as likely. The jury is still out on why exactly this is the case.

You might think the higher incidence would result in more resources, attention, even research. But, that isn’t true, according to Dr. Angela Allen. She's an African-American clinical research program director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. Allen says there's often a delayed diagnosis or inadequate treatment for dementia among African-Americans and Latinos.

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Updated 5:40 p.m.

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a Republican tax bill Wednesday. The bill, passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature last week, would have funded a middle-class income tax cut using surplus funds from the current state budget.

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Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner was buried Wednesday, on what would have been his 36th birthday. He was fatally shot on Feb. 6 while executing a search warrant. His memorial service was held at The Assembly of God Church in Oak Creek.

Thousands filled the church in Oak Creek to commemorate the fallen officer. Some law enforcement officials traveled thousands of miles to honor Rittner, who served 17 years on the Milwaukee Police Department.

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There were a lot of closures and shutdowns during the winter weather blast last week. Schools and the county courts shut their doors — even the U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery. Another thing that got canceled? Blood drives.

Matt Queen, spokesperson for Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, says they had to cancel 30 community blood drives around the state.

"We lost almost 800 blood donations because of the bad weather and people not being able to make donations," said Queen. 

Lauren Sigfusson

Updated 1:20 p.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency on Monday due to severe winter weather.

According to the latest Marquette Law School poll, the biggest concern on people's minds is health care. Forty-eight percent of registered voters said Wisconsin should withdraw from the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act, while forty-two percent support the lawsuit. The response was along party lines with Democrats saying yes — withdraw from the lawsuit, and Republicans saying no — stay the course, and sue the government. 

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Gov. Tony Evers has been making a series of stops around the state, focusing on topics that were part of his campaign. Monday he was in Milwaukee, where he talked up workforce development and entrepreneurship. The governor's first stop was at the Wisconsin Regional Training Program/Bigstep organization located on 38th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. 

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If you’re familiar with downtown Milwaukee, you probably know the Historic Third Ward — the neighborhood with shopping, dining and theaters. It sits just south of Interstate 794. It was precisely the Third Ward that got a community member thinking:

When did Milwaukee change from wards to districts? And why?  

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Every scene has its certain groups. In the salsa scene you have the spectators - the people who show up to have some drinks, listen to the music and watch. Then you have the kitchen dancers, who are Latino. Maybe they speak Spanish, maybe not, but they grew up with salsa music and dancing to it in their kitchens. And then you have your pro’s - the diehard dancers. The ones that are taking lessons and probably form a local dance team.

Very rarely is there one place where all of these people congregate together. But, in Milwaukee there once was.

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