Angelina Mosher Salazar

News Reporter

Angelina Mosher Salazar joined WUWM in October 2018 as the Eric Von Fellow. She became a reporter for WUWM News in October 2019.

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.

Ways to Connect

Bus lines, parks, the Mitchell Park Domes. These are all things that are funded by the county. According to Milwaukee County leaders, the municipality has been operating with a structural deficit for years and difficult cuts must now be made. 

charnsitr / stock.adobe.com

Currently in Wisconsin, only doctors can prescribe hormonal birth control. But Republican lawmakers are trying to change that by advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access. The bill is causing some division in the GOP.

The Assembly health committee held a public hearing Wednesday to debate a Republican bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patches and birth control pills. First up to advocate for the measure was Rep. Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay.

Screenshot / WisconsinEye

Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for new legislation to combat sexual abuse by clergy by changing the mandatory reporting law. They're also reintroducing a bill that would remove the statute of limitations for sexual assault that occurs during childhood.

Debbie McNulty is a childhood sexual assault survivor. She was standing in the Wisconsin Senate Parlor Wednesday with other survivors, as lawmakers unveiled a proposal to combat abuse by clergy.

LaToya Dennis

On any given day, there are about 300 Wisconsin veterans who don't have a place to live. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To combat this problem, the city of Milwaukee is supporting an initiative to provide tiny homes for homeless veterans.

About 15 people packed into Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's office Wednesday afternoon. Alderwoman Chantia Lewis was the first to speak about the initiative. She says it's near and dear to her heart.

CHICCODODIFC / FOTOLIA

Updated at 11:17 a.m. CT  

On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council confirmed Griselda Aldrete as the new executive director of the Fire and Police Commission (FPC). The final vote of the council was: 10 in favor, three abstentions, one no.

Mayor Tom Barrett nominated Aldrete to serve as the head of the Milwaukee FPC. The nomination passed the Public Safety and Health Committee on a three-to-one vote with Alderwoman Nakiya Dodd voting against and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis abstaining.

Alesandra Tejeda

Earlier this summer about a thousand Shorewood residents tried to protect a historic home from being torn down. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele bought the Eschweiler mansion last year and maintained that it had to be razed because of poor conditions.

During the same time this was making headlines, a listener wrote in to Bubbler Talk with this question:

How does a historic building get that designation? And when the buildings are privately owned, what can we do to protect them?

Angelina Mosher Salazar

A heat advisory is issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin until 7 a.m. Saturday. With the heat and humidity, the temperatures could feel as high as 110 degrees.

The dangerous conditions have prompted the Milwaukee health department to put out a health advisory warning against heat stroke and dehydration. The extreme temperatures have adverse effects especially on vulnerable people such as Milwaukee's homeless population.

Alesandra Tejeda

Cities all over the United States will be celebrating Bastille Day, the national French holiday, this weekend. Milwaukee, the city of festivals, is having its own celebration.

Commemorated every year on July 14, Bastille Day is akin to our July 4 because it celebrates the beginning of a journey to independence. On July 14, 1789, peasants stormed the Bastille prison and ignited the revolution against the existing monarchical rule in France. Though originally a bloody and violent affair, Bastille Day is now celebrated with pageantry.

Courtesy of Facebook

A settlement has been reached concerning a 2017 case involving West Milwaukee police officers.

Adam Trammell was a mentally ill Milwaukee man who was tased 15 times in the shower of his apartment by West Milwaukee officers. He died shortly after. Trammell was 22 years old.

Now, the village of West Milwaukee is settling with Trammell’s family for $2.5 million in exchange for the dismissal of Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit. Body camera video of the incident show officers mistakenly calling Trammell by the wrong name.

soupstock / stock.adobe.com

The budget debate continues at the state capitol. Late Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Finance worked through most of the remaining items on its agenda. So far, the GOP-controlled committee has rejected most of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers initiatives.

Angelina Mosher Salazar

Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr Tuesday, including in downtown Milwaukee.  Eid al-Fitr, called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month long fast from sunrise to sunset and is the holiest time for Muslims. 

Milwaukee believers gathered at the Wisconsin Center for a community prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. It was a sunny day and brightly dressed women and elegantly dressed men milled about. It was a diverse crowd of Wisconsin Muslims: different languages, nationalities and styles of dress.

Angelina Mosher Salazar

It's that time of year again, where high school seniors across the country are graduating. Milwaukee Public Schools hosted its annual Senior Send-off on Thursday at Washington High School to celebrate seniors who are ushering in the next chapter of their lives.

Some of the seniors shared their thoughts about their high school experience and what's next for them.

Ron Turenne/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks' season came to a devastating end on Saturday. After winning the first two games in the series, the Bucks lost the next four to the Toronto Raptors, eliminating them from the NBA Playoffs. Giannis Antetokounmpo enjoyed an MVP-level season while leading the Bucks to the best regular-season record in the NBA. Antetokounmpo’s a household name now, but up until six years ago he was undocumented.

Angelina Mosher Salazar

Bay View resident Stacy Dent often drives over the Hoan Bridge, looks down at the Lake Express ferry, and wonders... who rides that?

"I’m very curious who these people are," she says. "Are they going for the day? Or are they moving? Or do they work across the lake?"

So, Stacy reached out to Bubbler Talk — our series that answers your questions about Milwaukee and the region.

George Frey / Getty Images

Wisconsin hasn’t had a measles case reported yet this year. But there have been more than 800 confirmed cases in the U.S. since Jan. 1, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the numbers are rising. With summer right around the corner, families traveling for vacation have an increased risk of becoming infected. 

Pages