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.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Both cryptosporidium and lead have threatened Milwaukee’s clean drinking water. While there are stark differences in the two water contaminants, what can we learn from how the city dealt with both?

First, it’s important to state that cryptosporidium and lead are completely different.

Crypto is a bacteria. Lead is a metal. Crypto has one parasitic source, while lead has many (paint, dust, dirt, pipes). Crypto makes people visibly sick, but lead can be in the body for a long time without showing any side effects.

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Across the nation, immigrant workers went on strike Wednesday for the annual May 1 "Day Without Immigrants" rally. Thousands gathered in Madison to push for driver's licenses for all.

German Sanchez was on the steps of the Capitol building, wearing a white shirt with black spots drawn on by his 7-year-old son. It's supposed to resemble a cow.

"This shirt represents the farm workers," says Sanchez, a farm worker himself. 

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A lot of aging adults fight to stay in their homes. A new pilot program in Sheboygan would allow seniors to do just that. But, many are leaving the offer on the table.

Concordia University is working with Fresh Meals on Wheels in Sheboygan to pilot a new program for seniors living at home. Essentially, there are three home visits.

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Updated Thursday at 4:25 p.m. CT

Thursday, Foxconn said it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin. This comes after Gov. Tony Evers said that it’s "unrealistic" to think that Foxconn will employ 13,000 people at the manufacturing plant it’s building in Racine County.

Evers said Wednesday that the state is working with the Taiwanese electronics giant on possibly revising the original contract, given the changes to the project.

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A lot of things have shifted since the last Marquette Law School Poll back in January.

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As summer approaches, temperatures rise and so does crime. It's widely known that summer months are often witness to an uptick in crime. This is not news to Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. In fact, they have been busy, rolling out a number of violence prevention initiatives. One particular initiative is violence interrupters.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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