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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A New School of Thought
7:59 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Buckingham School Offers a Unique Style of Learning

You might expect students who must attend summer school to complain, but at Buckingham School, summer is an exciting time, with students cultivating a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables, while gaining new knowledge in math, language and science.  The garden is just one part of a new, 21st century complex based on the physical and psychological needs of kids.

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Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

Government & Politics
2:11 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Disabled Students Talk to Virginia Lawmakers

Students with Disabilities went to the state capitol today to let lawmakers know that they are often under-represented and misunderstood. It’s all part of the Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored by the State Board for People with Disabilities.  It’s program encouraging young people with disabilities to embrace leadership.

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WVTF/RADIO IQ, in partnership with more than 400 public radio and television stations across the country, is re-launching an online grassroots campaign to sustain federal funding for public media under a new name and website, Protect My Public Media.

University of Virginia
10:49 am
Wed July 31, 2013

International Conference on Rare Vision Disorder

A normal eye is pictured above. Below is the eye of a child with aniridia, a congenital eye disorder. People born with the disease have no iris and are generally legally blind.
Credit Aniridia Foundation

An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia.  It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.

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Virginia's Gifting & Disclosure System
4:22 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Giving Back the Gifts

Governor McDonnell speaking on Washington radio station WTOP now says that not only is he paying back all loans received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, he is also returning all gifts.

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Health & Medicine
4:02 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students

This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients.  More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans.  

Noelle is a perpetually pregnant mannequin who lives at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing.  She has a heartbeat and blood pressure, eyes that open and close, joints at the hip, knee and ankle, a womb, a baby who’s been delivered thousands of times – and thanks to various computer programs, she talks.

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WVTF/RADIO IQ in partnership with the League of Roanoke Artists presents Nature's Fantasy part of our year long series of Art Open House receptions at our Roanoke broadcast center on Friday, August 16 from 5-7 PM.

The show Nature's Fantasy will be on display at our Roanoke broadcast center through November. The show features the work of:

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