Maureen McCollum is a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter based in La Crosse covering a variety of topics in the southwest region of the state. She also hosts and helps produce a weekly regional WPR program, Newsmakers.
Maureen's love of radio began at an early age, when she created shows on her parents' boombox. She eventually found her calling in public radio while working at WPR in La Crosse as a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Post-graduation, Maureen worked at KBIA as a reporter, anchor, producer, and mentor to University of Missouri journalism students.
Her stories have been featured on Marketplace and NPR.
Don Voegeli wrote the original theme for All Things Considered on a Putney synthesizer. When he retired in 1982, all his synths were auctioned off. A lot of people have wondered where they went.