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Anna Panoka

Fellows Spring 2006
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee

Anna Panoka is a news host and reporter for Colorado Public Radio. Prior to that she reported for WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio. She has won several awards for her work, including a 2004 spot news reporting award from Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Her stories have aired on National Public Radio programs such as "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Weekend Edition." She covered the state legislature for Illinois Public Radio while completing a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She earned a B.S. in Mass Communication from Illinois State University.


  • Colorado and Mongolia Grassland Alliance

    Panoka interviewed nomadic herders including 77-year-old Adiyasuren (above) in central Mongolia When Mongolian grasslands became threatened, government leaders and environmentalists found help in Colorado. Producer Anna Panoka recently traveled to Mongolia, where...

  • Mongolia’s nomads face difficult transition

    Herder Badamsuren tends to his camel and its newborn calf in the Gobi Desert. Nomadic herders have lived on the Mongolian steppe for centuries. Livestock production is the backbone of Mongolia's economy....

  • Khan! The Rock Opera

    The Black Wolves, creators of the Ghengis Khan rock opera. Rock opera, the tradition that has thrived since its early days of the Who's Tommy and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar,...

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