Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect Coordinating Producer

Audrey is Lake Effect's Coordinating Producer. She edits interviews, posts web articles and aides the production of stories.

Audrey is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University where she majored in Communication Arts and minored in History and English. She has worked with 91.7 WMSE producing public service announcements.

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Many people visit nutritionists, therapists, psychologists, and health professionals to improve their overall well-being. However, when you need a tailored and personal self improvement plan to work in tandem with treatments provided by specific professionals, many find visiting a wellness coach to be beneficial.

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A new report from UW-Milwaukee examines how comfortable older LGBT people feel about aging in the Milwaukee area.

Researcher and social work assistant professor Mark Williams collected the comments of 255 LGBT residents, between the ages of 50 and 89.

His study reveals areas respondents say need extensive improvement, such as housing.

Williams says a significant number of respondents believe they’ll eventually live in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Yet he says most fear they won’t feel safe or comfortable in such a setting.

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As the future of Wisconsin's Complete Streets program is still in question, having reliable funding for bicycle infrastructure is not just an issue Wisconsin faces.

Professional cyclist Tim Johnson led a group bike ride from Minnesota through Milwaukee to Chicago to illustrate the need for improved bike infrastructure.

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The Women’s World Cup soccer tournament is underway in Canada, and it’s attracting a lot of attention in the United States with the U.S. team a perennial favorite.  Soccer is booming in general around the United States both in participation and as a spectator sport.

An international friendly match drew thousands of people to Miller Park last year – and proved popular enough that another match was announced for this summer.

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The Menomonee Falls School District is seen by many in the education field as a model for how data can be used effectively alongside traditional education work.

The New York Times recently published a feature on the increasing use of data in primary and secondary education. The paper focused on work happening in the Milwaukee area.

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Every year since 1981, the streets of Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin have been flooded with bicycles for the annual United Performing Arts Fund Ride for the Arts. The routes offer both recreational and avid bike riders a chance to see Milwaukee all while supporting the arts.

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Audie Cornish has held many positions in public radio. She started as a reporter for WBUR in Boston, then for NPR, covering everything from politics to natural disasters.

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David Letterman retired earlier this week after more than 30-years as a late night TV talk show host. Leading up to this week, many of the stories about Letterman's career pointed to his skill at deconstructing the very concept he was a part of.

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The movie industry has two especially busy times – there is the flurry of activity towards the end of the year, when holiday movies and potential award-winners come out, and then there is the highly anticipated summer movie season as well. Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen gives a preview of what's to come and his recommendations:

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Neil Hoffman reflects on his time in Milwaukee as president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design before his retirement. Find out what is behind a big surge in profits at Wisconsin’s Aurora Health Care. Then, two authors of books aimed at middle-grade readers discuss how to get kids hooked on reading. And food contributor Kyle Cherek gives us an inside look at this years James Beard Awards held in Chicago.

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