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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Computers today are doing things that we thought were impossible, even just a few years ago.  They're doing everything from study legal briefs to driving cars, to vacuuming the house.  And that has society edging toward a tipping point.

"We've reached a point where the technology is now so advanced that it is eliminating jobs faster than it's creating new ones. That has never happened before," says Fortune magazine's senior editor at large Geoff Colvin

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Ten years ago today, the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, declared a state of emergency and called for – at that time – a voluntary evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Katrina reaching landfall. 

However within a day, the hurricane intensified to a Category 4 level, and the storm came ashore a short time later.  The surge from the Gulf of Mexico breached the levees protecting the city, and at its worst, nearly four fifths of the city was under water.  

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Kellen Abston is a hip-hop artist and rapper who performs under the name Klassik.  He grew up in Milwaukee and attended school here. And in the three years since his first full-length album was released he’s become a rising star on a number of “artists to watch” lists.

Claire Moseley

As you get older, you might notice your flexibility decreasing and injuries increasing. Long gone are the days of effortlessly swinging on the jungle gym, at least without warming up first.

One fitness clinic in Brookfield, Momentum Movement, works to teach, train and heal what they say are the natural, primal movements our bodies crave.

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LGBTQ representation in the media has been gaining significant ground in recent years on TV shows such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent, Modern Family, and with the very public spotlight on Caitlyn Jenner. However, while representation grows, it does not cover the full spectrum of the LGBTQ culture.

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When Ann O’Farrell first entered the workplace, she was a drama therapist, a theater set and costume designer and helped run a children’s theater in Ireland. 

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

The appeal of building with LEGOs never gets old. Many people would much prefer to build and play with the colorful stackable bricks than have to go into work every day.

However, David Howard has the best of both worlds. He is one of eleven lucky people in the country to go to work each day as a LEGO Master Builder. "I've been a huge fan of LEGO my entire life," Howard says. "I've had sets ranging from the city sets to Star Wars, and I've just kind of transferred that passion into a full-time career."

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Political analysts describe Wisconsin as purple – neither liberalism’s traditional blue, nor conservatism’s typical red.  The state’s deep political divides are well-documented, but often in terms of political party or philosophy.

A Wisconsin researcher is looking at a divide of a different kind. Kathy Cramer, a political science professor at UW-Madison, has been researching the rural-urban gap and how it affects Wisconsin politics.

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Atkins, Weight Watchers, Paleo, low-carb, no-carb, juicing, cleansing… there are countless weight loss programs out there. So many in fact that choosing the right one can be a difficult and daunting task.

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When it comes to mystery novels, most books center around a murder and then solve the 'whodunit.' For local author Elizabeth Ridley's mystery/thriller book, the mystery in question is one of identity.

Spanning over the course of just 24 hours, Searching for Celia follows spy novelist Dayle Salveson’s investigation into the mysterious death of her best friend and former lover.

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