Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect Intern

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.

Currently, she is a production assistant with WUWM’s Lake Effect program – editing interviews, posting corresponding web articles, and aiding the production of stories.

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Proud To Be Arrested: Milwaukeean Describes Why He Protested

Paul Schmitz recently wrote a Huffington Post article about his experience protesting and then getting arrested during a march for the Dontre Hamilton case.
Credit Jadon Good / facebook.com

The Milwaukee community and people nation wide continue to react to yesterday’s decision not to charge Christopher Manney, the former Milwaukee police officer, in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in April. 

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Spread Joy And Raise Awareness Through Music

A few members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars with Mitch Teich
Credit Bonnie North / WUWM

The easing of the Ebola crisis in Africa comes as a relief to public health officials around the world, but even more so to the people in the African countries affected by the crisis - places such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Economy & Business
3:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Useful Tools & Tips For Your Year-End Charitable Giving

Credit © tashatuvango / Fotolia.com

The end of the calendar year is also the end of your chance to donate money or items to charitable causes - if you’d like to deduct them from the taxes you’ll file in 2015.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

Credit Blend Images - Ned Frisk / Getty Images

Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

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Economy & Business
3:54 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Can Milwaukee Shake Its Blue Collar Image And Attract Tech Companies?

Credit Damien Sachs-Dromsön / Flickr

The most recent data put the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent - with job creation numbers in Wisconsin remaining below the national rate.

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Regional
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Northwestern Mutual Exec.: Community Deserves "Something Different" at O'Donnell Park

O'Donnell Parking Structure in 2013.
Credit Jim Bauer / Flickr

Northwestern Mutual hopes to purchase the O’Donnell parking garage and the public park space on top of it from Milwaukee County.

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Arts & Culture
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Milwaukee Man’s Unique Place in the Fast Car Record Books

Chris Conrad with his record-breaking 1971 MG Midget
Credit Milwaukee Midget Racing

It took a lot of work, but Milwaukeean Chris Conrad is finally in the record books. Or, at least his car is.

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Education
3:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Marquette Law School Dean Has Big Plans For The Future

Joseph Kearney
Credit Marquette University

If you follow the news closely in Milwaukee, you’ll often hear expert analysis from people such as political scientist and pollster Charles Franklin, and education policy expert Alan Borsuk. What they have in common is that they’re both employed at the city’s only law school.

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Politics & Government
3:23 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Childhood Hunting Accident Frames Memoir on Gun Culture

Credit craigkcollins.com

Every time a high-profile mass shooting occurs in this country, a debate over the nation’s gun laws ensues.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

UWM Poll: Majority Say State Headed In Right Direction, Split on Kenosha Casino

Credit UWM Center for Urban Initiatives & Research

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

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