Eleanor Peterson

Lake Effect Production Assistant and WUWM@Nite Assistant Director

Eleanor is a recent graduate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has two Master's degrees: one in Library and Information Science and one in Music History and Literature. She was an intern at Minnesota Public Radio in the summer of 2012 in the digital archive department.

Currently, she is a production assistant with WUWM's Lake Effect program - editing interviews, writing article summaries of interviews and conducting interviews. In 2014, she joined the WUWM@Nite team as an Assistant Producer.

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Arts & Culture
3:32 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks"

Andy Mozina's second book, Quality Snacks, features fifteen short stories about the characters that he grew up with in the Brookfield/Milwaukee area.
Credit Boswell Books

    

Brookfield native Andy Mozina's second collection of short stories has just been published.  In Quality Snacks, Mozina, who is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, finds many of his characters inhabiting the Milwaukee area of his own childhood.

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Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Italian Chef Looks to Da Vinci for Inspiration

Chef Maria Liberati in WUWM's kitchen
Bonnie North, WUWM

We are in full festival swing in Milwaukee. This weekend is the annual celebration of all things Italian, also known as Festa Italiana. And in between bocce games, gondola rides, and fast Ferraris, you can also find special guests like internationally renowned chef Maria Liberati. Liberati in an award winning author and blogger of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking series, and the newest one is called Da Vinci style.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

B-9!: How Two Oneida Women Dabbed Bingo into the Tribe's History to Save Community

Mike Hoeft's "Bingo Queens of Oneida" tells the history of the tribe and how two women brought Bingo into the tribe to save its community.
Credit Wisconsin History Press

    

The Potawotomi tribe recently announced it has dropped the word "bingo" from its casino complex in Milwaukee, which will soon include a hotel. 

While gambling is a huge industry for several Native American tribes in Wisconsin, it was bingo that for years was the heart of Indian gaming here.  And its origins had relatively modest goals. 

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Regional
10:25 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the New East Library, The Standard at East Library

The new East Library and The Standard at East Library plan to open its doors in November 2014.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Last month, librarians of Milwaukee Public Library's East Library put a time capsule in the wall of the new building so that a future generation can find artifacts about what was used in libraries when the library was built. Since then, construction workers of Stevens Construction have put up the dry wall, adding definition to the new library's interior.

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Arts & Culture
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene

The brass and percussion of Stubby Chubbz Brass Band.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Throughout most of the country, funerals are a time of grieving for family members, mourning the loss of a loved one. New Orleans is the exception: they celebrate the life of the loved one, often accompanied by loud brass instruments playing down the street.

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Arts & Culture
1:32 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives

Casebook: A novel by Mona Simpson was released in April.
Credit Boswell Books

When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out.  And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.

That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age.  He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, Casebook.  Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.

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Politics & Government
12:59 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Numbers Help Police Predict Upcoming Crimes

Crime analysts can help determine where and when crimes will take place.
Credit Raymond Boyd, Getty Images

Over the last few months, there have been periodic outbreaks of violence in Milwaukee during the weekends, or other several day stretches, with sudden increases in shootings or other criminal unrest.

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Regional
8:54 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Library Represents Today in Time Capsule for People of Tomorrow

The items that are in the East Library time capsule.
Beth Gabriel

Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.

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Arts & Culture
10:24 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Russian-Native Provides a Nesting Doll Full of Short Stories in New Book

Snow in May, by Kseniya Melnik, is a collection of short stories set in her native country, Russia.
Credit kseniyamelnik.com

If you are an American, the chances are good you know little, if anything, about the eastern Russian city of Magadan.

But if you’re a Russian of a certain age, you would think of it as a remote place where dissidents were sent to live under Stalin.

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Education
10:07 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Lovell, Marquette's First Lay Leader, Prepares for his First Day

Dr. Michael Lovell is the new chancellor of Marquette University.
Credit Marquette University

The news this Spring that Michael Lovell would leave his role as Chancellor at UW-Milwaukee to become the next President of Marquette University stunned many in the Milwaukee community.

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