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
3:17 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Funeral Student by Day, Musician by Night

Sean Williamson and Kyle Feerick in WUWM's studio.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

During the day, Kyle Feerick is a funeral student. He studies embalming, funeral arranging, and the art of the corpse.

By night, he is a musician and a band leader who likes to bring life to his music.

Kyle Feerick, the band, is releasing their first full album this week called The Sky, It Moves. The songs and album took nearly a decade to write. Feerick likes the long process because he enjoys seeing how the music evolves over time, in regards to lyrics, melody, harmony, and orchestration.

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Arts & Culture
6:01 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Uncle Larry: Band Named After a Shirt Found in Dumpster-Diving Hunt

Uncle Larry
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Dumpster diving brings a person a lot of interesting finds. Some of those finds are treasures, others have a clear reason why they were discarded.

Fortunately, Brian Stark found a treasure while dumpster diving. He found a t-shirt that had two simple words on it: “Uncle Larry.” It would be this shirt and a conversation that inspired him to name the band, Uncle Larry.

Uncle Larry’s Billy Judge Baldus, Myles Lombard Eberlein, and Colin O’Day spoke with WUWM@Nite’s Eleanor Peterson.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Renegade Lightning Rebellion: Struck by Swiss Statues

Renegade Lightning Rebellion
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

When Brian Stark took a trip to Europe, he stumbled upon the town of Bern, Switzerland. Within the city square are four statues that inspired Stark.

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Arts & Culture
11:03 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie' Returns to Milwaukee

John Glowacki and Angela Iannone as Tom and Amanda
Mark Frohna Photography

To properly appreciate the history of American theatre, you have to study one of its titans.  Playwright Tennessee Williams is perhaps best known for his searing drama A Streetcar Named Desire. But it was his play The Glass Menagerie that brought him fame. 

From the time it premiered in New York in 1944, it has probably never been out of production. 

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Arts & Culture
5:57 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Grasping at Straws Brings Back Rustic Americana

Grasping at Straws
Andrew Hartzall

Old-school Americana creates an image in our minds of rustic farms, hard working folks doing dirty work, conversation speckled with old-fashioned sayings, and homemade music and entertainment during the evening and weekends.

That is the image that Milwaukee band Grasping at Straws is trying to recreate in a world of progressive digital technology.

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Arts & Culture
5:35 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Dupond Dupont Bumbles Around Milwaukee Performing Songs about Love, Hate, Grandmas & Beer

Marilu Weisner and Alyssa Chen in WUWM's studios
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

When you take a step back and look at life, you will see how we are just bumbling around on Earth while trying to get from Point A to Point B.

The musical group, Dupond Dupont, named themselves after the bumbling detectives on Rin Tin Tin. They saw how life is an interesting story, filled with little vignettes, and that those vignettes needed to be told through song.

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Arts & Culture
4:38 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Rocket Paloma's Music Inspired by Life and "Hook"

Rocket Paloma performing in WUWM's studio.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

A Milwaukee musician dabbles in two different genres of music.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Novelist Drills for Critical Thinking in Sand Fracking Debate in New Book

"The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County" by Jerry Apps is available i bookstores now.
Credit Boswell Books

Environmental issues have stirred up many emotions throughout the years. Global warming, rainforest preservation, and oil drilling, to name a few.

One issue in particular has effected Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota: sand fracking, a method of drilling for natural gas.

Those who are in favor of the method are in favor of the jobs it creates and the access to a natural resource. Those who are against the method do not support what it does to the natural landscape.

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Arts & Culture
11:13 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Old World Wisconsin Wedding to Capture 19th Century Beauty

Anne Danko and Karl Kaphengst will be married at Old World Wisconsin's Koepsell House on September 6th.

The television show, Mad Men, created a craze where people embraced vintage. Fans would throw parties and have vintage-themed weddings where the guests were to wear vintage clothing.

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Health & Science
11:03 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Actor Ben Vereen Talks About Substance Abuse & Recovery

Actor Ben Vereen
Credit Chelsea Lauren / Stringer

Ahead of a Wisconsin speaking appearance, actor Ben Vereen talks with Lake Effect about how his acting career was nearly derailed by substance abuse.

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