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
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, and 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.

Rocket Paloma is a singer-songwriter who writes autobiographical songs that reveals her innermost thoughts and desires.

Joanna Werner is a composer who recently composed experiential music for Carroll College’s “Orpheus and Eurydice.”

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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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Arts & Culture
10:25 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Milwaukee Short Film Festival Returns for 16th Year

Milwaukee Short Film Festival is happening this weeke.d
Credit Milwaukee Independent Film Society

The 16th annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Lubar Auditorium.

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Arts & Culture
2:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

The Nej, Ancient Turkish Flute, to be Featured at Concert

Kamran Ince comes to Wisconsin to share his passion and talent for the nej flute.
Credit http://www.kamranince.com/

Considering the musical worlds in which they inhabit, it’s perhaps surprising that Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince and Turkish-American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and academic scholar Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol have never worked together.

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Arts & Culture
12:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

​The Notorious Past and Contentious Present of Mary Nohl's Iconic House

Mary Nohl's house will soon be relocated.
Credit ribarnica, flickr

    

If you grew up in the Milwaukee area a few decades ago, you knew it as “The Witch’s House.”  Tucked down a dead end road in Fox Point, the wild rumors were put to rest ten or fifteen years ago, as more became known about the house’s inhabitant, artist Mary Nohl.

The house sits behind a forest of trees and concrete sculptures on one side, and Lake Michigan on the other.  It’s nothing like anything else on the block or in the area.

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