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
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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Health & Science
11:39 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Should Wisconsin Be Concerned about the Ebola Outbreak?

The Ebola virus is spreading quickly in African countries, but Wisconsin needs to be aware of what to look for and how to combat the deadly disease.
Credit NIAD, flickr

The World Health Organization announced yesterday that its researchers believe the Ebola outbreak in Africa could eventually sicken or kill 20,000 people before it is brought under control.  Several thousand people have died in the outbreak in four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria.

The gruesome nature of the deaths and the speed with which the outbreak has spread in Africa have led to concerns around the world about both Ebola and the possibility of any sort of pandemic.

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Arts & Culture
8:17 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Step Back in Time and Into the Shoes of an American Civil War Enlistee

A soldier teaches students the basic drill.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

As fall approaches, many Badger fans are heading out to Camp Randall to support their football team. However, about 150 years ago, the land didn’t house a football stadium. 

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Arts & Culture
7:54 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Real or Replica?: How Old World Wisconsin Preserves Wisconsin History Through Its Artifacts

Jennifer Van Haaften demonstrates activities that families can do when they come to Old World Wisconsin, a living history museum.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

History is increasingly becoming accessible to users online. 

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Maria Callas: Compelling On and Off the Stage Yesterday and Today

Maria Callas, soprano, was recently the focus of Milwaukee Chamber Theater's "Master Class."
Credit Peter Proadisch, wikicommons

    

Maria Callas may have died in 1977, but she remains a compelling figure in opera and the wider world even today.  Callas was known for her musical and acting skills that span styles, and her complete dedication to her art.

"You feel so much when she sings a simple phase," says Patrick Byrne. "She infuses each word of the text with passion or appropriate emotion."

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