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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Economy & Business
2:23 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

New Loan Options Encourage Wisconsin's African-American Entrepreneurship

A new loan offered by WEDC and Milwaukee's African-American Chamber of Commerce will help African-American-owned businesses.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reed Hall, secretary of the WEDC, and Dr. Eve Hall, president of the African-American Chamber of Commerce.

For the first time, Wisconsin’s state economic development arm is targeting business development specifically in the African-American community. 

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

This Young Violinist Learned to Love Music While Going Pro

Heather Braun, former Barcel Suzuki String Academy student, will be performing at the 20th anniversary celebratory concert on Saturday November 16th.
Credit Liz Linder, Arneis Quartet

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews violinist Heather Braun.

We’ve all seen the videos of tiny kids playing violins so beautifully it belies their age.  Many learn through the Suzuki Method, which treats learning music like learning a language.

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Politics & Government
2:46 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Former Small Business Owner Rob Zerban Runs for Paul Ryan's Seat

Rob Zerban of Kenosha is running for the First Congressional District, aiming to replace Congressman Paul Ryan.
Credit McClatchy-Tribune, Getty Images

First District Congressman Paul Ryan will face one of two Democrats vying for his seat next year as the Republican seeks election to a ninth term in Congress.

Rob Zerban of Kenosha, will square off in the Democratic primary against Amar Kaleka, a Milwaukee native and son of the slain leader of the Oak Creek Sikh temple.

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Politics & Government
11:44 am
Thu November 14, 2013

County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget with Pools, Sheriff's Funding In Place

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a budget late Tuesday night.
Credit http://county.milwaukee.gov

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday passed its version of the county budget for the coming fiscal year. 

The $1.3-billion budget is similar in many ways to the proposed budget offered by County Executive Chris Abele, but veers from it in key ways, as well.

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Regional
3:54 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Wisconsin Veterans Take 'Honor Flight' to WWII Memorial

A Wisconsin veteran stands beside the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program.
Courtney Lutz

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Joe Dean, the founder of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight; Dan Buttery, president of the board at Fisher House Wisconsin; Courtney Lutz, a photographer whose work comprises the new book, Honor Flight: A Visual Journey; and Renee Riddle, the book's editor.

For almost a decade, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of bringing veterans of World War II to visit the Washington, D.C. monument honoring their sacrifice.

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Regional
5:30 am
Sat November 9, 2013

After Her Allegations Shocked Sports World, Speedskater Bridie Farrell Pursues Olympic Dream

U.S. Speedskater Bridie Farrell relocated her training to Salt Lake City to prepare for the Winter Olympic trials.
Credit rockthehub.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with speedskater Bridie Farrell.

Back in February, Olympic hopeful Bridie Farrell shook up the speedskating world with an interview on WUWM's Lake Effect, when she related her story of sexual abuse committed by a former teammate.

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Politics & Government
3:34 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Son of Slain Sikh Temple Leader to Challenge Paul Ryan in 2014

Amardeep "Amar" Kaleka for Congress 2014.
Credit theprevailingethos.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Amar Kaleka, who has announced he will run for Congress against Paul Ryan in 2014.

It's official: Congressman Paul Ryan will face competition from one of at least two Democrats in the 2014 election.

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Education
11:38 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Award-Winning Educator Shares Secrets to Successful Teaching (Including Hugs)

Lauren Boyd (center) attending a daily assembly with special education teacher Megan Miller (left) and the scholars.
Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with teacher Lauren Boyd and Principal Maggy Olson.

An award-winning young educator and her principal share their ideas on what makes an effective teacher.

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Environment
11:27 am
Mon November 4, 2013

During the Fall Migration, Attract Birds to Your Own Backyard

Hummingbirds are one of the many bird species to attract to your own backyard during their fall migration period.
Credit AnnCam, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Ken Keffer and Stacy Tornio.

Leaves changing color and birds migrating are just two signs of fall coming. Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer advise everybody to go out into nature and watch. 

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Health & Science
11:06 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Astrophysicist Looks at the World through the Rear View Mirror

Powered by a central white pulsar, the Crab Nebula contains rapid rotation, a strong magnetic field that generates jets of matter and anti-matter, and an intense outward wind.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Dave Goldberg.

Astrophysicist Dave Goldberg asks a basic question - in a world of matter and anti-matter - why are we here?

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