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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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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Economy & Business
10:44 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Simmer Truck Looks Forward to Warming Up Milwaukee This Winter

Steve Perlstein and Jennifer Block in front of The Simmer Truck, excited to serve Milwaukeeans through the winter.
Credit simmermilwaukee.com

Back in June, Steve Perlstein visited Lake Effect to introduce us to The Simmer Truck. Five months later, the truck is thriving.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich chats with Steve Perlstein and Jennifer Block.

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Health & Science
2:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Former Packer LeRoy Butler Leaps into Anti-Bullying Cause

LeRoy Butler's "Be a Buddy Not a Bully" campaign combats bullying.
Credit leroybutlerinc.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler.

Twenty years after the Lambeau Leap was first leapt, LeRoy Butler continues to make a difference for his fans.

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Education
1:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Open Online Courses Bring 'Elite' Education to Everyone

Massive Open Online Courses are a growing trend in education, helping thousands access university level instruction.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chris Westfall, a national expert on Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.

As distance learning is transforming education, another aspect to virtual education is also gaining a foothold, as big name universities extend their brand. 

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel

The 120-year old Pfister Hotel is the focus of Mark Siegrist's newest documentary.
Credit Paul Sabelman, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Mark Siegrist.

Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center.

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