Eleanor Peterson

Lake Effect Intern

Eleanor is a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working towards 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 an intern with WUWM's Lake Effect program - editing interviews, writing article summaries of interviews and conducting interviews. After graduation, she hopes to work in public radio.


Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

5 Christmas Traditions with Centuries-Old Origins

Queen Victoria put up a Christmas tree for her husband, Prince Albert.
Steve Wilson, flickr

We take for granted that Santa Claus and Christmas trees are symbols of the Christmas season, but there are other traditions with lesser known origins.

What exactly is a sugar plum? How, in fact, do you go "a-wassailing?"

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8:56 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Milwaukee Man Is Unlikely Reality Show Star - in China

UWM English Professor Liam Callanan was seen by hundreds of millions of fans of a Chinese game show over the summer as he helped find the top child English speaker in the country.
Credit courtesy Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan chats with Mitch Teich about his unique trip to China.

If UW-Milwaukee English professor Liam Callanan assigned a "What I Did on My Summer Vacation" essay, his students would be hard-pressed to top his own story.

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Arts & Culture
2:27 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Prize-Winning Japanese Quilts on Display in a Cedarburg Barn

The two first place winners: "Grasslands" (center) and "Stars in Heaven."
Bonnie North, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Luella Doss and Melissa Wraalstad of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg has been selected as one of only three museums in the nation to host an internationally renowned Japanese quilt exhibit.

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Economy & Business
1:47 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

RECIPES: Business Owner Adds African Flavors to Wisconsin-Grown Food

Afron Fusion Cuisine's Mama Cita All Purpose Seasoning
Afro Fusion Cuisine Brands

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Yollande Deacon of Afro-Fusion Cuisine.

Combining African cooking traditions with Milwaukee's local food movement is Yollande Deacon's mission.

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Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

From 'LOTR' to 'Spiderman,' Kenosha Native Adds Special Effects to Blockbusters

Wisconsin native and special effects supervisor Jim Rygiel led the team that brought Tolkien's character Gollum, and the rest of his "Lord of the Rings," to life on screen.
Credit Weta Digital

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with UWM graduate and visual effects director Jim Rygiel.

Moviegoers have come to expect more and more sophisticated, seamless special effects, thanks to advances in computer graphics. A UWM graduate has played a big role in creating this CG movie magic.

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