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
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.
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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.
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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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Regional
5:09 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Why Did Milwaukee Get Rid of its Streetcars?

The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, opened in 1896, is part of the history of Milwaukee public transit.
Credit Michael Hicks, Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine editor Abby Callard.

Late last week, a contract for the operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System was extended for an additional year. 

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Arts & Culture
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conservatory of Music CEO Finds Harmony in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest nonprofit music school in the state.
Credit Dave Reid, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Gregory Ruffer.

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

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Economy & Business
4:44 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Business Journal of Milwaukee Celebrates 30 Years

The Business Journal of Milwaukee celebrates 30 years in print with a special issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Business Journal of Milwaukee's Mark Sabljak and Mark Kass.

It was 30 years ago that the Business Journal of Milwaukee printed its first issue. 

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Politics & Government
4:25 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Supporters Want 'Outspoken' Alderman Donovan to Run for Mayor

Reporter Larry Sandler took a closer look at Alderman Bob Donovan.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with reporter Larry Sandler.

When it comes to developments in city government in Milwaukee, there’s one thing you can almost guarantee – a public comment or a news release by Alderman Bob Donovan

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Health & Science
5:14 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Milwaukee Reports Big Decrease in Teen Pregnancies

Ads, like this one, aimed at decreasing the teen pregnancy rate were part of the city of Milwaukee's approach to the issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city has met and exceeded its goal to reduce the teen pregnancy rate earlier than expected.

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Health & Science
5:03 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Zambian Pharmacists Train in Wisconsin to Improve Patient Care

Zambian pharmacists are studying American pharmaceuticals to better serve Zambians with HIV/AIDS.
Credit Jon Rawlinson, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews four pharmacists from Zambia, Elvis Kasongo, Enock Chikatula, Bwalya Simunyola, and Davies Kampamba.

For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.

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