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.

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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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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

'Dairy Queen' Author Brings Back Wisconsin-Based Characters

Heaven is Paved with Oreos is Catherine Gilbert Murdoch's newest book.
Credit catherinemurdoch.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

Catherine Murdock’s Wisconsin-based series of middle grade novels was supposed to be done by now.  But after the Dairy Queen trilogy concluded, Murdock couldn’t let the characters go.

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Economy & Business
2:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Former Wisconsin Energy Chairman Reflects on Industry Changes

Dick Abdoo is the former head of Wisconsin Energy.
Credit Wisconsin Energy

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Richard "Dick" Abdoo, the former Chairman of Wisconsin Energies Corporation.

It’s been eight years since Dick Abdoo stepped down as Chairman of the Wisconsin Energy Corporation, of which We Energies is a subsidiary.

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Economy & Business
4:36 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

What Do Milwaukee's Young Professional Groups Do?

Young professionals gather at a Newaukee and FUEL Milwaukee event at Millioke Restaurant.
Credit Newaukee Facebook

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Milwaukee Magazine Associate Editor Matthew Hrodey.

Since it came on the scene four years ago, the organization known as Newaukee has connected thousands of Milwaukee’s young professionals.

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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.
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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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