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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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.
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.
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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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