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
3:43 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

How the US Coast Guard Contributed to the Filming of "The Surface" Movie

The Coast Guard works with filmmakers to accurately portray their daily lives in movies.
Credit Coast Guard News, Flickr

Lake Effect' Mitch Teich talks with Commander John Pruitt III.

On Sunday, the Milwaukee Film Festival will feature a panel discussion offering people a sneak peek at several movies in progress, all being made by Wisconsin filmmakers.

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Education
3:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date?

Wisconsin school districts may choose to start earlier than Labor Day.
Credit Terry McCombs, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's Scottie Meyers.

Public schools in Wisconsin start after Labor Day. But, a bill proposed in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature might change future start dates.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Fall Gardens: Container Plants are the Way to Go

Contained plants can be adorned with fall decorations.
Credit pinke, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich chats with Melinda Myers.

With the changing of the season, temperatures are getting colder and plants are facing fluctuating temperatures.

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Economy & Business
3:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

4 Reasons to Consider Wisconsin's College Savings Plan

Jim Diulio suggests investing your child's college savings in a 529 college savings account instead of keeping it under your bed.
Credit Tax Credits, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Jim DiUlio, the 529 College Savings Director for the State of Wisconsin.

Even as savings rates across the country have gone down in recent years, the state of Wisconsin is trying to encourage more people to put away money for college.

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Politics & Government
1:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

County Board Looking for More Routes, Cheaper Fares from Future Transit Manager

Milwaukee County is looking for a new managerial partner to take over running the county buses.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews County Board chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Brit Singer Billy Bragg: Protest Music is 'Not an Agent' of Change

Billy Bragg performing his unique blend of folk, punk and protest music.
Credit El Humilde Fotero del Pánico/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews acclaimed singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

Over the past 30 years, one of the enduring voices of protest to emerge from Britain has been singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. In turns angry, reflective, and funny, Bragg has developed a following in the U.S., as well.

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Arts & Culture
3:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Meat Packer to Cultural Ambassador, Frederick Layton Gave Art to Milwaukee

"Portrait of Frederick Layton," by Eastman Johnson, 1893
Credit Dedra Walls, Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews authors and historians Eric Vogel and John Eastberg about Frederick Layton.

His name may be common on Milwaukee street signs and in neighborhoods, but many people today really don't know Frederick Layton's importance to the cultural landscape of the city.

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Arts & Culture
4:01 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Establishing Country Roots in Brookfield

Brookfield-native Nora Collins is planting her country roots.
Credit noracollins.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews musician Nora Collins.

Nora Collins began taking music seriously at the age of 14. Now 19, she has been named Wisconsin’s 2013 WAMI Rising Star and 2013 Vocalist of the Year.

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Regional
5:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

3 Attractions to See at Milwaukee County Fair

Pies are just one of the many food competition categories at the Milwaukee County Fair.
Credit mechanikat, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer about the Milwaukee County Fair.

Did you know that there's a Milwaukee County Fair? There sure is - and it's coming at the end of September.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Rowers to Converge on Milwaukee River

Milwaukee will be flooded with row teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois on September 21st.
Credit Michael Pereckas/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alyssa Remington, race director of the 2013 Milwaukee River Challenge.

Rowing: it's a sport you either love or hate. But either way, it's making a splash in Milwaukee this weekend.

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