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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Health & Science
11:06 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Astrophysicist Looks at the World through the Rear View Mirror

Powered by a central white pulsar, the Crab Nebula contains rapid rotation, a strong magnetic field that generates jets of matter and anti-matter, and an intense outward wind.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Dave Goldberg.

Astrophysicist Dave Goldberg asks a basic question - in a world of matter and anti-matter - why are we here?

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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.
Credit leroybutlerinc.com

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.
Credit Photos.com

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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