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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Regional
12:31 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

Schlitz Brewery, located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pleasant Avenue.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

12 Fall Flicks Not to Miss

The great movie line-up and the smell of popcorn will be bringing many people to movie theaters this fall.
Credit allisonmseward12, flickr

Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen reveals his top picks among fall films.

After a summer of what he calls "Dumb and Dumber” movies, film critic David Luhrssen is looking forward to fall's film line-up.

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Health & Science
12:09 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Less Sleep, More Bulge? Research Finds Link Between Zzz's, Calories

Refrigerators are the first place for many sleep-deprived people.
Credit Hope For Gorilla, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Cecilia Hillard about the relationship between lack of sleep and eating habits.

People having a hard time sleeping often turn to munchies to deal with their insomnia. But is that healthy?

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Politics & Government
11:48 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Analyst: As Negotiations Continue, Russia 'Shrewd' on Syria

Protestors outside the U.S. Capitol building rally for a military intervention in Syria.
Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews foreign policy contributor Art Cyr.

Update: High-stakes talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov continued on Friday in Geneva. They say they are continuing to negotiate a deal on Syria's chemical weapons, as well as try to renew talks on ending the Syrian civil war.

It has been a roller coaster week for U.S. policy toward Syria. 

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Economy & Business
9:21 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Plan Underway to Convert Wauwatosa's Warehouses Into Shopping Center

One of the many sketches in the works for the Mayfair Collection, opening in April 2014.
Credit REJblog

A Chicago developer may be setting a precedent as it repurposes Wauwatosa’s warehouses into a shopping center.

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Arts & Culture
2:06 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Boutique, Artist Celebrate Creative Fabric of Third Ward

Lela Boutique in the Third Ward celebrates 10 years of business.
Credit Lela

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lela boutique owner Carrie Arrouet and artist Reggie Baylor.

A renowned artist is helping a Third Ward clothing boutique mark its 10th birthday - in a unique way.

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Advocacy Group: Don't Demonize Dog Breeds Like Pit Bulls

Pit bulls are the current target to many breed-discriminatory legislation in Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals director Kathy Pobloskie.

Two weeks ago, President Obama came out against so-called breed-restrictive legislation – essentially policies against certain kinds of dogs.

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Arts & Culture
4:11 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Milwaukee Musician Has 'Head on Straight'

Heuer's band, Hello Death, will be performing this Saturday night at the Riverwest Public House.
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Lake Effect contributor Sean Raasch speaks with musician Nathaniel Heuer.

There is a lot of creativity emerging from the Milwaukee music scene.  There are scores of talented songwriters wherever you look - practically one in every backyard.

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Arts & Culture
3:42 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Former BoDean Scores Playwright's Life Story

Sam Llanas, from the BoDeans, performs his song for "A Day for Grace" in the Lake Effect studio.
Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews performer Doug Vincent, musician Sam Llanas, and producer Gary Tanin.

When playwright Doug Vincent needed music for his new one-man show, he turned to what he loved: the music of former BoDean Sam Llanas.

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Politics & Government
1:18 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Highway 41 Could Become Interstate By 2014

The starting point of U.S. Highway 41 is located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Wisconsin DOT's Tammy Rabe.

Part of next year's road construction could be plans to convert U.S. Highway 41 into an interstate.

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