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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Regional
5:09 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Why Did Milwaukee Get Rid of its Streetcars?

The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, opened in 1896, is part of the history of Milwaukee public transit.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine editor Abby Callard.

Late last week, a contract for the operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System was extended for an additional year. 

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Arts & Culture
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conservatory of Music CEO Finds Harmony in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest nonprofit music school in the state.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Gregory Ruffer.

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

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