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
1:44 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Nickelodeon's Creators, Actors 'Explain It All' In New Oral History

One of the many iterations of the Nickelodeon channel's logo donned the doors to Nickelodeon studios in California.
Credit Gareth Simpson/Flickr

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Mathew Klickstein on the history of Nickelodeon.

From the Sprout Network to Nick Jr., there are a lot of options out there in kids' television programming.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Theater Company Embeds Itself in Wauwatosa Nursing Home

Professional actors worked with Luther Manor residents with dementia to prepare the play "Finding Penelope." A documentary captured the collaborative process.
Credit 371 Productions

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Brad Lichtenstein and playwright Anne Basting.

For a year, members of a theater company embedded themselves at Luther Manor nursing home in Wauwatosa.

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Economy & Business
3:49 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Chairman Tom Werner on the Red Sox, MLB Commissioner, Performance Enhancers & Soccer

Boston Red Sox batter completing swing at Fenway Park.
Credit Lou Jones, Getty Images

Major League Baseball’s playoffs are underway and so is the search for the next commissioner of baseball.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Tom Werner.

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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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