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
10:10 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Think Getting into College is Hard? Novel's 'Testing' is Downright Brutal

Joelle Charbonneau's first young adult novel puts a young girl in a dystopian future where college entrance exams are brutal.
Credit Joelle Charbonneau

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews dystopian young adult fiction writer Joelle Charbonneau.

Today’s ACT and SAT exams can be brutal, but in author Joelle Charbonneau's new book, some college admission tests are even lethal.

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Economy & Business
11:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Location is a Big Factor of the Wealth Gap

Families have to consider the location of where they live in proximity to their place of employment.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Dave Pate and Anne Price.

Milwaukee is known nationwide as being one of the most segregated cities in the country; segregated both racially and economically.

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Regional
11:11 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Wisconsin Cleans Up at American Cheese Society's Competition

Nearly 1,800 entries were found at the American Cheese Society competition in Madison, Wisconsin last week.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Lake Effect's Jeanette Hurt.

A week-long conference includes and awards cheese makers from all over the world and Wisconsin comes away with the most awards.

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Arts & Culture
11:34 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Soldiers' Letters Illustrate Wisconsin's Military History

Soldiers' published letters in newspapers helped maintain and pass on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with John Zimm about the letters of Wisconsin's soldiers from the Civil War.

One family’s scrapbook became a powerful resource for Wisconsin’s involvement in the Civil War.

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Education
11:38 am
Mon August 5, 2013

After Sikh Temple Shooting, Organization Promotes Social Peace Among Students

Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thorton at Serve 2 Unite press conference.
Serve 2 Unite

The tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin one year ago ignited an organization to form to help prevent future tragedies from happening.

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Economy & Business
11:31 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Colectivo is the new Alterra: Fowler Explains the Name Change

The same taste of Alterra can be found in Colectivo.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Lincoln Fowler, co-founder and co-owner of Colectivo Coffee.

Colectivo is the new Alterra and a lot of people are needing a strong cup of coffee to swallow the news.

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Health & Science
11:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Deaf-Blind Milwaukee Woman Pens Inspiring Life Story

Ruth Silver gives insight into her life in her autobiography "Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss."
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Founder of the Center of Deaf-Blind Persons Ruth Silver speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci about her autobiography.

The Director Emeritus of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons says disabled people have the ability to live independent lives.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Nathan Meckel (center) of The Happy Racers performs for fans, young and old.
Credit The Happy Racers

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Please Please Me 'Shake a Little Harder' on New Record

The Please Please Me just released "Shake a Little Harder," their first EP. The band is Alissa McClure, Jessie Torrisi, and Agustin Frederic
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Take a last-minute line-up change, a Craigslist ad and three talented musicians, and you have the origin story of the band The Please Please Me.

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Regional
3:46 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set, Pedal! Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes is Back

The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes will be held on August 11th.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Adam Baus, creator of The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes.

If you're looking to find an urban adventure whilst pedaling on your bicycle, Milwaukeean Adam Baus has an event for you.

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