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
11:35 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Harley Riders, Beware: Crashes Are Rising

Eric Oliver says that motorcyclists need to be noticed by everyone.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with journalist Eric Oliver.

Tens of thousands of motorcycle riders are already in Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebration, and tens of thousands more will be rolling into town by the weekend.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Getting a Chance to Answer Those 'What Ifs'

Though his new novel involves time-traveler, author Andrew Sean Greer says he doesn't write science fiction, but rather historical fiction.
Credit Harper Collins

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Andrew Sean Greer.

Most of us have "what-ifs" fogging up our lives.

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Irish Fest
10:06 am
Sat August 17, 2013

The Modern Grass Updates Bluegrass Sound

Modern Grass is warming up in the Lake Effect lobby.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews The Modern Grass, a bluegrass band from Nova Scotia.

There are lots of unique acts at Irish Fest this year, but if you just happened upon the music of the five piece band, The Modern Grass, you probably wouldn't have thought you were at Irish music festival. 

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Irish Fest
9:56 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Nova Scotia Group Infuses Scottish Music with a Taste of Jazz

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac in Lake Effect studios.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Nova Scotian musician Mary Jane Lamond.

One of the great musical traditions in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton is its Gaelic singing.

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Irish Fest
9:45 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Chicago Duo Shares Irish Immigrant Heritage

Bohola in the Lake Effect studio.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews an Irish music duo from Chicago, bohola.

Irish Fest is winding down here in Milwaukee, but down in Chicago, or “Chi-cargo,” a deep Irish heritage is keeping the music alive.

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