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
10:18 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Self-Discovery in High School Created the Dangerous Muse

Dangerous Muse's Mike Furey has a strong presence on New York's electronic rock scene.
Credit Dalton Flint

Portland, Maine is considered to be a rather conservative part of the country. Mike Furey, who grew up near Portland, was rebellious because he did one thing: learned how to play piano.

He recorded himself singing television show theme songs as a five-year old.  Once he played it back, he stopped because he did not like what he heard. It was too high-pitched and out of tune.  He became his hardest critic at a very young age.

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Arts & Culture
4:06 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Dentist Goes into Deep Thought, Inspired by the Problems his Patients Face

Do you ever overthink? Paul, a dentist, thinks about life's simplest and deepest questions while working on his patients.
Credit Boswell Books

There are a lot of human inventions, like philosophy and religion  that attempt to answer the big questions: Why are we here?  Do we have a purpose?  Why are we so unhappy so much of the time?  What does it mean to be a Boston Red Sox fan when they actually win the World Series?  And do we have the capacity to change?

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Regional
3:51 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Neighborhood News Service Effectively Informs Milwaukee Communities

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) is an award-winning online source for objective, professional multimedia reporting on urban issues in 15 Milwaukee communities.
Credit Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The online media source Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been operating for three years, with support from places such as the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, and Marquette University.

Among outlet’s missions has been to cover hyperlocal neighborhood stories that are often missed by larger publications with broader scopes.

But has that ambition been realized?  And how does the Neighborhood News Service itself figure into the work of community building?

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Arts & Culture
3:33 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Reporter Investigates Poverty by Going into the Neighborhoods, Speaks to the People

Poverty can be seen throughout Milwaukee, in some areas more than others.
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Most of the news stories we read or see that relate to poverty get to the issue through some other lens – crime, unemployment, housing issues.  But writer Brendan O’Brien set out to cover poverty different in an ongoing series of reports for the online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

O’Brien’s series focuses on poverty as a way of life in neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s north side, and he joined Mitch Teich in the Lake Effect studio to share some of the backstory.

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Health & Science
1:28 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Report Finds Surpring Increase in Milwaukee's Infant Mortality Rates After Years of Decrease

The rising rate of infant mortality leaves a lot of empty cribs and heartbroken families around Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee’s efforts to reduce the rate of infant mortality in the city took a blow yesterday, when the city released new data showing the rate climbed to 10.3 deaths for every thousand births in the city.  That came after consistent decreases in the last decade. 

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Arts & Culture
11:41 am
Thu June 5, 2014

What's That Over There?: Tanzilo Explores the Less-Visited Parts of Milwaukee

Bobby Tanzilo explores the histories of the small nooks and crannies of Milwaukee.
Credit Boswell Books

The line goes something like this: it was midnight in the city that keeps its secrets… Like all cities, there are quite a few out of the way and forgotten corners of Milwaukee. Some are hidden in plain sight; others take a bit of sleuthing. And as Bobby Tanzilo found out, some of them require no fear of spiders, heights, or closed spaces to access.

"We're trying to figure out what people are talking about, and specifically to Milwaukee, we're pitching Milwaukee and the bookstore as a place for, say, authors to visit over the next year," says Tanzilo.

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Health & Science
11:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Should the Media Consider Ethics when Reporting Tragic Events?

Should media reporters figure in ethics while covering tragic stories?
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The shocking stabbing of a 12-year girl in Waukesha by two of her friends has attracted media attention from around the world, largely for its connection to writings and a character on a horror fiction website.  The accused girls' names have been all over the news, as they stand charged in adult court for attempted murder.

Meanwhile, the story of the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, California, has raised concerns by some about the level of attention given to the murderer, who left a lengthy manifesto offering his rationale for the depraved act he was about to commit.

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Arts & Culture
10:54 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Hot New Summer Reads to Keep on Your Radar

Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin makes suggestions on hot reads for this summer.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Boswell Books Proprietor Daniel Goldin.

Many readers are already stockpiling titles for their summer reading lists.

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Arts & Culture
12:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Two UWM Guitar Students Study and Perform Puerto Rican Music in Milwaukee

Hector Torres Gonzalez and John Ruiz are two students in the Fingerstyle Guitar Program at Peck School of the Arts.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Guitars have been around in one form or another for millennia, and there are as many styles as there are countries way they are played makes them unique. Spanish guitar music crossed the Atlantic ocean with the Conquistadors, and that influence can be heard in the guitar music throughout Latin America, including Puerto Rico.

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Two Guitar Giants Performed Together for the First Time in Milwaukee

Guitarists Lucas Michailidis and Peter Lang performed at the Zelazo Center on May 1st.
Credit MKE Unplugged

The fingerstyle guitar program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee not only trains the next generation of guitarists but also brings in world class musicians to teach and perform.

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