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
5:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Move Over, Newsman: Media Ethicist Says We're All Journalists Today

Kelly McBride says that we are all journalists in the 21st century.
Credit Manin the Moon, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Kelly McBride.

Do you think of yourself as a journalist? One media ethicist says you should - and you should follow the rules that go along with the title.

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Regional
10:51 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Celebrating Milwaukee's Restaurants: A Homegrown Delicacy

Milwaukee's fine dining has a lot to offer people who are looking for an exquisite bite to eat.
Credit Inspirational Food, Flickr

Every month we talk with Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek about Milwaukee’s, and the rest of Wisconsin’s, great food traditions. Over the last year we’ve covered farmers markets, new restaurants, James Beard nominations and awards that recognize Milwaukee chefs, and more.

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Federal Agencies in Milwaukee Partner to Connect Artists with Health Insurance

A new government partnership helps artists access health insurance through ACA.
Credit photos.com

A conversation with HHS and SBA representatives about Health Insurance for artists

A first-of-its-kind partnership started here in Milwaukee between two federal agencies is working to help artists and other sole-proprietors figure out their health insurance options.

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Environment
5:18 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl Return to Milwaukee for Kids' Exhibit on Nature

"Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home" at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.
VIP Photography

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Betty Brinn Children's Museum's Kristen Adams and Jean Classen of the US Forest Service's Urban Connections program in Milwaukee.

Though this Wisconsin winter has meant a lot of time cooped up kids, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum has just opened an exhibit that brings the outdoors inside.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Prost? Try Lloniannau, Since Milwaukee's First Brewers Were Actually Welsh

Frederick Miller was one of Milwaukee's four beer barons to gave back to the community.
Credit Brian Stechschulte, flickr

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author and historian Brenda Magee.

Every summer, thousands of people come to Milwaukee to celebrate German Fest with a pint or two of Milwaukee’s German beer.

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Arts & Culture
2:03 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

October, Before I Was Born: a New Play Offers a Personal Account of a Public Tragedy

Raeleen McMillion, Ken T. Williams & April Paul in "October, Before I Was Born."
Mark Frohna

Bonnie North interviews Staughton playwright Lori Matthews about "October, Before I Was Born".

In October of 1960, an explosion ripped through the Tennessee Eastman Company factory in Kingsport, Tennessee. Out of 12,000 men at the factory, 16 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. It threw Kingsport’s largest employer into disarray at the time.

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Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Queens of Harmony Strike a Chord at The Pabst

Queens of Harmony in the Lake Effect studio.
Bonnie North, Lake Effect

Milwaukee's Queens of Harmony chat and perform in Lake Effect's Studio B

Milwaukee’s gospel quartet Queens of Harmony has been singing in Central City churches for almost half a century. They have also performed in Washington, DC and as far away as Japan.

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Arts & Culture
11:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Callanan Chases After 'The Red Balloon' in his Recent Essay

Callanan chases his own Red Balloon to figure out its meaning.
Credit LeAnn E. Crowe, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Liam Callanan.

The 17th annual Festival of Film in French is going on at UW-Milwaukee now through Sunday.

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Arts & Culture
11:26 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Ulrich Photographs American Consumerism

Cleveland, OH, 2004. Brian Ulrich (American, b. 1971). Chromogenic process color print; 101.6 x 127 in. Gift of Katherine Solender and William E. Katzin, The Cleveland Museum of Art 2007.170
Brian Ulrich

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with photographer Brian Ulrich.

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art is host to a major exhibit of photography that makes us look at and question what it means to be a consumer.

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Arts & Culture
11:31 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Milwaukee Ballet 'Pushes the Boundaries' This Winter

Milwaukee Ballet's 2014 Winter Series focuses on pushing the boundaries of traditional ballet.
Credit Mayara Pineiro, Photo: Jessica Kaminski, milwaukeeballet.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with choreographers Gabrielle Lamb, Timothy O'Donnell, and Luca Veggetti.

During this dark and cold time of the year, the Milwaukee Ballet traditionally heats up the Marcus Center with its Winter Series – it’s yearly a performance of three new dance works made for the ballet.

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