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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Education
1:46 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

What Do Milwaukee Public Schools Need in a New Superintendent?

What do Milwaukee Public Schools' students need from their new superintendent?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analysts Paul Hill and Michael Casserly.

The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools.  The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that Gregory Thornton is leaving to run the public school system in Baltimore.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Mary Nohl's Eccentric, Eclectic House to be Relocated to Sheboygan

Mary Nohl's artistic house will be relocated to Sheboygan.
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Tourists will soon have to travel to Sheboygan to take in the Mary Nohl's art, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Book: Milwaukee Once Had a Strong Underground Punk Rock Scene

Steve Nodine's "The Cease is Increase" explores the underground world of Milwaukee's punk scene.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with author Steve Nodine.

If you were in your teens or early twenties in Milwaukee from, say, the late '70s to early '80s, you certainly had your pick of local punk rock bands to follow.

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Health & Science
3:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

With No Legislative Movement, Fight Over Raw Milk Foments in Wisconsin

Pasteurized milk or raw milk? That is the real question
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Erik Gunn.

A bill that would loosen restrictions on sales of raw milk in Wisconsin is still pending. The bill passed a state senate committee in November, but has not advanced past that stage. 

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Writing as a Way of Thinking & Discovering

Writing helps people think and discover themselves and the world around them.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Scott Russell Sanders.

Writer Scott Russell Sanders is loved by many for novels and essays, many of which carry a nature theme.  But while the environment does play a significant, vital role in his books such as A Conservationist Manifesto and his latest, Divine Animal, it’s not the only issue that he writes about.

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Food
7:48 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Writer Lucy Saunders' new cookbook helps keep veggies in the mix when it comes to beer-food pairings.
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Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews "Dinner in the Beer Garden" author Lucy Saunders.

The beer-and-brat pairing is practically a Wisconsin staple, but Milwaukee-based beer writer Lucy Saunders is hoping her new cookbook will introduce some new options to complement your brew.

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Health & Science
1:31 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

UWM Hosts Forum to Address Affordable Care Act's Challenges

US Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks during a press conference about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka.

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.

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Arts & Culture
4:03 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

"Dirt is My Favorite Color": The Photography of Paul Calhoun

Paul Calhoun was inspired by the shirt worn by the boy on the left.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North chats with Milwaukee photographer Paul Calhoun

Photographer Paul Calhoun has traveled the world with his camera.

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

How Shakespeare Helps These Wisconsin Veterans Suffering From PTSD

Nancy Smith-Watson and her husband working with participants.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Nancy Smith-Watson and Shep Crumrine.

A little over a year ago, Feast of Crispian began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

From Whirligigs to Walking Sticks: Folk Art Gets the Focus at Milwaukee Art Museum

The Newsboy, 1888 Carved, assembled and painted wood with folded tin
Photo credit John Nienhuis

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit curator Margaret Andera.

You might not think of duck decoys, old quilts or business signs as works of art, but the Milwaukee Art Museum certainly does.

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