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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Regional
5:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

A Year After Telling Story of Abuse, Speedskater Bridie Farrell Achieves Personal Bests

After undergoing gall bladder surgery seven weeks before Olympic trials, Bridie Farrell placed seasonal and personal best in long-track skating.
Credit Courtesy of Bridie Farrell

Almost exactly a year ago, speedskater Bridie Farrell rocked the sports world when she went public with the story of her sexual abuse by former teammate, mentor and four-time Olympian Andy Gabel.

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Education
4:42 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools

Common Core Standards are causing concern among politicians. Are the students tested on material that is too advanced?
Credit Melanie Holtsman, flickr

Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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Arts & Culture
6:57 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

PHOTOS: Photography Collective Captures Wisconsin's Extremes

A group of photographers are using their collective images to capture the essence of Wisconsin and other places in America. Here pictured is Salem, Wis.
Alessandra Sanguinetti, Postcards from America, tumblr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews MAM photography curator Lisa Sutcliffe and photographers Donovan Wylie of Northern Ireland and Jacob Sobol of Denmark.

Photography is usually thought of a solitary pursuit, but when you're trying to capture the essence of a state like Wisconsin, you might need some back-up.

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Health & Science
6:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Book: How to Raise Your Daughter to Be a Critical Thinker, Not a 'Sassy Diva'

Author Melissa Atkins Wardy was inspired to help other parents redefine "girly" after she struggled to find aviation-themed clothes for her daughter.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melissa Atkins Wardy.

A Janesville writer is taking on gender expectations in hopes we can avoid the sexualization and stereotyping of girls.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

LISTEN: David Mamet's 'Race' Takes No Prisoners with Legal Drama

"Race" by David Mamet performed by Next Act Theatre. (l-r) Tiffany Renee Johnson, Jonathan Smoots, David Cecsarini, and Lee Palmer.
Credit Timothy Moder

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Next Theatre's David Cecsarini, Tiffany Renee Johnson, Lee Palmer, and Jonathan Smoots.

Of all the “isms” that are out there, racism is one of the most enduring, and in this supposedly post-racial age, the most pernicious.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell Says We Got the Story of David and Goliath All Wrong

The story of David and Goliath gets a closer look in Malcolm Gladwell's book. The illustration is by Robert Temple Ayres.
Credit Fried Dough, flickr.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

We all know the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which the outsized and outmatched young David defeats the giant Goliath in battle with only the use of a stone.

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Arts & Culture
1:38 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Weekend Movie Picks: Scandalous Dickens vs. Conflicted Iranian Family

Stay warm with a movie and some popcorn.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon with Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen.

Staying inside is pretty advisable, given this weekend's predicted frigid weather. But maybe a film set in Europe will help warm you up.

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Health & Science
1:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Open Wide! Better Dental Care Starts with Going to the Dentist

It is recommended that everybody sees the dentist twice a year. Many people aren't.
Credit UK Ministry of Defense, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Tim McCormick and Sara Rae Lancaster, both from Milwaukee Magazine.

Even for people who have few cavities, a trip to the dentist can seem like, well, pulling teeth.

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Economy & Business
12:33 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Boston Store Will Stay at Grand Avenue for Four Years, Pending City Support

Boston Store will sign a four-year lease to stay in the Grand Avenue mall if the city gives it $1.2 million in incentives.
Credit AdamL212/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Business Journal reporters Stacy Vogel Davis and Sean Ryan.

Boston Store will remain as the west-end anchor of the Shops of Grand Avenue after it agreed this week to four-year lease extension, contingent on city support.

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Politics & Government
1:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Three Takeaways from Gov. Walker's State of the State

Governor Scott Walker after a ceremonial bill signing on March 11, 2011.
Credit Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews political science professor Mordecai Lee.

In the final State of the State address of his first term, Governor Scott Walker focused heavily on economic themes Wednesday night.

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