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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Environment
11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Pictured here with her fleet mate Biscayne Bay (right), the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw backs into the lower Poe Lock approach leaving a trail of broken ice at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13, 2013.
Credit United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Thu February 13, 2014

How to Host a Wonderful Wine Tasting Party

A glass of wine can be so mysterious. That is the kind of fun you can have at your own blind wine tasting parties!
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with wine blogger Ray Fister.

While some will celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and flowers, others might be more tempted to bring a blush to their Valentine’s cheek with wine.

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Health & Science
1:47 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Modern Medical Practices come from 19th Century Quackery and Your Mother

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine explores the different forms of 19th Century "quackery" that we use today.
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Erika Janik speaks with Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson.

Mom is the first person many of us turn to when we are sick. She has that certain magic touch and knows what we need in order to feel better.

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Regional
12:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Five Things You Might Not Know About Biathlon

Biathlete Carolyn (Treacy) Bramante represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
courtesy Carolyn Bramante

2006 Olympic biathlete Carolyn Bramante talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

You say you've been watching hours of coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?  Then you've probably run across biathlon, that seemingly odd hybrid of target shooting and cross-country skiing.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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