Eleanor Peterson

Lake Effect Intern

Eleanor is a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working towards 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 an intern with WUWM's Lake Effect program - editing interviews, writing article summaries of interviews and conducting interviews. After graduation, she hopes to work in public radio.

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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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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Are You Obese Because Grandma Starved? Milwaukee Researcher Says It's Possible

Epigenetics explained: "Three generations at once are exposed to the same environmental conditions (diet, toxins, hormones, etc.). In order to provide a convincing case for epigenetic inheritance, an epigenetic change must be observed in the 4th generation."
Credit University of Utah Health Services

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Rob Lane, an expert in epigenetics.

We all know our inherited DNA shapes us, but a Milwaukee researcher says how our parents - and even our grandparents - lived could also affect our genes.

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Health & Science
2:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

2013's Top 5 Astronomical Stories

Curiosity is testing rock samples on Mars.
NASA

Throughout 2013, Dr. Jean Creighton kept her eye on astronomical news. From a fireball in Russia to the Kepler Telescope, Creighton highlights her top five stories of the year.

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Food
5:49 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Say Cheese! Nine Picks for Your Party Plate

Beehive's Barely Buzzed cheese is infused with coffee and lavender.
Credit Beehive Barely Buzzed

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews cheese writer Jeanette Hurt.

If you're planning a holiday or New Year's party in Wisconsin, chances are a cheese plate is in order. But what to put on it?

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