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
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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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!
Credit wikicommons

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.
Credit erikajanik.com

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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