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.


Health & Science
5:15 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Top 5 Science Stories of 2013

Discover Magazine released its top 100 science news stories in 2013 in their newest issue.
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The Waukesha-based Discover Magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 science news stories for 2013.

Editor-in-chief Steve George shares the top 5:

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Economy & Business
11:01 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Milwaukee Family Creates Popular 'HoodiePet'

HoodiePet was created by the Kempes, a Milwaukee family. This particular design is designer Alexia Kempe's favorite.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alexia and Louise Kempe, creators of HoodiePet.

Like Linus of Peanuts fame, many kids wish they could still hold onto their baby blankets, while still looking cool. A Milwaukee mom and her family have tapped into that desire and come up with one of the season's hot products.

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3:26 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Viral A Cappella Group Straight No Chaser Performs in Milwaukee

The classy a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, will be performing "Under the Influence" at Tuesday's concert at the Riverside Theater.
Credit Andrew Zaeh

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews Randy Stine, a founding member of the group Straight No Chaser.

The holidays are a time where wishes come true. The a cappella group Straight No Chaser was granted many wishes this year.

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4:29 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Report: Milwaukee Cultural Institutions Need $310 Million for Improvements

Milwaukee Public Museum
Mark Danielson, Flickr

Metro Milwaukee's parks, recreational and cultural institutions need a combined $310 million for repairs or upgrades, according to theĀ Public Policy Forum.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Report: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Needs $5 Million to Avoid Shutdown

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs several million dollars in order to stay open.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Mark Niehaus, the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs an immediate $5 million to avoid a shutdown, according to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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