Stephanie Lecci

Lake Effect Web Producer

Stephanie joined WUWM in September 2008 as the Coordinating Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

Stephanie began her career as an editorial assistant at her hometown newspaper, The Oyster Bay Guardian, on Long Island, NY. She fell in love with radio while working in the news department of Northwestern University’s campus radio station, WNUR. Later Stephanie interned at WALK-FM on Long Island, NY, the Daily Herald in Elgin, IL, WGN Radio in Chicago, IL, and at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.

Prior to joining WUWM, she worked as a freelance reporter and news producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio where she reported on religion and arts stories and helped prepare the local newscasts during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Stephanie also held the position of associate producer of the nationally syndicated political radio show, Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont.

Stephanie holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Stephanie lives on the East Side and loves oldies music, movies and anything by Aaron Sorkin.

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Environment
3:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Mine Application Moves Forward Despite Continued Debate

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate this land in northern Wisconsin, developing a huge iron ore mine.
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Lake Effect's Susan Bence covers the mining debate in northern Wisconsin.

Debate continues over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.  The state legislature paved the way earlier this year for Gogebic Taconite to apply for permission to build the mine.

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Arts & Culture
3:04 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

MECCA Basketball Court Bounces Back to Life As Art Exhibit

The MECCA basketball court floor will be shown for one night only at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ben Koller and Andy Gorzaski, of Our MECCA Group.

If you’re more than 35 years old, and you grew up watching sports in Milwaukee, you probably have memories of an iconic basketball court at the MECCA arena - now the U.S. Cellular Arena.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

India Fest Becomes Milwaukee's Newest Ethnic Festival

India Fest Milwaukee will take its place among the city's other large-scale ethnic and cultural celebrations this Saturday.
Credit Yogendra Joshi/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews the founders of India Fest, Milwaukee's newest ethnic festival.

For many, it would not be summer in Milwaukee without our lineup of ethnic festivals. 

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Health & Science
2:44 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Pluto Has Five Moons? And More Facts You Didn't Know About the Former Planet

The Pluto system
Credit NASA

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton about Pluto's moons.

Even though it's no longer considered a planet, Pluto still excites the imagination as it skims the outer reaches of our solar system.

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Arts & Culture
3:11 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Our dining critic says you can eat out cheaply - and well - in Milwaukee.
Credit J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

Is it possible to eat out and not break the bank? Dining contributor Ann Christenson says yes - and you don't even have to eat fast food, or at the buffet restaurant, or even at a church supper.

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Economy & Business
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Game Shows Air as WTMJ, Time Warner Feud Enters Lightning Round

WTMJ-TV's offices, circa 2006
Credit mechanikat/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Business Journal of Milwaukee's Rich Kirchen over the feud between Time Warner Cable and WTMJ 4.

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Milwaukee area have been missing a key local part of their cable lineup for nearly a month now.

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Five New Backyard Games You Can Play Right Now

"MSFTS," students and friends of Dawson Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., invented the group game winner, Dragon Frzz-Ball.
Credit Clif Kid Backyard Game Contest

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

There are a few precious days left to go out in the backyard or the playground and find something fun to do.

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Politics & Government
12:37 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

What Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About Politics

A new book looks at the intersection of pop culture and political theory.
Credit The University Press of Kentucky

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Joseph Foy and Dean Kowalski about the book, "Homer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory."

The idea that pop culture is filled with parables and stories beneath the surface is nothing new.

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Economy & Business
11:09 am
Tue August 20, 2013

MillerCoors Brewing Big Business Five Years After Merger

MillerCoors products on the shelf.
Credit Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Rich Rovito about MillerCoors.

Five years after Miller merged with Coors, we look in at how the joint venture is going.

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Irish Fest
10:21 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Milwaukee's Irish "Ma Mary" Cared for Colombia's Poorest

Milwaukeean Mary McCormick created several programs to help the poor in Colombia.
Credit Marquette University Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews authors Don Mueller and Jacqueline Maggiore about the life of Milwaukee's "Ma Mary" McCormick.

An Irish Milwaukee mother’s faith leads her to the slums of Colombia. Her story is being told in the Irish Fest Cultural Village today.

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