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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Health & Science
10:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Exo-Planets Could Hold Key in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The "gap" in this young star's surrounding disc of gas and dust indicates that new exo-planets are being made.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astrophysicist Dr. David Latham.

An astrophysicist says the search for extraterrestrial life is about to get interesting.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Rock Island Lighthouse Sets Scene for Historical Mystery Novel

Pottawatomie Lighthouse on Rock Island
Credit United States Coast Guard

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Kathleen Ernst.

The shores beneath a historic lighthouse become a crime scene in a new murder mystery from Kathleen Ernst.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

A Short Bright Flash: French Physicist's Lens Revolutionized Lighthouses

Point Reyes Lighthouse in San Francisco, Calif.
Credit vtsr/Flickr

As we mark National Lighthouse Day, we hear about the technology that saved lives and built empires.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Gardening for All Five Senses

Melinda Myers shows us how to garden with more than just sight in mind.
Credit Melinda Myers

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews gardening expert Melinda Myers on using all five sense in the garden.

Amid the lively chaos at the Wisconsin State Fair lies a little oasis with cooler temperatures and greener horizons.

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Health & Science
11:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Deaf-Blind Milwaukee Woman Pens Inspiring Life Story

Ruth Silver gives insight into her life in her autobiography "Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss."
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Founder of the Center of Deaf-Blind Persons Ruth Silver speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci about her autobiography.

The Director Emeritus of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons says disabled people have the ability to live independent lives.

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Education
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Local Volunteer Says She Refuses to Play "Blind Card"

Volunteer Cindy Alioto
Credit Vision Forward

As the National Governors Association’s annual meeting kicks off tomorrow with a session on employing people with disabilities, a local volunteer says she is proof that challenges can be overcome.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Nathan Meckel (center) of The Happy Racers performs for fans, young and old.
Credit The Happy Racers

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Bottle vs. Breast: The New Mommy Wars

A new book details how the United States got on the breastfeeding bandwagon - at the expense of moms can only or choose to formula feed.
Credit James Stewart/Flickr

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and blogger Suzanne Barston about her new book "Bottled Up."

Breastfeeding advocates say "breast is best" - but does the movement leave other moms out in the cold?

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Regional
3:46 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set, Pedal! Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes is Back

The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes will be held on August 11th.
Credit amazingmilwaukeerace.com

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Adam Baus, creator of The Amazing Milwaukee Race on Bikes.

If you're looking to find an urban adventure whilst pedaling on your bicycle, Milwaukeean Adam Baus has an event for you.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

New Poetry Reading Series Wants to Rock You

A new poetry reading series is coming to Milwaukee.
Credit Larry Darling/Flickr

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews poets Paul Scot August and Robert Vaughan.

When was the last time you were at a poetry reading that felt as energized as a rock concert?

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