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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Arts & Culture
5:26 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Forget the Brats - Veggies Take Over the Grill

Peppers are just one delicious vegetable that gets new life on the grill.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Milwaukee chef Michael Feker.

For many of us, summer cuisine means steaks, or chicken breasts, or kebabs, or brats, outside, over an open flame.

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Arts & Culture
1:23 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Twin Brother Debuts Natural, Feel-Good Sound

Milwaukee band Twin Brother includes musicians Sean Raasch and Tyler Nelson.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews musician Sean Raasch of Twin Brother.

Twin Brother marks a "starting over point" with a new album.

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Arts & Culture
1:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

What Artifacts Best Represent the Civil War Experience?

Harold Holzer is the author of The Civil War in 50 Objects, in partnership with the New York Historical Society – the oldest museum in New York City.

Harold Holzer speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War continues this year – July will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta's New Gig: Transplant Advocate

Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews restaurateur Joe Bartolotta.

For decades, Joe Bartolotta helped build up some of the area's top restaurants - only to fear he wouldn't be around to see their success.

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Health & Science
5:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

East Meets West: Guide to Wellness Channels Modern & Spiritual Medicine

Dr. Ashok Bedi explains some practical ways we can use spiritual and traditional medicine to achieve wellness.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Ashok Bedi, author of "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness."

"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

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Politics & Government
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Book Highlights Sherman Park's Push for Diversity

A new book highlights the efforts of many Sherman Park residents to ensure diversity in their neighborhood.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Paul Geenan about Sherman Park's history.

Milwaukee is one of, if not, the most segregated city in the country - according to varying accounts. A report released last month by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation says the city is the most segregated among 15 similar areas.  But the study also notes that Milwaukee is 6th out of those regions for diversity.

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Arts & Culture
5:04 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Walk Down the Streets of Time at the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Local grocer H. Grafman was the museum namesake Avrum Chudnow's father-in-law.
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Steve Daily, director of the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear located in Milwaukee.

The streets and shops of a Milwaukee gone by come back to life at a local museum.

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Arts & Culture
3:02 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Napa Auction Offers Model for Community Fundraising

Donors bid on big ticket lots at this year's Auction Napa Valley, held at the end of May and beginning of June.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews wine contributor Ray Fister.

We get an inside peek among the paddles and big bids at Auction Napa Valley.

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Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bounty Hunting

Zip ties can be used by bounty hunters to restrain fugitives.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews bond agent and bounty hunter Derek Nelson.

What would bounty hunting look like if made legal here in Wisconsin?

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Books
3:46 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Author Rediscovers Home in 'Map of Tulsa'

Benjamin Lytal's debut novel
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Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews author Benjamin Lytal.

Life can be a series of forked roads that keep us thinking, What would I be now if I had gone that other way instead?

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