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
12:35 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Three Hidden Nature Treasures in Milwaukee

Havenwood State Forest bridge
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor activities contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

For an urban city, Milwaukee's got a lot of nature around.

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Arts & Culture
6:48 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Can't Get It All Done? 3 "Tweaks" to Your Work, Life Routine

Cali Williams Yost explains how small changes can help us achieve our work and personal goals.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews work/life fit expert Cali Williams Yost.

As smartphones keep us ever accessible, email creates instant communication, and work increasingly slips into what used to be known as "after hours," it's no wonder many of us find ourselves wishing there were 25 hours a day.

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Arts & Culture
5:18 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Is Wisconsin Rude? Study Says Yes

Wisconsin has been ranked "not courteous" in a recent survey.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews etiquette expert Margery Sinclair.

Call it a “Midwest Nice” malfunction: a recent study ranks Wisconsin as the least courteous state.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ian and the Dream Reach for the "Saturns of Stars"

Ian and the Dream
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews local band Ian and the Dream.

Milwaukee area singer-songwriter Ian Ash, and his band, Ian and the Dream, have recently released their second EP, called “Saturns of Stars.”

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Health & Science
4:03 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mentorship to Help Breast Cancer Patients (and Families)

Mark Young is the president of the organization After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Inc.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews After Breast Cancer Diagnosis' Mark Young.

Much of the public effort surrounding breast cancer involves raising money for research and awareness. But for people who are diagnosed with the disease – and their families – the needs are often much more personal.

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Education
12:50 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Milwaukee's Homeschoolers Take Learning Outside the Home

Students explore animals' metamorphoses during the Spring Homeschool Day at Lynden Sculpture Garden.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Jennine Pufahl of the Milwaukee Area Home Learners.

What challenges are there to homeschooling children, and what misconceptions do others have about this in-home learning?

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Arts & Culture
11:13 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Finding the Poetry in Pong and Pac-Man

Poetry inspired by the video games of the '80s
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews poet B.J. Best about his newest collection.

If you’re a listener of a certain age, you probably recognize the title of poet B.J. Best’s new collection of prose poetry called But Our Princess is in Another Castle.

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Environment
1:49 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program

Big rains carry unprotected soils and sediments from agricultural and construction sites into Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay (near Ashland, Wis.) It's these situations county conservation departments try to avoid.
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WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews Bridget Holcomb.

Why should the State maintain funding for county conservationists? One analyst explains they help farmers - and Wisconsin's water.

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Arts & Culture
4:42 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Jazz Musician Stretches Creative Limbs as Yoga Instructor

Yoga instructor Erica Mather
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews yoga instructor and musician Erica Mather.

A popular Wisconsin jazz musician stepped back from the piano to become a New York yoga instructor.

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Politics & Government
2:56 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature

Marley and Stein with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Journal Sentinel reporters Jason Stein and Patrick Marley.

A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.

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