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
1:17 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Whitewater Family Time-Travels Back to 19th-Century Immigrant Farm

(l-r) Period Clothing Coordinator Rachel Neubauer and Curator of Interpretation Jennifer Van Haaften show Amy and Ashley Ziolkowski a corset style they can opt to wear.
Stephanie Lecci

Hear the Lake Effect interview.

  In today's fast-paced, technology-dependent world, have you ever found yourself wanting to go back to a simpler time, perhaps romanticizing what it would be like to live on a farm, making your own food, like our early pioneer settlers did?

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Environment
12:20 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Report: Tight Budgets Shouldn't Derail Great Lakes Research

Zebra mussels on a current meter in Lake Michigan
Credit U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews John Nevin of the International Joint Commission.

A new report offers a mixed review of the state of the health of the Great Lakes.

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World
7:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Analyst: Obama's Having a Bad Week for Foreign Policy

Nawaz Sharif, who leads the PMLN political party, has likely won election as prime minister of Pakistan.
Credit Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews our foreign policy contributor Art Cyr.

The Obama administration has dealt with several major challenges in the foreign policy arena in the last couple of weeks.

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Education
7:16 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Making Student-to-Student Connections Could Reduce School Violence

Credit Misko, via Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews organizers of an upcoming conference exploring restorative justice practices in schools.

How can restorative justice practices used by countries after periods of disruption help reduce bad behavior in our schools?

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Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Awash with Regret, Characters Try to Surmount "Beautiful Ruins"

Jess Walter's latest story begins at a hotel in Italy opened by a Wisconsin car salesman and English teacher.
Credit Harper Perennial

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jess Walter.

There is a review of Jess Walter’s latest book, that describes the author as “ a big-hearted man who excels at writing about other big-hearted, if broken, men.” Walter would plead guilty as charged.

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Arts & Culture
1:41 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Top Four Oddball Attractions in Wisconsin

Milwaukee's "Gertie the Duck" statue is one of several local entries in Jerome Pohlen's extensive compendium of unusual tourist destinations.
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jerome Pohlen about "Oddball Wisconsin."

Visit some of Wisconsin's weirder roadside attractions.

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Environment
12:53 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

In Michael Pollan's Kitchen, Fresh Foods Leave Little Room for Junk

Author Michael Pollan at Boswell Book Company
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews author Michael Pollan.

Michael Pollan is no stranger to the murky world of food production and how we humans fit in the chain.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

National Forests Face Threats from People, Politics - and Bugs

Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Chris Johnson about his new book on the creation of national forests.

As the weather gets nicer, millions of Americans will take to hiking in national forests, trading in the company of man for the company of trees. But as more people take advantage of forests, the increased foot-traffic may actually pose a threat to these natural resources.

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Arts & Culture
4:48 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Art Show Reinvents the Bicycle Wheel

Architect and artist Emily Scali's bike wall
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields interviews artist Austin Ohm and architect Emily Scali.

Artists aim to create artwork that's both "beautiful and functional" from bicycle parts.

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