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
3:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

What Happened to All Those Moon Rocks?

The crater Daedelus is on the far side of the Earth's moon. This image was taken by Apollo 11.
Credit NASA

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

The Apollo moon missions (11 through 17, minus the infamous 13) collected more than 800 pounds of moon rock. But whatever happened to those samples?

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

'The Dissolve' Keeps Film Criticism Professional, Even Online

The Dissolve is an online film criticism site based in Chicago.
Credit Pitchfork

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews editorial director Keith Phipps and editor Scott Tobias, of the film "The Dissolve."

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off tonight, offering a representative mix of films produced these days, from the shorts and animation to the full-length blockbusters in their 35mm glory.

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Environment
2:41 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New Arboretum Helps Milwaukeeans Branch Out into Nature

Rotary Centennial Arboretum
The Hacker Family, Milwaukee, WI

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews key players who developed Milwaukee's new arboretum.

After planning for several years, the 40-acre Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens along the Milwaukee River north of downtown this weekend.

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Health & Science
3:13 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

A coral-themed CT scanner is one of the many designs created by Doug Dietz as part of his Adventure Series of imaging machines.
GE Healthcare

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Doug Dietz, innovation architect at Waukesha-based GE Healthcare.

Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Minister Takes Leap of Faith in Mystery Writing

Nanci Rathbun's first novel is a mystery starring protagonist Angelina Bonaparte, a librarian-turned-PI.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Nanci Rathbun about her new book and her unusual path to mystery writing.

Wisconsin native Nanci Rathbun is proof positive that you can have more than one career in a lifetime. In fact, she's had three.

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