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
4:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

From Social Worker to Banjo Player, Singer Leads Band Luray to New Genre

The band Luray performs in Lake Effect's Studio C1.
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the band Luray.

The band Luray may be named for a part of Virginia, but it has Wisconsin roots.

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Arts & Culture
2:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Experimenting with Sound on Austin's 'Dive Bar Circuit'

Singer-songwriter Zoe Muth plays in Lake Effect's Studio C1.
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews singer-songwriter Zoe Muth and her band the Lost High Rollers.

Though she emerged from the same surroundings that produced grunge gods Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, singer-songwriter Zoe Muth's doesn't sound anything like them.

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Arts & Culture
5:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Surveillance, Privacy Debate Gets Spotlight in Next Act's Season Opener

"Perfect Mendacity" explores the limits we put on personal privacy.
Credit Next Act Theatre.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews David Cecsarini of Next Act Theatre.

It turns out that the debate between governmental surveillance and individual privacy isn't just dominating our political system and news coverage lately; now it's making its way into theater.

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Arts & Culture
4:56 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

5 Must-See Sites at Doors Open Milwaukee

Federal Courthouse in Downtown Milwaukee
Credit CJ Schmit, Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Amy Grau, program manager for Doors Open Milwaukee.

Some of Milwaukee best-known buildings – and some lesser-known places will welcome visitors this weekend.

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Regional
3:33 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Humane Society Offers Free Services to Low-Income Pet Owners

Dog owners in the 53206 zip code are being offered free vaccines and spay/neutering surgeries through the Wisconsin Humane Society and the "Pets for Life" program.
Credit Eileen, outlier dogs/Flickr

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Wisconsin Human Society executive director Anne Reed about the Pets for Life program.

Milwaukee's 53206 zip code has one of the highest poverty rates in the city. And according to the Wisconsin Humane Society, it also has one of the highest rates of stray and impounded animals.

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