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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Lake Effect
5:45 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Great Lakes & Forests, Steroid Tests, Ryan Braun Essay, Sept. 11 Memories

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

The effort to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species goes well inland. We talk with two scientists working on such conservation efforts. Then, we learn about the complexities of testing for performance-enhancing drugs in big-time sports. And we’ll revisit one memory of Sept. 11 – twelve years later.

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5:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Why Do Forests Matter in the Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species?

Forest Service representatives are in Milwaukee to talk about efforts to prevent the transfer of invasive species from forests to the Great Lakes.
U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Forest Service's Anthony Erba and John Rothlisberger.

It turns out that the health of forests has quite a bit to do with the health of the lakes.

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Historian: Northern Free Blacks 'Spearheaded' Lead Up to Civil War

As we mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we've heard a lot about the battles, the heroes, the death tolls.

But what we don't hear often enough is about the people who had the biggest stake in the war's outcome: African-Americans - both slaves and free persons.

University of Wisconsin historian Steve Kantrowitz argues that we often overlook the role of Northern free blacks in the lead up to the civil war. 

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Health & Science
3:21 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

How Fast Does a Concussed Brain Heal?

A local researcher makes the case that we need to figure out how long it takes the brain to heal from a concussion.
Credit John McStravick/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Tom Hammeke about his study on concussions.

With football season now underway, concerns are once again heating up about how to treat head injuries.

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Cedarburg Gets New Art Museum, Courtesy of Bank

The new Cedarburg Art Museum is housed in a historic Victorian mansion.
Credit Cedarburg Art Museum

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews director Jill Hepburn of the new Cedarburg Art Museum.

The city of Cedarburg is known for its strong local arts scene.

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