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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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Advocacy Group: Don't Demonize Dog Breeds Like Pit Bulls

Pit bulls are the current target to many breed-discriminatory legislation in Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals director Kathy Pobloskie.

Two weeks ago, President Obama came out against so-called breed-restrictive legislation – essentially policies against certain kinds of dogs.

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Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Drumming Up Interest in a Sculpture Garden

The inuksuk, or Inuit stone markers, inspired an outdoor music piece coming to Milwaukee.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews the Lynden Sculpture Garden Executive Director Polly Morris and Present Music Artistic Director Keven Stalheim.

Ninety-nine percussionists will be playing throughout the Lynden Scultpture Garden this weekend, combining the arts of sound and scene.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient Can Live

Dr. Robert Love is a heart transplant surgeon and director of cardiac surgery at Froedtert Hospital & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interview cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Love.

Increasingly, heart transplants are being delayed, and heart failure patients are being saved by mechanical devices.

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Health & Science
6:21 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Heart failure is becoming a public health issue across the United States.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Claudius Mahr, a heart failure and transplant cardiologist.

As heart disease remains leading cause of death for men and women across the country, increasingly more people are suffering from heart failure.

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Arts & Culture
4:48 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

How to Write the Letter of Your Life

Leah Dobkin's "Legacy Letters" help pass along the memories and wisdom we accumulate throughout life.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Legacy Letters founder Leah Dobkin.

There's a saying about death and one's possessions that goes "You can't take it with you."

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