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
4:48 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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Arts & Culture
12:26 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Jazz-Infused Hip-Hop Gets 'Klassik' Treatment

Klassik released his first album, “In the Making," last year, and has just completed a tour of performances.
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Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews Milwaukee hip-hop artist Klassik.

Milwaukee is not the center of the hip-hop universe, but one local artist is setting out to make a name for himself – and his jazz-steeped hip-hop music – here.

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Books
10:18 am
Thu August 29, 2013

True-to-Life Spies Threaten Union Cause in Civil War Novel

Thomas Martin Saturday's first story in the Eaton-Ellis series takes place in spring/summer of 1862, at the start of the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Thomas Martin Saturday.

A new historical novel features a murder mystery in the midst of the Civil War.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

A new novel explores how a character breaks the cycle of abuse.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Waukesha author Kathie Giorgio.

Are some people just born evil? Or can our world, what we encounter in life, turn us evil?

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Education
12:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

In Disparate Community, Local YWCA Works to Make Racial Justice Within Reach

Participants in the YWCA's "Unlearning Racism" program learn about privilege and inequality during an activity.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the YWCA's racial justice director Martha Barry.

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one Milwaukee organization consistently works to keep issues of racial justice front and center.

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