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
2:44 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Pluto Has Five Moons? And More Facts You Didn't Know About the Former Planet

The Pluto system
Credit NASA

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

Even though it's no longer considered a planet, Pluto still excites the imagination as it skims the outer reaches of our solar system.

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Arts & Culture
3:11 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Our dining critic says you can eat out cheaply - and well - in Milwaukee.
Credit J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

Is it possible to eat out and not break the bank? Dining contributor Ann Christenson says yes - and you don't even have to eat fast food, or at the buffet restaurant, or even at a church supper.

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Economy & Business
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Game Shows Air as WTMJ, Time Warner Feud Enters Lightning Round

WTMJ-TV's offices, circa 2006
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Business Journal of Milwaukee's Rich Kirchen over the feud between Time Warner Cable and WTMJ 4.

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Milwaukee area have been missing a key local part of their cable lineup for nearly a month now.

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Five New Backyard Games You Can Play Right Now

"MSFTS," students and friends of Dawson Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., invented the group game winner, Dragon Frzz-Ball.
Credit Clif Kid Backyard Game Contest

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

There are a few precious days left to go out in the backyard or the playground and find something fun to do.

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Politics & Government
12:37 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

What Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About Politics

A new book looks at the intersection of pop culture and political theory.
Credit The University Press of Kentucky

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Joseph Foy and Dean Kowalski about the book, "Homer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory."

The idea that pop culture is filled with parables and stories beneath the surface is nothing new.

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