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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10:49 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Confronting the Challenges in Rebuilding After a Tornado

This tornado touched down in Oakfield, Wisconsin, in 1996.
Credit courtesy National Weather Service

Sue Scifo speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

June is, historically, the busiest month for tornadoes in Wisconsin.

But the state's severe weather can vary wildly from year to year.  Only four tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin in 2012.  The year before, there were forty.  

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Getting More Men to the Doctor: What's in the Way

Local efforts are trying to get more men to take an active part in their health care.
Credit Alex Proimos/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews city health commissioner Bevan Baker, Alderman Willy Wade and men's health website founder Eric Von.

Men, by and large, are not as vigilant about getting their health concerns checked as women.

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5:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

'Hours Against Hate' Tries to Wind Down Clock on Global Hatred

Co-founders Hannah Rosenthal (l) and Farah Pandith (r) came up with the idea for "Hours Against Hate" when responding as U.S. diplomats to young people.
Credit State Department

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the co-founders of the Hours Against Hate international campaign.

Milwaukee is the U.S. launching spot for a worldwide anti-hatred campaign.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Future Bright for Trapper Schoepp and the Shades

Trapper Schoepp and the Shades
Credit SideOneDummy Records

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee band Trapper Schoepp and the Shades.

Local band Trapper Schoepp and the Shades don't let success go to their heads.

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Health & Science
6:17 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Book Offers Lessons for Life from the Dying

A new book tells the stories of hospice patients.
Credit Cheri Milton

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Cheri Milton about "Before You Go."

Last year, Lake Effect broadcast a series of conversations about death and dying in the modern world. It turns out, for most of us in the United States – where death often happens away from home – we tend to shy away from talking about the inevitable.

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