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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Regional
1:26 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

PHOTOS: Bus Tour Shows Off New Developments in Harambee Neighborhood

LISC Milwaukee Executive Director Leo Ries (far left) welcomes residents, policymakers, business owners and community partners aboard the bus tour of the Harambee neighborhood.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci goes on LISC Milwaukee's tour of the Harambee neighborhood.

Milwaukee continues to be ranked by various studies as one of the most, if not the most segregated city in the United States.

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Health & Science
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

UWM Scientists Get Multi-Million Dollar Grant to X-Ray Proteins and Viruses

X-ray technology has advanced such that researchers can now observe the molecular level.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews UWM physicists Abbas Ourmazd, Dilano Saldin, and Marius Schmidt.

We all know X-rays can help doctors see our bones and teeth, but a team of UWM scientists will be using one revolutionary X-ray machine to look at something slightly smaller: our molecules.

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Is There a Dark Side to Electronic Medical Records?

Doctors are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs. Is the trend toward electronic over paper medical records to blame?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Ardis Hoven, the president of the American Medical Association.

Despite a federal mandate requiring most physicians to adopt electronic medical record-keeping, the president of the American Medical Association says doctors are increasingly frustrated with the technology.

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Arts & Culture
5:48 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Rare, Valuable Stradivarius Violin Stolen in Milwaukee

Frank Almond performs with his Stradivarius violin in WUWM's studios, in 2008.
Credit Bonnie North

MSO concertmaster Frank Almond and Stefan Hersh of Darnton and Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago discuss the beauty and risks of playing a rare Stradivarius violin with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

A rare, multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin was stolen Monday night from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster  Frank Almond, according to Milwaukee police.

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Regional
5:35 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Six Tips for Common Cold Weather Car Questions

Make sure to check your tire pressure during the winter, particularly after cold snaps.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews auto contributor Mark Savage.

With the arctic weather we've been getting, most of us are taking extra precautions to face the cold. But should we do the same for our cars?

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Arts & Culture
6:50 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

What's an Opera Without a Few Puppets?

Anton, the frog puppet, is one of the featured puppets in the Milwaukee Opera Theatre's production of Ravel’s one-act opera “L’enfant et les sortileges."
Credit Bonnie North

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jill Anna Ponasik, Joel Boyd, and Edward Winslow.

Part of the mission of the Milwaukee Opera Theatre is to give composers a chance to write smaller-scale works, that might otherwise never make it to a larger company, and audiences a chance to see them.

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Politics & Government
4:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Blasts Republicans, But Compliments Rep. Paul Ryan

Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., in June 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee.

Though Congress has managed to break Washington gridlock to pass an Omnibus spending bill, Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says most Republicans "would like to carry us back to a point in time when government does practically nothing."

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Books
5:08 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

A City-Wide Book Club? New Wauwatosa Program Fosters Reading and Community

The Tosa All-City Read ramps up this month and runs through February.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Maureen Badding and Robin Luther are organizers of the Tosa All-City Read.

The city of Wauwatosa is expanding the tradition book club concept - to include the entire community.

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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Wisconsin to Get Tougher on Pot Possession

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Nearly half of America’s states have eased up on the use of marijuana, but Wisconsin is moving toward further criminalization of the drug.

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Regional
11:19 am
Fri January 17, 2014

UPDATE: Wisconsin H.S. Overturns Athletes' Game Suspension for Reported Gang Signs

Photo that stirred controversy
Credit Steve Ottmann/Sheboygan Falls News

The Sheboygan Falls School District administration has overturned the game suspension for two African American brothers on the high school basketball team, over what some called gang signs.

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