Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect Producer

Audrey is a producer for Lake Effect. She is involved with every aspect of the show - from conducting interviews to editing audio to posting web stories and mixing the show together.

Her regular segments include Fit For You and film discussions. Before becoming a full-time producer, Audrey interned for Lake Effect starting in 2014 and joined the team full-time in the spring of 2015.

Audrey is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University where she majored in Communication Arts and minored in History and English. She has also worked with 91.7 WMSE producing public service announcements.

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The turnaround in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley has been hailed by many as an example of what’s possible for once-blighted areas. 

Mark Garten / United Nations Photo

The August data from the National Climatic Data Center shows that the planet experienced its hottest June, July, and August on record. 

The news comes as 120 heads of state plus other representatives are coming to New York for tomorrow’s United Nations Climate Summit, which will be addressed by dignitaries from Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio.

"They hope to do some ground work to kind of guarantee that the countries will have significant meaningful plans in the works in advance of the Paris meeting the following year," says George Stone.

James Callan, Flickr

Earlier this week, Lake Effect previewed the fall arts scene – on stage, in galleries, and more – around Milwaukee.  Today, we turn to the big screen, which is hoping to rebound from a slow summer at the box office.

Milwaukee Fine Arts Quartet / Fine Arts Quartet

On Sunday, the Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet will play its first concert of the 2014-2015 season. 

Ann-Elise Henzl

The city of Milwaukee’s license division is continuing to accept applications from prospective taxi operators.

There are few people in the Milwaukee education community who don't have strong feelings, one way or another, about Dr. Howard Fuller.

John Rogers

Jazz musician John Raymond started out playing piano, but it didn’t take long for him to find his true love - the trumpet. 

Our ability to decode the human genome has come a long way in the last decade.  And so has the availability of information about our genes.

Mohammadali F. / Flickr

As we age, our connections to our community can falter or strengthen. Lost connections can especially occur when one lives alone. Islands of Milwaukee is a two-year project designed to help engage senior citizens and others who are living alone.

For forty years, Milwaukee Public Theatre has taken its art to the streets. And the neighborhoods. And the schools. 

Aidan Wakely-Mulroney, Flickr

For the fourth year in a row, many of Milwaukee's famous city landmarks, and some lesser-known hidden treasures, will be opening their doors to visitors.

Twido, Flickr

Occasional August openings tease the traditional Labor Day start of the fall arts season, whether it’s plays, concerts, exhibition openings or dance.

jcreativestudio / Flying Car Milwaukee

Last week, Apple made its latest major splash in the consumer electronics world when it unveiled the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

For most of us, math is terrifying.  Even if we did well in school, few of us see how math has anything to do with our everyday lives, save for calculating a tip or a batting average.

For the past three years, Americans have been looking back at the Civil War during its 150th anniversary.  The war, in many ways, still shapes America today - in areas such as race relations and the economy.