Bonnie North

Lake Effect Producer

Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

Bonnie spent over twenty years working as a director, technician and stage manager in professional, educational, and community theaters. She comes from a family of musicians and artists and grew up playing all kinds of music. But her interest in and love of the arts is not limited to performance. She enjoys other art expressions as well, including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, and writing.

Bonnie's introduction to Public Broadcasting came at Vermont Public Radio (VPR) in 1992. She spent 7 years there in various positions, including hosting classical and jazz shows and as a production associate and operations manager.

Just prior to joining WUWM, Bonnie worked in the defense industry. She spent two years in the Balkans, first in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where she managed a group of linguists that provided Serbo-Croatian interpreting and translation services for the US and NATO stabilization forces. She then went to Kosovo to manage the overall linguist program for Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Bonnie holds a bachelors degree in English Literature/Drama Studies from Purchase College-State University of New York.

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Arts & Culture
4:44 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

New Managing Director: Milwaukee Rep Performs 'World Class' Art

Chad Bauman is the Milwaukee Rep's new managing director.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the Milwaukee Rep's new managing director Chad Bauman.

As it opens its 60th anniversary season, the Milwaukee Rep is in a good place.

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Politics & Government
3:49 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

What Milwaukee News Did You Miss This Week?

News analyst Bruce Murphy is the editor and chief columnist for
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews news analyst Bruce Murphy about the week's top stories.

News of suspended Brewer Ryan Braun’s apology dominated much of the local news this week.

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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
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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
10:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Getting a Chance to Answer Those 'What Ifs'

Though his new novel involves time-traveler, author Andrew Sean Greer says he doesn't write science fiction, but rather historical fiction.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Andrew Sean Greer.

Most of us have "what-ifs" fogging up our lives.

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Irish Fest
9:56 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Nova Scotia Group Infuses Scottish Music with a Taste of Jazz

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac in Lake Effect studios.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Nova Scotian musician Mary Jane Lamond.

One of the great musical traditions in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton is its Gaelic singing.

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