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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Health & Science
12:10 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Book Details Long History of Doping in Sports

Dan Rosen says performance enhancing drugs have been a part of sports for centuries.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Rosen on the history of doping in sports.

The news continues to sink in that Ryan Braun will sit out the rest of this season after being suspended by Major League Baseball for involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta's New Gig: Transplant Advocate

Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews restaurateur Joe Bartolotta.

For decades, Joe Bartolotta helped build up some of the area's top restaurants - only to fear he wouldn't be around to see their success.

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Arts & Culture
2:59 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

The Innocence Game: A Thriller based on Northwestern University's Innocence Project

Chicago, the "other" character in Michael Harvey's novels.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Michael Harvey.

Michael Harvey’s newest novel, The Innocence Game, is based on Northwestern University's Innocence Project.

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Arts & Culture
4:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

'King Lear' on a Diet: Alchemist Theatre Premieres Slimmed-Down Shakespeare

King Lear to be preformed at the Alchemist Theatre
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews members of The Alchemist Theatre about their new production of "King Lear."

King Lear comes to Bay View's Kadish Park.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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