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
9:42 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Veterans' Voices No Longer Silent "After the Wars"

Korean War veteran Bill Stenberg is featured in "After the Wars."
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Paul and Ben Calhoun, creators of an exhibit of photographs and recorded interviews with combat veterans.

Some veterans feel like they can't discuss their combat experiences, but a new art exhibit gives them voice.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ian and the Dream Reach for the "Saturns of Stars"

Ian and the Dream
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews local band Ian and the Dream.

Milwaukee area singer-songwriter Ian Ash, and his band, Ian and the Dream, have recently released their second EP, called “Saturns of Stars.”

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Arts & Culture
5:23 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Nigella Lawson's Italian Romance: New Cookbook Flirts with Traditional Recipes

Nigella Lawson's newest book explores the home cook's approach to Italian food.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews cook, author and TV host Nigella Lawson.

Nigella Lawson may be a household name, bestselling author and TV show host, but she describes herself quite simply as "a food enthusiast."

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Skylight Music Theatre Closes Season with Porgy and Bess

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews departing Skylight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Bill Theisen.

Artistic Director Bill Theisen explains why he chose the production of Porgy and Bess to end his nine-year run at the Skylight Music Theatre.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Music of King Louis XV: The Masques at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Jean-Philippe Rameau, a leading 18th Century French composer
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tuomo Suni.

The Montreal-based ensemble, Masques, brings you back to a time of powdered wigs and elaborate costumes. The Masques’ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night will bring audiences back to the court of King Louis XV through the performance of the music of Rameau and his contemporaries.

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