Bonnie North

Lake Effect Producer / Co-host

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
3:55 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

The Heady Work of Professional Designers

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LUNAR Design

Since 2012, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design has hosted a series of public events exploring the subjects the school is all about – things like creativity and design. 

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Health & Science
3:48 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Growing Popularity of Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture
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Integrative medicine, the combining of conventional means with complimentary therapies, has grown exponentially in the last couple of decades in this country. 

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Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

You Really Got Me: Dave Davies Returns to Milwaukee

Dave Davies "Rippin' Up Time" album cover
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You Really Got Me, by The Kinks, is one of the iconic classic rock songs of all-time.

Arts & Culture
4:26 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

NEA Chief Bullish About Arts in Wisconsin and Continued Federal Funding

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Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts wrapped up a two-day visit to Wisconsin Thursday.

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Arts & Culture
2:24 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

New Cookbook Features Simple French Dessert Recipes

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Dorie Greenspan is considered a culinary guru.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Remember Radiolab's Episode On Lucy The Chimp? Well, Now It's An Opera

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Thanks to Radiolab's story on the life of Lucy the chimpanzee, Lucy: The Opera now exists. 

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Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

A Caregiver's Reflection On Alzheimer's

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The death of Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi this week of complications from Alzheimer’s has many of us thinking about our parents, our grandparents, even ourselves. 

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Arts & Culture
8:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Former Vatican Astronomer Reconciles His Beliefs in Science & God

The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope
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When Lake Effect first spoke with Father George Coyne eight years ago, one of the areas we covered was his life’s devotion to both faith – and science.

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Economy & Business
10:47 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Wine Contributor Visits Napa Valley After The Major Earthquake

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A little over two months ago, people in California’s Napa Valley were awakened by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.  

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

On That Note: Calling "Mr. A. Cello"

Robert Cohen
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The travel involved in being a touring musician might sound glamorous and exotic, but the reality is far more mundane. 

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