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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Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art

Feb 3, 2015
Fadia Authentic Art, Facebook

As violent conflict continues in Syria, some natives are expressing their feelings on the revolution through art. The artists, however, are not free from consequence.

Peck School of the Arts

In the history of modern dance in America, Trisha Brown holds a special place. 

Christine Lalla

Every month, Lake Effect​'s Bonnie North chats about music with internationally renowned cellist Robert Cohen.

Dick Blau / Museum of Wisconsin Art

There’s something about polka. Whether it’s the middle European version, or the Mexican version, or some amalgamation of a number of styles, the dance and music that supports it is infectious.

Milwaukee Fine Arts Quartet / Fine Arts Quartet

  

This Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee's Fine Arts Quartet – the resident string quartet of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – will continue their 2014-15 season. 

Tom Bamberger

Historically, Milwaukee’s public projects – from the Bronze Fonz to The Calling (the sculpture at the end of Wisconsin Avenue) - have not been without their controversy.

nextact.org

The ferocious talent of Wisconsin actress Marti Gobel will once again be on view in town.

Harley-Davidson Archives / harley-davidson.com

Most people go to the Harley Museum to see the bikes. And there are a lot of them from the more than 100 years of the company’s existence. But a new photography exhibit focuses the viewer’s eye on the parts and tools that make the bikes a reality – and treats them as art objects in and of themselves.

Cameron Wittig / Facebook

Sean Carey’s path to becoming an acclaimed indie singer-songwriter started very close to his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

NASA's Marshall Flight Space Center / Flickr

Jean Creighton, Lake Effect astronomy contributor and director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee, joins Bonnie North every month to discuss the many different topics the universe and space exploration has to offer.

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