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Radiolab Unplugged: A Conversation with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Christine Butler, Current

Fans of public radio are well acquainted with the show Radiolab. It’s too simple to call it a show about ideas, but that’s a good start. Heard around the country on more than 300 radio station, the show has tackled such topics as falling, music, color and whether exploding atomic bombs affect beer quality.

None of these, aside from music, would an appropriate or even doable subject for radio. But for hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, there truly are no boundaries. Jad and Robert brought the stage version of their show, Radiolab Live: In the Dark to Milwaukee in September. But first they joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North from their studios in New York City about how they put such a unique show together.

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