Bonnie Petrie

Bioscience & Medicine Reporter

Bonnie Petrie covers bioscience and medicine for Texas Public Radio.

Bonnie grew up on the Canadian border in northern New York, but has happily called Texas home for 15 years. She is a 2017 Texas Radio Hall of Fame nominee in recognition of her work in Houston and Dallas before moving to San Antonio.

Most recently, Bonnie worked in Los Angeles reporting for public radio stations KPCC and KCRW. She is mom to a middle-schooler and spends her free time solving family mysteries through genetic genealogy.

Ways to Connect

KidsandCars.org / Kids and Cars

How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.


Vince Kong / Texas Public Radio

Another big dust storm from Africa is going to blow into Texas this weekend, and it might cause some health problems if you spend too much time outside.


Minjee Jou, illustrator

Researchers in San Antonio have made a breakthrough in autism research using gene editing.

Ruben de Rijcke / Wikimedia Commons / Wiki Commons https://bit.ly/1RBU5g4

A particulate that chokes the air wherever you find cars has been linked to the development of Type II diabetes. The particulate is called PM 2.5.


Texas Biomedical Research Institute

When most Americans think of tuberculosis, they think of it as an old disease that is no longer a threat. But, Texas Biomedical Research Institute President and CEO Dr. Larry Schlesinger says TB is still making people ill.


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