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National & North: Importing Furniture, Battling Cancer

In 1997, Social Psychology Researcher Arthur Aron conducted a study on human connection.

Almost 20 years later it became popularized as The 36 Questions That Lead To Love.

So here in Milwaukee, we chose 8 strangers from two of our longest streets to answer these questions -- on camera.

It’s time to meet your neighbor, and maybe even love them too.

88Nine Presents: National & North

Produced by: Laura Kezman and Nate Imig

All music in the series by: Q The Sun

National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.
Intersection: North & Lake Drive

Age: 56

Occupation: Furniture Importer

Yollande moved to Milwaukee from the African country Cameroon to obtain her second graduate degree. Her first Milwaukee address was on North Avenue and she now owns an African fusion restaurant on the same street.

Her energy is magnetic, and she radiates love.

My perfect day would be when you wake up in the morning, and you know where your kids are. You know everybody's safe.

Therese owns and operates a furniture import business, which requires frequent travel to China.

Her furniture warehouse is in Riverwest, coincidentally the same warehouse Yollande (Episode 4) operated out of when she started her restaurant.

Therese is working hard to maintain a positive and healthy outlook after recently being diagnosed with cancer.  She is the mother of four Milwaukee Public School graduates.

North Avenue has been a pillar, a pivotal street in getting me grounded in Milwaukee.


Now, get to know Therese even deeper by listening to the audio story below.

She shares her entire life story, in less than four minutes.

For even more from our series, check out the mircosite below.

For even more from our series, check out the mircosite below.


National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.

For even more from our series, check out the mircosite below.


National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee