Mitch Teich

Lake Effect Executive Producer / Co-host

Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

He holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife Gretchen, daughter Sylvi and son Charlie. Mitch fills his copious spare time watching baseball, writing and looking for his reading glasses.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Illustrations of Foreign Words With No English Translation

Saudade; Portuguese, noun
Reprinted with permission from Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.

Valentine's Day - seen by many as a romantic occasion - is a couple weeks away. But in Brazil today, another observance has its own romantic connotation.

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Politics & Government
11:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

WI Legislature Continues To Push For Change In The State Supreme Court

Credit Kevin Lau / Flickr

It’s been a busy week for big announcements by lawmakers.

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Politics & Government
10:40 am
Wed January 28, 2015

The Politics Surrounding Milwaukee's Proposed Streetcar & Bucks Arena

The Milwaukee Common Council plans to hold its final vote on the streetcar project at its February 10th meeting.
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Opponents of a proposed downtown Milwaukee streetcar project are continuing to collect signatures in an effort to get the issue before voters. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Common Council plans to hold its final up or down vote on the project at its February 10th meeting.

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Arts & Culture
10:26 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Young Adult Authors Offer A Double Dose Of Heroism

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The heroines in ​Ally Carter and Wisconsin native Elizabeth Eulberg's respective new novels are both strong teenage girls, but that's where most of the similarities end.

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Politics & Government
3:47 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Civil Rights Movement Story Told In Color

"March, Book One" tells the story of Georgia Representative John Lewis' childhood in the segregated south.
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March, Book One tells the story of John Lewis' childhood in the segregated south, his formative meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the organization of the Nashville Student Movement, and its fight to integrate lunch counters.

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Economy & Business
3:22 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Reporter Publishes A Yearlong Examination Of Poverty In Milwaukee

The St. Ben's Community Meal Program provides dinner to those in need six days a week.
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Last week, Governor Walker announced a plan he proposes that would submit recipients of welfare programs like Medicaid and food stamps to drug testing. It's the latest in a series of reforms he and other politicians have worked to implement on programs designed to assist people living in poverty.

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Regional
3:01 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

How A Milwaukee Woman Became One of Hitler's Most Wanted

Milwaukee-born Mildred Harnack became the only American woman ever executed on the direct order of Adolf Hitler for her involvement in the Berlin resistance movement.
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Mildred Fish Harnack played a key role in the resistance effort during World War II and was executed by the Nazi regime for it. 

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Regional
11:25 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Korean Adoptee Leaves Wisconsin Behind to Fight for Change in Her Native Country

Laura Klunder speaking at a Adoptee Solidarity Korea event.
Credit Adoptee Solidarity Korea

Laura Klunder grew up in Franklin, Wisconsin in the 1990s, and went on to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In many ways, her suburban childhood was like many of her peers. But, in one fundamental way, her life was different from nearly everyone she knew.

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Arts & Culture
4:22 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Exploring Maritime History At The Bottom Of Lake Michigan

Divers explore the bow of the schooner ROUSE SIMMONS, also known as "The Christmas Tree Ship" which sank over 100 years ago in 1912 while bound for Chicago.
Credit Tamara Thomsen / Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin is home to an internationally significant collection of artifacts that most of us will never see first hand.

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Politics & Government
11:09 am
Thu January 22, 2015

With Walker Gearing Up For a Presidential Bid, How Does He Secure a National Base?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaking at his election night party back in November after defeating Democratic challenger Mary Burke.
Credit Darren Hauck / Getty Images

The 2016 Presidential election is still more than 20 months away, but the list of would-be contenders for the major parties’ nominations is growing.

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