Mitch Teich

Lake Effect Executive Producer

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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Politics & Government
3:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community?

Chicago, like Milwaukee, is one of the many cities in America who is trying hard to curb gun violence. Meanwhile, family and friends are still affected by the turmoil and pain of gun violence.
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The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.  Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.

There are also people and organizations working to make change.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events

On July 18, 2014, President Putin's meeting on economic issues began with a moment of silence in honour of victims of plane crash over Ukrainian territory
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Late yesterday afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.  The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week.  

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Politics & Government
2:59 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book

Dr. Julia Azari analyzes the presidential mandate in her new book.
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There’s no doubt we live in a highly politicized, highly polarized time.  As we enter the mid-term elections, there are a number of Republican candidates who are running with the promise of trying to impeach President Obama in the last two years of his term.

A variety of challenges, both foreign and domestic, have President Obama’s popularity at a low point, even among people who have historically supported him.  It’s a far cry from the mandate that the President and his political allies cited after his re-election two years ago.

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Arts & Culture
3:32 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks"

Andy Mozina's second book, Quality Snacks, features fifteen short stories about the characters that he grew up with in the Brookfield/Milwaukee area.
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Brookfield native Andy Mozina's second collection of short stories has just been published.  In Quality Snacks, Mozina, who is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, finds many of his characters inhabiting the Milwaukee area of his own childhood.

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Economy & Business
4:06 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community

Dryhootch offers more than a warm cup of jo, but it's a place for veterans to connect.
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Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production

Umbrella Group Milwaukee’s “God of Carnage”
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Umbrella Group Milwaukee director Bo Johnson, along with actors Libby Amato, Anna Figlesthaler, and Jason Will, and by stage manager Erin Eggers.

When you’re a kid, what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. Unless, of course, what happens on the playground is an injury. And that’s when parents often get involved.

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Regional
4:19 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Bradford Beach 'Set' For Stop On Pro Volleyball Tour

All are welcome to Bradford Beach this weekend for the AVP beach volleyball tournament
Mitch Teich

Update, 8:30 p.m., July 3: Big Bend native Bill Kolinske successfully advanced out of the qualifying round and will play in the main draw this weekend.

The Milwaukee Brewers are out of town over this long weekend, but sports fans have another – unique option to scratch their pro sports itch.  The Association of Volleyball Professionals professional beach volleyball tour makes a full stop in Milwaukee this weekend for the first time since the late ‘90s. 

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Politics & Government
10:24 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Sheldon Lubar On Milwaukee: Then, Now, and the Future

Sheldon Lubar is a Milwaukee native, founder and chairman of the private investment firm, Lubar and Company.
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Philanthropist Sheldon Lubar made headlines in the last few years for his outspoken views on reforming Milwaukee County government.  Many of the changes at the board of supervisors level influenced by Lubar are going into effect - though their effects are yet to be measured.

Despite Lubar's public political stances, he never pursued elected office for himself - though he served in the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter.

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Politics & Government
10:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee Magazine Feature on "A Different Kind of Democrat"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will face Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming November election.
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The start of July means we are roughly four months away from Election Day, the first Tuesday in November.  Wisconsin’s race for Governor will be among the most closely watched in the country, with Scott Walker facing his second challenge since he was elected four years ago.

Walker, who dispatched a recall challenge in defeating Tom Barrett two years ago, will likely face businesswoman and former state Commerce Secretary Mary Burke.

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Arts & Culture
1:32 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives

Casebook: A novel by Mona Simpson was released in April.
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When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out.  And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.

That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age.  He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, Casebook.  Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.

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