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 25 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 and his skating children, writing and looking for his reading glasses.

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If you took the New York Times's 2013 online quiz, "How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk," you weren't alone.  Hundreds of thousands of us took the quiz and posted the results to our social media accounts.  The quiz asked some two dozen questions about how we use the English language - and, based on the results - speculated on where we call home.

The finance committee of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing earlier this week on County Executive Chris Abele’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Whether you usually shop at The Gap, or Target or Nordstrom or a small boutique, chances are good that there’s probably at least one item of clothing in your wardrobe that was once worn by someone else.

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While the movie, Major League, is about the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukeeans have long claimed it as their own. Partly because longtime Brewers announcer Bob Uecker has a memorable role, but mostly because many of the baseball scenes were filmed in Milwaukee's County Stadium.

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The model most of us think of when we think of psychiatry involves a psychiatrist, a patient, a couch and often - prescriptions. And that is not too far from reality. But there are some in the field who are looking to change the paradigm and add alternative or complementary treatments.

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A few weeks ago, the Public Policy Forum published its analysis of the state of Milwaukee’s finances. The nonpartisan research group found that, in general, the city was on sound fiscal footing, though potential challenges lay ahead. 

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The cable sports giant, ESPN, announced in October that it will soon launch a "reimagined version" of the network's signature show, the 5:00PM (Central time) broadcast of SportsCenter.  In the hosts' chairs will be Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, currently co-hosts of "His & Hers" on sister network, ESPN2.

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Much of the work of social scientists centers around explaining why we humans do the things we do. Not all social scientists are good at explaining that work – or putting it into context – for general audiences. But fortunately, one of tasks of journalists is also to explain why things are the way they are.

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Later this week, the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center will host a screening of the documentary, Mettle & Honor: The Greatest Generation, followed by a forum featuring some local veterans of World War II. The forum is co-sponsored by WUWM and Milwaukee Public Television, and will be moderated by Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

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For the next few days, Milwaukee plays host to long track speed skaters working toward making the 2018 Winter Olympic team. The US Long Track World Cup Qualifiers takes place at the Pettit National Ice Center through Sunday, and will decide the international competitors on the US team this season. 

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UK folk musicians Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker wrapped up their first-ever US concert tour in September.  For the duo, the timing was tricky, as they played songs from their new album, which wasn't released until weeks after they were back across the Atlantic.

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It was five years ago that the controversial legislation known as Act 10 went into effect. The law sharply curtails collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin. Supporters said it was aimed at giving local governments and school districts more flexibility in hiring – or firing, and more control in various measures of quality.

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Musician Mike Mangione has released a handful of albums over the last ten years, worked with a variety of notable names in the business and toured around the country and the world.

The Chicago native and Milwaukee area resident is still doing that, but he’s added a little something new to his resume – podcast host. Mangione’s podcast is called Time and the Mystery.

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Depending on the poll numbers you read, Donald Trump appears to be a Republican whose popularity is on the wane in Wisconsin and around much of the country.  But here in Wisconsin, one Republican's support has remained pretty constant – at least among her party’s faithful.

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Developments in this year’s presidential race continue at breakneck pace.