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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Politics & Government
4:04 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Public Policy Forum Reviews Proposed 2015 City And County Budgets

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The past few years have been challenging budget times for municipalities around Wisconsin – and, it should be said, many places around the country.

But as Milwaukee’s city and county leaders consider proposed budgets from the mayor, and county executive, respectively, an independent analysis gives those budgets largely positive reviews. 

The analysis comes from the non-partisan Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum, and forum president Rob Henken spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about them.

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Politics & Government
1:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Mike Gousha On Media Relationships And Local Politics Today

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The latest Marquette University Law School Poll showed the races for governor and attorney general in this state were dead even.  It was the latest in a series of polls showing very close races.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro Finds The Humor In Tragedy

Tig Notaro caught the attention of audiences everywhere with her bold comedy album "LIVE" in which she addressed her cancer diagnosis.
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Comedian Tig Notaro would not have chosen the path that vaulted her to fame and notoriety.  But she has certainly made the most of a tough situation.  Notaro's most well-known narrative was a candid recounting of a tough period of her life, which culminated in her cancer diagnosis.

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Arts & Culture
1:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

One Frame To Tell A Story: Photographs Of People And Poverty

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Chip Duncan

Milwaukeean Chip Duncan is known here and around the country for his documentary filmmaking.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Comedian Maz Jobrani Finds Inspiration And Fanbase Around The Globe

You may best know comedian Maz Jobrani as a panelist on the NPR show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" He will perform stand up at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee next week.
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To devoted public radio listeners, the name Maz Jobrani might sound familiar.

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Tue October 14, 2014

New Novel Explores The Appeal Of The Northwoods

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For many of us, the northwoods are a place to get away for a while, and maybe recharge before returning to the rat race of city life.

For the characters in Wisconsin-native Rebecca Rasmussen’s new novel, the northwoods are part and parcel of their life. Evergreen tells the story of three generations who are connected to a remote community of sorts in northern Minnesota. 

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Politics & Government
2:57 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Should Workers Be Paid For Time Spent in Security Lines? Supreme Court Considers Case

Many are familiar with the hassle of waiting in security lines while traveling, but what would change if employers had to compensate their workers for mandatory time spend in security lines?
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The first week has been a busy one for the United States Supreme Court.  

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Arts & Culture
2:49 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Band Communist Daughter Embraces Its Ghosts

Husband and wife Johnny Solomon and Molly Moore of the group Communist Daughter.
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Johnny Solomon had a promising career as a singer and songwriter, and then a promising career in food. But both were derailed by mental illness and substance abuse.

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Education
4:13 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Marquette-Based Fellowship Allows Professional Reporters To Pursue Public Service Journalism

As journalism major numbers decline, a new academic year-long fellowship through Marquette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel encourages greater involvement in the changing newspaper scene.
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As a two-day conference at Marquette University wraps up, some remarkable long-form public service journalism is being featured.

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World
3:12 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

An Activist Tries To Get A Handle On The Extent of Illegal Child Labor In India

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Today, Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with longtime activist against child labor Kailash Satyarthi.

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