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
2:16 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

What Do Wisconsin's Battles Over Higher Education & Right-to-Work Have in Common?

UW-Madison's School of Business
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Wisconsin is experiencing two major political battles right now – right-to-work and higher education funding. They’re debates that largely skew down partisan lines. But one analyst says they actually have similarities that go deeper.

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9:39 am
Thu February 26, 2015

UWM Researcher: Major Budget Cuts Will Set Up The University to Lose Quality

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At state university campuses around Wisconsin, department heads are going into budgeting processes contemplating cuts that could be as small as five percent or as large as 20 percent – or more.

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Arts & Culture
2:57 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Artist and Display Store Leaves a Colorful Mark on the Community

The historic Artist and Display sign showcased the creativity that has been housed within the store.
Claire Moseley, WUWM

Since 1936, Artist and Display has united many disparate parts of Milwaukee's art community - supplying people with paints, pens, brushes and canvasses.

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2:29 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Dr. Lester Carter: A Milwaukee Treasure

Lester Carter
Credit Barbara J. Miner

We hear a lot about how divided the Milwaukee area is – divided by politics, divided by income level, divided by race. In many ways, it’s a city of haves and have-nots.

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Health & Science
12:36 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Milwaukee Leadership Healthcare Forum Focuses on Uncertainty over Healthcare Reform

The 2015 Leadership Healthcare Forum takes place March 11, 2015.
Credit Christian Delbert -

The Affordable Care Act has been law for a couple of years now, so you might think talking about health policy would be more like a routine check-up by now.

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4:04 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

A Path to Religious Freedom Leads to Wisconsin

Growing up a Hutterite
Credit The Nine

Nine former members of a religious sect have decided to put down roots in Wisconsin.  The tradition they left may not be well-known here, but their experience speaks to a more basic human issue – freedom to choose one’s own destiny.

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3:19 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Sports Trivia: Who is Brian Lammi?

Brian Lammi
Credit Adam Ryan Morris/Milwaukee Magazine

For as long as there have been magazines, television and sports, there have been professional athletes appearing in commercials and advertisements, endorsing products. 

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Politics & Government
1:56 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

The History of Right-to-Work Legislation & Its Impact on Unions

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The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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Politics & Government
11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Marquette Economist: Simply No Economic Reason to Argue for Right-to-Work in Wisconsin

Back in February of 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Madison to protest changes to collective bargaining and union rights.
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GOP Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today that the state Senate will hold an extraordinary session next week to vote on a right-to-work bill. A spokesman for Gov. Walker says that Walker would sign such a bill into law.

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Economy & Business
12:40 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Business is Sprouting for Cudahy's Angelic Bakehouse

Credit Mitch Teich

Angelic Bakehouse President and CEO Jenny Marino didn't come to her profession with a long background in food.  But her learning curve has taken off impressively - along with the size of her customer base.

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