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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Out of sight and out of mind is the typical dynamic when it comes to the pipes that bring us drinking water, or the system that takes storm and waste water out of our homes and neighborhoods.  But things change when there’s a crisis.

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Mike Mangione is a Milwaukee area musician and also the host and producer of the artist-to-artist interview podcast called Time and the Mystery.  Mangione appears every month on Lake Effect to discuss an interview he’s done with musicians, actors and other people of note.

Recently, he talked to a couple of longtime musical heroes of his - "the king and queen of Americana music," Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

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The passage of a new health care reform package by the House of Representatives came a few days after the end to a tumultuous first 100 days for President Donald Trump. Nevertheless the legislative victory for Republicans made headlines. But that's just one of many headlines circulating through the U.S.

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There is no question that a gender gap exists in the science and engineering fields in this country.  Despite survey data that shows almost three-quarters of girls in middle school have an interest in science, math or engineering, fewer than a third of women graduating from college seek careers in those fields.

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This month marks the end of two related eras. The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus - often called “The Greatest Show on Earth” - closes after its 147-year run. And Thursday, one of the foremost collectors of circus memorabilia, Wisconsin resident Richard Bennett, parts with around 90 percent of his collection at auction.

It has been nearly 72 years since the end of World War II. The youngest veterans of that war are entering their 90s and in the time since, history books, movies. and novels have told the story of the war from many different angles. And yet, there are many stories we haven’t heard.

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Sometimes kids' first brush with heroism comes from the imagination.

Just as Bill Watterson's Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes would dream of chartering unexplored galaxies as 'Spaceman Spiff,' the hero of a new children’s book series by Wisconsin writer Jane Kelley really needs outlets for his continuous creative urges.

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Those who frequent Fourth Street in Milwaukee may be familiar with the plaques featuring athletes, which are mounted alongside the UWM Panther Arena. They are the most visible part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, one of the oldest state organizations to honor athletes in the country. 

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Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey has worked with a lot of musicians during his two-plus decades in the music business.  But perhaps none is better-known than Ani DiFranco, with whom Mulvey has shared many concert bills. 

Cartoonist Keith Knight juggles a lot of deadlines. He’s the creator of not one, not two, but three different comic strips: The Knight Life, Th(ink) and The K Chronicles. They all straddle the line between what we’d consider mainstream and underground comics.

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For centuries, the constellations have provided a roadmap of the night sky, helping sailors and other voyagers navigate, well before the existence of GPS technology.  Even today, astronomers use constellations to describe the location of stars, comets and other heavenly bodies.

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The Trump Administration is continuing to try to manage the first major foreign policy crisis of its term: the deteriorating situation in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Russia this week to try to pressure that country to back off its support for the Assad regime in the wake of poison gas it used in the country’s ongoing civil war.

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A directive from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for more aggressive prosecution of people who have unlawfully crossed the border into the United States. Analysts say that would represent a significant shift in policy from the Obama Administration, but would be consistent with President Donald Trump’s statements made during the campaign last year.

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In the 1980s and early ‘90s, Andrew McCarthy’s face was instantly recognizable for his acting work in movies such as Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire. You can’t mention his name without invoking the term “Brat Pack."

McCarthy was in many other films, as well as director on such high-profile projects as Orange is the New Black and Grace and Frankie. He is also an award-winning travel writer and is editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler.

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Last summer, as the nation was grappling with allegations of sexual harassment in the presidential campaign, ESPN's Jen Lada went public with a story of harassment as she was trying to break into the journalism years before.  In a series of tweets, Lada outlined the inappropriate requests made by a would-be boss at a television station who was - ostensibly - interviewing her for a job.

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