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
3:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Taking Stock of Senator Tammy Baldwin

Credit ljlphotography / Flickr

It’s been just over a month since sweeping victories by Republican candidates around the country, and here in Wisconsin. 

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4:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Bob Evans CEO Honored With UWM Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven Davis
Credit Bob Evans Farms

Steven Davis has come a long way since he grew up holding part-time jobs in Milwaukee supermarkets.  

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12:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Execution of Mentally Ill Wisconsin Native Halted

Late Wednesday morning, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted the state of Texas' scheduled execution of Wisconsin native, Scott Panetti.

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12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mequon Teen's Film Focuses on the Legacy of Bhopal Disaster

Megan Sai Dogra visited children at Chingari Rehabilitation Center in Bhopal, India - March 2014.
Credit A Dogra

The world's worst  industrial disaster took place on December 3, 1984, when a gas leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Author Michael Perry Appeals To Children In New Middle Grade Novel

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We've talked with writer Michael Perry on the show quite a few times about his nonfiction - memoirs of life lived in rural western Wisconsin. 

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Economy & Business
10:56 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Local Coalition Opposes 'Jock Tax' to Fund New Bucks Arena

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

A Milwaukee-based community organization is speaking out against the use of a so-called "jock tax" that could, potentially, foot part of the bill for a new downtown basketball arena.

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11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Wisconsin Writer Shares Austrian Recipes & Immigrant Stories

Serving Wienerschnitzel in Vienna
Credit Genevieve Davis

A Wisconsin woman’s new book of recipes is a tribute to her Austrian grandmother.

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3:10 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Report: Stunning Level of Truancy Among MPS Students

According to the state Department of Public Instruction, more than 70 percent of MPS high school students were considered truant in the 2012-2013 school year.
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There has been a lot of effort spent in recent years to improve the dropout rate in the state’s largest school district.

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Health & Science
2:34 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

'Alice In Dairyland' Stresses The Importance Of Buying Local This Holiday Season

Zoey Brooks, a.k.a. "Alice In Dairyland"
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and you are not alone if you have not finished the grocery shopping required to put a holiday meal on your table.

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Arts & Culture
10:25 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Filmmaker Gets Involved In The Fight Against Hunger And Finds Hope

Director, producer, and cinematographer Jesse Roesler

Not long ago, the Milwaukee Film Festival convened a panel to discuss food insecurity in Milwaukee.

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