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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As the fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana has dropped in Milwaukee, so to has the number of citations for it.

Over the past few months, the Public Policy Forum has been examining how the city's marijuana laws are enforced, in an effort to understand what they are accomplishing.

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Local colleges and universities are key players in developing the talent start-up and existing businesses are looking for. Still, the region has some way to go before all of the top talent is homegrown.

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It’s been a violent week in several parts of the world. Even amid signs of a de-escalation in Syria, a terrorist incident rocked the African nation of Ivory Coast. Another terror bombing in Turkey raised fears about instability in that vital western ally.

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Once upon a time, one of the key leaders in innovation in the Milwaukee area was Briggs & Stratton. The Wauwatosa-based manufacturer has been a national leader in building things with small engines, like lawn mowers. But the company ran into problems that many have faced over the last decade.

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John Koethe has had many intellectual interests in his years and many have found their way into his poetry.

Koethe is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at UW-Milwaukee, and his interest in philosophy shines through in his latest collection of poetry, The Swimmer. Physics, advanced math and literature also make appearances his poems.

Koethe notes that many of his poems reflect a look back at how things have changed during his lifetime, and not always for the better.

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As the issues of race, gender, identity and culture percolate in a society that increasingly aims to be inclusive, so does the realm of children’s literature.  It’s a discussion that the Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators has taken on in the form of a diversity initiative.

In the late nineteenth century, civil rights pioneers Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass lived near each other in Rochester, NY. They were friends and often supported each other as they fought for the rights of women and African Americans in America.

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Just before last month’s Democratic Presidential debate in Milwaukee, a group of protestors demonstrated right outside the filing room where hundreds of reporters had gathered to cover the event.

They were demanding an increase in the minimum wage in this country to $15 an hour. As it turns out, the minimum wage was barely mentioned in that debate. But the issues of wages, job creation and labor policies are recurrent discussion topics during the campaign season.

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The shooting of Dontre Hamilton by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park brought together the issues of policing, violence, and communities here.  The case resulted in the officer’s firing from the force, but he was not charged in the shooting. A fact that spurred numerous protests, and was even raised by Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in last month’s Democratic debate.

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It’s a cliché to say that homeownership is the American dream. For generations, it was a milestone that people aspired to and generally went without question. But a storyline in recent years – especially following the burst of the housing bubble in 2008 – has been the reluctance of the millennial generation to adopt that version of the American dream.

Some factors that have kept millennials out of the housing market include waiting for job prospects and security to improve, paying off debts unique to their generation (such as student loans) and overall reluctance.

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A lot has been written about poverty and other problems facing urban America - issues like mass incarceration, inequities in education and the income gap. Still, ethnographer Matthew Desmond believed something was left out.

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A Marquette University researcher hopes his work could be a promising step towards a cure for spinal cord injuries and the paralysis they cause.

Dr. Murray Blackmore turned to an unlikely ally in his work - cancer genes.

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This has been a big few months for museum upgrades around the city.  The Milwaukee Art Museum unveiled its new wing and revamped space last November, followed soon thereafter by the restored Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The man who connected millions of American children with a love for reading will soon bring his message to a Milwaukee audience.

(c) Saul Leiter Foundation/Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Photographer Saul Leiter is finally getting the international attention his fans think he's deserved for more than a half-century.  Leiter, who died in 2013, was a pioneer in photographing street scenes - in color. 

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