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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The cable sports giant, ESPN, announced in October that it will soon launch a "reimagined version" of the network's signature show, the 5:00PM (Central time) broadcast of SportsCenter. In the hosts' chairs will be Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, currently co-hosts of "His & Hers" on sister network, ESPN2. You can call ESPN2's "His & Hers" a lot of things: Distinctive. Fun. Boundary-pushing. But there's one term the hosts, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill, would prefer you don't use. "It's...

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Later this week, the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center will host a screening of the documentary, Mettle & Honor: The Greatest Generation , followed by a forum featuring some local veterans of World War II. The forum is co-sponsored by WUWM and Milwaukee Public Television, and will be moderated by Lake Effect 's Bonnie North. It’s also the latest in a series of public events playing out at the near 60-year old center, which leaders are trying to return to a place of prominence in civic...

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For the next few days, Milwaukee plays host to long track speed skaters working toward making the 2018 Winter Olympic team. The US Long Track World Cup Qualifiers takes place at the Pettit National Ice Center through Sunday, and will decide the international competitors on the US team this season. Among those on the oval will be Sugar Todd , who competed in the 2014 Olympics. Todd spent much of her childhood in the Milwaukee area, developing into a world-class skater. She had high hopes last...

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UK folk musicians Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker wrapped up their first-ever US concert tour in September. For the duo, the timing was tricky, as they played songs from their new album, which wasn't released until weeks after they were back across the Atlantic. The album, called "Overnight," is one of a growing number these days with a vinyl release - in addition to its CD and digital editions. While audiophiles applaud the trend, Clarke and Walker say their attraction to vinyl is less about...

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It was five years ago that the controversial legislation known as Act 10 went into effect. The law sharply curtails collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin. Supporters said it was aimed at giving local governments and school districts more flexibility in hiring – or firing, and more control in various measures of quality. This week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has taken an in-depth look at the impact of Act 10 on school districts across Wisconsin after five years....

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Musician Mike Mangione has released a handful of albums over the last ten years, worked with a variety of notable names in the business and toured around the country and the world. The Chicago native and Milwaukee area resident is still doing that, but he’s added a little something new to his resume – podcast host. Mangione’s podcast is called Time and the Mystery . He explains how his idea to shift to the other side of the microphone started when he had some time to himself while on tour. "I...

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Depending on the poll numbers you read, Donald Trump appears to be a Republican whose popularity is on the wane in Wisconsin and around much of the country. But here in Wisconsin, one Republican's support has remained pretty constant – at least among her party’s faithful. "She wasn't the most outward or magnetic or explosive person, but there was a certain flinty toughness in there that people like (Charlie) Sykes and other Republicans saw early on. She just has a habit of winning...and...

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Developments in this year’s presidential race continue at breakneck pace. This week, GOP House Speaker and Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan said he will no longer campaign for or defend Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump . Trump has gone on the attack not just against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, but also against Republicans, such as Ryan and Arizona Senator John McCain. Meanwhile, NPR’s Brian Naylor reported yesterday that it appears Donald Trump was quoting a Russian...

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Like all music groups, the Milwaukee-based band Dead Horses has evolved over time. In fact, they weren’t always a Milwaukee-based band – they started in Oshkosh in 2010. Since then, they, and their following, have gotten a lot bigger. The band has now shared the stage with acts like Trampled By Turtles and Elephant Revival . And now their latest, long-anticipated album is officially out – Cartoon Moon . Vocalist and songwriter Sarah Vos says she has no qualms about writing intensely personal...

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A young West Allis native travelled to Doha, Qatar, to compete in the UCI World Championship. 18 year-old Skylar Schneider has already claimed national championships in road cycling disciplines. She took the silver medal and second place in the road race at the Championship, and took fourth place in the time trial. Skylar's first professional race was when she was 13 years-old, holding the title of youngest professional female cyclist for a few years, and she still remains one of the youngest...

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Southeastern Wisconsin has a fairly well-established system of improved bike trails – from the Hank Aaron Trail in Milwaukee to the Oak Leaf Trail and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail . But if a coalition of national and local organizations has its way, the existing system will be just the tip of the iceberg. The groundwork is being laid for an ambitious project, called Route of the Badger . The plan would connect the hundreds of miles of trails into one coherent network. Its proponents, the...

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This week’s news that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has taken up the cause of preserving the Mitchell Park Domes is a good reminder that there are some attractions that are simply integral to Milwaukee. Milwaukee Magazine each year pulls together an issue that features favorites from readers and staff members alike. For a while, the issue described it as “reasons to love Milwaukee.” This year, they revert back to the better-known “ Best Of ” format. "You can actually get some...

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John Quiñones made his name in the 1980s and '90s as a correspondent for ABC News , reporting first from Central America, and later covering issues around the world that had not received much widespread exposure in this country. He reported on the pressures facing the Ndoki rainforest in Congo, and homeless children living in the sewers in Colombia's capital city. Today, while he still reports for ABC, he's best known as the host of " What Would You Do? ", a program that uses hidden cameras...

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There are some movies people just love to quote. For many of them, the film mirrors something in real life, but some movies are just so eminently quotable that they seem fit to use in just about any occasion. Case in point, "The Princess Bride," the classic 1987 Rob Reiner film. The film, about the hero Westley's attempt to rescue Princess Buttercup, is a whimsical fairytale that attracted only spotty attention in theaters 29 years ago, but has proved a lasting winner for filmgoers - and for...

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If you watched this election season's first presidential debate, or any of the debates over the course of the campaign season, you may agree these events do not represent the ideal of measured, respectful political discourse. This election cycle is not unique in the direction that political debate has taken. But a Milwaukee initiative is trying to change the tone, one dinner party at a time. The Kantian Dinner Party Initiative is a set of six events in the coming weeks which seek to bring...

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