Mitch Teich

Lake Effect Executive Producer

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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Books
2:31 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Why Are We So Fascinated With the Apocalypse?

Theologian Elaine Pagels
Credit Jerry Bauer

Listen to Mitch Teich's interview with Elaine Pagels, recorded on stage at MPL's Centennial Hall.

A massive tornado sweeps through an Oklahoma suburb.  A bomb causes mayhem at the Boston Marathon.  A gunman kills children at an elementary school, while another kills worshippers at a Sikh temple.  They’re all tragedies.  For some adherents to the bible’s New Testament, they are indications of a world moving in an apocalyptic direction.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Before Boston, Another Manhunt Captivated the Nation

Jason McVean and Alan Pilon were suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado police officer in 1998.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Schultz about a 1998 manhunt in the West.

In last month’s manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, many analysts – including some on NPR – termed it unprecedented in recent history. Certainly, the search, which effectively shut down much of the Boston area on Friday, was massive in scale.

But writer Dan Schultz says unprecedented is the wrong word.

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Environment
12:35 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Three Hidden Nature Treasures in Milwaukee

Havenwood State Forest bridge
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor activities contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

For an urban city, Milwaukee's got a lot of nature around.

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Economy & Business
12:52 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Milwaukee Delegation Making Deals at Retail Convention

Milwaukee businesses are making deals at ICSC
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Stacy Vogel Davis of the Business Journal of Milwaukee about a retail convention.

Milwaukee retail and civic leaders have spent the last several days in Las Vegas attending an event they hope will leave a mark on the city's retail scene.

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Health & Science
4:03 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mentorship to Help Breast Cancer Patients (and Families)

Mark Young is the president of the organization After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Inc.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews After Breast Cancer Diagnosis' Mark Young.

Much of the public effort surrounding breast cancer involves raising money for research and awareness. But for people who are diagnosed with the disease – and their families – the needs are often much more personal.

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Education
2:58 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs

A new report details what parents look for in afterschool programs for their kids.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Anneliese Dickman of the Public Policy Forum on afterschool programs.

A new report says convenience trumps quality for parents when it comes to picking an afterschool program.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Book Revels in Twilight of Rock Music, Dawn of Information Age

Barry Wightman and his new book, Pepperland.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barry Wightman.

Among other revolutions, the early 1970s saw the dawning of one age – the computer revolution – and the sunset of another – an age of innocence in the rock music industry.

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Health & Science
11:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Trick Knee: How Metal Joint Implants Are Messing Up MRIs

A regular MRI image versus the MAVRIC SL image of a knee
Credit Hospital for Special Surgery, New York/GE Healthcare

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews GE Healthcare physicist Kevin Koch.

Metal joint implants are wreaking havoc on the MRI images doctors use to determine treatment, but a new process improves picture quality.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Temple Grandin Gives Readers Look Inside "The Autistic Brain"

Temple Grandin is an author, celebrated speaker, and doctor of animal science, and lives with autism.
Credit Rosalie Winard

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Temple Grandin.

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

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Arts & Culture
4:42 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Jazz Musician Stretches Creative Limbs as Yoga Instructor

Yoga instructor Erica Mather
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews yoga instructor and musician Erica Mather.

A popular Wisconsin jazz musician stepped back from the piano to become a New York yoga instructor.

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