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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Education
1:46 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

What Do Milwaukee Public Schools Need in a New Superintendent?

What do Milwaukee Public Schools' students need from their new superintendent?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analysts Paul Hill and Michael Casserly.

The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools.  The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that Gregory Thornton is leaving to run the public school system in Baltimore.

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Economy & Business
5:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitchell Airport Rumored to Be Courting Low-Cost International Airlines

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee
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Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

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Health & Science
3:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

With No Legislative Movement, Fight Over Raw Milk Foments in Wisconsin

Pasteurized milk or raw milk? That is the real question
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Erik Gunn.

A bill that would loosen restrictions on sales of raw milk in Wisconsin is still pending. The bill passed a state senate committee in November, but has not advanced past that stage. 

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Writing as a Way of Thinking & Discovering

Writing helps people think and discover themselves and the world around them.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Scott Russell Sanders.

Writer Scott Russell Sanders is loved by many for novels and essays, many of which carry a nature theme.  But while the environment does play a significant, vital role in his books such as A Conservationist Manifesto and his latest, Divine Animal, it’s not the only issue that he writes about.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Food for Thought: Ways Milwaukee Might Fund Its Cultural Amenities

Milwaukee Public Museum
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Rob Henken shares the report's findings with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some Milwaukee County arts and entertainment properties need a major influx of cash. The Public Policy Forum shares strategies other communities have adopted.

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Books
4:22 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

'The Rosie Project's' Moral Dilemma: Can You Laugh at Someone with a Disability?

Author Graeme Simsion’s new novel features a protagonist with Aspberger's.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Graeme Simsion, author of “The Rosie Project."

Of all the leads in romantic comedies, the hero of Australian author Graeme Simsion’s novel "The Rosie Project" is probably among the least likely: Don Tillman is a science-minded geneticist who likely has Asperger's.

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Health & Science
1:31 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

UWM Hosts Forum to Address Affordable Care Act's Challenges

US Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks during a press conference about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka.

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.

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Books
4:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Four Fantasy Novels That Ask Real Life Questions

Philip Martin's "Purpose of Fantasy" details twelve must-read fantasy books.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews fantasy author Philip Martin.

Every year, awards like the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award honor what many people think of as “serious” fiction - weighty titles wrestling with weighty issues in a way that’s sometimes accessible, sometimes less so.

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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Move Over, Newsman: Media Ethicist Says We're All Journalists Today

Kelly McBride says that we are all journalists in the 21st century.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Kelly McBride.

Do you think of yourself as a journalist? One media ethicist says you should - and you should follow the rules that go along with the title.

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Economy & Business
4:49 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Milwaukee Magazine Explores the Economics of Wisconsin's Gay Marriage Ban

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine's Abby Callard.

The cover of Milwaukee Magazine’s March issue features a photo of two brides in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Windhover Hall, to promotes a story on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.

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