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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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

A Love Triangle in a Three-Ringed Circus: Jensen Reveals the Troubled Circus Entertainers

Lillian Leitzel, the diva entertainer with a tragic ending.
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Author Dean Jensen speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Saved papers, posters, and pictures found in one family’s basement became another man’s treasures.

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4:21 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Milwaukee Venture Savors Soup, Served Up Roadside

Steve Perlstein serves up some of his tomato basil soup on the Lake Effect lanai.
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Simmer Truck co-founder Steve Perlstein chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The food truck phenomenon was a bit late in arriving in Milwaukee, compared to some cities, but there is an apparent renaissance underway.  Buying food from a vendor on the street here is about more than lukewarm hot dogs – it’s gourmet cuisine, ranging from Asian, to pizza, to West African, to now – soup.

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1:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Helping Urban Residents See the Forests for the Trees

The Urban Connections program seeks to connect city dwellers with special places, such as Morgan Falls St. Peter's Dome Trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Credit Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Four Urban Connections program managers speak with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness.  But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Screw Everyone: NPR Host Shares Her Crazy (But Real) Dating Stories

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy is filled with entertaining, funny, but real dating stories.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews NPR's Ophira Eisenberg.

Have you ever dated anyone who has 300 stuffed Garfields? NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg did and she decided to write about it.

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Economy & Business
10:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

National Journal Looks at the New Milwaukee

Sophie Quinton's series in National Journal focuses on the transformation of Milwaukee's economy.
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Reporter Sophie Quinton speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about her series of articles.

Perhaps no story has been reported on in Milwaukee over the past twenty years as much as the transformation of the local economy, away from traditional manufacturing.  It’s had an impact on employment, but that transition is also felt in countless other arenas.

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