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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Education
2:41 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

How Writing And Grammar Reflects A Society

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Why is so much academic writing basically unreadable? Steven Pinker says the writers are cursed with too much knowledge. 

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Politics & Government
9:56 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Offers A Different Budget Proposal

The future of Milwaukee's Lakefront is a major part of the Milwaukee County Budget.
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Earlier this week, hundreds of people turned out at the Milwaukee Art Museum for a public hearing on the proposed Milwaukee County budget for the coming fiscal year.  

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Politics & Government
3:51 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

What Gov. Walker's Victory Means For His Political Future

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin.
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Scott Walker was elected to another four-year term as Wisconsin governor yesterday, beating back a challenge from Trek bicycle executive Mary Burke.  

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Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Wisconsin Inspires Murder And Intrigue In New Mystery Novels

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Michael Giorgio is a longtime Wisconsin resident who lives in Waukesha; Nanci Rathbun is a longtime Wisconsinite who left for Tennessee for a time before coming back. But regardless of where they live, the Badger State is front and center in both writers’ new mystery novels.

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Regional
11:59 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Reinventing Downtown Milwaukee

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Downtown Milwaukee could be at the cusp of something big. But will our city's leadership capitalize on it?

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Politics & Government
9:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

"Fundamental Shift" Underway in Islamic Society, Former State Department Official Says

The Syrian town of Kobani was yet again hit by fierce fighting between Islamic State and Syrian Kurdish forces.
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Last week on Lake Effect, former CIA official Graham Fuller commented on the root causes for the rise of ISIS in the Middle East - laying a large part of the blame on US military action in Iraq.

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Education
11:26 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Federally Funded Program Seeks to Spark Improvement at Some Milwaukee Public Schools

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The state's report cards on school and school district success came out earlier this fall. Those performance measurements look at areas including student achievement and growth, a school's success in closing performance gaps and readiness for post-secondary education.

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Arts & Culture
4:19 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Lake Michigan Plays A Major Role In New Film

Director of Photography Jimmy Sammarco and Director Gil Cates, Jr. on the set of the film.
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The Surface is a drama about two men, both at a desperate point in their lives, who have a chance encounter on Lake Michigan.

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Politics & Government
3:23 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Analyst: US Foreign Policy Problems Occurred Long Before The Obama Administration

"The Great Satan" is what some Iranians call the United States. This mural is on a wall of the long abandoned U.S embassy in Tehran, Iran.
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Reports surfaced this week that the Obama Administration is considering changing senior members of its foreign policy team after its troubled reactions to several crises.

The Ebola outbreak and the rise of the ISIS - or Islamic State - movement have taxed the United States role as a world leader and have sparked criticism from people on both sides of the aisle in this country. But Graham Fuller, leading foreign policy analyst, believes the issue with ISIS extends to a point before President Obama took office.

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Politics & Government
8:33 am
Wed October 29, 2014

How Can The President Benefit From Wisconsin's Midterm Election?

Democratic challenger for Wisconsin Governor Mary Burke is greets by U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at North Devision High School on October 28, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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It's down to the last week of campaigning for midterm elections, including the hotly contested gubernatorial race in Wisconsin. 

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