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
3:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Native Puts a Young Adult Spin on 'When Harry Met Sally'

Elizabeth Eulberg's "Better Off Friends" is her first book set in her home state of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Elizabeth Eulberg.

The iconic 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, asked a pretty adult question: “Can a man and a woman be just friends?”

Twenty-five years later, a new novel for young adult is trying tries to take on that very same premise. 

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: Governor Will Pursue 'Bold' Tax Reform in Next Wisconsin Budget

Could Wisconsin get rid of income taxes?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says voters should expect to see "something big, something bold" in the upcoming 2015-17 biennial budget: tax reform.

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Environment
5:18 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl Return to Milwaukee for Kids' Exhibit on Nature

"Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home" at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Betty Brinn Children's Museum's Kristen Adams and Jean Classen of the US Forest Service's Urban Connections program in Milwaukee.

Though this Wisconsin winter has meant a lot of time cooped up kids, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum has just opened an exhibit that brings the outdoors inside.

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Politics & Government
12:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Analyst Weighs Potential Impact of John Doe Emails on Governor Scott Walker

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews political analyst Mordecai Lee.

Documents released yesterday indicate Governor Scott Walker was aware of a secret, parallel email system that was in place during his time as Milwaukee County Executive.

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Education
4:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Analyst: 'Frustration' May Have Led Superintendent Gregory Thornton to Leave MPS

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton will leave Milwaukee to head up the Baltimore school district.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analyst Alan Borsuk.

As the Milwaukee school board prepares to name an interim superintendent, one education analyst says outgoing Milwaukee Public School head Gregory Thornton took a new gig out of frustration.

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Health & Science
4:26 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

How Wisconsin Volunteers Have Advanced Worldwide Understanding of Sleep Apnea

Milwaukee researchers helped develop a new device to help patients with sleep apnea.
Credit New England Journal of Medicine

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine writer Erik Ness.

Last month, researchers, including some in the Milwaukee area, reported success in testing a new device used to treat sleep apnea. 

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Health & Science
4:10 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Mental Health Advocate Urges Caution on Changes to County Complex Oversight

Two bills aimed at reorganizing services at the Milwaukee County Mental Health complex are being considered by state legislators.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Barbara Beckert, director of the Milwaukee office of the group Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Lawmakers in Madison continue to push for passage of two bills that would make reforms to Milwaukee County’s embattled Mental Health Complex, even while some in the mental health community question the plans.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evolving at GE, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Patient comfort is important when it comes to magnetic resonance imaging machines.
Credit © Dave Lauridsen 2012

 

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Richard Hausmann and Robert Weisbecker.

A few months ago, we brought you a story about making imaging machines, like CT scanners, more child-friendly.  The issue was that the devices were so intimidating to children that it was affecting the ability of technicians to get good results.

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Arts & Culture
11:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Callanan Chases After 'The Red Balloon' in his Recent Essay

Callanan chases his own Red Balloon to figure out its meaning.
Credit LeAnn E. Crowe, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Liam Callanan.

The 17th annual Festival of Film in French is going on at UW-Milwaukee now through Sunday.

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Environment
11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Pictured here with her fleet mate Biscayne Bay (right), the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw backs into the lower Poe Lock approach leaving a trail of broken ice at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13, 2013.
Credit United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

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