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 25 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 and his skating children, writing and looking for his reading glasses.

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President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a little more than a year after he took office.  The President sought to give himself and his Administration credit for the improving US economy, and the tax overhaul passed in the last year.

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On this special edition of the Pretzel Podcast, musician Trapper Schoepp helps hosts Michelle and Mitch count down the top pretzel songs of all-time, and then sticks around to sample two homegrown Wisconsin pretzels. Plus, we learn why pretzel-making is a dangerous business.

The Pretzel Song (Yum Yum, Pretzels) by The Hungry Food Band

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Over the past year, President Donald Trump has been all over the headlines. On the front pages, certainly - but also in places you might not have expected, like the sports section, when he weighed in on controversies in the NFL. And of course, he can be found all over Twitter, as well.

But it’s not just the United States where Donald Trump is compelling news. People in nations like the United Kingdom have found the hotel mogul, turned Commander-in-Chief, is dominating the news cycle.

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While the bands in the upcoming Local Coverage concert are covering each other’s songs, another group of bands comes together on Saturday night on behalf of a decade-old foundation - and they’ll all be covering another artist’s music as well.

READ: Milwaukee Bands Mix it Up for a Good Cause in 'Local Coverage'

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The Public Policy Forum and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, or WISTAX, have been analyzing the work of Wisconsin governments for a combined 191 years. The Milwaukee-based forum has focused on the workings of Milwaukee, and nearby city and county governments and public entities, while the Madison-based alliance has focused on state government.

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There was a time in the 1980s and ‘90s when so-called “midnight basketball” leagues were seen as a promising tool to give young, at-risk men in high school a productive use of their time.  But after a few years, the leagues fell out of favor.

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Milwaukee area photographer Kipp Friedman has shot thousands of images of other people’s joyous occasions - weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other parties and observances.  But it was his own vacation, far from the banquet rooms of Shorewood or Oak Creek, that inspired him to compile a photo book.

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The most recent figures from the World Bank show the average life expectancy for Americans is nearly 79 years old.  And while that’s a few years less than some other countries, it's still around the highest point it has ever been in US history.  But let’s say you knew exactly how long you’ll live - down to the very day.  Would it change the way you lived your life?

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The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has exactly one month to name an acting replacement for Police Chief Edward Flynn. Flynn recently announced that he will retire from his position on February 16. Now, the Commission must name an acting chief, even as it goes about the business of hiring a new chief for a full four-year term.

George Kelling will likely watch this search from a distance, but with interest. Kelling is a retired police researcher and professor emeritus at Northeastern University and Rutgers University, and a fellow for 20 years at Harvard University.

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Mobile wellness devices such as the Fitbit and Apple or Garmin watches are ubiquitous these days. Many of us wear them to hold ourselves accountable for our physical fitness. But they’re also becoming a tool that employers are using with a separate, but related goal to have healthy employees and controlling healthcare costs.

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Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards last weekend spurred almost immediate speculation by many about whether the celebrity would make a strong presidential candidate. In the days since, political analysts and regular people alike have debated whether her political skills would differ greatly from our current president, who also came from well outside the political sphere.

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Members of the Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission will meet later this week to discuss the process of appointing an acting chief of police. That meeting comes a few days after current Police Chief Edward Flynn announced his retirement.

Flynn has been the chief of police for the past decade and will step down six weeks from now.

READ: Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn to Retire

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On this very international episode of The Pretzel Podcast, hosts Michelle and Mitch try pretzels from Budapest, plus they put pretzel-like foods from two surprising countries to the test - but are they actually pretzels? And on Pretzels In the News, we'll hear about exciting times for two booming American pretzel-makers.

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The University of Wisconsin Medical School’s Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health, or TRIUMPH, program was founded nine years ago in an effort to better prepare students for the realities of practicing medicine in urban communities.  While the medical school is part of the university’s Madison campus, the TRIUMPH program is based in Milwaukee and partners with a number of organizations and provi

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If the January cover of Milwaukee Magazine has a particularly celebratory look to it, that's for good reason.  The magazine marks 35 years of its current iteration with a special section that looks back at highlights from the past three-and-a-half decades.

For editor Carole Nicksin, who has been with the publication for the past year-and-a-half, the deep dive into the magazine's history was revelatory - especially as it pertained to one of the key figures in that history.

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