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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There are a lot of places to visit in Florida besides Disney World and Miami Beach. Try the Everglades, Cape Canaveral, Sanibel Island or the Keys. But there’s also a place way up north you might not be familiar with – Saint George Island in Appalachicola Bay.

"The panhandle of Florida is special – it has the feel of the old south the way the rest of Florida simply doesn’t have any more," says Traveler's Roundtable contributor and Drive magazine editor Rob Bundy.

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Governor Scott Walker's official presidential campaign announcement is receiving plenty of national attention - including from National Public Radio.

While NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley was in Wisconsin to cover the announcement, he stopped by Lake Effect to chat about Walker's presidential run.

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Luke Doucet and Melissa McClellan were both successful solo singer-songwriters before they were married in 2006.  In 2011, they decided to combine forces and form Whitehorse

Sometimes playing nearly 100 concerts in a year, Whitehorse doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. They even travel with their infant child. With all that time spent on the road, it’s hard to imagine time for anything else, let alone practice - which is just one reason why duo doesn’t put too much thought into rehearsing.

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Wisconsin governor Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has officially announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. This follows months of strong indicators of his intention to run with events in places like Iowa and New Hampshire, and trips overseas to meet with international leaders.

For the past six months, our Precious Lives series has told stories of how children in the Milwaukee area are affected by gun violence. There is an increasing number of children becoming victims of gun violence as well as a rise of young people being involved in violent crimes.

In many respects, Milwaukee attorney Robert Habush's career has been incredibly successful. 

Habush has represented clients in some of the most high-profile lawsuits in Wisconsin history - from the collapse of the crane that killed workers building Miller Park to suits against Big Tobacco.

Habush’s career – and his personal story - are the subject of a new biography, titled Courtroom Avenger: The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush, by Milwaukee writer Kurt Chandler.

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As temperatures hover in the low 60s downtown throughout this summer with only a few warm days, there were some people who theorized that maybe we skipped summer altogether and jumped straight from spring to fall.

That might be cause for concern if you have a garden growing – we’d hate to have a killing frost in August this year.  Fortunately, that probably won’t happen.  But the temperature swings are a concern for Lake Effect's gardening contributor, Melinda Myers.

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Depending on when and where you see musicians Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel, they might be playing under the name Patchouli or they might be called Terra Guitarra. The multi-instrumentalists call western Wisconsin home, but they’ve toured nearly non-stop for sixteen years.

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As the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the proposed state budget today, the Senate passed the budget by an 18-15 vote late last night. The substantial last-minute additions to the budget bill, called Motion 999, last Thursday led to an uproar on both sides of the aisle for its proposal to overhaul the state’s open records law.

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A few weeks have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act. The court’s decision affirmed the legality of subsidies the government provides to make health insurance more affordable.

It’s the latest legal hurdle the five-year-old law has cleared, however, questions still remain about how the latest ruling will be felt in places like Wisconsin, and about what the future holds for the healthcare landscape.

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