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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Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada (once known as New Iceland because it has the largest population of Icelanders outside of Iceland), Lindy Vopnfjord began singing traditional Icelandic folk music at a young age.  His parents were working regular jobs but found time to write and play music with their two children at festivals around Canada, even traveling to Iceland to perform.

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For those wanting to learn more about our planet and those surrounding us, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago has been a go-to spot. The Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee is a great place to go when it’s not dark enough to see the night sky, or if you’d like to learn more about what you’re seeing.

But it’s not the only planetarium in Wisconsin.  In the tiny town of Monico there’s a unique planetarium created by a unique man. It’s the Kovac Planetarium and it is the creation of  Frank Kovac, Junior.

Claire Moseley

Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation identifies endangered, historic buildings. In 2011, the Trust placed an entire group of buildings in Milwaukee on that list.

Although they remain standing, their future remains uncertain.

The buildings are located in the National Soldiers Home Historic District, which rests on the grounds of the Zablocki VA Medical Center on Milwaukee’s west side.

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As the fiscal year comes to a close, one of the biggest questions that remains is the fate of transportation funding.

Currently, the Wisconsin legislature has significant work to do with Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget, which plans to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for various highway projects. However, one program that this new budget affects especially are Wisconsin's transit programs. 

Claire Moseley

As Milwaukee area’s schools prepare to wrap up classes, students of all ages are thinking about their summer plans. 

But the end of the school year marks the end of a long period away from home for students at one institution. The Wisconsin International Academy itself isn’t a school – rather it’s the home away from home for dozens of high school age students from China, who are attending schools in the Milwaukee area.

The academy occupies a former motel along Bluemound Road in the western reaches of Wauwatosa.

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While many people travel north to visit natural spaces, a hike through a state forest requires a trip no further than the north side of Milwaukee.

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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – the quasi-public body created by Governor Walker to replace the state department in charge of job creation – has been plagued by controversy. Most recently, it’s taken criticism for a half-million dollar loan to a Walker campaign donor with a failing business.

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The Women’s World Cup soccer tournament is underway in Canada, and it’s attracting a lot of attention in the United States with the U.S. team a perennial favorite.  Soccer is booming in general around the United States both in participation and as a spectator sport.

An international friendly match drew thousands of people to Miller Park last year – and proved popular enough that another match was announced for this summer.

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Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and County Executive Chris Abele held a joint press conference yesterday to announce a deal reached that would allow for the construction of a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.  

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The Menomonee Falls School District is seen by many in the education field as a model for how data can be used effectively alongside traditional education work.

The New York Times recently published a feature on the increasing use of data in primary and secondary education. The paper focused on work happening in the Milwaukee area.

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