Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Henry David Thoreau
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Summer is just about gone. Officially, fall rumbles in on Sunday.
The longest day of the year occurred back on June 21. The equator receives 12 hours of daylight and there are 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole on the summer solstice.
People stretch their hands toward the sun during a summer solstice 2010 celebration at Stonehenge. Photograph by Lefteris Pitarakis, AP
The days have been getting shorter since the summer solstice and the nights continue to get longer and longer and longer. The trend starts to reverse itself on December 21, but until then, darkness creeps in a bit earlier every night.
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant
Fall is not my favorite season. The cooler, shorter days signal impending winter, my least favorite season.
This is a geat story. One of the greatest songwriters of all time entered Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California on October 15, 1975, seriously ill. After surgery on a malignant brain tumor, he died nine months later. While in the hospital as the month of October was fading away, he wrote lyrics for a song he would never hear with music.
That’s it for this week. We do this every Friday to demonstrate that despite what pop culture tries to pass off as art, there’s plenty of really good music around.
Have a great weekend.
We close with a medley that includes another timely composition from Johnny Mercer.