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.
Back after a hiatus of a few weeks, here are interesting articles from the past week I’d like to share.
13 things about America that would make the Founding Fathers turn over in their graves
“In a time when our nation is engaged in unsustainable economic policies that seem likely to put an end to America's run as a great nation, perhaps it's time to consider whether our real problem is that we've veered so far from the most successful blueprint for a country ever devised that the Founding Fathers would turn over in their graves if they found out about….”
The incivility crisis is America
“Americans are working longer hours as wages stay stagnate and the job market remains weak, so it’s not surprising that tensions in the workplace are running high. The problem is these tensions can often result in frustration and interpersonal conflict leading to toxic work environments.”
Maybe this will scare you into saving for retirement
“It seems like another life. At the height of his corporate career, Tom Palome was pulling in a salary in the low six-figures and flying first class on business trips to Europe. Today, the 77-year-old former vice president of marketing for Oral-B juggles two part-time jobs: one as a $10-an-hour food demonstrator at Sam’s Club, the other flipping burgers and serving drinks at a golf club grill for slightly more than minimum wage.”
The cost of giving birth
"Every time you walk into the hospital, they look at everything that happens to you and say, 'Can I bill for that?'" explained Gerard Anderson, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management.”
From Hooters Girl to the corner office
“Hooters gave Cole the kind of education she wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else.”
15% of Americans don't go online
“Most of them prefer it that way.”
Powerball winner wants his life back
“Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. ‘Just disappear,’ he said, speaking from hard-won experience. ‘Get lost while you still can’."
Why the Super Bowl should be free
"It's just an idea. It's a little crazy. Almost as crazy as a $2,600 seat."