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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
1 – PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.
What do you make of the results? What do you make of the turnout. More people voted in this primary than have voted in a presidential primary in twenty years! And, the great majority of them voted democrat. Will the same hold true for the general election? Will Obama’s ability to excite young voters, and his appeal across racial, ethnic, and gender lines doom the chances for John McCain in a general election? Or, will the republicans turn out in force next November to send McCain to the White House? What do you think of the New York Times piece insinuating there was a cozy relationship between a pretty lobbyist and John McCain many years ago? A smear job, or responsible journalism?
2 – McGEE.
Give us your thoughts on how an allegedly crooked alderman who’s been sitting in jail for months can get more votes than all seven of his challengers in a Milwaukee aldermanic primary? What does that say about his constituents? Are they stupid? Are they loyal? Or, do they think he’s a black man being unfairly treated by the white majority power structure? Or, do they like the fact that he “stands up to the man.” Will Michael McGee, Jr. win the general election, too?
3 – CASTRO & CUBA.
Does the fact that Fidel Castro has given up the presidency of Cuba, mean that he has given up power and influence as well? Or, does it just mean that after fifty years in charge, and nearly two years of being ill, he’s no longer able to run the country on a day to day basis? Is there any reason to believe that the last remaining communist regime in the western hemisphere is closer to opening up its borders to more capitalism, democracy, and Americans?
I will not be on the show this week. InterCHANGE will be taped Friday afternoon while I am filling in for Mark Belling on WISN.