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.
After a holiday hiatus, InterCHANGE returns Friday night at 6:30 with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00 on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10.
The topics we’ll discuss:
1 – ISRAEL.
Why did Israel choose now to go after the folks in the Gaza? Is it because they know their White House support is coming to an end? Is it because they don’t want the Gaza to be used as a staging area if and when Iran attacks Israel? Why is the world so seemingly united in condemning Israel for its actions? What effect will this have on the United States.
2 – THE ECONOMY.
Obama is urging a massive and urgent economic stimulus plan be enacted immediately. Without it, he says the recession could last for years, double digit inflation could arrive, and we could see the worst times since the great depression. Is it wise to spend so much money to stimulate the economy, at the same time he says he’s going to cut wasteful spending? Would a package of just tax cuts which allow people to keep more of their own money, be better than spending still more federal “bailout” money? Are we continuing to saddle generations to come with an almost unbearable debt?
3 – HEINEMANN’S.
A Milwaukee institution shuts its doors after nearly 90 years in business? Is it because they didn’t know how to run a business in the current economic climate, or is this simply a result of a competitive market. The owner claims that one reason for the decision, is the new requirement that Milwaukee provide sick days to all full and part-time employees.
Predictions about any big things that might happen in the year ahead.