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.
Mother Nature throws the kitchen sink at us the next several days with snow, wind, and cold.
Our corner of the world will revolve around the Milwaukee Public Schools, anxiously awaiting how they will react to the hodgepodge of weather. They close and just about everyone else tosses in the towel, too.
Many, many years ago, an MPS insider told me any announcement to close isn’t based on amount of snow, the temperature, or the wind chill factor. Whether or not to have classes depends on the school buses. If they start, the school bells ring. I'm not sure if the same criteria holds true today but it does seem to make sense.