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.
Here are the topics the panels discusses Friday night on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public television Channel 10 at 6:30, with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:
1 – President Obama.
Obama gets ready to take the oath of office. Is it any more historic than any other inauguration because he’s a black man? Is the media making it a bigger deal than any other inauguration in our lifetime? Is that because it is? Is Obama carrying his admiration for Lincoln a little too far, or is that admirable? Is it responsible to spend tens of millions of dollars on inaugural activities? Is it right for the Milwaukee School Board to order teachers to concentrate on inaugural activities that day, instead of regular class work? What’s the point? What do you expect will be Obama’s first major act as president?
2 – Racine Mayor.
What in the world was this guy thinking? Was his sexual drive so strong that he lost all common sense? He takes his home computer into work so computer techs can fix it? He doesn’t realize that many sting operations are run by police agencies trying to get people trolling the internet for underage partners? He doesn’t think anyone will recognize him at a major metropolitan shopping mall? Will there be more about his mental health that comes out in the days ahead?
3 – Cold.
Once it gets to about 40 degrees below zero you start to wonder why you live in this kind of climate? Why do you? What makes it worthwhile? Is family more important than weather? Do you go where the jobs are? Does the media make it out to be worse than it really is? Do you ever think of living somewhere else? What must the rest of the country think when they see pictures of us walking down the street with frozen eyebrows and ice hanging from our mustaches? Is putting up with the cold and snow any different than putting up with the dust storms on the plains, or the tornadoes and hurricanes in the gulf states, or the constant rain in the northwest? Down deep, do we all want to live in California? Does the ability to handle the seasons contribute to any sort of Midwest specific personality traits? Are we “tougher” than most?