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 panelists discuss on InterCHANGE Friday night at 6:30 on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10 with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:
1 – President Obama.
What did you think of his inauguration speech? Was it inspiring and uplifting? Was the media a little over the top? Was it discourteous to Bush? Now the real work begins. Will he force the economy back into shape? Will he end the war in Iraq in 16 months as he repeatedly promised during his campaign? Will the honeymoon with the media last his entire presidency? Does the fact that he is an inspiration to so many people make him a good president?
2 – Judge Joe Wall.
An appeals court slaps former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Wall on the hand for a lecture he gave to a drug dealing coke-head in court on sentencing day. Wall ridiculed the unemployed convicted felon for finding a “Baby Mama” who worked and went to school, while the defendant sat at home and watched his kid, and the judge said “Where do you guys find these women?” 22-year-old Landray Harris was given two years in prison, but now will get another judge to give him a new sentencing hearing? Was Wall being insensitive and racist? Was he simply trying to use ghetto street language to make an impression on the defendant? Or, as Wall says, "The comments, reasoning and conclusion of these two judges are legally incorrect and shameful, and are a transparent stretch to appear politically correct at a politically correct moment.”
3 – Andrekopoulos.
Does it make any sense to extend the contract of MPS Superintendent William Andrekopoulos (Which is set to expire in March) by another 15 months at a time when both the state and the city are looking into dissolving, reshaping, or taking over the district? Or, does it make all the sense in the world not to hire a new Captain for a sinking ship? Does it make sense to stick with this guy until June 30, 2010 when most would argue that MPS hasn’t improved much in the 6 plus years he has been in charge?