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.
James Buchen, vice president of government relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, on a bill aprpoved by the Legislature that updates Wisconsin’s Fair Employment law by directing circuit courts to order people or companies to pay compensatory and punitive damages if found guilty of discriminating against employees. "We must do everything we can to prevent error. Errors cost us the lives of our children."
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Purple Heart recipients at Walter Reed
17-year old girl from Quartz Hill, California
State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee)
Once again, Carrie Prejean
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The swine flu
VP Joe Biden
The Delaware Department of Transportation
Joy Taylor and Phil Carden
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"After six years in office Governor Jim Doyle says he's not responsible for our current problems. I disagree. (The culture in Madison) repeatedly puts the interest of government before the interests of those they are meant to serve."
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, announcing his bid for governor.
"It's a tough time for us, too, so why should we have to help out Madison with another tax?"
Rod Fisher, president of the Marathon County Tavern League and owner of The Relocation Pub and Eatery in Kronenwetter, reacting to a proposal to increase the state's beer tax. He estimates that business has been down between 12 percent and 15 percent in the receding economy.
“People that engage in employment discrimination deserve what they get. But in the system now, two-thirds of the claims are dismissed. It’s fraught with unfounded claims, and the concern is that trial, bar and personal injury lawyers may see this as a good way to make money.”
State Senator Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) arguing on the floor of the state Senate for his bill to require alarms on day care vans to alert drivers about chidlren in the back seat.
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville)
"I would tell members of my family — and I have — I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to
VP Joe Biden on NBC's "Today Show," about the swine flu.
"The advice he is giving family members is the same advice the administration is giving to all Americans: That they should avoid unnecessary air travel to and from
Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander, doing damage control following Biden's remarks on The Today Show.
"If he could say that over again, he would say if they're feeling sick they should stay off of public transit or confined spaces because that is indeed the advice that we're giving."
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, attempting to bail out Biden.
"If anybody was unduly alarmed for whatever reason, we would apologize for that."
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, on Biden's comments.
“Leave me, if you must, but be faithful to me if you are with me. I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up."
Elizabeth Edwards writing about her husband, John's infidelity in her new book, "Resilience."
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
White House blunder
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
State report card shows need to nurture business
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Swine flu, perhaps?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
He wanted to go to jail with his brother...
Naked frisbee at the University of Oregon
I cheated on my wife.........while sleepwalking
Masked wrestlers and the Virgin Mary
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.
James Buchen, vice president of government relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, on a bill aprpoved by the Legislature that updates Wisconsin’s Fair Employment law by directing circuit courts to order people or companies to pay compensatory and punitive damages if found guilty of discriminating against employees.
"We must do everything we can to prevent error. Errors cost us the lives of our children."