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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Jennifer and Nathan Williams
Franklin's own Frank Ruebl
My good friend, Jim Hughes
On Monday, June 15, the Franklin Sabers won their 700th baseball game under the guidance of Coach Jim Hughes. The
Gertrude Frishman Brog
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
State Senate Democrats who voted for a bloated, tax and spend state budget jammed with pork and policy.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I'll be honest, there are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well."
President Obama in a speech to the American Medical Association.
"I have done my wife and family a great wrong, and I profoundly regret the hurt I have inflicted on them and others affected by my conduct. I accept the personal and public consequences of my private behavior. I have damaged my public reputation and violated the trust and love of my family. The people in my personal and professional life who needed to know the painful truth, know it and I have apologized to them. This is a personal matter that occurred in my private, off-duty time. I will continue to devote myself to making
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn about his affair with local journalist/professor Jessica McBride.
“It is because the relationship with Police Chief Flynn has unfortunately become public that this statement is released. This was a deeply personal matter between two adults who have addressed the relationship with those who need to know the details. I am grateful to my family, friends and the many other people who have expressed kindness and support. It is truly humbling. The romantic relationship did not occur until long after the reporting and editing of the magazine article on Chief Flynn. I completed and turned in the
The romantic relationship with Chief Flynn began in May at Brocach’s Irish pub – four months after I completed and turned in the
I ask that the media now respect the privacy of all of the parties involved.”
Jessica McBride, in a statement about her affair with Flynn.
"Police Chief Flynn is a very effective chief who has done an excellent job working to make
A spokeswoman for
“It's nuts. This is silly. It's a complete, huge mistake. People will invest, they just won't do it here.
State Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield) during state Senate debate on the state budget. Kanavas spoke against the provision that makes capital gains 100% taxable. The budget was approved by the Senate, 17-16.
“We think we put together a pretty good progressive budget for the state of
State Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker (D-Weston).
“You know there's no pass to be asked for and there's no pass to be given. We all are individual senators representing individual communities. This was not right for my district, and I communicated that to my colleagues.”
State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) denying that his caucus had given him a pass to vote “no” on the state budget. Sullivan is the subject of a recall and faces a tough re-election in 2010.
“I’ve got $500,000 coming to my district. I could say, ‘OK’ and take it, but we’re in unprecedented times.”
State Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac), blasting pork projects in the state budget.
“It might be more appropriate to compare the budget process to Rush Week in the movie ‘Animal House.’ Assembly Republicans were black-balled from the fraternity party, and
"No one realized how bad the economy was. The projections, in fact, turned out to be worse. But we took the mainstream model as to what we thought -- and everyone else thought -- the unemployment rate would be. Everyone guessed wrong at the time the estimate was made about what the state of the economy was at the moment this was passed."
Vice President Joe Biden on NBC's "Meet the Press" last Sunday.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Public safety officers in Indiana injured in the line of duty are missing out on tens of thousands of dollars because of mistakes made on their pension checks. Makes one wonder how widespread this problem really is.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The media loves lists. One would think a listing of some of the most wasteful stimulus projects would get more attention.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
The cow fart tax.
This item from today's Barking Lot.
Men-only train cars used by Tokyo women to get away from gropers.
The uncaped crusader.
MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
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