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.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Kevin Kennedy and others
Barbara Soeurt and Kaylee Shirell
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"The real problem is the workforce. The problem is we have a giveaway system in this country and in this state that is so strong that people would rather sit home and do nothing than do these jobs. Laziness is not a disability. There are lot of people that are flat out lazy and they are using up the goods and services that we have in this state."
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer said lazy residents who don't want to take jobs harvesting the state's crops are the root of the
“There are two ways for a liberal Democrat to react to
Columnist Rich Lowry
“The political left claims to love racial diversity, but it bitterly opposes such diversity on the political right. To keep blacks voting Democratic, it is necessary for the party and its supporters to keep alive the idea that racism is prevalent in
The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto
“I'm a fan of anyone who is trying to work for the greater good of the people, period.”
Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, telling the
“I think this week was kind of the epitome. A lot of time spent on the floor, a lot of time sitting around, not a lot that really got accomplished.”
State Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald( R-Horicon)
“Sen. Decker and Sen. Plale have shown no willingness to be helpful, and I think they're using excuses that can only be described as bull crap.”State Representative Spencer Black( D-Madison) co-author of the global warming bill, blasting Senate Democrats for the bill's failure at the end of the legislative session.
“If it's cathartic for Spencer Black to blame me, then have at it. By the end of the week, he'll probably blame me for the
Senator Jeff Plale (D-South
“Papa would say shame on you for not protecting the environment and promoting our state’s energy independence. ...They are doing a lousy job of taking care of the environment.”
State Public Lands Commission head Tia Nelson, daughter of Earth Day founder and the late U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, criticizing Senate Democrat leaders on the flobal warming bill.
“We have succeeded in eliminating the backlog and are now providing law enforcement and prosecutors the timely analysis needed to help identify offenders and hold them accountable.”
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen in a letter notifying the governor and legislative leaders that his agency has eliminated the backlog of criminal cases awaiting DNA analysis at the state's crime labs.
“Not at all. Do you like it? Do you think it’s cool at all? I never heard anyone say I’m going to
Joakim Noah of the
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
What Illegal immigrants are costing the
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Man hides in manure pit to avoid arrest.
That is some library overdue fee.
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