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.
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) based out of Madison bills itself as a nonpartisan political watchdog group. Even a novice observer of state politics knows the WDC is anything but nonpartisan. Its pet issue is campaign finance reform, not exactly a conservative priority.
The WDC does a good job of keeping track of campaign contributions, election spending, etc. The group just released its report on what groups spent the most on political ads for state legislative races the last election cycle. Both sides of the political spectrum spend money trying to get their candidates elected.
The WDC, not me, uses the term, “smear” groups who doled out a lot of money on “smear” ads. So who smeared the most? Who spent the most on smear ads according to the left-leaning WDC?
Take a look.
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My many years of work in radio news took me often to cover stories at Milwaukee's City Hall, an incredible work of architecture. A special ceremony was held tonight to honor its restoration.
Paula Haberman, a photography buff, on her own, at no cost, took a few hundred photos of the reconstruction of City Hall and individual photos of all the workers involved in the historic rebuilding. A representative of the Mayor's office recently acknowledged her time-consuming effort. She was allowed to traverse the exterior scaffold elevator to record the interior of the upper limits of the building. She works at a nearby office building and viewing the massive undertaking spurred this undertaking that took several months.
You can see her incredible photos by clicking here, then clicking on Milwaukee City Hall over to the right.
As many of you know, Channel 10’s InterCHANGE is taped in the studios of MATC. If the weather conditions force the closing of MATC, there will be no InterCHANGE Friday night at 6:30, Sunday morning at 11:00. If there is a show, here are the topics we’ll discuss:
1 – FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING HER BABY.
An emotionally troubled woman gets five years in prison for drowning her baby. Is five years enough for murdering a baby? What kind of message does that send? Will the woman who recently murdered her foster child here also get 5 years? Does the court system forgive you if you are “emotionally troubled” or “mentally ill” or if you had a “tough and abusive background.” Or, does the court system (rightfully so?) not hold mentally ill people responsible for their criminal actions?
2 – CAROLINE KENNEDY.
Is Caroline Kennedy qualified for the position of United States Senator? Or, is it just because some people want Camelot to continue? Is she any more qualified for a big time position than Sarah Palin was?
3 – S.N.L.
Saturday Night Live made fun of the blind New York Governor.Was it funny? Did it cross the line? Is it funny to make fun of someone with a disability? Do different rules apply because it is Saturday Night Live? Because he is a politician? Or, was SNL just being irreverent like it always has been?
Any predictions for big things that might happen locally, statewide, or nationally in the coming year? Any major things that you’d like to see happen?