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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.

Meet Angie, who is fighting for her life


Last weekend, I blogged about my friend’s daughter-in-law, who is suffering from the worst form of breast cancer.

Angie definitely falls into the category of patients diagnosed with cancer who use their sickness to try to help others.

Since learning of her cancer, Angie has been keeping a journal about her status. Please check out her blog and consider sending a supportive comment.

Friday night on InterCHANGE

Here are the topics the panel discusses Friday night on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10 at 6:30 with a repeat broadcast Sunday morning at 11:00:

1 – Wall Street Rescue / Bailout.

The Senate passes the $700B bailout/rescue plan and sends it back to the House for a second vote?  Will enough congressmen flip-flop that this time it will pass?  Is it a bailout or a rescue?  Nearly every congressman that was interviewed said that constituents were overwhelmingly against the plan.  If that’s true, does the lawmaker have a duty to vote against it?  Is the general public not smart enough to understand the ramifications of an upheaval in our financial system?  When the plan was rejected last week, did the people win one?  For once, did they have more influence than the lobbyists?

2 –Presidential & VP Race.

Why are the polls all turning towards Obama as the front-runner now?  Why do they seem to have more faith in Obama in a time of financial crisis?  If the rescue/bailout package passes the House, does that remove the economy as a front burner issue.  A few months ago, the campaign was all about the war.  A few weeks ago, at the time of the conventions, the big issue was hurricanes and flooding.  This week, it’s the economy.  What’s next? Let’s talk about the Palen-Biden debate as well.  Who wins, and does it matter?  Are expectations for Palin so low that she wins by just showing up?  Are her poll numbers falling because folks are seeing that she’s not really all that intelligent?

3 -  Brewers.

Baseball's a funny game

You don’t play it in the newspapers.

You don’t play it on talk radio.

You don’t play it on the blogs.

You don’t play it in the ESPN studios.

You actually play baseball on the field.

Milwaukee fans, and the so-called “experts,” thought all the Brewers had to do was show up for Game Two against Philadelphia and it was a guaranteed victory. The result shows why they play the games.

The Milwaukee faithful also forgot what Philadelphia columnist Bob Ford wrote today:

“It may be that CC Sabathia will even it up Thursday against Brett Myers. But maybe not. Sabathia won just three of his 11 games for the Brewers against teams with winning records. He was awful in the 2007 postseason for the Indians, pitching to an 8.80 earned run average. Sabathia isn't Superman and he doesn't have a super team playing behind him right now.”


I would also add that I don’t care who you are, you can’t walk the opposing pitcher. You’ve got to get him out, especially if you’re the “best pitcher in the game today.”

Pitching on three day’s rest over and over and over again eventually catches up with you.

Sabathia’s opponent on the mound in Game Two, Philadelphia’s Brett Myers pitched very well. Ya think he got tired of hearing all the talk about CC?

Give Philly credit. They beat our best.

It was win at all costs this year, and the season’s not over yet for the Brewers. But one foot is dangerously, precariously on the edge of the cliff.

Politics in the classroom: I told you so

Teachers know they are not to engage in political activity during school time. They do it anyway.

It’s disgusting that taxpayer dollars are going to educators who spend class time, not teaching, but brainwashing.

I blogged about it last week and talked about a blatant Beloit case on WISN. Not surprisingly, more evidence has just surfaced.

The teacher’s union in Virginia encouraged pro-Obama antics.

Why just talk politics? Why not wear your feelings right out in the open? New York teachers are attempting to wear Obama buttons in class.

As I mentioned on WISN, this is going on in public schools in every state, now right through Election Day. These teachers should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re doing it because they know they can get away with it.

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