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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.

Town Hall security officer: "It ain't (America) no more"


Watch video taken on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at Rep. Jim Moran's (D-VA) Town Hall meeting held at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.

Many people were left outside when the school filled to capacity. School security officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. did not like an anti-ObamaCare poster. His remarks are revealing. 

 

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AP, FactCheck.org, Time: Obama lying about abortion

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Life - Wisconsin Right To Life - News Release

Barack Obama is the one Fabricating

Says AP, FactCheck.org and Time

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The InterCHANGE topics Friday night...


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


1 – Ted Kennedy.

Was Ted Kennedy the god that most of the obituaries are making him out to be?  Was he “the greatest senator of our time?”  Or, was he simply a flawed rich human being who ended up doing some good things in the Senate?  Was he a role model for other politicians?  Should the Obama health care plan be put on the fast track as a memorial to honor Kennedy?


2 – Mercury Marine.

Looks like it’s possible the union may get a second chance to vote on the contract (or a reasonable facsimile) that they overwhelmingly rejected last weekend?  If they get the chance, should they vote it down again?  The company has made it pretty clear that they aren’t going to offer the workers any better of a deal than was offered the first time.  Were you shocked when you saw the video of workers shouting and clapping when it was announced that the vote on the contract proposal was an overwhelming “no.”  Does this dispute tell you more about the increasing level of corporate meanness in these tough economic times, or about the high level of union cockiness?


3 – Michael Jackson.


Investigators say the death of Michael Jackson was a homicide, most likely caused by the combination of drugs in his system.  When you read about how many drugs his personal physician gave him in the hours before his death, does it make you think the doctor should be charged with murder?  Should he just lose his license to practice medicine?  Was he just giving Jackson what the singer had asked for?  Would any other physician testify that this administration of drugs was “accepted medical practice and procedure?


4 – Drinking Bartenders.

In the ongoing effort to curb excessive alcohol consumption and drunk driving, one state lawmaker has proposed a bill which would require all bartenders to maintain absolute sobriety during working hours?  Does this make sense or is it incredibly goofy?  Should a bartender be able to drink on the job?  Should a bartender be allowed to accept the offer of a free drink from a patron?  Is a drinking bartender simply an accepted part of our culture?  Do we punish all bartenders because a few of them might be irresponsible?  Should lawmakers spend their time on more appropriate measures aimed at curbing excessive drinking?

"I will not punish any woman in America to this kind of system"


The speaker is Congressman Mike Brown of Michigan on health care reform.
 

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National awards for statehouse reporting announced


And yes, there are some Wisconsin winners.

Here's the story and list of award recipients.

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