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.
It's Friday night. Time to unwind. The weekend has finally arrived. The sun has set. The evening sky has erupted. Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of the day and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight, music for the littlest ones.
We begin with the Princeton Jazz Quintet.
Kyla Audrey Fischer was born at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
Kyla is 6 pounds, 21 inches long, and beautiful.
Baby, Mommy, and Daddy are all doing great.
A special thanks to Dr. Leung and all the nurses and staff at West Allis Memorial Hospital for their loving care.
And they do it a lot.
I keep a file of topics I believe are worthy of discussion when I fill in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. For the longest time I’ve wanted to talk about the case of Savana Redding but have never gotten around to it. The controversy is still in the news, more so than ever.
If I was this young girl’s father, I would have had her teachers, administrators, principal, etc. for lunch.
From the New York Times:
“Savana Redding still remembers the clothes she had on — black stretch pants with butterfly patches and a pink T-shirt — the day school officials here forced her to strip six years ago. She was 13 and in eighth grade.
An assistant principal, enforcing the school’s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One of the pills is as strong as two Advils.
The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, ‘they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,’ she said. ‘They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.’
Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court which will hear arguments on April 21.”
What happens to the inside of a brain of a supposedly trained and educated school official when the school bell rings and kids file in for the day? How stupid can you be?
It’s unfortunate that the highest court in the land has to decide for the country what should be common sense.
Here’s a 2008 column on the story, and the latest from the New York Times.
Despite what he said during the campaign and despite all that junk we've been fed by the news media, the smartest, most articulate, greatest, most incredible human being God ever put on this planet admits he doesn't have all the answers.
And what's with that darn teleprompter again?
The governor has appointed someone with great credentials to monitor if the state's stimuls money is being spent properly.
He's former state auditor Dale Cattanauch (pronounced Cat-in-naw). The audit people in Wisconsin have a nationwide reputation of being outstanding.
Here's the problem. What does it mean in the world of Jim Doyle to spend the stimulus money wisely?
I hope Cattanauch does his job and forgets who appointed him.
And the whole stimulus concept is still a horrible idea that will dig deeper deficits.