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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.

"The kids are simply being allowed to graduate with less skills"


That's how one blogger who just happens to be an MPS teacher simply and succinctly reacts to a report that MPS graduation rates are up, but students aren't improving their performance. He's right, by the way.

Read the Journal Sentinel story, then the blog.

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot


THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Warmer with some early morning sun will give way to clouds, then freezing rain later in the day (around 6 p.m.) that could change to a mix of rain and snow late tonight. The National Weather Service says, "
PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLOWER TO WARM AND ARE LIKELY TO ICE UP. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF .10 OF AN INCH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH RESPECT TO TREES AND POWER LINES... BUT SHOULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD ICY CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND SIDEWALKS."  Not good, but better than Sunday, because you'll have dry dog-walking opportunities most of the day before the precipitation falls. "D"

SUNDAY:  A wintry mix. You'll wake up to rain, sleet, and snow. "F"


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This wouldn't be happening in Green Bay


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Whiny school boards and voters that cave


J.Gravelle, my top guest blogger, had his column published in Friday’s Journal Sentinel.

Using his clever, razor-sharp wit, J. was, as usual, right on the money.

Way to go, partner!

Let the arguing begin


Utah blasted Alabama in last night's Sugar Bowl to finish the season 13-0.

Oklahoma and Florida play Thursday for the national championship. Each team has one loss.

College football needs a playoff system in Division 1.


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