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.
Here are the topics the panel discusses Friday night on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television at 6:30, with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:
1 – Sotomayor Joins the Supremes?
What does the Sonia Sotomayor nomination tell us about President Obama’s thinking about the Court? About his own political position? The right says she’s a radical leftist, the left says she’s not even a solid liberal -- do we know? Will she have any problems in her confirmation process? Will GOP senators hold back on their criticism to avoid offending Hispanics and women? Is that why Obama picked her? Do a judicial nominee’s “life experiences” play a role in his or her judgments on the bench? Should they?
2 – MPS Advisory Council
Here’s the latest attempt to turn around
3 – The Return of Tom Ament?
He’s kidding, right? Does the settlement of the pension-scandal lawsuit “vindicate” Ament? (That was the newspaper’s word, not his, but still...) Can he really be rehabilitated? Does he still have a future in county politics? Was the settlement the right move for the county? What do you make of Scott Walker’s unwillingness to let Ament off the hook?
4 – Racial Data for Police Stops?
Is there justification for trying to collect this kind of data? Even if it might be justified in
5 -- Texting: The Next Big Crisis!
Just a quickie, and just for fun. Sleep disorders, limited attention spans, separation anxiety -- is too much teen texting really a problem? Do these experts need to get a hobby? Is it just kids who are constantly keeping in touch? How dependent have you become on social networks and messaging technology?