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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 topics Friday night on InterCHANGE

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 Milwaukee’s troubled public schools. Is there anything to it, or is it just window dressing? What does it say that the state was willing to sign on to this plan? Does this council make the school board irrelevant? Do they have separate missions? Will they cooperate? What do the particular nominees to the council bring to the table? Why has Tom Barrett put his prestige on the line in such a visible way?

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 Milwaukee, should police all across the state have to collect it? Do disproportionate traffic stops of minorities prove prejudice on the part of the police? (e.g. “More blacks than whites are poor. Poor people don’t maintain their cars as well as well-off people. So won’t more poor people’s cars have broken tail lights? Should the police let them slide because they’re black?”) Why did they take responsibility for analyzing the data away from J.B. Van Hollen?

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?

WRTL has UW officials squirming

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UW Officials Squirm as Wisconsin Right to Life Continues to Expose the Truth About Madison Late-Term Abortion Plan

They Admit Employees Will be Forced to Participate When Abortionist Dutton Butchers Women

Fran Tarkenton: Jackass

I’ve never, ever liked Fran Tarkenton. It dates back to my days as a youngster and a Packer fan, and reading in the local sports section the scrambling Tarkenton brazenly taunting the Packer defense to "come and get me.”

Was Tarkenton a great QB? Of course.

He was also a loser with a capital “L” going 0 for 3 in Super Bowl games.

The former Viking and Giant has now decided to make outrageous comments about Brett Favre.

When discussion centers around tremendous NFL QB’s, Favre’s name comes up, but Tarkenton is never mentioned. 

You should also remember that Tarkenton started his career with the Vikings, left for the Giants, and then went back to the Vikings.

Read the article about Tarkenton’s verbal assault on Favre and then listen to
the Tarkenton interview  (The Favre segment begins about 1:40 into the audio).

And then you could always go back and compare Favre’s stats to Fran’s.

Sorry, jackass!

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Can the obligatory Eugene Kane column of outrage be far behind?

Obviously, the Madison Police Department is racist.

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