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.
Sendik's at 51st and Rawson in Franklin!
We (Jennifer and I) like the pizza burgers, those lobsters, the interesting selection of cheeses (including chicken soup cheese), the pizzas, and the not always easy to find sundried tomato tortellini salad.
And the liquor department is sophisticated enough to carry a certain quality brand (Gee, and this message is brought to you free of charge from Journal Communications. Aw, shucks!).
Has it really been a year already?
THIS BLOG ORIGINALLY APPEARED HALLOWEEN 2007
It’s a common topic of conversation around this time of year: what’s the best horror movie?
Many of my blogs have featured a nostalgic theme. So indulge me as I walk down memory lane once more to answer above question. When my older brother was in his swinging teens and I could only dream about being as cool as he was, my brother played guitar in a rock and roll band. Yes, rock and roll band. That’s what they were called in those days.
My quiet, reserved, shy brother played rhythm guitar on his bright apple red Fender Stratocaster in clubs where go-go girls danced in cages right next to him.
On Saturday nights when my brother’s band had a gig, it meant he wouldn’t get home until late. Mom and Dad would often go see my brother play, but on nights they didn’t, Dad would go to bed after the 10:00 news. Mom, who to this day loves horror movies, the spookier and creepier the better, would let me stay up with her and turn on Channel 18 to watch Shock Theater.
Shock Theater is where I saw, one after another, the Universal Studio horror classics: Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman. I loved each and every one of them.
Decades later, the “monsters” are revered at Universal. They single-handedly saved a studio in deep economic trouble by drawing huge crowds to theaters to see the latest in the saga of each “monster.”
I never tire of seeing those old classics.
Here are the topics we’ll discuss Friday night at 6:30, 11:00 Sunday morning on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10:
1 – ELECTION.
Obama or McCain? Who will win and why? By how much? Did Obama run a brilliant campaign? Did he energize America? How was he able to raise so much money? If by chance Obama loses, will it be proof that the mainstream media is out of touch with the general public? Was the selection of Palin as a running mate McCain’s biggest mistake, or a stroke of brilliance? Also let’s talk briefly about the proposal to require Milwaukee employers to give employees sick days, the Darling-Wasserman race, and the advisory referendum to raise the sales tax in Milwaukee County.
2 – McGEE.
The former alderman got 6 ½, years in prison, and with time served and good behavior credit could get out in 4 ½ years. The sentencing guidelines called for between 12 ½ and 15 ½. Did he get a fair sentence? Was it too tough? Too lenient? Now, his attorney on the state charges says he will probably just cop a plea deal? Will he get a few more years? Will this serve as a deterrent to other politicians who might be thinking of shaking down constituents?
3 – NEW BREWERS MANAGER.
Is Ken Macha the guy this team needs at this point in time? What will he and management need to accomplish in the off season? Why is Macha better than Ned Yost and Dale Sveum? Will the players like him? Will the fans like him?
Those of you who live near or frequent the Loomis Road and Edgerton area know what I'm talking about when I mention, "the lions." Jennifer and I drove past "the lions" tonight when they were donning their special weekend outfits. I don't want to give it away but the costumes are very timely, as always, as you will see when you drive by in the next few days.