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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.

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More Music of Christmas-Hawaiian style

More music of Christmas


My wife and I just spent our babymoon in the 50th state. Right along with the tropical breezes and warm temperatures were plenty of seasonal decorations and lots of holiday music. This could be construed as audio and/or video torture, but given our climate as of late, I thought it would actually be nice to share some tunes Jennifer and I saw performed in Hawaii. 

Bing Crosby recorded 6 Christmas songs with the Andrews Sisters for Decca Records. Here's the well-known 1950 tune, "Mele Kalikimaka." (If this becomes too painful and you must turn away, I think I understand).



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A photographer's labor of love for City Hall


My many years of work in radio news took me often to cover stories at Milwaukee's City Hall, an incredible work of architecture. A special ceremony was held tonight to honor its restoration.

Paula Haberman, a photography buff, on her own, at no cost, took a few hundred photos of the reconstruction of City Hall and individual photos of all the workers involved in the historic rebuilding.  A representative of the Mayor's office recently acknowledged her time-consuming effort.  She was allowed to traverse the exterior scaffold elevator to record the interior of the upper limits of the building. She works at a nearby office building and viewing the massive undertaking spurred this undertaking that took several months.

You can see her incredible photos by clicking here, then clicking on Milwaukee City Hall over to the right.

The questions of the evening....

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Friday night on InterCHANGE?????

 
As many of you know, Channel 10’s InterCHANGE is taped in the studios of MATC. If the weather conditions force the closing of MATC, there will be no InterCHANGE Friday night at 6:30, Sunday morning at 11:00. If there is a show, here are the topics we’ll discuss:


1 – FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING HER BABY.


An emotionally troubled woman gets five years in prison for drowning her baby.  Is five years enough for murdering a baby?  What kind of message does that send?  Will the woman who recently murdered her foster child here also get 5 years?  Does the court system forgive you if you are “emotionally troubled” or “mentally ill” or if you had a “tough and abusive background.”  Or, does the court system (rightfully so?) not hold mentally ill people responsible for their criminal actions?


2 – CAROLINE KENNEDY.


Is Caroline Kennedy qualified for the position of United States Senator?  Or, is it just because some people want Camelot to continue?  Is she any more qualified for a big time position than Sarah Palin was?


3 – S.N.L.


Saturday Night Live made fun of the blind New York Governor.Was it funny?  Did it cross the line?  Is it funny to make fun of someone with a disability?  Do different rules apply because it is Saturday Night Live?  Because he is a politician?  Or, was SNL just being irreverent like it always has been?


4- 2009.


Any predictions for big things that might happen locally, statewide, or nationally in the coming year?  Any major things that you’d like to see happen? 

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