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 interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).
With Ray Rice out, don't be fooled; plenty of abusers left
Of the myriad aspects that remain unresolved in this issue, the most important might be this: There are Ray Rices, alleged and real, still playing in the league. Two other players who shouldn't be on the field are expected to be this Sunday.
Scrap Labor Day for 9/11 Day
It’s past time to do away with the throwaway holiday of Labor Day. Let the Marxists keep May Day, if they wish. Instead, perhaps on the first Monday in September we should remember things that matter, like those people who died in the 9/11 tragedy.
Obama broke his promise to Latinos
The question for us Latinos — especially the nearly 24 million of us eligible to vote — is, what to do about this? How can we ensure that the fastest-growing demographic in the country isn’t taken for granted by Democrats who purport to be our allies but often dash our hopes in the face of the least bit of political pressure? There are no obvious or even satisfactory answers, but one thing is clear: We’ve been slapped in the face one too many times by this president. And it probably won’t be the last: Obama has a long record of betraying Latinos — and it predates his days in the White House. I’ve seen it up close.
“We’re trying to find what happened to the positive”
Harvey and Taylor have been here their entire lives but they both talk about wanting to get out of Milwaukee. For both women, violence and access to opportunities are factors as they contemplate relocation.
“I really don’t want to leave Milwaukee cause it’s where my whole family is but if something comes up and there’s a better opportunity elsewhere, I mean, I will go,” says Harvey...
Nardelli was a straight shooter
But whether you were a fan of (Tom) Nardelli or a critic, you never had to wonder where he stood on anything, because he always gave his honest opinion. He was passionate about his family, his city and his country. And he let you know it. I still recall some snippets of our friendly conversation that day, as we sat in his nearly empty office, chatting across his completely empty desk. He told me…
A few words about reclining airline seats
Good morning. This is your captain. We'll be cruising today at an altitude of 30,000 feet, and we expect to arrive at our destination on time.
But I want to make a special announcement today. My last flight got diverted because a couple of knuckleheads started screaming and throwing things at each other. Turns out one of them wanted to recline a seat and the other took offense. I really hate detours. So let me tell you how it's going to be.
The short life of an NFL stadium
The Georgia Dome, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, is only 22 years old -- younger than most of the Falcon players. But its days are already numbered.
And working on the computer at the same time. I hear the unmistakable voice of Jon Gruden.
He’s on a commercial…
And I think to myself…
Can you imagine the nuclear explosion if Hooters wanted to open in Franklin?