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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Buffalo cab driver
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Mayfair Mall idiots
Las Vegas police
Matthew Seifert and Ryan Smith
NBC's Today Show
Doritos and Pepsi
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"We have an ambitious goal: 250,000 new jobs by 2015. I know we can do it because we did it a generation ago. In January of 1987, Governor Tommy Thompson declared in this rotunda that ‘our highest priority will be jobs: more jobs, better jobs, and most importantly secure jobs for
Let me be clear on one thing: Increasing taxes is off the table - as it will counter our efforts to provide economic growth. Instead, we will make tough, but compassionate decisions to balance the next state budget in a way that will get
“The American people love government, but they don’t like too much politics in government."
The TSA was "never intended to be an army of 67,000 employees. If you look at [the TSA's] performance, have they ever stopped a terrorist? Anyone can get through. We've been very lucky, very fortunate. TSA should focus on its mission: setting up the protocol, adapting to the changing threats and gathering intelligence."
Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), the incoming chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has written to 200 of the nation's largest airports, urging them to consider switching to private companies.
“In another auspicious omen for 2011 Wednesday will mark the first time since 1947 that a member of the Kennedy family has not held federal office.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Boy whose treatment was delayed by snow dies.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Report: many accusations of abuse against Catholic priests are "entirely false."
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
John Boehner cries.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
This is not my way of spending the month of January.
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