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
Wisconsin budget reform
Face it, Brewer fans...David Freese
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The US Justice Department
Hateful leftist bloggers
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“People are in agony. We can hear their screams for help. We need urgent help.”
Veysel Keser, mayor of Celebibag, a district in Turkey, after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the eastern part of the country, leaving villages in rubble and killing hundreds of people.
“This is the worst thing — knowing that there might be a crocodile or snake there waiting for you when you go back to check your home.”
Patchara Promkaew, Thai woman, on the worries over escaped crocodiles from crocodile farms amid
“We had Katrina and we survived it. If the one coming here is a category 1 or 2, we could have a beach party.”
Wendy Powers, Louisiana resident currently on vacation in Mexico, on Hurricane Rina approaching the
“I'm hoping our city government comes to their senses and stops dealing with us like a fascist state.”
Samsarah Morgan, protestor in Oakland, Calif., on the police's use of tear gas and baton rounds during a protestors' march to city hall on Tuesday.
“We took pills and woke up the next day ... It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up.”
Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff, speaking on 60 Minutes about the couple's suicide attempt.
“I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island.”
Barack Obama, appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, joking that he won't pay attention to the Republican Presidential debates until the candidates are narrowed down to one or two.
“These debates are set up for nothing more than to tear down the candidates.”
Rick Perry, Republican presidential candidate, saying in an interview that it was a mistake for him to participate in the Republican presidential debates because they distract from policy discussions.
“The whole political class is just getting the memo that Ozzie and Harriet don't live here anymore.”
Edward Hill, dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, on U.S. Census data that reveals the growth of the poor population in the nation's suburbs.
“Gaddafi will be buried in a secret location that no one can find. Maybe that's where he should have hidden.”
Stephen Colbert joking about the announcement by the National Transition Council in Libya that the former dictator, who was captured and killed Oct. 20, was buried in a secret location.
The "dumbest thing I ever heard."
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
TSA agent jokes about finding sex toy during luggage inspection.
Occupy Phoenix asks: When should you shoot a cop.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Walker recall losing steam.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Oh, no! Is Kim Kardashian's marriage on the rocks already?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Little Adolf, your parents are not guilty.
Child may have been saved by diaper.
Bobby wants to be a Girl scout.
That's not my date. It's a burglar.
Live birth performance artist gives birth.
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