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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.

Week-ends (05/19/12)

Week-ends


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


Austin Anderson


Chloe Dennis


Quick- thinking mom


Barbara Behlmann


LeAnn Rimes



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Jared Polis


Terrance Ralph


Massachusetts bureaucrats


Seattle police officers


William Diederich



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"We have a responsibility to the job creators, the employers and the job-seekers . . . to make sure they have an accurate depiction of the true economic situation in the state of Wisconsin. They need this information to be accurate so they can make informed decisions. That's why we are correcting the record."
Secretary of Workforce Development Reggie Newson discussing new job figures covering the final three months of 2011. They show a gain of 23,321 jobs (public and private) between December 2010 and December 2011, which represents Gov. Scott Walker's first full year in office.


"I think that's good news, not just for me personally, but good news for small-business owners. The idea that the narrative goes from losing jobs to no, we actually gained jobs, is a great foundation for the future."
Gov. Walker on the new job numbers.


"Today's cynical announcement isn't about the best way to calculate job growth in Wisconsin. This is about Scott Walker pulling political stunts to save his own job."
Walker's opponent in next month's recall election, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett on the release of the job numbers.


"He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family."
Andrew Sullivan, a journalist giving a statement about his piece in Newsweek, the cover of which features Barack Obama with a rainbow halo, arguing that there are similarities between the president and the homosexual community.


"Sometimes people forget the magnitude of it...sometimes I forget." 
President Obama on the recession.


"President Obama hasn’t run anything before he was elected President of the United States. Never ran a state, never ran a business, and never ran a lemonade stand. This job’s too important for on-the-job training. In contrast, Mitt Romney’s been a successful governor, successful businessman; he’s got the executive experience."
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana)


"What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to God?"
David Letterman referring to President Obama.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


WEAC continues to defend convicted child molester.


New voter registration fraud NOT being tracked in Wisconsin.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Barrett misses law enforcement recognition ceremonies.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Facebook.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Firefighters remove child's head from potty.


The ex-husband yard sale.


This too shall pass.


Please shoot me.


That's it for Week-ends. Thanks for stopping by.

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