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
Radio host Doug McDuff
Honored before this week's MLB All-Star Game, Mitch Arnold of Wisconsin.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
"A callous murderer" and his supporters............MORE.
The Imperial Valley Press
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement,
"A court battle between the federal government and
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.)
“All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party.”
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
“I have seen posters ... where every president from Reagan to Obama has been called a fascist. Why is it that just because we have a black president, we are hyper-sensitive to posters at rallies? (The NAACP wants to) create a climate where they can say that those on the right are in fact racist and those on the left are their saviors. This is very much what the liberal agenda is about. “
Rev. C.L. Bryant
"Today, we have two
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
"No one would expect a member of her seniority to make that kind of statement and think it to be true."
Nat Thomas, a spokesperson for Jackson Lee, said she clearly misspoke about Vietnam.
“Saying goodbye to A.C. means saying hello to the world. With more people spending more time outdoors -- particularly in the late afternoon and evening, when temperatures fall more quickly outside than they do inside -- neighborhoods see a boom in spontaneous summertime socializing. Rather than cowering alone in chilly home-entertainment rooms, neighbors get to know one another. Because there are more people outside, streets in high-crime areas become safer. As a result of all this, a strange thing happens: Deaths from heat decline. Elderly people no longer die alone inside sweltering apartments, too afraid to venture outside for help and too isolated to be noticed. Instead, people look out for one another during heat waves, checking in on their most vulnerable neighbors.”
Author Stan Cox, panning air conditioning.
“Seriously though, you get the feeling that if today’s ‘progressives’ had their way, then none of the technology that we take for granted today — the car, airplanes, air conditioning — the Internet that Salon publishes on — would exist today.”
Blogger Ed Driscoll
“And as for loyalty in sports? This was
John Lindsay of Scripps Howard News Service on LeBron James leaving the NBA’s
Jesse Jackson, playing the race card in the LeBron James story.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
I just couldn't narrow it down this week.
Hospital may have infected veterans with HIV.
Schools are teaching 10-year olds about sex.
Cheerleading for abortions on prime time family TV.
Yet another lenient judge.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Democrats block amendment to open up Gulf cleanup to the press.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Mel Gibson's rant.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Hey, what's that on your ankle, pal?
I can see it now........PRWD.
Then there's STTWP.
Getting dressed pays off for a German police officer.
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.