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
Firehouse #5 in Madison
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Protesters against NOM
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"By every objective measure from jobs and economic growth to the rising price tag the stimulus has failed."
WI Congressman Paul Ryan
"(African-Americans) are sort of a mongrel people. I mean we're all kinds of mixed up. That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
"We're fast approaching the two week anniversary of the Shirley Sherrod affair, and I have yet to hear anyone honestly answer the following question concerning the controversy: How would the media have handled this matter if it happened when George W. Bush was President?"
Noel Sheppard on Newsbusters
"Married women, 70% of unmarried women, voted for Obama, and this is because when you kick your husband out, you've got to have big brother government to be your provider."
"Opposition to affirmative action is racist. Supporting the tea party gives aid and comfort to racists. Opposing health care puts you in league with folks who used racial slurs on Rep. John Lewis. To raise the issue of the New Black Panther Party is to play the race card. One understands the bitterness of tea-party folks who carry signs that read: "What difference does it make what this placard says? You'll call it racist anyway."
State Dem Chair Mike Tate ripping Milwaukee Co. Exec. Scott Walker for campaigning around the state the weekend after flooding rocked the
"You can win this argument. You just can’t be afraid. You’ve just got to stand up and be proud of the fact that Barack Obama had the guts to be the first president in 70 years to get the job done. It’s something to be proud of!"
State GOP Chairman Reince Priebus.
"We know elections will take place and we know that some people will get elected and others won't, but this is a national program. We are committed to it and high-speed intercity rail is coming to
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declaring the high-speed rail line between
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley blasting
OUTRAGE OF THE
Arlington Cemetery grave mix-ups.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
ObamaCare 1099 provision
The president goes on The View.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
They got married in the shoe aisle.
Bear makes a house call.
At long last, Lois opens up.
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.