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.
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
Paul Tudor Jones III
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Donald Ray Hale
The British Red Cross
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“While I would obviously have rather seen a different outcome in the election ... the people of
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker (D) explaining why he voted against state union contracts. Democrat Senator Jeff Plale also voted against the contracts. When the contracts failed, Democrats ousted Decker as their leader.
"In 28 years I've never seen a leader stick it to his members like this. Psychologists probably write books about this type of behavior. It's a disorder that's probably now being named."
An angry Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) after the union contract votes failed in the state Senate.
"Decker's a whore."
AFSCME Council 24 executive director Marty Beil
"Clearly the union leadership realized they needed a better public face than Marty Beil spouting off, red faced, about plantations and slaves. But today's press conference misses the point. Obviously the thousands of state government employees are real people; and we have not argued that most of them do good work. The question is, however, as the state faces a $3 billion deficit, are taxpayers getting the best value possible. We would argue no. Moreover the post election rush to ram 16 agreements through a lame duck legislature is plain irresponsible. The union members had 10 days to be briefed on, study and decide on the contracts, the MacIver Institute believes taxpayers deserve the same courtesy."
Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute
“So Scott Walker continues to be vilified for his part in stopping the high speed rail line between
Blogger Rhymes with Clowns
“Every Sunday he was there, starting on Sept. 27, 1992. Freezing rain, sleet, blowing snow. Nothing stopped Brett Favre. Through separated shoulders, concussions and sprained knees, broken thumbs, torn biceps and twisted ankles, he played.
He began as the fresh-faced hero of the Cheeseheads, then became their Super Bowl champion and MVP, until the
Still, he’s been there, on the field, for every game.
The Associated Press
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Obamanomics and letters to Santa.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Have you filled up your tank lately?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Is Oprah gay?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
It's just gotta be....
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