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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.

Goodnight everyone, and have a winning weekend!

"The wise musicians are those who play what they can master."
Duke Ellington

It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.

The weekend has finally arrived.

The sun has set.

The evening sky has erupted. 

Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.

Tonight, with Election Day right around the corner, musical selections with titles and/or lyrics that relate to elections, politicians, voting and politics.

This will be a fun, enjoyable exercise that is not meant to target any specific officeholders, candidates, or policies.

We open with a tune from Chicago that was true in 1977 and it's true today.


OK, admittedly this next one is a bit cynical.

I don’t think the writers or performers had politics on their minds. But arguably it fits our theme tonight.

Originally recorded in 1971…



Cynical is right.

Could we loosen it up a bit?

Sure thing.

How about we set the clock back a little further and head to our 50th state where Elvis is about to make a deal with one of his leading ladies.


Next, a timeless composition that unfortunately is oh so true. Especially here in Franklin.

DOH, I said this was going to be all in good fun and not directed at anyone or anything in specific.


Couldn’t resist.

Great song.

Great duo.


That’s it for this week.


Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.

And if you do intend on voting Tuesday, here’s some advice.

We close the way we opened…with Chicago.


SPARTA, WI - MARCH 28: Two-year-old Rock West clings to a campaign sign as he waits with his mother Kimberly for the start of a campaign event with Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) at the MacDonald and Owens Lumber Company on March 28, 2012 in Sparta, Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents will go to the polls on April 3 to vote for their choice for the Republican presidential nominee.

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) meets with Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush at Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Mitt Romney received an endorsement from Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush during the meeting.

LA CROSSE, WI - MARCH 28:  Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum reacts to a fellow bowlers shot while bowling at South Lanes Bowling and Pizza during a campaign stop on March 28, 2012 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents will go to the polls on April 3 to vote for their choice for the Republican presidential nominee.


Elise Cole, center, hoists a Ron Paul sign as the Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at a town hall meeting in College Park, Md. , Wednesday, March 28, 2012. At left is James Dorton and right is Matt Kaminski, all from Newark, Del.

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