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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.

The Barking Lot-America's Finest Dog Blog (03/08/14)

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Morning clouds, afternoon sun. High of 30. "D"

: Partly cloudy. High of 38. "D"

This week’s entry is a streamlined version due to my recent surgery and Jennifer being away from the computer quite a bit. In Jennifer’s absence, here is a NY Times column about a movie released in theaters across America Friday. A.O. Scott writes:

“If you think of 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ as the latest attempt to turn small-screen baby boomer nostalgia into big-screen fun, you have plenty of reason to be afraid. Hollywood’s obsession with cashing in on old television shows has yielded a grim harvest — remember Nicole Kidman in ‘Bewitched’? Sorry to have reminded you — and the work of Jay Ward has been singled out for particular abuse. Ward, who died in 1989 and whose brainy cartoons were staples of the early space age, has been dishonored by lame live-action movie versions of Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle and Dudley Do-Right.”

So what did Scott think about the new film about a boy and his dog taking a joy ride through history? Read Scott's entire column.

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Fake service dogs a real problem at airports and other public buildings, experts say.

Service dog owners still hounded despite change in law.

Otis isn't your usual service dog.

“Edelweiss.  E-D-E-L-W-E-I-S-S.  Edelweiss!"

Puppy love gone too far?

Here's a new trend: Dining with dogs.

This Just In...from Arizona.



Buddy (left) and Boo Boo posed for photos with Claire Peplinski, 9, and her brother Blake, 8. The Door County Sled Dogs visited the Brookfield Public Library for a presentation on the making of a sled dog team Feb. 26. Photo: Mary Catanese

We close with our closing video and we have two this week.  Our opening piece focused on "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" that's based on TV cartoon characters from the 1960's. Here's one of those TV segments.

And our final video, a trailer for the new movie.


That’s it for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by. And please tell a fellow dog lover about us.

See ya, BARK, next week!

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