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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.

Once again, no Week-ends this week


As I continue to recover from hip surgery (quite well I might add), I’ve not been able to devote the proper amount of attention to the very intensive blog that is Week-ends.

If I did, you can bet this week’s HEROES would have included Kamryn Renfro:

VILLAIN? Bill Newcomer is the lone school board member who voted against letting Kamryn return to school. He said, “I believe we as a country have succumbed to making decisions based on emotion, as opposed to logic and critical thinking."

Seems to me he has a serious deficiency when it comes to critical thinking.

Here’s an item that could fall under OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK or UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK.

OVER-HYPED? The news media is in a full court press trying to get people to sign up for Obamacare before the deadline.

As for a QUOTE OF THE WEEK, from CNN:

A leading Democratic pollster predicted a "sobering" turnout disadvantage for her party in this year's midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate "a bigger economic agenda" this fall. "There is a huge turnout disadvantage and challenge," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters. "There is always a challenge in turnout in an off year, but it's really dramatic this time." Lake was speaking a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Lake and Republican pollster Ed Goeas revealed results of a new George Washington University poll that showed GOP voter intensity in 2014 outpacing Democratic intensity by seven points. The poll indicated that 64% of Republicans say they are "extremely likely" to vote in November's midterms, compared with 57% of Democrats. "I think we saw it play out in the Florida special," Lake said, referring to the GOP's special election victory earlier this month in Florida's 13th Congressional district. She called the Republican turnout machine in that race "darn effective," and said Democrats should not underestimate the GOP's get-out-the-vote operation this year.

And how about Gwyneth Paltrow suggesting working moms don’t have it as tough as actresses. Paltrow told, “I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

Later today on my “Recommended Reading” blog (around 5:00) I’ll post a response to Paltrow.

Week-ends always features a STRANGE or UNUSUAL story of the week.

Week-ends will return in earnest at a later date.

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