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
Leslie Sabo and his supporters
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Highland Park High School in Illinois
Port Wentworth's Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah
Steve Ramm and Gina Olson
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“The people of
GOP gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann, announcing he won't seek the Republican Party of
“For somebody who spent the beginning of this year going to Lincoln Day dinners and Republican functions and even called the delegates, I think what happened was he was seeking to have that kind of support and then realized the grassroots activists, the conservatives across the state, had already picked a candidate for governor.”
Scott Walker, Neumann’s GOP primary opponent.
“I don't think it undermines anything. It's a very workable and amicable compromise.”
Wisconsin Tavern League director Pete Madland, reacting to a bill signed by Governor Doyle that includes the "substantial wall" provision permitting some open-air smoking rooms once the statewide smoking ban goes into effect in July.
“If bar owners start to play cute, the public isn't going to be happy about that.”
Maureen Busalacchi, executive director of SmokeFree Wisconsin, saying she expects the state smoking ban to be effective.
“They expected us to welcome the change. Come November we’re going to show them just how grateful we are.”
"Limbaugh can play with himself."
When President Obama was asked if he would play a round of golf with his talk-radio nemesis Rush Limbaugh, this was his response, relayed by a top Democrat, according to Zev Chafets in his new book, "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One," due May 25 from Sentinel.
"He's the president of the
Rush Limbaugh speaking to Chafets.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Not even FBI raid halted state aid to child-care center
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
ObamaCare just got more expensive.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Not your typical Mother's Day.
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