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 baby 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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Avalon Village Community Association
Federal appeals court
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I've made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know 'em too. It's the same with any system in
“Here's a thought: The 70% of Americans who oppose what amounts to an Islamic Niketown two blocks from ground zero are the real victims of a climate of hate, and anti-Muslim backlash is mostly a myth. Let's start with some data.
According to the FBI, hate crimes against Muslims increased by a staggering 1,600% in 2001. That sounds serious! But wait, the increase is a math mirage. There were 28 anti-Islamic incidents in 2000. That number climbed to 481 the year a bunch of Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 Americans in the name of Islam on Sept. 11.
Now, that was a hate crime.”
Conservative blogger Jonah Goldberg
"We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on."
President Obama, in no mood to discuss the war in
“I coached a lot of basketball games and occasionally I found myself in that situation where in the fourth quarter a coach looked past us to the next game in the tournament and we usually caught him. And I expect to do the same in this race.”
GOP gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann
“Whether we have these intermediate stations or not is irrelevant. We can do this project without those stations if we have to.”
State Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi claiming the high-speed
“A little cloudy.”
Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), on how the train project could be stopped.
“It's not cloudy for me. We've seen the contracts, we've talked to officials in the Department of Transportation. We'll stop it just the same way I've stopped things here that were a boondoggle, that were spending money we didn't have in our county. We'll do the same thing for the state of
“(Scott)Walker and I discussed the
Stephen Hayes writing in the Weekly Standard.
OUTRAGE OF THE
Your tax dollars at work #1.
Your tax dollars at work #2.
Your tax dollars at work #3.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Did you know that there was a hurricane five years ago?
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
A little-known fact about the president's stimulus plan...
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
A rather unusual way to raise campaign cash.
No arms, but this guy still plays the piano.
Las Vegas table walk proves costly.
I am not dead.
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