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.
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Previously on This Just In…
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1) A firefighter looks at a memorial mural on the outside of firehouse Engine 10 Company 10 adjacent to the World Trade Center in New York early on Sept. 11. Three hundred forty-three New York firefighters were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP
2) A woman walks with a child past U.S. flags in Jersey City, N.J., as One World Trade Center is visible across the water. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93. Photo: Julio Cortez / AP
3) Eileen Esquilin hugs her husband, Joe Irizarry, while mourning the loss of her brother, Ruben Esquilin Jr, during the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center. Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images
4) Sam Pulia, mayor of Westerchester, Ill., and a former police officer of the same town, salutes the name of his cousin, New York firefighter Thomas Anthony Casoria, who was killed in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Photo: Chang W. Lee / Pool via EPA
5) Firefighters attend a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Jersey City, N.J. One World Trade Center is visible in the background. Photo: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
6) Paola Braut, of Belgium, cries over a photograph of her son Patrice along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. In New York, family members of those killed at the World Trade Center will read the names of the victims at a ceremony at ground zero. (AP Photo/Justin Lane)
7) Rick Sarmiento, center, embraces Karen Bingham, left, and Nancy Root, right, during a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, Shanksville, Pa. Karen Bingham's son Mark Bingham was a passenger on Flight 93, as was Nancy Root's cousin Lorraine G. Bay. The memorial marks the spot where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed 13 years ago in a reclaimed strip mine some 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh after passengers fought back against hijackers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
8) Family members of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gathered for prayers at a temple in Beijing on Monday, the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the plane. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared March 8 after taking off from Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. About two thirds of the 239 people on board were from China. Photo: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters
9) Pope Francis does the sign of the cross as he visits the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Pope Francis will confront a piece of his own family history when he visits a World War I memorial Saturday built amid the battlefields where his grandfather fought in the brutal Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire, surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francisâ aim is by recalling those who died in the first World War that broke out 100 years ago is to honor the victims of all wars, and it comes at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats. The pontiff will pray first among the neat rows of gravestones for fallen soldiers from five nations buried a tidy, enclosed Austro-Hungarian cemetery, then travel in his popemobile just a couple of hundred meters to Italyâs largest war memorial, a grandiose Fascist-era monument to 100,000 fallen Italian soldiers, for an open-air mass. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
10) A child looks at a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, while holding his hand over his nose, in a main street and busy part in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. A Western Kentucky University student has developed a way to track the Ebola virus outbreak. Armin Smailhodzic developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the virus. Western says the app could predict the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
11) The moon rises with an orange glow as people watch from a rock cliff at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The supermoon, known to scientists as a perigee moon, occurs when Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
12) The sun shot out a double burst of electrically charged particles — known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs — directly toward us this week. The geomagnetic activity produced fantastic northern lights. Henri Luoma captured the Aurora Borealis filling the sky over a house in Finland on Friday night, Sept. 12, and submitted the photo to NBC News.
13) A woman looks at sheep grazing in Ghent, western Belgium, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. About 60 sheep, belonging to the city of Ghent, graze daily in the city's parks and along the canal banks as an ecological alternative to lawn mowers. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
14) In a scary moment at Miller Park on Thursday night, Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton was hit directly in the face by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers, leaving the NL MVP candidate dazed and bloodied. Stanton, who is leading the National League in home runs with 37 and all of baseball with 105 RBI, was caught directly on the left cheek by a pitch. He was carted off on a stretcher as blood ran down his face and stained the ground near the back of the batter's box where he fell. Stanton, who received a round of applause while being carted off, was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple facial fractures, facial lacerations that required stitches and dental damage, according to the Marlins. Photos: Morry Gash/AP
15) Thousands of people participated in the Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk in Milwaukee on Saturday to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood
16) A mysterious late-night blast in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua that left a crater 40 feet wide was most likely caused by a meteorite, government scientists said on Sunday. The loud explosion occurred around 11 p.m. on Saturday on the outskirts of Managua near the airport, said Wilfried Strauch from the Nicaraguan Institute of Earth Studies (Ineter) in an interview on a government TV channel. No one was injured. Photo: Nicaraguan Army via AP
17) A woman observes the art installation '24 hours in photos' by Dutch photographer Erick Kessels, containing 350,000 photos sized 10x15cm and piled up in Sainte Claire church during the 'Festival Image' in Vevey, Switzerland, 10 September 2014. The festival with 68 projects and over 1,500 photographs runs from 13 September to 05 October. (EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON)
18) German Oliver Struempfl competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg September 7, 2014. Struempfl carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new record for the Guinness book of records. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder)
19) A waitress poses while customers eat dinner inside iron cages at a jail-themed restaurant in the Chinese port city of Tianjin September 9, 2014. The three-story restaurant consists of rooms resembling jail's cells made from iron caging and it attracts customers who wants to experience the atmosphere of the jail for fun. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
20) PETA activists holding signs reading 'No Bunny Should Suffer for Fashion' and wearing bunny masks protest during a demonstration organized by PETA outside Somerset House in London, Britain 11 September 2014, ahead of the London Fashion Week. The Spring/Summer 2015 collections are presented from 12 to 16 September (EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA)
21) Bagpipers march from the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York on Sunday. Photo: Craig Ruttle / AP
Cute kids meet the President
Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).
With Ray Rice out, don't be fooled; plenty of abusers left
Of the myriad aspects that remain unresolved in this issue, the most important might be this: There are Ray Rices, alleged and real, still playing in the league. Two other players who shouldn't be on the field are expected to be this Sunday.
Scrap Labor Day for 9/11 Day
It’s past time to do away with the throwaway holiday of Labor Day. Let the Marxists keep May Day, if they wish. Instead, perhaps on the first Monday in September we should remember things that matter, like those people who died in the 9/11 tragedy.
Obama broke his promise to Latinos
The question for us Latinos — especially the nearly 24 million of us eligible to vote — is, what to do about this? How can we ensure that the fastest-growing demographic in the country isn’t taken for granted by Democrats who purport to be our allies but often dash our hopes in the face of the least bit of political pressure? There are no obvious or even satisfactory answers, but one thing is clear: We’ve been slapped in the face one too many times by this president. And it probably won’t be the last: Obama has a long record of betraying Latinos — and it predates his days in the White House. I’ve seen it up close.
“We’re trying to find what happened to the positive”
Harvey and Taylor have been here their entire lives but they both talk about wanting to get out of Milwaukee. For both women, violence and access to opportunities are factors as they contemplate relocation.
“I really don’t want to leave Milwaukee cause it’s where my whole family is but if something comes up and there’s a better opportunity elsewhere, I mean, I will go,” says Harvey...
Nardelli was a straight shooter
But whether you were a fan of (Tom) Nardelli or a critic, you never had to wonder where he stood on anything, because he always gave his honest opinion. He was passionate about his family, his city and his country. And he let you know it. I still recall some snippets of our friendly conversation that day, as we sat in his nearly empty office, chatting across his completely empty desk. He told me…
A few words about reclining airline seats
Good morning. This is your captain. We'll be cruising today at an altitude of 30,000 feet, and we expect to arrive at our destination on time.
But I want to make a special announcement today. My last flight got diverted because a couple of knuckleheads started screaming and throwing things at each other. Turns out one of them wanted to recline a seat and the other took offense. I really hate detours. So let me tell you how it's going to be.
The short life of an NFL stadium
The Georgia Dome, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, is only 22 years old -- younger than most of the Falcon players. But its days are already numbered.