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.
1) Armenians around the world remembered the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago and demanded recognition that it was genocide. Demonstrators shout slogans during a torch-bearing march in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
2) A priest passes by remains of people killed in 1915 in an Armenian church in Antelias, Lebanon, on April 24. Photo: Bilal Hussein / AP
3) Former SS guard Oskar Groening sits behind a fence during the noon break of the trial against him in Lueneburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The 93-year-old Groening faces 300,000 counts of accessory to murder at the trial, which will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there. Groening said he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
4) A relative of a Chernobyl victim places a photo near the monument erected in memory of the victims of the Chernobyl explosion in Ukraine's capital Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Ukraine marks the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which spread radiation over much of northern Europe. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
5) Rescuers work to free people trapped by a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake, which hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
6) Cattle graze on dead grass in the hills surrounding Lake Success on April 23, in Porterville, California. Over 300 homes in the California central valley city of Porterville are living without running water after their wells dried up due to the severe drought. County officials and charitable organizations are providing drinking water and non-potable water to use to wash dishes and bathe. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
7) Low water levels are visible at Hensley Lake on April 23 in Raymond, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, the State's reservoirs are shrinking due to lack of Sierra snow pack and very little rain. Hensley Lake is currently at 8 percent of its 90,000 acre feet capacity. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
8) Former state Rep. Susan Winchester (left center), chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, embraces niece Rosslyn Biggs at a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Victim Peggy Clark was the sister of Winchester and the mother of Biggs. Looking on are Marine Staff Sgt. James Boles (left), son of victim James E. Boles, and Jack Shere, of the state Department of Agriculture. Photo: Associated Press
9) Lightning bolts shoot through a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile on April 23, 2015. Photo: Martin Bernetti / AFP - Getty Images
10)) A boat is buried in volcanic ash in a backyard in Ensenada, near Puerto Varas, Chile, on April 23. Photo: IVAN ALVARADO / Reuters
11) Sniffer dog handler Birgit Ostendorf of Germany's NGO organistation International Search and Rescue (ISAR- Germany) prepares her dog 'Cooper' to board their flight to Nepal from Frankfurt airport April 26, 2015. Some seven rescue dogs and 51 doctors, medics and logistical experts are flying to Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
12) A protestor, left, fights with a bar patron outside of a bar near Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
13) A man watches a carriage exhibition in The Maestranza bullring of the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain on April 19. Photo: Marcelo Del Pozo / Reuters
14) People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris. The Color Run is a 5-kilometer running event where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station and is less about speed and more about enjoying a day with friends and family. Photo: Associated Press
15) A woman with a push chair walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London, April 23, 2015. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)
16) A goldfinch feeds its newly hatched chicks in their nest in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea, April 21, 2014. (EPA/KIM JAE-SUN)
17) Zhu Roumeng walks with her pet pig, Wuhua, near her house in Beijing April 22, 2015. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they've recently become an internet sensation after she posted her selfies with her pet pig on China's microblogging sites. Her surname 'Zhu' sounds exactly like the Mandarin word for 'pig', as such it became the reason for her love of pigs since she was a child, Zhu said. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).
It's not my fault
Over several weeks, Milwaukee has seen a spike in murders, including an especially grisly affair in which a 40-year old man was shot while grieving over a 2-year-old boy he had just struck with his car. A 15-year old boy — the nephew of accused gunman Ricky Chiles — also was killed in the ensuing gunfire.
In the aftermath of this horrific event, Barrett struggled to find answers, but he was pretty certain of one thing — that it wasn't his fault.
Black murderers matter
In 2013, of America's 6,261 black homicide victims, more than 6,000 of them -- 97 percent -- were killed by people other than police. About three percent of black homicide victims were killed by police. And of that three percent, nearly everyone was armed and dangerous. To label that an epidemic of police racism is a libel.
Hillary Clinton can't run for President
Why is Clinton unrunning? If the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination were a Little League baseball game, the party would have already recognized Clinton’s insurmountable lead and invoked the mercy rule to give the victory to her. By unrunning, she avoids the intense political debate that would only call attention to her underfunded, unannounced and relatively unknown rivals, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Joe Biden, all of whom are un-unrunning at various paces.
Some suggestions for my Democrat friends
Because things are obviously not going well for the Democrat[ic] Party these days, I thought this former Democrat should do her part to help out and make a few suggestions.
What we need is a bunch of tough mothers
Allow me to focus, por favor, on a not so obvious contributing factor that makes for Junior’s emasculation and our national decline. Ladies… you might wanna put on a cup for this one. I blame moms, in part, who over-coddle their sons when they should be forging them, in conjunction with their husband (or mentors if single or widowed) into men.
Why football matters, by John Harbaugh
The question is asked over and over: Why would anyone want to play football? And why would anyone let their kids play?
Here’s my answer: I believe there’s practically no other place where a young man is held to a higher standard.
The difference between Democrats and Republicans perfectly expressed