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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.

Photos of the Week (08/22/10)

Photos of the Week



WEST TISBURY, MA - AUGUST 21:   A sign welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama back to Martha's Vineyard is displayed on a tree in the front yard of a home August 21, 2010 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. U.S. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard August 19-29.

A sign welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama back to Martha's Vineyard is displayed on a tree in the front yard of a home August 21, 2010 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. U.S. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard August 19-29. Photo: Getty Images






Attorney for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sam Adam Jr. speaks to the media at the Federal Court building, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Chicago. At left are attorneys Sam Adam and at right is Sheldon Sorosky. A federal jury found Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the more serious remaining 23 counts. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)






Shaquan Renee Duley, who admits to suffocating her two toddlers, strapping them into their car seats, then sending the car into the North Edisto River, is led into the courtroom were she was arraigned Wednesday in Orangeburg, SC. Family and Friends were in the courtroom for the arraignment. TIM DOMINICK/tdominick@thestate.com






Stuffed animals lie on the banks of the Edisto River in Orangeburg, S.C. in remembrance of two toddlers who where killed by their mother, Shaquan Duley, 29. Duley claimed her children drowned when their car careened into the Edisto River was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers and then faking the accident. C. Aluka Berry - caberry@thestate.com






A car sits precariously on a bridge after it collapsed due to rising floodwaters in Huaiyuan, in southwest China's Sichuan province on August 19, 2010. Devastating mudslides on August 18 in southwest China have claimed their first two victims and left 90 others missing, as experts in other parts of the country warn of more disasters to come, state media said on August 19. AFP/Getty Images






In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, front and rear coaches of a passenger train sit on the half-destroyed Shitingjiang Bridge, on the Baocheng Railway in Xiaohan Town, Guanghan City of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Authorities managed to evacuate all passengers from two train cars that dangled for several minutes over a muddy, rushing river before falling into the water. The train was traveling in Guanghan city of Sichuan province when it began shaking and then stopped moving, dining car supervisor Wang Baoning told China Central Television. Floodwaters had loosened piers on the Shitingjiang bridge, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)






Pakistani flood survivors wait their turn to get relief food distributed by naval officials in Sangi Village near Sukkur, in southern Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The world ramped up assistance to flood-ravaged Pakistan on Thursday three weeks after the crisis began, and U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Washington did not want Islamist extremists to come out of the disaster stronger. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)






An injured man is comforted by his mother at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among dozens of Iraqi army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in central Baghdad killing and wounding dozens of them. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)








In this Aug. 16, 2010 photo, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jackie Vanover, from Spanaway, Wash. holds a hand-made message for his family, including his two-month-old daughter, Austin, after crossing the border from Iraq into Kuwait. Staff Sgt. Vanover, of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is in the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)






U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division race toward the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The soldiers are part of the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)






U.S. Army Capt. Mark Fisher, left, leans down to kiss his daughter Madeline, 2, as he sits to have lunch with her and another daughter after arriving at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord the evening before Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in DuPont, Wash. Fisher had just returned from a nearly one-year tour in Iraq, his second there. Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)






From left; Steven Nanatovich, Jennifer Nanatovich, 7, Alexa Nanatovich, and Russell Nanatovich look at the flags on the Arizona-Mexico border wall Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 in Hereford, Ariz. The Nanatovich's were attending the United Border Coalition Tea Party Rally in support of Arizona's immigration law, SB1070 with conservative tea party activists along a remote stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Nogales.(AP Photo/Matt York)





In this July 22, 2010, photo, Toni DeLaCruz holds up and looks at a photo of her late husband U.S. Border Patrol Agent Eduardo DeLaCruz at her home in El Paso, Texas. Suicides have set off alarm bells throughout the agency responsible for policing the nation's borders. After nearly four years without a single suicide in their ranks, border agents are killing themselves in greater numbers. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


 



Plane crash survivor Jim Morhard looks on during funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens at the Anchorage Baptist Temple Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)






A 24-year-old suspect wielding a knife flees the scene of an attempted armed robbery in Lakeville, New Brunswick, Canada. on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. Royal Canadian Mounted Police in southeastern New Brunswick have made an arrest after a nearly three-hour armed standoff at a convenience store. A man armed with a knife barricaded himself in the store along with a female clerk in Lakeville, outside of Moncton. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Viktor Pivovarov - Moncton Times & Transcript)






In this TV image provided by ETB via APTN a man holds the bull by the tail after it jumped 10 meters (yards) from the ring into the stands at the Tafalla bullring in Spain Thursday Aug. 19, 2010 causing panic as it lurched through the screaming crowd, charging and tossing everything he could. Regional officials say 40 people were injured when the bull leapt into the packed grandstands. (AP Photo/ETB via APTN)







Gary Lopinto, a commercial seafood inspector for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, sniffs a filet of drum fish for oil contamination at Inland Seafood August 17, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Seafood captured in Louisiana waters is randomly checked, both by sense of smell and chemical testing, on a regular basis following the massive oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)






VJ Day, (Victory over Japan Day) veteran Norman Ralph, attends a service to commemorate the 65th anniversary of victory against Japanese forces during the Second World War, in London on August 15, 2010. The Second World War in Asia began on December 7, 1941 after Japanese war planes bombed the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. The Japanese forces surrendered on August 14, 1945 following a dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet declaration of war and the invasion of Manchuria. The next day, Wednesday, August 15, 1945 was celebrated as VJ Day. Britian suffered 90,332 casualties in the war against Japan. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)






Second World War veterans shake hands during a VJ Day, (Victory over Japan Day) service to commemorate the 65th anniversary of victory against Japanese forces during the Second World War, in London on August 15, 2010. The Second World War in Asia began on December 7, 1941after Japanese war planes bombed the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. The Japanese forces surrendered on August 14, 1945 following a dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet declaration of war and the invasion of Manchuria. The next day, Wednesday, August 15, 1945 was celebrated as VJ Day. Britian suffered 90,332 casualties in the war against Japan.  CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)


 



Lady Soames, daughter of Winston Churchill speaks outside the Churchill War Rooms Museum at a Battle of Britain anniversary celebration on August 20, 2010 in London, England. This year commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)






Relatives of war dead walk towards the alter to place flowers during the memorial ceremony for the national war dead in Tokyo on August 15, 2010. Japan commemorated the 65th anniversary of its surrender in World War II without any ministerial visits to the controversial Tokyo war shrine for the first time in decades. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)






Indian children sit in formation as they depict India's national flag at the Red Fort to celebrate India's Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. (AP Photo)






Catholic faithfuls carry an image of the Virgin of the Assumption, the city's patron saint, during a parade in Guatemala City on August 15, 2009. The parade is part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of the foundation of "La Nueva Guatemala de la Asuncion" (The New Guatemala of the Assumption), the capital city's official name, having been dedicated to the virgin in 1776. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)


 



Charles Bicford, 53, a part-time sign holder who used to work as a construction worker, balances a sign on his chin in Fullerton, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


 



A child plays at a sculpture depicting a laptop computer merged with an abacus as its monitor in Shanghai, China, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. China's government said last Tuesday it still is a developing country despite becoming the second-largest economy, reflecting its reluctance to take on new obligations on climate change and other issues. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)






Youths dressed in beekeeper suits stage a march to highlight the demise of the bee population in the UK, on the South Bank, in central London, Thursday Aug. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)






Jennie Forsyth, 9, of Enfield Conn., gets a surprise lick in the face by her calf Lillian, while Forsyth was trying to show the calf how to walk for showing, Friday, August 20, 2010, during the Hartford County 4H Fair in Somers, the fair runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/The Journal Inquirer, Jim Michaud)






A 3-month old mixed-breed puppy named Schwartz gets his photo taken Friday for the Wisconsin Humane Society website. Schwartz was part of one of the largest deliveries this year of dogs to the Humane Society when he arrived Thursday evening as part of a rescue transport of 55 dogs from shelters in Kentucky. The shelters in that area have a euthanasia rate as high as 80% to 90%, so the delivery, which includes 39 puppies, was brought by PetSmart Rescue Waggin' to the Milwaukee shelter, where the animals will be available for adoption. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Kristyna Wentz-Graff






A Giant Schnauzer and a cat check each other out in the eastern German city of Leipzig on August 18, 2010. Leipzig is hosting a pet trade fair on August 21 and 22, 2010. PETER ENDIG/AFP/Getty Images







Hillary, a Border Collie, herds several ducks dressed for the occasion during a demonstration inside the new Purina Event Center during its grand opening in Gray Summit, Mo. Six Westminster dog show winners walked the red carpet before a Standard Poodle named Truffles cut the ribbon. The event center features a 45,000-square-foot Great Hall and a 13,500-square-foot Benching and Grooming area. The venue will hold its first major event near the end of September. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Elie Gardner)






A harbor seal relaxes in the water at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)






Dustin Johnson, center, talks with rules official David Price, right on the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. At left is golfer Nick Watney. Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in a bunker. The ruling took him out of a playoff. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)






Bubba Watson walks off the green with caddie Mark Carens after losing to Martin Kaymer of Germany in a playoff in the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel






Martin Kaymer of Germany poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after defeating Bubba Watson during the three-hole aggregate playoff at the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 15, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)







Martin Kaymer of Germany is reflected in the Wanamaker Trophy after winning a playoff in the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)



 

Greg Jennings congratulates Jermichael Finley after Finely scored a touchdown against the Seahawks in the first quarter Saturday. Finley had four catches for 48 yards overall. Packers 27, Seahawks 24. Photo: AP


 



A U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the Carl E. Stotz field in Williamsport, Pa. in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Abram LaRue Howard as Nate Raap, 9, catches a fly ball during little league practice. Howard, 21, was serving in Afghanistan on July 27, 2010 when he died of injuries from a roadside bomb blast in Helmand province. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)






A view of Artist David Mach's sculpture 'Die Harder', at his workshop on August 19, 2010 in London, England. The piece depicting Christ on a cross, is made from 3,000 coat hangers and forms part of a four year long project by the artist to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James bible in 2011. It is due to be installed inside Gloucester Cathedral where it will hang along with other sculptures from renowned artists including Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn as part of the 'Crucible' exhibition. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)






A tour group looks around the Milwaukee Art Museum Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)






Marketing Manager of the Handel House Museum, Gemma Morris, holds a Westerner Hat, worn by the late Jimi Hendrix, on August 16, 2010 in London, England. The hat was worn by the American guitar legend during a filming session at Bruce Fleming's studio in London circa 1967. The piece makes up part of the show 'Hendrix in Britain', which goes on display at the Handel House Museum, and opens to the public from August 25 to November 7, 2010. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




 

In a photo provided by the Miss Universe Organizarion, Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010, poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Monday, August 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Petit/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP)






A man standing on a ladder works on fixing the Aloisius figure of the Hofbraeu beer tent as preparations are under way for the Oktoberfest beer festival at Theresienwiese on August 17, 2010 in Munich, Germany. The world's biggest beer festival will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2010 and take place from September 18 to October 4, 2010. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)






Candy and Todd Nevel kiss after their wedding in Mifflinville, Pa. The couple had a John Deere-themed wedding with 16 people in their party wearing green and yellow. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, M.J. Mahon)



 

In this photo taken Aug. 18, 2010, human cannonballs Tina Miser, right, and her husband Brian Miser are fired from the cannon at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

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