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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 (02/27/11)

Photos of the Week



Wisconsin State representatives start to fade as they listen to arguments on one of the expected 200 amendments to Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill in the early morning hours on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the capitol building protesting the governor's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)






State Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) and other Assembly Democrats approach the front of the chamber in outrage as their Republican counterparts cut off debate and voted on the budget repair bill in session at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)


 



To jeers of "Shame!" yelled by the Assembly Democrats, Assembly Republicans, foreground, immediately walk out of the chamber after cutting off debate and voting to pass the budget repair bill at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)


 



State Reps. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), left, and Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison), right, shout while approching the Speaker Pro Tempore in the state Assembly after Republicans cut off debate and voted on the budget repair bill at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal


 



State Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, gestures at Assembly Republicans as they walk out of the chamber after cutting off debate and voting on the budget repair bill at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)


 



State Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), right, wipes a tear from her eye while walking with state Rep. Barbara Toles (D-Milwaukee) to caucus after Assembly Republicans cut off debate and rapidly voted to pass a controversial budget repair bill at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)






Assembly Republicans walk out of the chamber into elevators escorted by law enforcement officers after cutting off debate and rapidly voting to pass a controversial budget repair bill in the state Assembly at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)


 



Thousands of opponents of Wisconsin Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill gather for protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday, February 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)


 



Vincent Martinez, 30, of Los Angeles joins teachers and other public sector workers as they rally in solidarity with Wisconsin workers outside Los Angeles City Hall Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)






A man wears a cheese-wedge-hat as he pumps his fist in the air outside New Jersey's Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, while people wave signs and shout as labor unions and supporters rally in support of Wisconsin workers locked in a battle over collective bargaining rights. Wisconsin state workers protesting a move by Gov. Scott Walker to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)






Protersters hold signs and shout as police officers four rows deep protect Governor Scott Walker's office inside the state Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)






A group of firefighters playing bag pipes march inside the state Capitol Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Madison, Wis.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)






Protesters bang drums and shout slogans inside the state Capitol Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)





Opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's budget bill sleep in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)


 



A police officer walks by someone sleeping at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)



 

A demonstrator sleeps in the Capitol in Madison, Wis. on February 23 and the early hours of February 24, 2011. Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to try to find at least one of the 14 Senate Democrats who have been on the run  to delay a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees. (AP Photo/The Post-Crescent, Sharon Cekada)






Neil Graupner, 19, scrubs the marble floor of the Wisconsin capitol rotunda to help wipe away dirt and scuff marks. Graupner and others that wash the floor did it to keep the capitol clean and prevent counter-protesters for complaining that they are trashing the place on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in Madison, Wisconsin. (Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press/MCT)





Teamsters President James Hoffa speaks at a rally in the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)






J. R. Manship, from Mt. Vernon, Va, portraying George Washington, bows as members of the Virginia House of Delegates give him a standing ovation Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in honor of Washington's birthday, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)


 
 


A paper vendor distributes the free daily paper RedEye with Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on the cover at a commuter train station Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)






A motorcycle policeman tries to remove his helmet as he burns after protesters throw a petrol bomb in Athens, Wednesday, Fe. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. The Motorcycle policeman was later taken to hospital for medical treatment. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)





A Libyan youths looks at a portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi which he set alight in a destroyed conference room inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern of Libya, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The embattled regime of Moammar Gadhafi is arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and roving patrols around the Libyan capital to control movement and quash dissent, residents said Saturday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


 
 


Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged by Tuesday's earthquake on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed dozens of people in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)






Tristan Webb stands in a large hole on River Road, Avonside on February 25, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 113 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)


 
 


Two police officers walk past a fallen statue in Christchurch, New Zealand , Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 while doing a patrol after the city was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. Hundreds of troops, police and emergency workers raced against time and aftershocks that threatened to collapse more buildings. They picked gingerly through the ruins, poking heat-seeking cameras into gaps between tumbles of bricks and sending sniffer dogs over concrete slabs. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)




 


Murray and Kelly James look at their destroyed house in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Tuesday's magnitude-6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed dozens of people in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)






Rescue workers search for victims buried under the rubble near the Canterbury Television building in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday night, Feb. 23, 2011. Students from across Asia are feared among the dead in the CTV building that collapsed in Tuesday's earthquake, with police saying Wednesday that they were "100 percent certain" no one trapped in the rubble was alive. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Shuzo Shikano)



 


Two men celebrate after being pulled out from a destroyed building in Christchurch Feb. 23. Rescuers pulled survivors out of rubble on Wednesday 24 hours after a devastating earthquake in Christchurch as the death toll climbed to 75, with many dozens still trapped inside collapsed buildings. Photo: Reuters


 



Newly weds Emma Howard and Chris Greenslade cheer for a group photo after their wedding, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, just days after she was pulled from the rubble of the earthquake devastated Pyne Gould Corporation in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tuesday's magnitude 6.3 temblor collapsed buildings, caused extensive other damage and killed more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)


 



Lt Pte Liam Tracey greets his son Leo Tracey as he and soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (2 R Welsh) return to their base in Wiltshire, after a successful six-month tour of Afghanistan on February 24, 2011 in Tidworth, England. They were welcomed back by their families after playing a key front-line role as the Armoured Infantry Battlegroup in Helmand Province using Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles assisting with the security and stabilisation programme in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


 



Space shuttle Discovery blasts off on Thursday, February 24, 2011, from the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida, on its final flight. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)


 



Kelly Kessler of Cedar Park places two BB guns on the table she was trading in during Guns for Groceries, a no questions asked gun buy back program held at Oaks Meadows Baptist Church in Austin, Texas on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Guns for Groceries a partnership between Austin Police Department and the Greater Austin Crime Commission purchased back weapons with Visa cash cards $10 for bb guns/replicas, $100 for handguns and $200 for rifle/shotguns. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)







MSNBC.com reports, "With disturbing before and after photos of drug users’ faces, a new anti-drug campaign may succeed where others have failed, grabbing teens’ attentions by appealing to their vanity. The pairs of mug shots, which graphically display the damage drugs can do to the face, were collected by the sheriff’s office in Multnomah County, Ore.Faces that were normal — even attractive — in initial photos, shot when addicts were first arrested, metamorphose over years, and sometimes just months, into gaunt, pitted, even toothless wrecks. The photos are part of a 48-minute documentary called “From Drugs to Mugs,” created by Deputy Bret King. King hopes that the documentary, which is available on a DVD along with a CD of mug shots, will help scare kids straight by showing them concrete evidence of damage that can occur within months from using meth, heroin or cocaine."






Institute for Marine Mammal Studies veterinary technician Wendy Hatchett lifts a dead bottlenose dolphin that was found on Ono Island, Ala., and brought for examination to Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Researchers say that more than a dozen young dolphins, either aborted before they reached maturity or dead soon after birth, have been collected along the Gulf Coast in the past two weeks -- about 10 times the normal number for the first two months of the year. Samples have been sent for testing to see whether the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a factor in their deaths. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)






Keith Wilkins, right, and a member of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network keep a 12-foot adult pygmy sperm whale stabilized in the surf on the West End of Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Wilkins and his daughter, Allison, of Forney, Texas, discovered the beached whale during a walk on the beach. Staff with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network took the whale to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility on the island. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds)


 



Researchers dressed in panda costumes put a panda cub into a basket before transferring it to a new living environment at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province Feb. 20. The 6-month-old cub is being transferred to a bigger living environment with a higher altitude and a more complicated terrain, which marks the beginning of the second phrase of its training to reintroduce it to the wild. Researchers wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media. Photo: Reuters






Sage, the Search & Rescue Dog, leads a parade held in her honor as she rides in the sidecar of Patriot Guard co-capitan Mike Murphy's motorcycle Saturday morning, Feb. 26, 2011 in Roswell, N.M. The Sage Foundation held a fundraiser to assist the four-legged heroes who have faithfully served in wars, police work, crime prevention, and rescue efforts. Sage has worked with various law enforcement agencies looking for missing persons and as a forensic K-9 dog in homicide investigations. In 2005, she was sent to Mississippi to provide search and rescue for hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Sage has also performed tours of duty in Iraq. (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record Mark Wilson)






A coyote crosses a snowy street in the Irvington section of Portland, Ore., early Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Beth Nakamura)






A male cardinal pauses on a snow-covered dogwood branch while searching for food during a wet and heavy snowfall Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in West Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)






Ice climbers are seen climbing a wall of ice, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Harts Location, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)


 



A woman uses a cell phone after climbing out of a vehicle that ended up on a guard rail in the median of Interstate 295 during a snow storm in Cumberland, Maine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)



 

A worker walks on the roof of a damaged home on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. A large tree was blown onto the house when storms went through the area Thursday night. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)





Angelie Seprish, 7, tastes freshly fallen snow on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 in Frazier Park, Calif. Showers early Saturday dumped up to three inches of rain in the foothills above Los Angeles, and about a half-inch downtown. Some roads were closed late Friday because of minor debris flow runoff in areas burned by wildfires in 2009. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan)






Genevieve Reith, 13, loses her tube after hitting a snow ramp while sledding at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her family Friday, February 25, 2011. (AP Photo/The Journal-Gazette, Cathie Rowand




Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball over a car in the final round of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest apart of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball over a car in the final round of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest apart of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball over a car in the final round of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, a part  of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Griffin easily cleared the hood of the 2011 Kia Optima and caught a pass from teammate Baron Davis out of the sunroof while the berobed Crenshaw Select Choir sang “I Believe I Can Fly,” winning the 26th NBA dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans. (Photos by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images and Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)


 



Dallas Braden #51 of the Oakland Athletics runs his remote control car around the warning track while icing his shoulder prior to practice at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on February 20, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)






Milwaukee Brewers' Mike McClendon throws as storm clouds roll in during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)






Caltech #4 Mike Paluchniak (Freshman, Guard), center left, celebrates with teammates and fans after the college basketball team broke a 310-game losing streak in the league by beating Occidental 46-45. CalTech Athletics photo


 



Caltech coach Oliver Eslinger, center, celebrates with his players after the college basketball team broke a 310-game losing streak in the league by beating Occidental 46-45. Their last Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory before Tuesday was Jan. 23, 1985. That's right, 26 years. Photo: CalTech Athletics





Participants prepare themselves for an attempt at a world record for 70 wheelchair users to pull a 67 ton military C-130 cargo plane for a distance of 100 yards at Melsbroek airport in Brussels, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Seventy people attempted to pull the plane for the distance in the hopes of setting a world record. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)


 



Russian servicemen demonstrate their skills during the celebrations for the annual Defenders of the Fatherland day in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on Feb. 23. Photo: Reuters






Jim Hass (foreground right) and other participants wait for the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraiser last Sunday at Muskego County Park in Muskego. About 350 people participated, raising about $100,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman



 
 

Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones, right, is invested as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday Feb. 24, 2011. The Welsh-born actress who became an Oscar-winning star will receive the royal honour for her services to the film industry and to charity. (AP Photo / Lewis Whyld, PA)



 


Actress Jerry Hall holds a rare yellow pear-shaped diamond during a photocall at the Natural History Museum on February 24, 2011 in London, England. The 110.03 carat diamond, which is on loan from leading specialised diamond manufacturers Cora International, is the largest yellow pear-shaped diamond in the world and goes on display in 'The Vault' at the Natural History Museum in London from February 25, 2011. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


 




A float depicting United States President Barack Obama with his hat topped off by a man masked as al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden, and entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional Viareggio Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)







A float depicting Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi entitled "Rexpubblica" is shown at the traditional Viareggio Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)






Model walks the runway at the Charlie Le Mindu Show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011 at Mercer Studios on February 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images).





Members of the audience react as a model walks past after presenting a creation from the Charlie Le Mindu Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week, Feb. 20. Reuters photo. Wanna see Le Mindu?


 



Designer Charlie Le Mindu walks onto the catwalk following the presentation of his Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week, Feb. 20. Reuters photo.






A model walks the runway at the Pam Hogg Show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011 at Mercer Studios on February 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images


 

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The onion rings at Stack'd in Milwaukee. SeriousEats.com wrote this past week: "As an appetizer, they're served a foot high on a metal spindle, which has its pros and cons: It keeps the rings crispy longer as they're not steaming in a pile, but they don't stay hot very long. The onions slices are massive—some half an onion tall—and the crumb breading clings to the onion beautifully. The zesty barbecue aioli sauce served with the rings is a nice change from the standard ranch dressing. There were so many in the appetizer order we had to doggy bag half of them."  

Tell me those don't look awesome.
 

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