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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 (01/08/12)

Photos of the Week


1) Tea party supporter William Temple, of Brunswick, Ga., sits in the Des Moines Airport heading home after the Iowa caucus, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP


2) Marsh Mayes bends over to kiss her 3-year-old son Terrell Mayes goodbye during his funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in Minneapolis. Terrell and his brothers were heading for a closet after they heard gunfire Dec. 26. A bullet came through the wall and hit Terrell in the head. He died the next day. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)


3) A car rests in the Logan River in Utah Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, after it was flipped upright by rescuers who saved three children trapped inside. The car had plunged off an embankment into the river and former police officer Chris Willden shot out the car's window with a handgun and cut a seat belt to help free the children after the accident. Photo: Chris Willden / AP


4) A photo of Lucky is shown during a memorial service to commemorate his life on Jan. 5, 2012 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Lucky was deployed five times with the 92nd Security Forces Squadron to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kyrgyzstan and also supported the Secret Service. Lucky died of cancer. Photo: Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review via AP


5) National Geographic Photography Contest 2011 - This photo was taken when I was taking photos of other insects, as I normally did during macro photo hunting. I wasn’t actually aware of this dragonfly since I was occupied with other objects. When I was about to take a picture of it, it suddenly rained, but the lighting was just superb. I decided to take the shot regardless of the rain. The result caused me to be overjoyed, and I hope it pleases viewers. Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia (Photo and caption by Shikhei Goh)


6) In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, Marvel, a 4-year-old orangutan who is having a respiratory problem, is prepared for a surgery at a Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) facility in Batu Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Indonesia has lost half of its rain forests in the last half century putting the remaining 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans live in scattered, degraded forests in frequent, and often deadly, conflict with humans. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)


7) Two polar wulves take a nap at their enclosure of the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany, on January 2, 2012. Polar wulves are also known as Arctic wulves and are native to the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and Greenland. Photo: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH/AFP/Getty Images


8) A barred owl is wrapped in a blanket at Hope for Wildlife rehabiliation and education centre in Seaforth, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. The owl was caught in a rabbit snare and is being treated for a damaged leg. Hope for Wildlife has opened the province's first wildlife veterinary hospital which will allow injured animals to receive complete medical care without being transported off site. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)


9) A chef holds the head of a bluefin tuna after cutting its meat at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo on Jan. 5, 2012. The 269-kilogram (593 lbs) tuna caught off the coast of northern Japan, was sold at a record of 56.49 million yen ($736,234) in the country's first fish auction of the year. Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters. Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co., center left, cuts the bluefin at his Sushi Zanmai restaurant. Photo:Shizuo Kambayashi / AP


10) The University of Wisconsin float and spirit squad take part in the 123rd Rose Parade on Monday in Pasadena, Calif. Photo: AP


11) The Rose Parade rolls down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena on Monday morning. Photo: MCT


12) Costumed marchers escort the first float onto the parade route. Photo: MCT


13) Members of the UW Marching Band entertain the crowd during the parade. Photo: MCT


14) Bucky Badger hugs a red-clad Wisconsin fan at the Rose Parade. Photo: AP


15) Entertainer Kenny G performs aboard the American Honda float. Photo: AP


16) South Pasadena's entry in the parade is titled "When Life Gives You Lemons..." Photo: MCT


17) The float "Preserving Paradise," sponsored by Dole, was awarded top honors as the sweepstakes award winner. Photo: AP


18) Roxanna Green (right) holds a portrait of her 9-year-old daughter, Taylor Green, who was killed in a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz. Other people aboard the Donate Life float hold portraits of their loved ones who became organ donors. Photo: AP


19) Iraq War veteran and "Dancing With the Stars" champion J.R. Martinez is grand marshal of the parade. Photo: AP


20) In an aerial photo provided by Long Photography, Wisconsin and Oregon line up near an end zone during the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012. Photo: AP


21) Jared Abbrederis comes down with a reception for the first touchdown of the Rose Bowl. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


22) Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) bowls over Oregon Ducks safety Eddie Pleasant (11) to score a second quarter touchdown during the 98th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 2, 2012.  Photo: Danny Moloshok / Reuters


23) Badgers defensive end Louis Nzegwu runs back a fumble for a touchdown during the second quarter of the Rose Bowl. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


24) Jared Abbrederis collects a pass that led to a key fumble recovered by Oregon late in the game. Journal Sentinel photos: Rick Wood


25) Dezmen Southward is subdued as he and teammates walk off the field following a 45-38 loss to the Ducks. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


26) Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates with a cheerleader after his team won 41-38 in overtime against the Stanford Cardinals during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  Photo: Donald Miralle / Getty Images


27) Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, hugs Shelley Budke, wife of former Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke who died in a plane crash in 2011, as Gundy presents the Fiesta Bowl Championship Trophy to her after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State defeated Stanford 41-38 in overtime.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


28) A fan takes a photograph during the third stage of the fourth South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2012 from San Rafael to San Juan January 3, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen


29) Contestants show off banners illustrating their calligraphy skills during the 48th annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2012. Nearly 3,000 people participated in the calligraphy contest to celebrate the start of the New Year. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP - Getty Images


30) A spiral of dominoes is set up on Jan. 6 in Kefenrod, Germany. 15-year-old Patrick Sinner and friends try to break the world record by constructing the longest spiral-shaped wall of dominoes. Photo: Emily Wabitsch / AFP - Getty Images


31) This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the front and back of one of the first pennies struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. This 1793 "Chain Cent" sold for a record $1,380,000 in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions at a coin collector's convention in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 4. The linking rings on the back of the coin were intended to represent the original 13 colonies, but critics claimed the chain was symbolic of slavery and the design was quickly changed with a wreath replacing the chain. Photo: Heritage Auctions via AP


32) Reporters and photographers await Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, left, as he carries a snow sample survey pole to began the first snow survey of the new year at the Phillips Station near Echo Summit Calif., Jan. 3, 2012. After one of the driest Decembers in recent years the survey showed the snow pack to to be only one-seventh of an inch in depth, the lowest ever recorded at this site for this time of year. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / AP


33) An elderly lady holds onto a lamp post in the strong winds at South Shields, England, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. There was a severe weather warning for gale force winds across the region. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)


34) Icicles cling to oranges in a small grove just after sunrise Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Seffner, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped into the 20's overnight. Farmers spray water on their crops to help keep them around 32 degrees, protecting them from possible freeze damage. Photo: Chris O'meara / AP


35) Semi-nude shoppers stand outside in cool temperatures for free clothes during a promotion by a Spanish clothes outlet on Jan. 2, in Madrid, Spain. The first one hundred semi-nude shoppers were alllowed free clothes on the first day of the January sales. Photo: Denis Doyle / Getty Images


36) Elliana Roullier, 5, has second thoughts Sunday about following her sisters into the frigid water of Lake Coeur d'Alene at Sanders Beach during the 32nd annual Polar Bear Plunge held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Roullier had planned on taking the plunge with her sisters, but made it about knee deep before seeking warmer conditions. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)


37) In a Sunday, Jan. 1, 2011 photo, Jolene Anthony, left, holds her daughter, Kylee, while her husband, John Anthony, holds their son, John, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.. Baby John was the first baby of the new year at the hospital while his sister was the last baby of 2011. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Ryan Soderlin)


38) Visitors to Graceland look over the graves of Elvis Presley and his parents during a visit on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Graceland opening as a tourist attraction. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

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