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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 (11/04/12)

Photos of the Week


1)
President Barack Obama makes a campaign appearance at the Delta Center in Milwaukee Saturday. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


2) Pop singer Katy Perry entertains the crowd at the Obama rally in Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hofffman.


3) With tears streaming down her face, a woman records U.S. President Barack Obama as he addresses a campaign rally on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada November 1, 2012 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


4) Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney carries Levi Vandenberg, five months, of Dover, N.H., after he picked him up from his mother and continued to walk down a ropeline of supporters as he campaigns at Portsmouth International Airport, in Newington, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. He later returned the baby to his mother. Ann Romney is seen at left. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


5) Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., son Sam gestures on stage as Ryan's wife greets supporters during a campaign event, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in Marietta, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


6) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (C) has his photo taken with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus (L) and his family before a campaign rally at the Wisconsin Products Pavilion at State Fair Park on November 2, 2012 in West Allis, Wisconsin. With less than one week to go before Election Day, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Wisconsin and Ohio. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


7) A house on Atlantic Avenue bears a message reflecting the owner's sentiments about the previous hurricane and the approaching Hurricane Sandy in Margate, N.J., Oct. 28. Photo: Tom Mihalek / Reuters


8) The back entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is surrounded by sand bags in New York on Oct. 28 ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival. The NYSE said Sunday it will close trading floor operations, but will trade electronically. Photo: Carlo Allegri / Reuters


9) President Barack Obama asks a question during a briefing about Hurricane Sandy, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28. Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters


10) People brave high winds and blowing sand as they watch the rising surf at Coney Island Beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York as Hurricane Sandy arrives on Monday, Oct. 29. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP


11) The inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water. Photo: Dann Cuellar / ABC Action News via AP


12) A police officer questions two surfers as they climb under a fence after surfing in Coney Island in New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike.  Photo: Keith Bedford / Reuters


13) A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach toward New York City on Monday. Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters


14) Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard),keeping guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Monday, Oct. 29. Photo: Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr. / US Army via AP


15) A news crew wades through sea foam blown onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 28, as wind and rain from Sandy move into the area. Photo: Gerry Broome / AP


16) New York City police officers go door to door in a housing project to take note of which residents are ignoring the mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 28, in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Allison Joyce / Getty Images


17) Customers and staff ride out the storm by candlelight at the Greenwich Village restaurant French Roast in New York in the early hours of Tuesday. New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc. said that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Sandy passes. Photo: Brendan McDermid / Reuters


18) Power was out Monday night in Manhattan. Photo: Allison Joyce / Getty Images


19) A street is flooded in the Financial District of Manhattan by Hurricane Sandy Monday night. Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images


20) People look out on a flooded pier as the effects of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Rockaway Beach, New York, on Monday October 29. Photo: Justin Lane / EPA


21) People look up at a crane that hangs precariously from the side of 157 W. 57th Street after wind damaged it before the expected landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New York City on Monday, October 29. Photo: Andrew Gombert / EPA


22) Deputy Cliff Tice of the Dare County Sheriff's Department walks down damaged and impassable NC 12 leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, N.C. on Tuesday. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. North Carolina Transportation Department spokeswoman Greer Beaty said the highway was closed Tuesday until crews inspect the road. Photo: Steve Earley / The Virginian-Pilot via AP


23) Cars traveling the Grafton road, south of Morgantown, W.Va., turn through fallen trees and tree limbs resulting from a heavy snowfall Tuesday morning. The storm that hit late Monday and into Tuesday dumped up to 19 inches of snow in West Virginia, cutting electricity to about 268,000 customers at its peak and closing dozens of roads. Photo: Ron Rittenhouse / The Dominion Post via AP


24) Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday. More than 80 homes were destroyed by the fire that swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. At right is their son, Kyle. Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP


25) President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant, as he tours damage done by Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., on Wednesday. Putting aside partisan differences, Obama and Republican Governor Chris Christie toured storm-stricken parts of New Jersey together, taking in scenes of flooded roads and burning homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters


26) Two secret service members scan the area as US President Barack Obama visits a neighborhood on Wednesday in Brigantine, New Jersey. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. Photo: Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images


27) Joe and Linda Bays shovel snow in front of their home in Beckley, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Photo: Jon C. Hancock / AP


28) Shopping carts full of food damaged by Superstorm Sandy await disposal at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP


29) Homes sit in ruin at the end of a bridge wrecked by flooding from Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, N.J., on Wednesday. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


30) Rob Kohler, an electrical line worker from Kokomo, Ind., clears snow-laden power lines in Terra Alta, W.Va., on Wednesday. Hurricane Sandy mixed with colder temperatures in higher elevations and resulted in three feet of snow in some places. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty Images


31) Boats are strewn among buildings amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J., on Wednesday. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


32) Commuters wait in a line to board buses into Manhattan in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday. The line stretched twice around the arena and commuters reported wait times of one to three hours to get on a bus. Limited subway service returned to the city, but commuting was hampered by tunnels still flooded with water and limited train service. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP


33) Chris Zaturoski uses a garden hose to attempt to siphon gasoline from his car to use in a generator at his house which is without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, in Little Ferry, N.J. The hose was too big to fit into the gas tank of the car. Photo: Mike Groll / AP


34) Women stand on a piece of the devastated Rockaway beach boardwalk that was blown onto Beach 91st street by Hurricane Sandy, in the Queens borough of New York, on Thursday. Photo: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters


35) The site where George Dresch's house stood before it was slammed by Hurricane Sandy. Dresch and his daughter Angela, 13, died when their home was flattened from Hurricane Sandy's storm surge, which sent over eight feet of water into the neighborhood. George's wife, Patricia, is reported to be in critical condition. George had been reluctant to leave his home because when they evacuated for Hurricane Irene, their home was looted while they were gone. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


36) Jane Caravello pauses for a moment after wading a couple hundred yards from her house on Kissam Avenue in Staten Island, on Thursday. "Half of if is down there and the other half is on Beach Ave," she says. The roof blew off during the storm so her belongings are spread over a couple of blocks. Her son Vincent Caravello helped her find the important papers but not the photo album. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


37) A New York City fire fighter walks amid destroyed boats washed ashore into houses by Hurricane Sandy on Tennyson Drive, on the south side of the Staten Island section of New York City, on Thursday. Photo: Mike Segar / Reuters


38) Belmar volunteer firefighter Mike McCormick pauses at a stop sign while paddling a canoe down streets heavily flooded by Hurricane Sandy in Belmar, NJ on November 1. Superstorm Sandy has paralyzed much of the US East Coast, causing an estimated billions in damages and killing dozens of people. Photo: Michael Reynolds / EPA


39) Joe Gallagher carries his aunt Kathleen Fitzsimmons on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Breezy Point, N.Y. Fitzsimmons collapsed after viewing the burned-out remains of the home that had been in her family since 1928. Residents returned to their devastated homes after Superstorm Sandy and a fire there that destroyed over 100 homes. Photo: David Friedman / NBC News


40) Bridget De La Torre holds her daughter Neve, 3, as daughter Paz sits by while they rest and charge devices at a shelter for those affected by Hurricane Sandy at Saints Peter and Paul Church on Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. Bridget's family has no electricity or hot water and their car was destroyed by the flooding. They come to the shelter to charge devices and get news. Although flooding has subsided in Hoboken, many remain without power. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


41) Representatives of the Indiana Task Force 1 from FEMA went door to door to check on the safety of residents on Thursday, in Point Lookout, N.Y. Photo: Kathy Kmonicek / AP


42) A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on Thursday. Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters


43) A gasoline station without gas in Brooklyn, New York City on Friday. Photo: Justin Lane / EPA


44) Steve Santo stands in what used to be the kitchen of his house, destroyed by storm surge flooding in Staten Island, on Friday. Photo: Mike Segar / Reuters


45) A worker shovels sand out of homeowner Sandy Forino's living room in Longport, N.J., on Friday. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP


46) Members of the Traina family sort through photographs and other personal items that they were salvaging from their home on Friday. The home was completely destroyed by flood water storm surge from Hurricane Sandy, on the south side of hard-hit Staten Island in New York City. Photo: Mike Segar / Reuters


47) A sign outside a home in Long Beach, N.Y., warns looters that they will be shot. Photo: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters


48) Ben Fishner and Rachel Finkelstein deliver water and ready-to-eat meals to needy residents of the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. The residents currently have no water or electricity due to Superstorm Sandy. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images


49) Pedestrians and cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night. The first half of the bridge leading from Manhattan is dark just like lower Manhattan which has been suffering from a power outage since Superstorm Sandy. Photo: Matt Nighswander / NBC News


50) People look for salvageable food amongst discarded items outside a flooded deli in Coney Island on Friday. Large areas of the city are still without power or functioning stores to buy food and water. Photo: Justin Lane / EPA


51) Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat due to superstorm Sandy in the Coney Island neighborhood of New York Nov. 2. Four days after superstorm Sandy smashed into the U.S. Northeast, rescuers on Friday were still discovering the extent of the death and devastation in New York and the New Jersey shore, and anger mounted over gasoline shortages, power outages and waits for relief supplies. Photo: Lucas Jackson / Reuters


52) Jeff Kulikowski, left, sits on a bench on the boardwalk that was pushed off of its pilings by storm surge as the city tries to recover from the after effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., Nov. 3. Large areas of the city are still without power or functioning stores to buy food and water. Photo: Justin Lane / EPA


53) New York City residents light jack-o'-lanterns made from cut out pumpkins on Hudson Street in lower Manhattan, October 31, 2012. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to much of lower Manhattan and has forced many residents to seek shelter in other parts of the city.  Photo: Peter Foley / EPA


54) A crowd of runners stands near the barricaded Central Park finish line for the now-canceled New York Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the race after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race, as the city continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)


55) An American flag is raised among the wreckage of  homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, Oct. 31, 2012. The U.S. Northeast began an arduous journey back to normal after historic storm Sandy crippled transportation, and knocked out power for millions with a massive storm surge that caused epic flooding. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)


56) Karen Nelson and her house guest Gregory Downer, holding his dachshund Ziggy, prepare dinner in her apartment, on New York's Upper West Side, Nov. 1, 2012. Nelson, like many others, took in "refugees," friends or neighbors who fled their cold, dark homes in search of a roof, food, hot shower and power for their cellphones, iPads and laptops. (Richard Drew/AP Photo)


57) President Barack Obama, center, and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate, left, watch as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with a woman at Brigantine Beach Community Center, Oct. 31, 2012, in Brigantine, N.J. Obama flew to New Jersey to see the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy damaged the Atlantic Coast. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)


58) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds bags of food as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents for local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)


59) In this Thursday November 1, 2012 citizen journalism image, provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian child who fled with her family from the violence in their village, looks inside a cardboard box at a refugee camp, in the Syrian village of Qatma, near the Turkish border with Syria. Syrian rebels killed more than 75 soldiers on Thursday, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wave of bombings hit the Damascus area, activists said. The unusually high toll for regime forces came after days of intense air bombardment of rebel positions around the country that killed hundreds. (AP Photo/Idlib News Network ENN)


60) Fireworks burst in the air over space shuttle Atlantis after it arrived at its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,  Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Accompanied by a fleet of astronauts spanning NASA's entire existence, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last space shuttle to orbit the world and the last to leave NASA's nest. Photo: Terry Renna / AP


61) On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the MAHLI camera to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Four scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover. The base of Gale Crater's 3-mile-high (5-kilometer) mountain, Mount Sharp, rises on the right side of the frame. Mountains in the background to the left are the northern wall of Gale Crater. The Martian landscape appears inverted within the round, reflective ChemCam instrument at the top of the rover's mast. Self-portraits like this one document the state of the rover and allow mission engineers to track changes over time, such as dust accumulation and wheel wear. Due to its location on the end of the robotic arm, only MAHLI is able to image some parts of the craft, including the port-side wheels. Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS


62) This image released by the New England Aquarium shows a one-pound female lobster, known as a "split," that was caught by a Massachusetts fisherman last week and arrived at the aquarium in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Officials say such rare Halloween coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters Photo: Emily Bauernseind / New England Aquarium via AP


63) A baby sable antelope (in German: Rappenantilope) mistakes the nose of zookeeper Martin Damboldt for a source of milk during feeding at the Berlin Zoo on November 2, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. After the mother of the one-month old antelope stopped feeding it zookeepers intervened and now feed the antelope milk from a bottle. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


64) A giant panda is seen on a tree at the new base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan province, on October 30, 2012. Photo: China Daily via Reuters


65) Summit, an Australian shepherd, makes a leaping catch of a frisbee thrown by dog trainer Juergen Bartz at the pet trade fair (Heimtiermesse) at Velodrom on November 2, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Exhibitors are showing the latest trends in collars, snacks and other accessories for cats, dogs and other household pets. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


66) Zac Vawter, who is fitted with an experimental "bionic" leg, is silhouetted on the Ledge at the Willis Tower in Chicago. Vawter, who is in training to climb to the top of the tower using the new prosthesis, recently took the elevator to the 103rd floor to see the view after an afternoon of work in the lab.  Photo: Brian Kersey / AP


67) Randall Cobb catches a touchdown pass while covered by Jacksonville's Chris Prosinski last Sunday in Green Bay. The Packers won, 24-15. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


68) Devin Smith (10) watches in frustration as Michigan State's Bennie Fowler catches the winning touchdown pass in overtime last Saturday against Wisconsin. UW lost 16-13. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


69) Thousands of fans resplendent in orange and black choked gathered on downtown San Francisco's largest thoroughfare on Wednesday, noisily celebrating the Giants' second World Series baseball title in three years. Photo: Robert Galbraith / Reuters


70) A woman in zombie make-up looks at the camera as she takes part in the Zombie Walk in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. According to the organization Zombie Walk Mexico, they are trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest Zombie Walk. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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