By Collin Roth
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) Reporters run with the U.S. Supreme Court's health care decision on June 28, 2012 in
2) The Dow Jones tickertape in Times Sqaure June 28, 2012 with news that US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation. Below the ticker is a ad with actor Jeff Daniels from the new upcoming series on HBO,'The Newsroom.' Photo: Getty Images
3) Anti-Obamacare protesters wear masks of U.S. President Barack Obama and Grim Reaper as they demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 28, 2012 in
4) President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in
5) With the Capitol in the background, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court's health care ruling, Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
6) A marker on the road signifies the border line between the
7) U.S. House Democratic members, including (L-R) Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. George Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), participate in a walkout in protest of a vote on whether Attorney General Eric Holder was in contempt of Congress June 28, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House was scheduled for the contempt vote after Holder was accused for not submitting some of the documents in the Fast and Furious program, a federal law enforcement operation that allowed guns to circulate across the border between the
8) Cody Emerine surveys some of the destruction after a wildfire swept through the Oaker Hills neighborhood in
9) Four houses remain while every other house was destroyed on their street in the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs. Photo: Rick Wilking / Reuters
10) A sprinkler waters burnt grass in the Mountain Shadow neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 29, 2012. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images
11) Residents of the Riviera Bay community in St. Petersburg, Fla., experienced flooding after tropical storm Debby stalled over the Gulf of Mexico and dumped over 10 inches of rain on June 25 2012. Photo: Edward Linsmier / EPA
12) Jorge Torrez hugs his son Jayden, 12, as they sit on a wall overlooking their flooded home in Live Oak Fla., on June 27. Dozens of homes and much of the downtown area was flooded by torrential rains from Tropical Storm Debby. Photo: Dave Martin / AP
13) Residents of the Mill Run area ready their homes and prepare to leave under a mandatory evacuation order by emergency management officials on June 26, 2012 in New Port Richey, Florida. According to local news, two area rivers have converged and surpassed the 100-year flood plan. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images
14) A message referring to rainfall from a tropical storm system is displayed at the San Jose Baptist Church on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Kelly Jordan)
15) An uprooted tree caused damage to electrical lines and a home in the American University neighborhood of Washington, DC, on June 30, 2012 the morning after a violent storm swept through the area. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images
16) Members of America's only all-female chain gang at Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arizona work in 104 degree heat, hacking at weeds at Bartlett Lake. Women volunteer for the duty, looking to break the monotony of jail life. Most are in for minor convictions. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
17) Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (C), Liu Wang (L) and Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, salute in front of the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft in Inner Mongolia Friday. China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft returned to Earth on ending a mission that put the country's first woman in space and completed a manned docking test critical to its goal of building a space station by 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Xinhua/Wang Jianmin
18) What is that? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition winners are currently on display at the New York Hall of Science. This competition, in its ninth year, is a dynamic international photo competition which honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images and videos of biological subjects. The Olympus BioScapes exhibit will be on display through August 31st. OK. What is that? The answer: Live coral Goniastrea sp., known as green brain coral. One full polyp in the center is shown with four surrounding polyps. Walled corallites are purple. Technique: Phase contrast illumination. (Photo:
19) A deer jumps through a fence along U.S. Highway 24 near Manitou Springs, Colo., as a wildfire burns near Cascade, Colo., on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The fire erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles early Sunday, prompting the evacuation of more than 11,000 residents and an unknown number of tourists. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Christian Murdock)
20) Workers show off the baby pandas at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, China, June 24, as thousands of visitors gather for the Duanwu festival or better known as the Dragon Boat festival. Photo: AFP-Getty Images
21) Animals at an Australian zoo created a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame on Wednesday as they signed up to a worthy cause. Taronga and Western Plains Zoo announced a new elephant conservation project in Thailand, Getty Images reports, and animals at the zoo made their own pledges by dipping their paws in paint and smudging them on canvas. "Tukta" the female elephant prepares to make her mark. "Mr Munro", a Fiordland penguin, jumps to the side after leaving his prints on a canvas. Photos: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
22) A wedding of two frogs, arranged by farmers seeking rainfall, is performed in Nagpur on June 29, in order to please the Rain Gods and in the hope that their region would soon receive monsoon showers. People blew trumpets and sang songs, as the priest solemnized the marriage with the usual Hindu marriage rituals to the chanting of Hindu hymns and by putting streaks of vermilion on the female frog's head. The frogs were picked up from different ponds, following the local belief among the farmers in this part of India that a frog marriage pleases the Rain Gods and ensures a good harvest with rain. Photo: AFP - Getty Images
23) Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, rear, hugs his son, Duke's Austin Rivers, after Austin was selected as the No. 10 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
24) This Saturday, June 23, 2012, photo provided by USA Track & Field shows the third-place finish of the women's 100-meter final from a photo-finish camera, shot at 3,000-frames-per-second, during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh, in foreground, finished in a dead heat for the last U.S. spot in the 100 to the London Games, each leaning across the finish line in 11.068 seconds. Photo: USA Track & Field via AP
25) A rainbow is seen over a competitor in the Men's High Jump qualification at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on June 27. Photo: Matt Dunham / AP
26) Spectators arrive at Centre Court at Wimbledon on June 26, 2012. Photo: Andy Rain / EPA
27) The Olympic rings are seen atop the iconic Tower Bridge over river Thames in London, coinciding with one month to go until the start of the London 2012 Games, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP
28) Back-dropped by the O2, a Transport for London's gondola lift cable car is seen across the River Thames, in London, on June 28. The cable car will make the half-mile crossing between Greenwich and the Royal Docks, allowing visitors to take in the views of Olympic Park, the Canary Wharf financial center and the Thames Barrier. Each of the 34 cars holds 10 people and looks like the gondolas that ferry skiers up the mountains in the Swiss Alps. Travelers can go one way or round-trip, with a one-way ticket costing 3.20 pounds (5 US dollars). Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP
29) A young girl squeezes between an honor guard of soldiers to get a glimpse of Johnson Beharry VC carrying the Olympic torch at the National War Memorial on Armed Forces Day, June 30, in Alrewas, Staffordshire, England. Johnson Beharry, holder of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration, carried the Olympic flame and respectfully held the torch in front of the Armed Forces Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
30) An exterior view of the world's largest McDonald's restaurant and their flagship outlet in the Olympic Park on June 25 in London. The restaurant, which is one of four McDonald's to be situated within the Olympic Park, will have a staff of 500, seat 1,500 and serve up to 14,000 people a day. Photo: Oli Scarff / Getty Images
31) A crowd of people attends the opening of 'Levitated Mass', artist Michael Heizer's exhibit which features a 340-ton megalith rock now on permanent display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, June 24. The massive granite rock made headlines in March when it was slowly carted along a winding, 105-mile journey from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo:Jonathan Alcorn, Reuters
32) British-Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey smiles as she is flashed a thumbs up at the start of her bid to complete a record swim from Cuba to Florida, in Havana, Cuba, on June 29. Palfrey aims to be the first woman to swim the Straits of Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Instead she's relying on equipment that surrounds her with an electrical field to deter the predators. Photo:Ramon Espinosa / AP
33) Contestants stand during a beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on June 28, 2012. The winner, Hava Hershkovitz, is on the right. Photo: Menahem Kahana / AFP - Getty Images
34) Jeff Bitting, right, from St Augustine, Florida, speaks back stage with fellow full-body tattoo contestants before judging at the National Tattoo Association Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 13, 2012. In his 33 years of getting tattoos, Bitting says he has had about 500 hours of work and will complete his other leg in his bid to win more full-body contests. Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters
35) Loren Leibham (left) and Amanda Franklin, both of Sussex, show off their tickets for opening day of Summerfest. It is Leibham's first Summerfest, while Franklin has been to about six. The gates opened at noon Wednesday for 11 days of entertainment. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti
36) cools off
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a front page story about the struggles returning vets have with a holiday like Independence Day. It's the fireworks. The colorful nightime celebrations remind them of real bombs bursting in air.
Your heart has to go out to these soldiers as the paper writes, "It's a poignant irony that many men and women who fought for freedom are unable to enjoy celebrations of
The Boston Globe reports on another angle, that dogs can offer relief to those suffering from PTSD.
Samuel and Evelyn Harris took Natasha Young-Alicea and her service dog, Josh, to a memorial they have created for their son Joshua, a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan. Natasha was invited to the Harris home to learn more about her dog's namesake. Photo: Boston Globe
I fill in for Mark Belling on Newstalk 1130 WISN this Tuesday from 3-6 pm.
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In just a few days, the greatest nation on the planet celebrates another birthday. This Just In poses the following:
Who would you rather have as a guest at your Independence Day party? Amy Brantley or Matthew Cenzon?
What’s the guy’s name again?
Let’s explain by beginning with Amy Brantley.
We had some glitches with this blog, so if you saw the mucked up version, or didn't see it all, here's the cleaned-up post.
Cartoon by Bill Day