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) A badly wounded Army Ranger is being hailed as a symbol of American valor after he was pictured saluting his commanding officer from his hospital bed during a Purple Heart ceremony. Draped in a red white and blue quilt, Cpl. Josh Hargis had breathing tubes snaking from his mouth and was unable to open his eyes when he raised his bandaged right arm to his brow in what is now being called "the salute seen around the world." Hargis, 24, was seriously wounded in a suicide bombing and IED attack against his 3rd Ranger Battalion in southern Afghanistan on Oct. 6. Days later, during a Purple Heart ceremony at an Army hospital's intensive care unit in Afghanistan, some 50 Rangers, military leaders, doctors and nurses or so people gathered at the Cincinnati native's bedside. Everyone assumed he was unconscious. Photo: Taylor Hargis/via Facebook
2) Police block protesters from nearing the fence of the White House in Washington, Oct. 13, 2013. Veterans and other demonstrators clashed with police Sunday during a protest against the closure of public memorials during the government shutdown. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times)
3) A man in a wheel chair recites the Pledge of Allegiance at a rally centered around reopening national memorials closed by the government shutdown, supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rally was inspired by a desire to re-open national memorials, including the World War Two Memorial in Washington DC, though the rally also focused on the government shutdown and frustrations against President Obama. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
4) The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
5) National Park Service employees remove barricades from the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Barriers went down at National Park Service sites and thousands of furloughed federal workers began returning to work throughout the country Thursday after 16 days off the job because of the partial government shutdown.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
6) A volunteer in a panda suit gets a high-five from a child near the entrance to the National Zoo on the first day of its reopening since the end of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown in Washington on Friday. Most of the Smithsonian Institution's museums and other facilities re-opened on Thursday, including the National Zoo's popular online Panda Cam, though traffic was so heavy that it took some doing to see it. The zoo reopened on Friday. Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
7) Leslie Bowens, who has lived at 1930 Fairfax in Saginaw for about 35 years, watches as Rohde Brothers Excavating tears down the house behind his on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, during the Saginaw County Land Bank's "Blight Blitz," in Saginaw, Mich. Six vacant foreclosed homes were razed by three contractors on Fulton and Fairfax Streets on Saginaw's East Side. About 950 vacant foreclosed homes will be demolished using $11.2 million from the federal Hardest Hit fund. Demolition should take more than a year to complete. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier)
8) A parked car in Huayang village, in China's Sichuan province, was left for so long that thorny vines and ivy grew up all around it. The vehicle was eventually towed away by police. Photos: CFP
9) Indiana Apuzzo, age 2, marches during the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York October 14, 2013. The parade, held every year since 1929, honors Italian Americans' contributions to New York City and draws around million spectators and 35,000 marchers. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARYTIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
10) A true-color view from the camera on NASA's Cassini orbiter, captured on Oct. 10, shows Saturn's north polar region and its rings. The planet's mysterious hexagon-shaped polar storm can be seen in bluish shades. This picture was taken from a distance of about 935,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers).
11) A girl shakes a young tree to make the yellow leaves fall in a park among seasonal colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
12) Veterinarians operate on a Galapagos green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassisi), an endangered species, to extract a fishhook from its esophagus in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday. Surgery was also performed on another Galapagos green turtle with a head injury. Both turtles were rescued by volunteers at La Costa del Sol beach, 45 miles south of San Salvador, after spawning. Photo: Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
13) The caddy of Peter Lawrie from Ireland walks amongst kangaroos on the 6th fairway during day one of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on October 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
14) A male giant panda cub lies down inside of its birth box at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 14. The panda cub, which is still unnamed, was born on August 14. Photo: Daniel Zupanc / Tiergarten Schoenbrunn via Reuters
15) A green iguana expands its dewlap, as it sits in the sun in Key Biscayne, Fla., on Oct. 14. Photo: J Pat Carter, AP
16) Ippo, a 3-month-old zonkey, a cross between a zebra and a donkey, stands in its pen in a reserve in Florence, Italy, on Oct. 11. Photo: Tiziana Fabi / AFP - Getty Images
17) Josh Deutsch, left, from Mississippi but a Packers fan, allows his brother, David Deutsch, a Baltimore Ravens fan, to apply green and gold as they tailgate with their father (originally from Wisconsin) before the game last Sunday at M&T Stadium in Baltimore. Journal Sentinel photo:
18) Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is injured in the second quarter against the Ravens last Sunday. He was helped off the field and later left the game on a cart. Journal Sentinel photos: Rick Wood
19) Jordy Nelson hauls in a touchdown pass to give the Packers a 16-3 lead in the third quarter. The Packers beat Baltimore, 19-17. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood
20) Contest officials measure a giant pumpkin during the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 14, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California. Gary Miller of Napa, California won the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with a gigantic pumpkin that weighed in at 1,985 pounds. Miller took home a cash prize of $11,910, or $6.00 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
21) The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus they had to promote their exhibit, near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. The man leading the costume wearer said they were walking around to promote their dinosaur experience exhibit at Blackgang Chine theme park on the Isle of White. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
22) A woman admires an artwork by Joe Black of Barack Obama entitled, 'Shoot to Kill', which is made from 11,000 hand-painted toy soldiers, in the Opera Gallery on October 14, 2013 in London, England. The Opera gallery is hosting contemporary artist Joe Black's first solo exhibition entitled 'Ways of Seeing', which opened to the public on October 18, 2013. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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