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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 (04/06/14)

Photos of the Week


1) The national anthem is performed before the UConn-Florida game at Saturday's NCAA Final Four at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports


2) Wisconsin Badger fans pose  before the Wisconsin-Kentucky game. Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports


3) Luke Mich and Becky Rupel are 2012 UW grads now living in Austin, Texas, who have no problem sitting in the nosebleed seats to watch their Badgers. Photo: Dennis Punzel, WI State Journal


4) Wisconsin fans wait for the start of the Badgers game at the NCAA Final Four. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


5) And the game is underway as Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) deflects the tipoff to teammate Sam Dekker (15). It would turn out to be a thriller. Photo: M. P. KING, WI State Journal


6) Wisconsin Badger fans cheer. Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports


7) Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson, who played at Wisconsin, watches the game. Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images


8) Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson is fouled by Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison while shooting a three-pointer during the closing seconds. Jackson made two of three free throws to give the Badgers a two-point lead. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


9) Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson (12) is fouled on a three-point shot by Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (5) late in the second half of a NCAA Final Four game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Photo: M.P. KING, WI State Journal


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Here's another look at Jackson being fouled on his three-point attempt. Photo: Mark Cornelison, Lexington Herald Leader


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Kentucky's Aaron Harrison launches a three point shot that  put UK from down two to up one and provided the final score, 74-73. Photo: Bob Donnan, US TODAY Sports


12) Here's another angle of Harrison's shot. Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP


13) Aaron Harrison reacts after he connects from three with just under 6 seconds remaining. Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images


14) Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson puts up a three-point shot  that bounced off the rim as time expired. Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports


15) Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson watches his missed shot at the buzzer.  Photo: M. P. KING, WI State Journal


16) Aaron Harrington is mobbed by teammates at the end of the game. Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports


17) Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson reacts after his last shot missed. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


18) Sam Dekker and Ben Brust react following the heartbreaking loss. Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images


19) Wisconsin student Ashley Reno, 21, of Mequon and Natalie Sterner, 21, of Rosemount, Minnesota react after the loss to Kentucky. Photo: Amber Arnold, WI State Journal.


20) A Wisconsin Badgers fan reacts to the team's loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half of a NCAA Final Four game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Photo: M.P. KING, WI State Journal


21) Wisconsin Badgers fans react to the team's loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. Photo: M.P. KING, WI State Journal


22) Head coach Bo Ryan and Badgers center Frank Kaminsky walk off the court at AT&T Stadium. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


23) Aaron Harrison is interviewed after the game. Photo: Tom Pennington, Getty Images


24) Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) rips down a sign outside of his team's locker room after their loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in a NCAA Final Four game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Photo: M.P. KING, WI State Journal


25) Wisconsin Badgers forwards Frank Kaminsky (44), left, and Zach Bohannon (34) walk out of the stadium after the team's loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in a NCAA Final Four game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Photo: M.P. KING, WI State Journal


26) A fire is started as Kentucky fans celebrate near the UK campus. Photo: James Crisp/AP


27) Connecticut guard Ryan Boatwright gets a hug from his mother, Tanesha Boatwright after UConn defeated Florida in the first game of Saturday's Final Four, 63-53. Photo:  Eric Gay, AP


28) Spc. Ivan Lopez is pictured in the Sinai Peninsula between 2007 and 2008 during his service with the 295th Infantry of the Puerto Rico National Guard. Lopez, who killed three people before killing himself at Fort Hood on Wednesday, was under psychiatric care but showed no signs of violence or suicidal tendencies, officials said. Photo: Reuters


29) Lucy Hamlin leans on her husband's foot, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, as they wait to be allowed back onto Fort Hood, Texas, where they reside on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A shooting occurred on the base with at least four dead and 14 injured according to the officials. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)


30) Bob Butler (left) and Bob Gordon work on a memorial at Central Christian Church in Killeen, Texas, for the victims of a Fort Hood shooting. Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. Photo: Associated Press


31) Mary Theresa Ruddy from Scranton, Penn. holds a picture of her twenty-one-year-old daughter Kelly who died in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in 2010, as she listens to testimony from General Motors CEO Mary Barra during the Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee in Washington. House and Senate committees are investigating why it took GM more than a decade to recall 2.6 million cars, including Cobalts and Saturn Ions, that could have faulty ignition switches and may have contributed to 13 deaths. In some cases, added weight on the ignition key might have caused the engines to cut out. Photo: Michael reynolds, EPA


32) An Afghan soldier and police officer peek through a window as they queue with others to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 1. Elections will took place on April 5.  Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP.  The day after this photo was published, Anja Niedringhaus (shown here in 2008) was killed in Afghanistan by a gunman dressed as an Afghan police officer. The shooting happened while she was getting into a vehicle at a government compound while covering the upcoming election. Niedringhaus was a Pulitzer Prize winner.


33) Women walk past a policeman near a polling station in Jalalabad. Afghanistan's third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country's turbulent history. Photo: Noorullah Shirzada / AFP - Getty Images


34) This Monday, March 31, 2014 image provided by clipperroundtheworld.com shows Andrew Taylor, 46, left, from London prior to his rescue after falling overboard from the 70-foot yacht, the Derry-Londonderry-Doire, during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Taylor spent nearly two hours in the cold, rough North Pacific and says he never gave up hope of being rescued because he knew his fellow crew members were well-trained for such an emergency. Photo: AP


35) A worker last Sunday cuts a tree with a chainsaw next to a “PV” marking, which stands for “possible victim,” in the debris field of the massive landslide that struck the community of Oso, Wash., on March 22. Photo: Ted S. Warren


36) A girl, covered with blood, sits at a clinic after being injured by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district. Photo: Reuters


37) Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, South Korea. The drill is part of the two nations’ annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on Feb. 24 and runs until April 18. North Korea declared a no-sail warning on Monday for areas off its west coast near a disputed border with South Korea and has notified South Korea that it will conduct firing drills, a South Korean government official said. The warning comes amid heightened tensions surrounding North Korea after the U.N. Security Council condemned Pyongyang for its midrange missile launches last week, just as the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States met to discuss North Korea’s arms program. Photo:  KIM HONG-JI


38) The skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda, Friday, April 4, 2014. The country will commemorate on April 7, 2014 the 20th anniversary of the genocide when ethnic Hutu extremists killed neighbors, friends and family during a three-month rampage of violence aimed at ethnic Tutsis and some moderate Hutus, leaving a death toll that Rwanda puts at 1,000,050. Photo: Ben Curtis, AP


39) People line up to enroll for health insurance  at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The deadline was March 31 to sign up for insurance in the first enrollment period under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Photo: JERRY LARA


40) Tucson Diocese Bishop Gerald Kicanas offers Holy Communion through the border fence to Mexicoalong with several other bishops during a special Mass at the U.S. and Mexico border near Nogales, Ariz. The Mass was held to pray for migrant workers crossing the U.S. desert and for immigration reform. Photo: Matt York, AP


41) Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo: Reuters


42) A chest X-ray shows a chainsaw that was embedded in James Valentine’s neck and shoulder. Valentine, 21, was part of a crew pruning trees on Monday when his saw suddenly kicked back and the blade sliced into him. His co-workers brought him down from the tree and he was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Photo: Allegheny Health Network


43) Afghan war victim Shah Bibi Tarakhail uses an iPhone to videotape a bronze sculpture at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Shah Bibi, a 7-year-old Afghani who lost her arm after picking up a grenade received a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children and will be heading back home to her family on April 8, though she will return to Southern California in coming summers for additional medical procedures, including receiving a prosthetic eye. Photo: Damian Dovarganes | AP


44) Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory walks down the isle, where her fiance, Pete DiMartino, also a survivor of the bombings, waits for her during their wedding at Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, N.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. Gregory and DiMartino were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon cheering on DiMartino’s mother. TheKnot.com threw the couple their dream wedding as part of a contest where the public voted on the details of the wedding. Photo: Adam Jennings | AP


45) U.S. President Barack Obama poses for a “selfie” with Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz as he welcomed the 2013 World Series champion team to the White House in Washington, D.C. Samsung drew a rebuke from the White House Thursday for use of the widely distributed cellphone photo. The president, one of his top aides said, does not wish to be portrayed as an endorser for the electronics firm. “As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said during his daily news briefing on Thursday. “And we certainly object in this case.” Image: Reuters


46) April 1 was the opening day of salmon season — but there will be little open water for fisherman. Parts of the lake are still 2 to 3 feet thick of ice. Here, fishermen stand on a still-frozen Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, N.H., on Saturday, March 29, trying to get to the bottom of things. Photo: Jim Cole/AP


47) Chris Hoag (left) and Parrish Brown sit in a hammock they put up along the pond in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Photo: AP


48) A man takes a picture of a woman with cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo. Many people enjoy viewing the blossoms all over the country during this season. Photo: Toru Hanai


49) Emily Herren takes a picture with her phone as she visits the Flower Gardens in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday. The April blooms of colorful Ranunculus flowers at this 50-acre roadside farm are a springtime tradition. Photo: Gregory Bull, AP


50) Wisconsin National Guard on Tuesday introduced Falcon, a Labrador retriever who serves as a service dog in the Guard's sexual assault response program. Falcon comforts assault victims, helping them talk about their experience. Falcon lies down while his handler, Amber Garfoot (holding leash), speaks with a guest at the Wisconsin National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Madison. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


51) Isla Roberts looks at photographers as a large blue morpho butterfly lands on her face, as she and other children take part in a media call for a new exhibition on tropical butterflies in a temporary venue outside the Natural History Museum in London. Photo: Alastair Grant


52) A meerkat guards colored Easter eggs at the zoo in Hannover, Germany. The zoo keepers surprised the animals with an Easter egg hunt on the first day of the Lower-Saxon Easter school holidays. Photo: AP


53) Hong Kong violist Andrew Ling holds a rare 1719 viola called the "Macdonald" by Antonio Stradivari during a preview at the Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong Friday, April 4, 2014. A rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than US$45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's. The auction house says that price would be a record for a musical instrument sold privately or at auction. Photo: Kin Cheung, AP


54) Toys belonging to Queen Elizabeth II were displayed at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, ahead of the Royal Childhood exhibition in London, England. Spanning more than 250 years, the exhibition brings together objects from the Royal Collection, the Royal Archives and the private collections of members of the Royal Family, as well as previously unseen photographs and film footage. The Royal Childhood exhibit is part of the summer opening at Buckingham Palace, on display from July 26 to Sept. 28. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images


55) A boy looks at a statue by German artist HA Schult during a preview of the artist's exhibition at the Ariel Sharon Park near Tel Aviv. Schult's 'Trash People' exhibition, featuring 500 human-sized figures made from recycled materials, has been traveling worldwide for 18 years.  Photo: Reuters


56) Proving that pillow fights aren't just for the bedroom, groups around the world Saturday participated in flashmob-style brawls to mark International Pillow Fight Day. Events took place in dozens of cities worldwide including London's Trafalgar Square. Photo: BEN STANSALL / AFP - Getty Images


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Underwater cameras dive deep

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