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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 (06/21/09)

Photos of the Week






Iranians pack Azadi (Freedom) Square in the capital, Tehran, on Monday, June 15, 2009, as demonstrations against the announced outcome of the presidential election raged around the country. The protests sparked violence by authorities, which drew condemnation from world leaders. Photo: AP






Iranian police sit on motorcycles as they face protesters during a demonstration in Tehran on June 20, 2009. Thousands of Iranians clashed with police as they defied an ultimatum from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for an end to protests over last week's disputed presidential election. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)


 



Iraqi Special Operations troops escort a suspected leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, following his capture in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Acting on tips Wednesday, they arrested 45-year-old Ahmed Abid Uwaid, who was believed to be a mastermind of the assassination of a prominent Sunni lawmaker in Baghdad, officials said. The announcement less than a week after Harith al-Obeidi, the leader of the largest Sunni bloc in parliament, was gunned down as he left a mosque following Friday prayers in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Ahmed Alhusseiney)


 



Benjamin Bisbee of Boy Scout Troop 427 from Orr, Minn. stands at attention with the American Flag as 187 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guards' 114th Transportation Company and their family members arrive in Chisholm Minnesota for a Deployment Ceremony Monday, June 15 2009. The unit is leaving for a year long tour of duty at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP photo/Mesabi Daily News, Mark Sauer)


 



U.S Marines from the 2nd MEB, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines rest on their cots at an observation post near Now Zad in Afghanistan's Helmand province Friday June 19, 2009. From left to right are Michael Hamilton of Eureka, KA, Kenneth Bubier of Barstow, CA, and Benjamin North of Ames, IA. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


 



Brian Akerstrom of Parsippany NJ, kisses his 7 month old daughter, Chloe, during homecoming reception at the Port Murray Arsenal in Mansfield Township, NJ, Monday, June 15, 2009., after spending 364 days deployed with the New Jersey National Guard 50th Special Troops Battalion in Iraq, (AP Photo/The Express-Times Photo, Joe Gill)




 David hugs his brother, Chase, age, 5, goodbye. Looking on are, from left, cousin Whitney Taylor; grandmother Debbie Shard; sister Aubrey Ashby, 10; and mom Alison Ashby.

David Ashby, the Lee Middle School eighth-grader who is walking to Washington, DC, to raise awareness for the homeless, hugs his brother Chase, 5, goodbye as he departs on the journey from the Coalition for the Homeless near downtown Orlando, Monday. Looking on is, from left, cousin Whitney Taylor (background); grandmother Debbie Shard; and sister Aubrey Ashby, 10. David will stay in 22 homeless shelters during his walk to Washington. (JOE BURBANK, ORLANDO SENTINEL / June 15, 2009)






Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, right, during a phot ocall at RAF Shawbury, Shropshire, England, Thursday June 18, 2009. The Princes are both currently based at the home of the Defence Helicopter Flying School as they undergo military helicopter training courses. William is training to become an RAF search and rescue pilot while his younger brother Harry is aiming to become a pilot with Britain's Army Air Corps. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


 



A soldier dresses up as a woman victim during Operation Red Dragon, a disaster drill to simulate how hospitals, military and emergency responders would work together. Froedtert Hosital, The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin hosted the largest homeland defense exercise in the U.S. this year involving the U.S. military, hospitals and emergency response services.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu



 
 


A Palestinian boy reacts as youths frighten him by pointing their toy guns at him, in an alley in the West Bank refugee camp of Al-Amari in Ramallah, Tuesday, June. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


  
 

A Pakistani boy from Swat valley carries the belongings of his family as they arrive in Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 17, 2009. More than 2 million people were uprooted by the fighting in Swat, an exodus international aid agencies say is threatening to become a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


 
 


A demonstrator performs in front of the ancient Pathenon temple on the Acropolis hill during a demonstration for the return of the long-disputed Elgin Marbles from Britain to Greece, one day before the official opening of the New Acropolis museum, in Athens on June 19, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Aris Messinis (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)


 
 


The coffin of five-year-old Samuel Puttick, son of Neil and Kazumi Puttick, is carried from All Saints Church behind that of his father, on June 17 2009, in Westbury, England. After their son died from meningitis at his family home last month, his grief-stricken parents, Neil and Kazumi Puttick, travelled to Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, where, with the body of Sam zipped up in a rucksack, his 34-year-old father and Japanese mother, 44, plunged to their deaths from the 535ft-high cliffs and all three bodies were found by rescuers on June 1. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


 
 


Jacqueline Carter, mother of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum security guard Stephen T. Johns, 39, holds an American flag at her son's funeral in Fort Washington, Md. on Friday, June 19, 2009. Johns was shot and killed by a white supremacist at the museum on June 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


 
 


A health worker disinfects another at a hotel where American students from the private Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California were released after quarantine in Yichang, central China's Hubei province Thursday June 18, 2009. The students who were quarantined in the central Chinese city after some of their classmates were diagnosed with swine flu have been cleared for release, an employee of the city's swine flu command center said Thursday. (AP Photo)


 
 


Steve Mahagnoul gets help from his brother, Steve (center) and friend, Flody Baynes after he got hung up on a rock while trying to climb "Sorry" on the red trail Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Apple Valley Farms Off-Road Park near Chetek, Wisconsin. The guys are from Faribault, Minn. The engine and transmission from his truck are from a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer. Three times a year the trails are open to people who do not belong to the Real Performance Machines club. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman






Richard and Wanda Boguslawski, of Euclid Ave in Westwood, N.J. clear their driveway after hail accumulated in the area after a storm on Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo/The Bergen Record, Tyson Trish)


 



A tornado forms near Elbert, Colo., about 40 miles southeast of Denver, on Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Dawn Key)


 



Tentacles of lightning cover the sky over Voyle's Field early Thursday morning, June 18, 2009, in Galesburg, Ill. Strong storms blew through western and central Illinois, breaking tree limbs and knocking out power for thousands of residents. (AP Photo/The Register-Mail, Bill Gaither)


 



A van lies overturned at the home of Mona and Curt Hansen on the north side of Austin, Minn., shortly after an apparent tornado went through their neighborhood Wednesday evening, June 17, 2009 uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and overturning at least one car. At least one person was reported with minor injuries. (AP Photo/Kevin Hanson, Post-Bulletin)


 



Naobee Moua of Appleton uses a giant sponge cowboy hat to stay cool while mowing the lawn at Zion Lutheran Church Monday, June 15, 2009, in Appleton, Wis. Naobee has been doing the maintenance at the church since 1985. (AP Photo/Post-Crescent ,Dan Powers)


 



Protesters wearing alien costumes stage a demonstration outside the Asian Development Bank, where high-level talks on climate change and clean energy are taking place, Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Pasig City east of Manila, Philippines. The protesters called for genuine climate change solutions and to stop the funding of coal powered technology which they claimed as the single greatest cause of climate change. (AP Photo/ Pat Roque)


 



People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists sit with red painting on their body to protest against bullfighting at the Trocadero near the Eiffel tower, in Paris, Thursday June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)


 



Memorial Park Cemetery advertises a buy-one-get-one-free sale on cemetery plots in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


 



This June 5, 2009 photo shows Charles Shreve, president of Spink Shreves Galleries, holding a famous 1918 "inverted Jenny" stamp featuring an upside-down biplane in his office in Dallas. The stamp is part of a collection amassed by Pittsburgh stockbroker Robert H. Cunliffe, who died last year at the age of 83 and is expected to sell for more than $4 million when Dallas-based Spink Shreves Galleries puts it up for auction in New York City on Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


 



Terri Bultman, a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 7591 in Madison, holds the colors while waiting for the flag raising during Flag Day festivities Sunday in Waubeka. This is the 63rd year the Ozaukee County town, which is the home of the original Flag Day, has hosted its annual celebration and parade. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


 

Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Trevor Ariza

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant begins to celebrate with forwards Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza after winning Game 5 and the NBA championship Sunday in Orlando. Photo: LA Times


 



Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal, left center, hugs teammate Bill Guerin (13) in front of fans lining the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh for a parade celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win Monday, June 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh. Upper left is Penguins' Phillipe Boucher. (AP Photo/ Gene J. Puskar)


 



Pakistani cricket fans watch the semi-final of Twenty20 World Cup played in England between Pakistan and South Africa, Thursday, June 18, 2009, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan won the match and go through to Sunday's final. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)


 



Singer Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory perform on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


 



Film star Johnny Depp greets fans Thursday at a screening of “Public Enemies” at the AMC River East theater in downtown Chicago. The motion picture depicting the criminal career of Depression-era desperado John Dillinger was shot on numerous locations in Wisconsin, including downtown Milwaukee. Photo: AP


 



Demonstrators participate in a "Fire David Letterman" rally to protest his jokes about Sarah Palin and her family across from the Ed Sullivan Theater, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


 



A female Labrador retriever-mix sits quietly with her five puppies Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in a kennel at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, N.M. where they and 50 other dogs were all scheduled to be euthanized by the end of the week in order to make room for 12 pit bull dogs that were confiscated by the county in an alleged dog fighting case in August 2007. "It's insane and it's traumatic and I don't know what to do. We must educate the public that when you take an animal home, you take it home for it's natural life," shelter director Beth Vesco-Mock said. (AP PHOTO/Las Cruces Sun-News, Shari Vialpando). The story does have a happy ending.




Five puppies cloned from Trakr, a German Shepherd search-and-rescue dog used to locate Ground Zero survivors after the September 11 attacks, are displayed to the press on June 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The puppies are the first German Shepherds ever cloned, according BioArts International whose South Korean scientists created them. The two- to six-month-old puppies are being awarded to former police officer James Symington for winning the Golden Clone Giveaway essay contest with his piece about why Trakr would be the perfect dog to clone. The company charges pet owners an average of $144,000 to clone their dogs. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)






A Komondor dog takes part in competitions during the International Dog Show in Erfurt, central Germany, on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Some 4,300 dogs of 250 breeds from all over the world take part at the show and will be examined by experts. The Komondor is a large Hungarian breed of livestock guard dog with a long corded coat. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


 



Steffen Patenge sits on a chair beside his Doberman dog who is covered with sheeting to protected against the sun during the International Dog Show in Erfurt, central Germany, on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Some 4,300 dogs of 250 breeds from all over the world take part at the show and will be examined by experts. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


 



Sonja, a rare white tiger month old cub, along with her sister Selene in the background, on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, are available for viewing at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium in Litchfield Park, Ariz. (AP Photo/Daily News-Sun, Ashley Lowery)


 



Dylan Stork with his therapist Astrid Schrama, left, holds a hoop for Gee Gee his dolphin to jump through during morning therapy session at Curacao Dolphin Therapy and Research Center, May 1, 2009. (Peter Andrew Bosch/Miami Herald/MCT)


 



A man representing the devil and dressed in a traditional red and yellow costume, known as El Colacho, jumps over babies placed on a mattress in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2009. 'El Colacho' has been jumping over babies during the traditional celebration of Corpus Christi for centuries in an unusual ritual to protect them from evil spirits. (AP Photos/Israel L.Murillo)


 



Members of the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps swing their instruments above their heads during rehearsals at Nation Ford High School on Sunday afternoon. The corps begins its 20th national tour, which includes 30 stops, this week. The 2009 Carolina Crown is a 150-member world class competitive marching unit based in Fort Mills, SC that tours 12,000 miles over 10 weeks each summer. This group of high school and college students primarily comes from the Carolinas, but members also come from 23 other states and as far away as Europe and Asia. The group will return to the area on July 26th to perform in NightBeat at District 3 Stadium, in Rock Hill, SC. DAVID T. FOSTER III - Charlotte Observer.


 



A game of "Paille Maille" is played on the Mall by players dressed in 17th century period costume on June 16, 2009 in London, England. It is the first time in 400 years that the game has been played on the street that it eventually gave it's name to due to its popularity there in the 17th century. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images


 



Pedestrians and cars pass near a Calvin Klein billboard on the side of a building June 17, 2009 in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The provocative ad featuring a topless model and three undressing young men has provoked controversy in the city. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

The AP reports, "A racy Calvin Klein billboard is raising even New Yorkers’ jaded eyebrows, with some passers-by saying the clothing maker crossed the line with its sexy advertisement. The new billboard shows a young woman lying on top of a man, while kissing another man. All three models are topless. Another male model reclines on the floor with his jeans unbuttoned."

The extremely large billboard is in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. A representative for Calvin Klein declined to comment.






A woman looks into a three dimensional drawing of a canyon on Regent's canal towpath on June 17, 2009 in London, England. The artwork is part of the TwoTings safety campaign aimed at getting cyclists to slow down when using the towpath. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


 



Albert Lai (L) and Vicki Yu rest as they wait in line to purchase the new iPhone 3Gs at an Apple store June 19, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of people lined up at the Apple Store in San Francisco to be the first to purchase Apple's new iPhone 3Gs which is faster than the previous iPhone 3G and has several new features. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


 
 


A photographer documents the newly opened Corpse Flower Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The Corpse Flower after reaching over six feet nine inches, opened it leaf base fully releasing a foul fragrance resembeling rotting flesh at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evans Vestal Ward)


 



Isabella Kirstensen wears a creation on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, England, Tuesday, June, 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


 



Racegoer Cheryl Hakeney holds onto her hat in the wind, as she makes her way towards the Royal Enclosure on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, England, Wednesday, June, 17, 2009. A leading event in the English social calendar, which is attended by all the major figures of Britain's royal family, has been run since the first race in 1711, in which there were seven competitors.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


 



Miss Madison/Capital City, Kristina Smaby, looks quite exstatic as she's told she just won the Miss Wisconsin Pageant Saturday, June 20, 2009.Oshkosh Northwestern photo by Kat Brannaman 


 



Actresses Erin Moran, left, and Marion Ross pose together at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "A Father's Day Salute to TV Dads" in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


 



Front row from left, Dick Van Patten, Dick Van Dyke, Michael Gross, and back row from left, Bill Paxton, Jon Cryer, Patrick Duffy, Stephen Collins, and Reginald VelJohnson pose together during the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "A Father's Day Salute to TV Dads" in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

And speaking of Father's Day....




It's kind of special around the Fischer household this year, thanks to Kyla!

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