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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 (06/28/09)

Photos of the Week



A woman holds a picture showing a woman Neda Agha Soltan lying in a Tehran street moments before she died, during a demonstration outside of Iranian embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, to protest against the outcome of the Presidential elections and post election violence in Iran. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)


 



U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines fire mortars at Taliban positions from inside their base at Now Zad in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday June 22, 2009. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)






South Korean kindergartners stand under a monument memorializing the Korean War at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. South Korea will commemorate its Korean War Day on June 25, to mark the 59th anniversary of the 1950-1953 war and to honor those killed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)






An officer puts a stamp on the arms of candidates during Indian Army's recruitment rally in Allahabad, India, Friday, June 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)






South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford enters the State House to explain his six-day absence to members of the news media in Columbia, SC on Wed. June 24, 2009. Staffers said the governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail but The State Media Co. reported he spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by TIM DOMINICK/ The State






South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol June 24, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair after returning from a secret trip to visit a woman in Argentina and said that he would resign as head of the Republican Governors Association. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)


 

Members of the media wait outside a building where the woman South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford allegedly had an affair with was reported to may live in Buenos Aires, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. He apologized to his family and gave up a national Republican Party post, but was silent on whether he would resign.

Members of the media wait outside a building where the woman South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford  allegedly had an affair with was reported to may live in Buenos Aires, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. He apologized to his family and gave up a national Republican Party post, but was silent on whether he would resign. Photo: AP


 



In a video transmitted from New York City in October of 2001, Maria Belen Chapur reports. Chapur has been identified as the Argentine girlfriend of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. MCT Photo


 



South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford gestures as she speaks to the media as she leaves the family home Thursday, June 25, 2009, on Sullivan's Island, S.C. The family is staying at the beach front property after the Governor admitted to having an affair with a woman from Argentina. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)






President Barack Obama, with members of congress, and others, on stage applaud after her signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Monday, June 22, 2009, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. From left are, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Del. Donna Christensen, D-V.I. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


 



Thirteen-year-old Daniel Hauser, left, returns to the family van with his sister Mary Ann, right, and mother Colleen, after a court hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in New Ulm, Minn., where a judge ruled that the 13-year-old boy who fled the state last month to avoid chemotherapy must continue getting the treatment because it appears to be working. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)




FILE - This April 21, 2009, file photo shows Savana Redding  standing outside the Supreme Court in Washington, after the court heard the  case of Redding who was strip searched when she was 13 years old by school officials looking for prescription-strength ibuprofen pills. The court ruled Thursday, June 25, 2009, that the school's strip search  was illegal. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said school officials violated the law with their search of  Redding in the rural eastern Arizona town of Safford.

This April 21, 2009, file photo shows Savana Redding standing outside the Supreme Court in Washington, after the court heard the case of Redding who was strip searched when she was 13 years old by school officials looking for prescription-strength ibuprofen pills. The court ruled Thursday, June 25, 2009, that the school's strip search was illegal. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said school officials violated the law with their search of Redding in the rural eastern Arizona town of Safford. AP photo




With a group using a child in a coffin as a prop, thousands rally at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. on Tuesday June 23, 2009 to urge legislators to pass an income tax increase and to protest possible budget cuts. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)


 



Investigators and officials continue to work at the scene of a rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, June 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


 



Metro train operator Carol Williams, of Washington, mourns her co-worker Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield, Va., at a memorial service for McMillan in Washington, on Friday, June 26, 2009. McMillan was the operator of the train that collided into stopped cars on Monday, June 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


 



Grave markers are silhouetted by the a swirling cloud of a severe thunderstorm as it passes over a rural cemetery near Wellsville, Kan. Saturday, June 20, 2009. The cell had earlier produced a small tornado but caused no damage. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


 



A camera flash illuminates revellers as they celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge on June 21, 2009 near Amesbury, England. Record crowds were expected to watch the sunrise over the ancient monument on the longest day of the year at 4.58am. Police had warned they would crack down on anti-social behaviour, treating the event as they would a Saturday night in a city centre. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


 



A man works on a sand sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the beach as Tropical storm Andres moves away from the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Wednesday June 24, 2009. The remnants of Tropical Storm Andres were dissipating over the Pacific on Wednesday after flooding homes and killing at least one person on Mexico's southwestern coast.(AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)


 



Two painters struggle to restrain themselves as their safety lines get snagged by high winds near the top of the 54-storey tall Turning Torso tower in Malmo, Sweden, on Friday June 26, 2009. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2005, the Turning Torso tower is the tallest residential building in the EU. (AP Photo/Johan Nilsson)


 



The mummy of the Royal Prince, Count of Thebes, one of four Egyptian mummies belonging to New York's Brooklyn Museum, is positioned in a CT Scan machine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Researchers hope to gain further knowledge about their identities, cause of death, and ancient funerary practices from the mummies that range in age from more than 3,000 years old to just over 1700 years old. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


 



President Barack Obama (2nd R), first lady Michelle Obama (3rd L) and their daughters Malia (C) and Sasha (R) help volunteers and members of Congress stuff backpacks with books, food and photographs of the first dog Bo during a United We Serve event at Fort McNair June 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Helping to fill 10,000 backpacks for children of military servicemen and women, the first family stuffed copies of "The Lightning Thief," by Rick Riordan, and "The Penderwicks," by Jeanne Birdsall into backpacks along with food items and a personal letter from the president and the first lady. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

WASHINGTON - JUNE 25:  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (L) shakes hands with Associated Press reporter Ben Feller after Feller knocked Gibbs into a dunk tank before a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House June 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. In a celebration of U.S. President Barak Obama???s home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts and the meal prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (L) shakes hands with Associated Press reporter Ben Feller after Feller knocked Gibbs into a dunk tank before a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House June 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. In a celebration of U.S. President Barak Obamas home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts and the meal prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong. Photo: Getty Images




Sporting leis, (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama and Vice President Joe Biden host a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House June 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. In a celebration of the president's home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts and the meal prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)





USA's Clint Dempsey, right, scores their second goal past Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, center, during their Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The US won 2-0 and advanced to the final.

USA's Clint Dempsey, right, scores their second goal past Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, center, during their Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The US won 2-0 and advanced to the final.Photo: AP




Landon Donovan of USA jumps into the arms of teammate Carlos Bocanegra in celebration of their team's 2:0 victory over Spain at the close of the FIFA Confederations Cup Semi Final match between Spain and USA at the Free State stadium on June 24, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


 



A soldier from the South Korean army special forces breaks stone plates during a demonstration of South Korea's martial art during a ceremony to mark the 59th anniversary of the 1950-53 Korean War and denounce North Korea's nuclear programs at Changchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 25, 2009. North Korea condemned a recent U.S. pledge to provide nuclear defense of South Korea, saying Thursday that the move boosts its justification to hold onto atomic bombs and invites a potential "fire shower of nuclear retaliation."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


 



Michael Llodra of France collides with a ball girl, during his men's singles, second round match against Tommy Haas of Germany, at Wimbledon, Wednesday, June24, 2009. Llodra was injured in the incident, and retired from the match.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


 



Barn Swallows, sparrows and blue jays seized from a 15-year-old boy's room last week were turned over to Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center located east of Lyons, Colo., where a few of the surviving barn swallows are fed Tuesday, June 23, 2009. The juvenile faces multiple charges, including animal cruelty. Thirteen of the 53 birds, in various stages of life, have survived. (AP Photo/The Longmont Times-Call, Joshua Buck)


 



Lin Hui, a seven-year old giant panda, plays with her four-week old baby at the Chiang Mai zoo in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, Monday, June 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Wichai Taprieu)


 



A staff member at the Ayutthaya, Thailand Elephant Kraal look on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at three elephants painted to resemble Pandas. Thailand is experiencing a panda craze with the recent birth of a baby at the Chiang Mai, Thailand Zoo. The elephants were painted to remind Thais that elephants, the nations national symbol, need attention too. (AP Photo)


 



A young female moose uses a school crosswalk to get across Strawberry Marsh Road in St. John's,Newfoundland, Canada, Tuesday June 23, 2009. The animal had wandered into the city earlier with it's male twin, disrupting traffic and attracting onlookers. The pair has already been captured and released once before in this same area. They were released outside of town last month. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, The St. John's Telegram - Keith Gosse)




Sri Lankan boys look at a wild elephant tied to trees before being sent to a wildlife sanctuary, in Ralapanawa in Puttlum, about 195 kilometers (121 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, June 27, 2009. Wildlife officials say Sri Lankan elephant population is under extreme threat with at least three elephants being shot dead every week by villagers desperate to protect their crop and lives. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)


 



Brown bears swim in the pond of their newly-opened joint bear and wolf enclosure in the animal park in Goldau, central Switzerland, Friday, June 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler)


 



Trevor Knowles, of Mount Vernon, Ore., gets hit by a steer during the steer wrestling competition at the Reno Rodeo on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Brad Horn)






Pabst, a boxer mix owned by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif. shows off the face that swept all three rounds in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Petaluma, Calif. When the win was announced, Egstad was stunned, saying "I don't think he's that ugly!" Egstad won $1,600 from the Sonoma-Marin Fair for sweeping all three rounds ($100 for mutt class, $500 for runoff with the pedigree class winner, and $1,000 for Worldês Ugliest Dog), plus another $1,000 from a corporate sponsor. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)


 



Chris Brown leaves his preliminary hearing after pleading guilty to one count of felony assault on Monday, June 22, 2009, in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Brown was arrested in February on suspicion of hitting and threatening then-girlfriend Rihanna after a pre-Grammy party. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)


 



Actress Darryl Hannah is arrested by West Virginia State Police Tuesday, June 23, 2009 following a mountaintop removal mining protest in Naoma, W.Va. She was among several hundred protesters who held a rally outside Marsh Fork Elementary school that sits about 300 feet away from a Massey Energy coal processing plant. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)


 



Festival-goers in fancy-dress walk through the mud at Glastonbury music festival in Glastonbury England , Friday June 26 2009.. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)






People warm up inside the United Center before auditioning for season nine of American Idol June 22, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images For Fox)


 



Cast member Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Public Enemies" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. The film about Depression-era gangster John Dillinger also stars Christian Bale. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)






Donald Trump, the new owner of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Monday Night Raw," WWE Chairman Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon, and several "Divas" appeared for a press conference at the Executive Air Terminal at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon, Wis., Monday afternoon, June 22, 2009. Photo by M.P. King/Press-Gazette Michael P. King




World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chairman Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon speaks during a press conference at the Executive Air Terminal at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon, Wis., Monday afternoon, June 22, 2009. Photo by M.P. King/Press-Gazette Michael P. King


FILE - In this  May 22, 1992 file photo, Ed McMahon, left, shakes hands with talk show host Johnny Carson, during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif. McMahon has died at a Los Angeles hospital, according to his publicist. He was 86.

In this May 22, 1992 file photo, Ed McMahon, left, shakes hands with talk show host Johnny Carson, during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif. McMahon has died at a Los Angeles hospital, according to his publicist. He was 86. Photo: AP

Political Cartoon by Henry Payne

 



This AP photo was taken in April 1976 when Farrah Fawcett was still unknown and went on to sell an unprecedented 12 million copies. Fawcett, 62, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. Her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, and best friend, Alana Stewart, were at her side.


 



Flowers and cards are placed on the star of actress Farrah Fawcett Thursday, June 25, 2009, in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Fawcett, the "Charlie's Angels" star whose feathered blond hair and dazzling smile made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1970s, died Thursday after battling cancer. She was 62. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


 

 Political Cartoon by Glenn McCoy

  

 
MICHAEL JACKSON THROUGH THE YEARS 
 

In this May 6, 2009 image released courtesy of Michael Jackson, pop star Michael Jackson is shown in Los Angeles during rehearsals for his upcoming concert in London. Jackson, 50, died in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/courtesy of Michael Jackson)


 

Fans stand outside the Lyric theatre in London where a tribute production to Michael Jackson is currently running June 26, 2009. Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died on Thursday. He was 50.

Fans stand outside the Lyric theatre in London where a tribute production to Michael Jackson is currently running June 26, 2009. Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died on Thursday. He was 50. Photo: Reuters






People watch the news and video about Michael Jackson in New York's Times Square, Thursday, June 25, 2009. Jackson has died at the age of 50 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)




Inmates at the island province of Cebu in central Philippines dance to the late Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to pay tribute to the music icon Saturday June 27, 2009. More than 1,500 inmates became famous in YouTube with over 23 million hits after they performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller". The "King of Pop" died in Los Angeles, CA Thursday. He was 50. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel

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