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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 (02/07/10)

Photos of the Week






U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) (R) and Spratt's Staff Director and Chief Counsel Thomas Kahn leave after he received copies of the FY2011 budget proposal in front of the U.S. Capitol February 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama released the details of his budget for FY2010 Monday.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)






Employees at the U.S. Government Printing Office deliver copies of the proposed 2011 fiscal year budget for members of the media in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. U.S. President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion fiscal 2011 budget puts an emphasis on job creation with $100 billion in additional stimulus spending, along with higher taxes for the wealthy in an attempt to narrow the deficit. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg




Jim Eley wears an anti-Obama sticker on his back while at the National Tea Party Convention at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee February 6, 2010.

Jim Eley wears an anti-Obama sticker on his back while at the National Tea Party Convention at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee February 6, 2010. Photo: Reuters




Indonesian students look at the statue of President Barack Obama as a 10-year-old boy at Menteng Park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. The statue of young Obama that drew public backlash after it was placed in the park will be moved to the elementary school he attended while living in the Indonesian capital four decades ago amid criticism arguing that  statues in public places should be reserved only for national heroes and those who have made significant contributions to the country.

Indonesian students look at the statue of President Obama as a 10-year-old boy at Menteng Park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. The statue of young Obama that drew public backlash after it was placed in the park will be moved to the elementary school he attended while living in the Indonesian capital four decades ago amid criticism arguing that statues in public places should be reserved only for national heroes and those who have made significant contributions to the country.Photo: AP






U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood testifies during a hearing on his department's budget request for FY2011 before the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill February 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. LaHood spoke to the media later to clarify on the remarks he made during the hearing whether Toyota owners who are affected by the recall should drive their vehicles. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)






Toyota of Hollywood team leader Erick Garcia eyes his work in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, while perfecting the fix for shortening the gas pedal in several models of Toyota cars involved in a recall. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT)






A man, accused of stealing food, is detained by a police officer during a food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan 31, 2010. Relief workers prepared for a woman-only food distribution system in Haiti's capital, launching a new phase of what they hope will be less cutthroat aid distribution to ensure that families and the weak get supplies following Haiti's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/ Rodrigo Abd)






Suspected looters lie on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs in front of a bank after they were caught in the closed bank in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. Seventeen suspected looters were detained at the bank, which was closed due to the Jan. 12 earthquake, during a joint operation by the Haitian police and UN peacekeepers. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)






Matin shaves a client with the debris of his shop still scattered around him in downtown Port-au-Prince. Matin, who lost his fourteen-year-old daughter in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, returned to work with the few things he found among the debris of the business he owned for 26 years. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


 



Laura Silsby, (L), the head of New Life Children's Refuge leaves a court hearing with another member of her group Charisa Coulter February 4, 2010 after being accused of child abduction and criminal association in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Five women and five men are part of a church organization that attempted to cross into the Dominican Republic with 33 Haitian children. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)






Army Specialist (SPC) Toby Felts is greeted by his wife Denise after arriving with 42 fellow guardsman at the N.C. Guard Armory on West Boulevard Monday afternoon. Soldiers of the N.C. Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team will be returning to N.C. this week. The 30th began training in December of 2008 and deployed overseas in April 2009. During their deployment, the 30th conducted a wide range of missions; they trained Iraqi Police and Army Forces, assisted in civil projects like schools and infrastructure improvements, and conducted joint combat operations with Iraqi Security Forces. The 30th suffered 29 wounded in action and seven killed in action, five of those killed were N.C. National Guard Soldiers. DAVIE HINSHAW - Charlotte Observer.


 



Kay Mangassarian,47, and her son Kevin Grigorian,14, look at their home that is covered with mud Saturday Feb. 6, 2010 in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily news, John McCoy)





Heather McLaughlin, 23, (right) receivess a helping hand from 16-year-old neighbor Zosha Wiktor in mopping up the mud that flooded her home in La Canada Flintridge, California, on Saturday, February 6, 2010. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/MCT)






Local resident Ali Hadfi picks up a loaf of bread for his family in a grocery store prior to a snowstorm February 5, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. The Washington DC area is expecting up to two feet of snow. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)






Arline Marino leaves her walker to shovel the sidewalk in front of Marino's Lunch in Staunton, VA., Friday, February 5, 2010. The National Weather Service was forcasting total snowfall of 18-28 inches in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP Photo/The News Leader, Pat Jarrett)






An empty open-top double-decker tour bus drives near the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, as snow fell in the Washington area. Life in the nation's capital ground to a halt Friday as steady snow fell, the beginning of a storm that forecasters said could be the biggest in modern history. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)






A state snow-plow truck is seen beached in a snow bank during a steady snowfall in Catonsville, Md., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)






The White House is blanketed in snow in Washington Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. Mid-Atlantic residents were buried by a blizzard the president jokingly called "Snowmageddon," and those brave enough tried to clear a path through the wet, heavy mounds of thigh-high snow. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)






The bronze flag-raisers of the Marine Corps War Memorial are draped with snow, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, that blanketed the metropolitan Washington area. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)






People look at the Vietnam War Memorial during a snow storm in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


 



A robin looks for berries as snow clings to the branches of the trees, in Fort Washington, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, after a winter storm left up to six inches of snow in the Washington area. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)






Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune spent weeks spraying water on the home for the Ice House Detroit project. The two encased the home in ice, hoping their effort inspires and helps draw attention to the housing crisis that has battered the nation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)






In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, A. Digrindakis enjoys unseasonably warm weather by twirling a hula hoop around her neck on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)






Punxsutawney Phil, right, is held by Ben Hughes after emerging from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow and forecast six more weeks of winter weather Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)






Famed armadillo artist Jim Franklin, left, and Texas singer-songwriter Gary P. Nunn get an up-close look at an armadillo named Bee Cave Bob after Bob emerged from his burrow during the first annual Armadillo Day in Bee Cave, Texas, on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010. The movements of the armadillo were interpreted by "weatherologist" Al Manack to suggest that the planting of crops should begin in three or four weeks. The Benevolent Knights of the Raccoon hosted the Texas-style Groundhog Day because they believe that a groundhog in Pennsylvania has no relevance to Texas or Texans. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)






Mei Lan, a 3-year-old female giant panda from Zoo Atlanta is shown to the media prior to her departure from Atlanta to China Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 aboard a Federal Express cargo plane, called the "FedEx Panda Express". Mei Lan is Zoo Atlanta's firstborn giant panda and will be accompanied on the trip by Heather Roberts, left, a giant panda keeper at Zoo Atlanta. Before heading to China, the plane will make a stop in Washington, DC, where it will pick up Tai Shan, a 4-year-old male giant panda born at the National Zoo. Experts believe there are only 1,600 giant pandas that remain in the wild. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)






"Abagnale" the sea lion heads out towards the Pacific Ocean after being released at Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, California, Friday, February 5, 2010. After avoiding rescuers for weeks, Abagnale was pulled from the water with an entanglement around his neck. The release follows about 10 days of treatment at the Marine Mammal Center. (Sherry LaVars/Contra Costa Times/MCT)






Thomas Dold, from Stuttgart, Germany, collapses at the finish line after winning his 5th consecutive Empire State Building Run-up in a time of 10:16, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)




The Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan play hockey at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday. The Badgers won, 3-2. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn






Students at James Lick Middle School jump rope as they participate in a world record attempt for jump roping February 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. An estimated 80,000 students and teachers at nearly 2,000 schools in California attempted to break the world record for number of people jumping rope at the same time. The current record is held in Australia with 59,000. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)






Competitors approach an obstacle during the Tough Guy Challenge, in South Perton Farm, in Staffordshire, England, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. Some thousands take part in the biannual assault course, and are challenged by 21 different obstacles, including, fire, tunnels, and swamps to complete the track. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)






John "Super Squibb" Squibb of Berlin N.J. downs wings during Wing Bowl 18 eating contest at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Squibb ate 238 chicken wings in the allotted time to win the 18th annual Wing Bowl eating contest, held every year the Friday before the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)






Norah Jones, left, and Ringo Starr present the award for record of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)







Beyonce performs at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)






Singer Taylor Swift poses with Album Of The Year award for 'Fearless', Best Female Country Vocal Performance for 'White Horse', Best Country Song for 'Fearless' and Best Country Album for 'Fearless' in the press room during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)






Pink performs "Glitter in the Air" at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


 



Singer Lady Gaga backstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)






No, this is not a Grammy winner. A model wears a creation, part of Italian fashion designer Lorenzo Riva's spring-summer 2010 high fashion collection unveiled in Rome, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)






New Orleans Saints fans Stacey Rog (L) of Dallas, Texas and Stacey Hooks (R) of Nederland, Texas dance to the beat of the famous song "When the Saints Go Marching In" at a bar on Bourbon Street on February 6, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The two came to New Orleans to enjoy a little Mardi Gras and to support the Saints in their first ever Super Bowl. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)






"L'Homme qui marche I", a sculpture by artist Alberto Giacometti, is on display at Sotheby's during a preview at Sotheby's, January 20, 2010, in New York. The scuplture, one of the most important by the artist ever to come to the auction market, will be auctioned as part of Sotheby's sales of impressionist & modern art which will take place in London, England on February 3, 2010. The sculpture has an estimate of 12-18 million Pounds (19.5-29.3 million USD). EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP/Getty Images

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