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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 (02/14/10)

Photos of the Week





Georgian luge hopeful Nodar Muaritashvili crashes during the men's Luge practise at the Whistler Sliding Centre, in preparation for the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 12, 2010. Muaritashvili suffered a horrible crash after flying off the Olympic track during his second of two training runs, reports said. He was immediately placed on a stretcher before he was taken away in an ambulance while an air ambulance was also on its way, the Globe and Mail said. Kumaritashvili died at a hospital.PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images






A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)






A message on the giant screen is dedicated to the memory of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed earlier today after crashing whilst making a practice run in training during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)






Iason Abramashvili of Georgia carries his national flag into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. The Georgian flag carries a black band in memory of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed today after crashing while making a practice run in training. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)






Flags of the competing nations are superimposed onto the crowd during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)






The Olympic torch is lit during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)






A snowboarder performs a trick through the Olympic rings during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)






A snowboarder flies through the center ring of the Olympic Rings, triggering an explosion of snow and ice off the rings at BC Place during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 12, 2010. MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images






The United States Olympic Team marches into the arena during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)






Representatives of the four Host First Nations stand in front of welcome poles as the logo of the Four Host Nations Secretariat is projected on the stadium floor at the opening ceremony for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)


 



A performer is seen suspended in an illuminated kayak during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)






Canadian performer Nelly Furtado acknowleges the crowd during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC place in Vancouver on February 12, 2010. The Games' build-up culminates with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at BC Place in Vancouver, a ceremony held indoors for the first time in the competition's history. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images




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Founding Bloggers photographer, Michael Kadela, didn’t know it at the time, but he had captured the exact moment Sarah Palin glanced down at her left hand, to read the note she had written there earlier.






White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has the words "Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, and Change" written in marker on his hand as he briefs reporters after President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been seen with hand written notes on her hands in recent public appearances. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)






Snowfall accumulates on palmetto and other foliage in Litchfield, S.C. on Friday Feb. 12, 2009. Federal forecasters said every state but Hawaii had snow on the ground somewhere Friday, a freakishly rare occurrence. Many places were seeing snow for the first time in a generation or longer, and some people weren't quite sure what to do. (AP Photo/Steve Jessmore - The Sun News)






A front end loader piles up snow that was trucked in from Senate parking lots at the U.S. Capitol on February 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Washington area is recovering from a major snow storm that crippled the city leaving over two feet of snow is some locations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


 



Navid Vardi clears a walkway to his men's clothing store in the Georgetown shopping district of Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, as Washington started to clean up after Wednesday's snow storm.. We're going to try to be open today" Vardi said. The store has been closed since the snow began to fall last Friday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)






This spray-painted illustration is the only visible indicator that a car sits beneath the snow mound on First Avenue in Red Lion, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/The York Daily Record , Kate Penn)






This Thursday Feb. 11, 2010 photo made available by the Andersland family and taken by Minnesota Aviation, shows an aerial view of a a half-mile wide heart made out of manure 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea, Minn.. Bruce Andersland created the Valentine's Day gift for his wife of 37 years in their farm field. His wife, Beth, says it's the biggest and most original Valentine she has ever received. She says some people might think it's gross but she says it's cute and "Why not do something fun with what you got?" (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andersland family - Minnesota Aviation, Darren Schone)






A debris flow damages a home after heavy rains caused mudslides February 6, 2010 in La Canada Flintridge, California. Large wildfires in 2008 and 2009 stripped the hills and mountains of vegetation, resulting in mud and debris flow danger as winter rains pass over foothill communities where thousands of people have been evacuated at times in recent weeks. The threat is particularly high near the San Gabriel Mountains above La Canada-Flintridge area which were denuded of natural flood-controlling vegetation by the 250-plus square mile Station. At least 40 homes have been severely damaged and 500 remain evacuated. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)






European tourists covered in the rich mud of the Dead Sea dance on the beach as they enjoy a sunny day with a temperature of 25 Celsius degrees (77 F) in Kalya on February 12, 2010. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images






A woman stands before a cross at the earthquake damaged Sacred Heart church during a national day of mourning in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Thousands of people gathered one month after the deadly magnitude-7 quake that left the Caribbean country struggling for survival. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)






US Marines with 1/3 Charlie Company watch Cobra attack helicopters firing on insurgent positions in the North East of Marjah on February 11, 2010. The Taliban vowed to fight back with a "hit and run" guerrilla campaign against Western and Afghan forces preparing to storm one of their key strongholds in southern Afghanistan. Thousands of US Marines and NATO and Afghan soldiers have massed around the town of Marjah, a Taliban bastion in Helmand province, poised to launch one of the biggest operations against the Taliban since the 2001 US-led invasion. PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images






Master Diagnostic Technician Kurt Juergens, of Foxborough, Mass., uses a laptop computer to diagnose and repair the brake system on a 2010 Toyota Prius in the repair shop of a Toyota dealership, in Norwood, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Toyota announced early Tuesday it would recall about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles to fix brake problems. There have been about 200 complaints in Japan and the U.S. about a delay when the brakes in the Prius were pressed in cold conditions and on some bumpy roads. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)






Faithful hold their candles as they pray in front of the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, not seen, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, on the occasion of the World Day of the Sick. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)






One of three new-born endangered golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) calfs gambols in snow at the Zoo in Liberec, some 100 kms north of Prague, Czech Republic. Three males were born in January and joined the herd in their outside enlosure on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. The golden takins herd in Liberec is the only one kept in captivity besides those in China and Japan. (AP Photo/CTK, Radek Petrasek)


 



Some of the 14 California brown pelicans are seen inside a cage before being released into the wild by members and volunteers with the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) at the beach in San Pedro, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. California brown pelicans have recently been dying in large numbers for reasons wildlife officials don't yet fully understand. The center is releasing as many healthy birds as possible to make room for new sick pelicans. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)








Stray dogs peer from frosted cages and men shovel snow for a cage in a field outside Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010  An animal protection association received help from volunteers and inmates from a Bucharest prison on Wednesday, to clear snow that was threatening the lives of the dogs in the shelter following days of snowstorms in southern Romania.(AP Photos/Vadim iGhirda)






A costumed dog with an unusually long tongue is seen during the dog street carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Hundreds gathered in the streets during one of the many parades before Carnival, which runs Feb. 12-16. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)






Gumbo, the mascot of the New Orleans Saints, leans against a pillar as cheerleaders from both teams wait to enter the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)






Tracy Porter #22 of the New Orleans Saints returns a interception for touchdown against of the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)






New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) raises his son Baylen in the confetti-filled air as his wife Brittany watches, as the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17, Sunday, February 7, 2010 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joe Rimkus Jr/Miami Herald/MCT)






New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he leaves the airport Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Kenner, La., after the Saints returned from the NFL football Super Bowl. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17, attaining their first championship in franchise history. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)






Rocket Rivers (R) and Hi-Lite Bruton of the Harlem Globetrotters performs during a game against the Washington Generals at Lasker Rink in Central Park on February 9, 2010 in New York City. The Harlem Globetrotters are said to be the first professional basketball team in history to play a game of hoops on ice. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)






Julie Chu, center, of the USA women's ice hockey team, takes a photograph of herself as the players wait to get their team picture made during practice at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. Seated with Chu are Natalie Darwitz (20) and Angela Ruggiero, right. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)





U.S. Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn shows an area where she suffered an injury at a press conference at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)






Animal rights activists covered in fake blood and wearing banderillas, or barbed darts, protest bullfighting in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)






Stephen Pound, a Britsih Labour Party MP, competes in the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race in Westminster, London, along with other journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords, to raise money for the charity 'Rehab' and to raise awareness of it's work for people with disabilities Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)






Archbishop Desmond Tutu, right, fools around with Musician and Activist, Bob Geldof during the open ceremony of the One Young World World Summit at Old Billingsgate in London, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. The event will bring together over 600 delegates age 25 and under from over 100 countries to discuss important world issues. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)






Per and Dorene Piencka, of Norwalk, Connecticut, make a kissing pose for their scrapbook next to J. Seward Johnson's sculpture "Unconditional Surrender" next to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier at the San Diego Embarcadero. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT)






The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover featuring model Brooklyn Decker is revealed on a billboard in New York, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) Did you catch that? Or were you too busy looking at the photo? Nahhh. It couldn't have been him. He doesn't moonlight.






Joe Johnson, of Plantation, Fla., takes pictures of himself with his wife, Mariah, and Humpty Dumpty bronze sculptures at the Coconut Grove Art Festival in Coconut Grove, Fla. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. The sculptures are created by Bronze Sculptor Kimber Fiebiger. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Al Diaz)

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