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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 (02/28/10)

Photos of the Week





Filipino residents travel to higher grounds as fears spread through text messages at the coastal city of Tandag, Surigao del Sur, southeastern Philippines, early Sunday Feb. 28, 2010. The Philippines Tsunami alert level was raised to 2 following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a low-level alert saying people should await further notice of a possible tsunami. It did not recommend evacuations. (AP Photo/Erwin Mascarinas)






People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of Santiago, the country's capital, and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo)






Residents look at a collapsed building in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. The epicenter was 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.(AP Photo)






Residents look at a destroyed road in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. The epicenter was 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.(AP Photo)






Vehicles that were driving along a highway that collapsed near Santiago are seen overturned on the asphalt Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 after a powerful earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday.(AP Photo/Carlos Espinoza)






A woman sits in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile, after a 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country early Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Sebastian Martinez)






Jake Fender and Jason Heun sit atop their van on Round Top Drive on February 27, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Residents stocked up on food and emergency supplies in preparation for a potentially damaging tsunami, after a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile which sent waves across the Pacific Ocean. Before evening Pacific Time the tsunami warning was canceled by the Tsunami Warning Center. In Chile so far over 100 deaths have been reported with numbers expected to rise. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)






Ala Moana Beach Park sits empty, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 in Honolulu. The State of Hawaii is under a tsunami warning after a 8.8 earthquake rattled Chile today. Many residents are loading up on gas and emergency supplies due to the warning.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)






A name tag for President Barack Obama marks his spot at the Blair House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, prior to the start of the health care reform meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)






President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., at the Blair House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, prior to the start of the health care summit. From left, are, Kline, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. and the president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)





President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, and others, is seen during their meeting for health care reform, as they met with Republican and Democratic leaders, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in the Blair House across from the street from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)




WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 25:  Protesters against national healthcare demonstrate across the street from Blair House, site of today's Health Care Summit, February 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting with a bipartisan group of members of Congress today to discuss pending health care legislation.

Protesters against national healthcare demonstrate across the street from Blair House, site of the Health Care Summit, February 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama met with a bipartisan group of members of Congress  to discuss pending health care legislation. Photo: Getty Images






Joan Stallard (L) and David Barrows (R), supporters of national healthcare, wait to cross the steet while demonstrating outside Blair House, site of today's Health Care Summit, February 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama met with a bipartisan group of members of Congress to discuss pending health care legislation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)






Ron Manshardt, a 41-year Ford Motor Co. retiree, watches Toyota Motor Corp. President and CEO Akio Toyoda testify in a congressional hearing on television at the Village Bar in Wayne, Mich., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)






House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., holds a Toyota accelerator pedal while asking a question of Toyota President and Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, as he testifies before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)






Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson, left, Deer Creek Middle School Assistant Principal Becky Brown, center, look towards Deer Creek Middle School teacher David Benke, who tackled a shooting suspect, during a news conference at the Jeffco Public Schools administration building in Golden, Colo. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. The math teacher who has become a national hero after breaking up a potentially deadly school shooting near the site of the Columbine massacre said Wednesday that he was simply doing his job to protect his students from danger during his now-famous scuffle with the gunman. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)






More global warming! Sanitation worker John Kehley shovels snow from a bus stop on Madison Avenue on February 27, 2010 in New York City. New York City's Central Park received 20.9 inches, making it the snowiest month in the city's history and fourth largest snow storm on record. (Photo by David Goldman/Getty Images)






A rescue worker walks past cars buried under rocks in a street of downtown Funchal, the Madeira Island's capital, Monday Feb. 22, 2010. The street was buried by rocks and debris carried by rushing water Saturday when heavy rain caused flash floods all around the Portuguese island. The local government has confirmed at least 42 dead. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)






Four-year-old Martina Franklin is carried by Dr. Frank Diaz Ricardo in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 22, 2010. Doctors had to amputate Martina's leg after an injury during the January 12th earthquake that devastated the country. (Roberto Koltun/El Nuevo Herald/MCT)






Dog handler Christina Oberhauser and her rescue dog Smiley search for survivers in a snow hole during a simulated avalanche rescue operation in the Heutal valley near Unken, in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Friday Feb. 26, 2010. During this simulation, rescue dogs learn how to find victims of avalanches as quickly as possible. (AP Photo/ Kerstin Joensson)






Treo, a nine-year-old black Labrador from the Military Working Dogs, who is to be presented Wednesday with Britain's Dicken medal, awarded for bravery and commitment in wartime, the highest military honor an animal can expect, poses with the medal at the Imperial War Museum in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Treo is being decorated for his work sniffing out explosives in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


 



U.S. soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, kneel as father Carl Subler, U.S. Cpt. Chaplain from Versailles, Ohio celebrates a mass service in an outpost in the Badula Qulp area, West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)






Wounded U.S. Marine Sgt. Shane Hanley, center, a squad leader from Easy Company, 2-2 Marines, receives treatment by U.S. Army flight medic Sgt. Michael G. Patangan while airborne in an army Task Force Pegasus medevac helicopter, shortly after Hanley was wounded, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Sgt. Hanley, of Punxsutawney, Pa., who agreed to have photos of himself published, sustained shrapnel injuries to the left side of his body, face and eye when an improvised explosive device detonated below him while he was on a foot patrol. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)






Iraqi police post voting instructions in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Iraqis head to the polls for the national election in March 7. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)






In this photo taken on Dec. 30, 2005, Dawn Brancheau, a whale trainer at SeaWorld Adventure Park, is shown while performing. Brancheau was killed in an accident with a killer whale at the SeaWorld Shamu Stadium Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Julie Fletcher)






A SeaWorld trainer tosses a fish to a killer whale during the first show after a trainer was killed by an orca at the theme park three days earlier in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. More than 2,000 people watched killer whales perform Saturday at SeaWorld for the first time since one of the orcas dragged a trainer to her death underwater in front of horrified spectators. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool)






An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police guards the Olympic flame at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)






The U.S. women claimed a bronze medal in the 3,000-meter relay Wednesday night, February 24, 2010 at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Lana Gehring (from left), Alyson Dudek 0f Hales Corners, Wisconsin,  Allison Baver and Katherine Reutter take a victory lap. Photo: MCT.






Snowboarder Shaun White, winner of the gold medal in the halfpipe at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, right, holds his gold medal as he participates in the closing bell ceremony with Duncan Niederauer, chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Today is the one year anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 7114, the lowest level since 1997. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg






USA goalie Ryan Miller (39) saves a shot in the first period of a preliminary round men's ice hockey game against Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)







Paul Turek celebrates a goal by the USA hockey team in a matchup against Canada during a preliminary round of the Olympic Games on February 21, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. This is the third Olympic game for each team. The U.S. has defeated Switzerland 3-1 and Norway 6-1, while Canada has defeated Norway 8-0 and Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)






Zach Parise #9 of the United States and Ryan Kesler #17 (facing camera) of the United States celebrate after Kesler scored an empty net goal in the third period during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Canada and USA on day 10 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 21, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. The Americans won, 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)






A Canadian flag is left on a seat a preliminary round men's ice hockey game between USA and Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. USA won 5-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)







The puck flies past goalkeeper Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of Finland during the ice hockey men's semifinal game between the United States and Finland on day 15 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 26, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. Team USA wopn, 6-1 to advance to Sunday's gold medal game vs. heavily favored Canada.(Photo by Hans Deryk/Pool/Getty Images)







A child's drawing is seen on the back of Norway goalie Pal Grotnes' mask as he plays against Slovakia in the third period of a men's playoff qualifying round ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)






Lindsey Vonn of the United States reacts after skiing out during the first run of the Women's slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)






Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan balances a baseball on the back of his hands as he makes his way to the practice mounds while working out at the team's spring training facility Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)






Milwaukee Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel carries four baseballs at one time while working out at the team's spring training facility Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)






Baseball legend Hank Aaron signs autographs during the third day of Atlanta Braves spring training for pitcher and catchers and report day for all other players Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Journal Constitution, Phil Skinner)






Tom Skwerski, left, of the Field Museum, and Daniel C. Fisher, curator of paleontology at the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, position the remains of a 42,000-year-old wooly mammoth baby for a three-dimensional x-ray, February 11, 2010, at GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The baby, dubbed Lyuba, is on loan to The Field Museum for seven months from Russia and was in Waukesha for one day before being returned to the Chicago museum. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)






This image shows a three-dimensional x-ray of a head from a 42,000-year-old wooly mammoth baby, February 11, 2010, at GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The baby, dubbed Lyuba, is on loan to The Field Museum for seven months from Russia and was in Waukesha for one day before being returned to the Chicago museum. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)






Men in loincloths jostle each other in a muddy rice paddy at Mimusubi shrine in Yotsukaido, near Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Hundreds of local dwellers took part in "the muddy rite" a ceremony to pray for a good harvest for the year and good health for babies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)






US actress Anne Hathaway, centre, is sheltered from the rain as she arrives for the Royal World Premiere of the movie Alice in Wonderland in Leicester Square, London, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)






US actress Angelina Jolie, centre right, is pictured during shooting a scene for the movie "The Tourist", directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. (AP Photo)






We could do one of these each week: The obligatory outrageous model. A model displays a Fall/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion week in Madrid, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul White)



 

Salwa Safieddine, from Senegal, enyoys a cigar at a gala dinner closing the 12th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. Cigar enthusiasts from around the world come to Cuba this week, visiting tobacco farms and factories and savoring new cigar brands during the annual celebration. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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