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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 (03/14/10)

Photos of the Week





President Barack Obama delivers a speech on his health care plan for the nation on March 8, 2010 at Arcadia University in Glenside, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The President, after meeting fierce Republican opposition to his health care proposals, is beginning a last-ditch attempt to persuade lawmakers and the American public to adopt his plan for health care reform. Many lawmakers are increasingly skittish on supporting the bill in an election year in which the health care proposal has become a central issue for Republicans seeking to win seats in midterm elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)






Supporters of national health care legislation demonstrate outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators protested outside the hotel as America's Health Insurance Plans annual policy conference took place inside. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)






Clothes dry on a line outside of an apartment building in the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach March 7, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. As the 2010 population count begins, neighborhoods like Brooklyn, one of the most diverse in the country, are notoriously difficult for census workers to count as the population is dense and often weary of revealing ethnicity to the government for fear of immigration difficulties. In order to get an accurate population count the Census Bureau is mailing the 10-question forms to 120 million U.S. households on March 15. The Census count is conducted every 10 years. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)






An FBI evidence response team member walks up to an the scene where the remains of Amber Dubois were found at the Pala Indian Reservation in San Diego county Monday, March 8, 2010. The remains of 14-year-old Amber Dubois were found Saturday, four days after the presumed body of the 17-year-old Chelsea King was discovered in a shallow grave. Amber Dubois vanished walking to school on Feb. 13, 2009, about 10 miles from where Chelsea was last seen in running clothes at a park. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)






CFD captains Shawn Royal (left, kneeling) and Troy Ratchford (right, kneeling) catch their breath after exiting a training fire Wednesday at the corner of Wendover Road and Ellington Street. The veteran firefighters lead CFD 19 recruits during the training. The recruits participated in real-time structure fire training under the supervision and guidance of certified live-fire instructors and their CFD training officers. Recruits made multiple entries into vacant structures under live-fire conditions. Charlotte Fire Department does controlled burns for training, and in this case also demolishing old houses on the site of a new police substation in Grier Heights. Photo: OHN D. SIMMONS - Charlotte Observer.






Joseph Dieujuste waits for help after he got trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Friday, March 12, 2010. Dieujuste and at least two other men were injured after a wooden roof fell on top of them while scavenging in a government building that was damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)






Joseph Dieujuste reacts as a mechanical shovel removes the wooden roof that fell on top of him in a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Friday, March 12, 2010. Dieujuste and at least two other men were injured while scavenging in a government building that was damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)






Joseph Dieujuste grimaces as he's checked for injuries by a US Army soldier after being rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Friday, March 12, 2010. Dieujuste and at least two other men were injured after a wooden roof fell on top of them while scavenging in a government building that was damaged in Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)






Women search for family members trapped in the debris of a destroyed house in Okcular village in the eastern province of Elazig, Turkey, Monday, March 8, 2010, hours after a strong earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit eastern Turkey early Monday, killing scores of people and knocking down houses in at least six small villages, the government said. The quake affected villages near the town of Kovancilar, toppling stone or mud-brick homes and minarets of mosques, officials and media reports said. The worst-hit area was the village of Okcular where homes crumbled into piles of dirt.(AP Photo )






A pedestrian walks through the streets as the city continues to deal with the aftermath of the recent earthquake on March 12, 2010 in Talca, Chile. The newly sworn in president Sebastian Pinera is faced with the challenge of the damage done by the natural disaster. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)






Posters are seen hanging from the wall of a child's room in a home that was damaged during the Feb. 27th earthquake on March 13, 2010 in San Pedro De Alcantara, Chile. The newly sworn in president Sebastian Pinera is faced with the challenge of repairing the damage done by the natural disaster. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


 



Villagers carry a young cow they have saved from debris in Gocmezler village in the eastern province of Elazig, Turkey, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, two days after a strong earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit eastern Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)






In this Monday, March 8, 2010 photo released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, a portion of a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 70, which has been closed after a rock slide, is shown in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The slide struck around midnight Sunday near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon, a deep and narrow chasm about 110 miles west of Denver, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Transportation)






An Afghan policeman looks at remains of an attacker who blew himself up after storming an abandoned government building in Khost, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 8, 2010. Police say attackers have detonated a bomb near a government building in eastern Afghanistan and have holed up in another building nearby where they are firing on Afghan police and U.S. troops. The attackers were the only people to die in the shootout, but one police officer and an Afghan army soldier were wounded, said provincial Gov. Taher Khan Saberi. (AP Photo)






A US Marine with the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion pauses during night patrol in the farmfields March 10, 2010 in Khan Neshin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Marines at Khan Neshin are the southernmost troops in Afghanistan, using the earthen walls of an ancient Afghan castle as a base to monitor activity in this hotbed of smuggling and insurgency near the southern border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)






A US Marine uses water tanks as weights to do leg exercises March 12, 2010 at combat outpost Khan Neshin in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Marines in the spartan base set up in the ruins of an old Afghan castle have no workout facilities, but have improvised a gym out of plywood, pipes, sandbags and other materials found around the base, and have dubbed it their own "Venice Beach." (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)






U.S. Army Pvt. Mark Goodwin, 21, from Mt. Holly, North Carolina, of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, writes to his fiancee Jillian De Voe as he sits on his stretcher inside a U.S. Army compound in the Badula Qulp area, West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. He proposed to her on Oct. 6, and she made him say "Will you marry me?" over and over because she liked the sound of it. He proposed again on her birthday four days later, and this time he got down on one knee with a diamond ring. His mother was on the phone, listening in as a witness. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)






Marine Cpl. Ramona Brown of Fayetteville, North Carolina shakes hands with young Pashtun girls March 11, 2010 in a hamlet near Khan Neshin in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Marines in the area have been assigned to help gather census data for planned Afghan government in the area, and female Marines like Cpl. Brown are sent out on census-gathering patrols, as men cannot enter homes as easily in conservative Pashtun culture. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)






Marine Sgt. Henry Reyes of Ontario, California tries to teach a young Afghan girl gestures to the popular American dance song "YMCA" March 11, 2010 in a hamlet near Khan Neshin in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Marines in the area have been assigned to help gather census data for planned Afghan government in the area, and are making visits to rural compounds to get the demographic information in their area of operations. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)






US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates places a coin at each of the 21 memorials within the Stryker Tepee Memorial while visiting US Army troops of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Frontenac, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday March 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim Watson/Pool)






The statue of Christ the Redeemer is seen surrounded by scaffolding in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, March 11, 2010. The iconic statue that was inaugurated in 1931 is getting a $4 million renovation. Heavy rains have eroded portions of its face and hands and it has also been damaged by lightning strikes over the years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)






This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a nesting California condor on Friday, March 5, 2010, in a cranny near the High Peaks Trail in Pinnacles National Monument, Calif. Biologists at Pinnacles are celebrating the first condor egg laid by a mating pair in more than a century. Park spokesman Carl Brenner said a condor pair released in the park in 2004 at Big Sur had been observed engaged in courtship behavior earlier this year. "They are now the proud parents of a small egg," Brenner said. (AP Photo/National Park Service, John Maio)






A cat named "Tigger" gasps for air while getting oxygen provided by firefighters on the scene of a fire on Cannon Street in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, March 11, 2010. (AP Photo/The Post-Standard, Mike Greenlar)






A bald eagle comes in for a landing in a tree at the Jacobson Park reservoir in Lexington, Ky. An eagle has been spotted around the Richmond Rd. reservoirs during the winter the past several years. The eagle had been eating a bird in the tree as evidenced by the feather stuck in the top. (AP Photo/Lexington Herald Leader, Charles Bertram)




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Taronga Zoo's latest elephant baby, as yet unnamed, is tended to by specialists following a difficult birth at Taronga Zoo on March 10, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The Asian elephant mother Porntip had a protracted labour with the new calf, spanning six days of concern which are not over yet as the calf struggles but remains stable. The calf is believed at this stage to have survived the labour in a coma and thus was first thought to have died in the womb. (Bobby-Jo Vial/Taronga Zoo via Getty Images)






Siberian tigers jump for a chicken tossed by a feeder at a branch of Harbin Siberian Tigers Breeding Center in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province. Eleven rare Siberian tigers kept in small cages and fed only chicken bones have died of malnutrition at the nearby Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo, state media said Friday, March 12, 2010. (AP Photo)






A group of chickens cross Route 44 in Jerseytown, Pa., in the rain on Friday afternoon, March 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Bill Hughes)


 



Nick Woyak, of Amherst, ice fishes in the fog on Monona Bay in Madison, Wednesday March 10, 2010. Woyak drove down to Madison with his brother Paul Woyak for a day of fishing. Woyak who was wearing a flotation vest, said that he comes to Madison to fish about once a week because the fishing is so good. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)






Owner Yoshihiro Nomura holds one-year-old male standard poodle 'Cream' on his back during a dog fashion show called 'Odaiba Wan Wan Collection 2010' at the Aqua City in Tokyo, Sunday, March 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)






A dog jumps up on his owner on day one of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 11, 2010 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition nearly 28,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. The Kennel Club has now introduced new standards for 209 breeds, following concerns about ill health in pedigree dogs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


 



A dog rests during Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, on Thursday March 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)


 



A woman feads some of her lunch to a dog while looking at some of the many breeds of dog on day one of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 11, 2010 in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition nearly 28,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted 'Best In Show'. The Kennel Club has now introduced new standards for 209 breeds, following concerns about ill health in pedigree dogs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)






A dog waits for it's turn to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, Thursday, March 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)






An owner and dog walk into Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, Thursday, March 11, 2010. The annual show is the largest of its kind in the world, with around 28,000 canines expecting to compete, but has been hit by claims that pedigree breeders are "creating a Frankenstein's monster of a dog". Protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) are expected to gather outside Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre, where the four-day event is being held. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)







Thor, owned by John Durr, retrieves an item Saturday during the Fastest Retriever Competition at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo, Benny Sieu.






Screen writer Mark Boal (left), director Kathryn Bigelow and producer Greg Shapiro pose backstage with their Oscars for screen writing, directing and best movie for 'The Hurt Locker.'  Photo: AP






Egyptian Mohammed Ali Zinhom, 25, attempts a new Guinness World Record for doing push ups on the 2 fingers of his right hand only, in front of the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Monday, March 8, 2010. Zinhom recorded 46 push ups in 49 seconds. At right an Egyptian referee monitors the push ups.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)






London Mayor Boris Johnson holds a guitar at London Bridge Underground Station on March 9, 2010 in London, England. The Mayor is launching this year's competition to find London's best public musician or busker. The winner will be given a one year licence to busk on London's Underground network. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)






Spring breakers frolic for photographs during Spring Break at Daytona Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)


 



A model wears a creation by British fashion designer John Galliano as part of his Fall/Winter ready-to-wear fashion collection 2010, presented in Paris, Sunday March. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)






The Glencastle Irish Dancers perform Saturday at the annual St. Patrick's parade in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter






A dear freind, Cherie Lee Parcher of Fox Point, wife of the late Don Parcher who worked for many years at WTMJ, loves the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown and attends every year regardless of the weather. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Club and its 44th annual parade, which featured more than 50 Irish-themed units, including floats, pipe and drum corps and Irish dance grous. .As an aside, I'm not at all surprised that Cherie found her way in front of a photographer! Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter. 

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