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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 (08/15/10)

Photos of the Week


Construction cranes tower above One World Trade Center, Friday, August 13, 2010 in New York. President Barack Obama on Friday will speak up for religious freedom at a dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, emphasizing that point just as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near ground zero.

Construction cranes tower above One World Trade Center, Friday, August 13, 2010 in New York. President Barack Obama on Friday will spoke up for religious freedom at a dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, emphasizing that point just as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near ground zero.During his weekly radio address saturday, Obama voiced support for the mosque. AP photo.






Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage hold signs as they wait for a decision to lift a stay that would allow same-sex couples to marry in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)






Thousands of workers joined by community and labor leaders from across the US gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall for a labor rally seeking support of bills intended to create jobs on August 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who spoke at the rally wants the federal government to help his "30-10 initiative" plan to begin a number of major construction projects in ten years not the 30 year original plan, according to news reports. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)






Anntrice Brown, whose home on North Parkway Ave. in Milwaukee was damaged in a flood, was among the angered attendees at a town hall meeting.The room in the Lincoln Park Emil Blatz Pavilion was too small for the crowd,  lacked air conditioning and a public address system. And with a lack of space, police stopped people from entering once the hall reached capacity and dozens were turned away at the door.Journal Sentinel photo: Katie Derksen






Scott Walker and Mark Neumann, Republican candidates for governor, shook hands before they debated Saturday afternoon at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc. Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest


 



Pakistani aid workers offload food supplies from a US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter to aid flood survivors in Kallam Valley on August 10, 2010. The United States has sent four Chinooks and two Blackhawks to Pakistan, which fly with a representative of the Pakistani military on board. Torrential monsoon rains have lashed Pakistan for two weeks, triggering catastrophic flooding that the UN says has affected 13.8 million people, in a disaster eclipsing the 2004 tsunami that killed 220,000 across Asia. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images


 



Pakistani flood victims get evacuated by the Pakistan Navy on a boat rescue mission as flood waters continue to rise August 11, 2010 in Sangi Patan, Pakistan. The country's agricultural heartland has been hit hard as rice, corn and wheat fields are flooded creating a massive lake that goes on for many miles. An estimated 13.5 million Pakistanis affected by the worst floods in the country's history are bracing for more destruction as monsoon rains further bloat rivers and streams. Deadly flooding across Pakistan, has claimed the lives of more than 1,600 people and has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes, in what is the country's worst floods since 1929. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images)


 



A Pakistani flood survivor sleeps on a hammock in a flooded area of Shah Jamal village on August 13, 2010. Water levels receded in Pakistan but survivors of record floods endured grim conditions in makeshift tent cities, as the UN appealed for 460 million dollars in urgent foreign aid. Pakistan's government says 14 million people face direct or indirect harm from the floods. The United Nations believes 1,600 people have died in the floods, while Pakistan has confirmed 1,243 deaths. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images






Cows and a pair of herders stand on a patch of ground surrounded by flood waters covering the land for hundreds of kilometers, as seen from a Pakistan Army helicopter on an aid mission August 13, 2010 in Sukkur, Pakistan. The country's agricultural heartland has been devastated as rice, corn and wheat fields are flooded creating a massive lake that goes on for many miles. Pakistan is suffering from the worst flooding in 80 years as the army and aid organizations struggle to cope with the scope of the widespread scale of the disaster which has killed at least 1,600 people and displaced millions. In addition, Pakistanis have become more frustrated with the government's response and a lack of foreign aid. The U.N. has described the disaster as unprecedented with over a third of the country under water. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)






A Chinese soldier rests on his shovel during an effort to dig out victims a mud slide that swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)



 

Villager Wang Xidai carries a coffin that will be used for his niece who was killed after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in northwestern China's Gansu province on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Overnight thunderstorms brought new misery to a remote area of northwestern China on Thursday as the death toll from weekend flooding and massive landslides rose . The rains triggered new mudslides, leaving five more missing, and another swollen river threatened to overflow. (AP Photo)


 



People carry paper lanterns to release onto the Urakami River for peace and the atomic bomb victims as they walk along the river on August 9, 2010 in Nagasaki, Japan. The world's second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki by the United States during World War II, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. The blast killed an estimated 40,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)




A woman passes the memorial for the victims of the Berlin Wall at the 49th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)


 



Afghan youths pray on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world are supposed to go without food, drink, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan in order to purify themselves and concentrate their mind on Islamic teachings. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)






A Filipino man collects used plastics and aluminum cans that were washed ashore near the bay in Manila, Philippines on a rainy Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. A tropical depression off the mountainous north has enhanced monsoon rains and winds in recent days in a large swathe that extends to the archipelago's central islands. A domestic cargo ship with 17 crewmen has been reported missing off a central province after encountering big waves and engine trouble, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)






A Belarussian army dog attacks a soldier as part of a training exercise near Minsk in Volovshchina on August 14, 2010 during a swearing-in ceremony for new recruits. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images






A Belarussian girl kisses an army recruit near Minsk in Volovshchina on August 14, 2010 during a swearing-in ceremony for new recruits. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, for years a loyal servant of Moscow, accused his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev of distorting remarks he made about the recognition of Georgian breakaway regions. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images






A couple of stargazers observe as a meteor, center, enters the earth's atmosphere during the Perseid meteor shower early Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. This time-exposure picture was taken from a mountain just south of Macedonia's capital Skopje. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)






Dalton Everhart, 8, rides his bike through the fountain at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Va. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The warm temperatures in the 90's made cooling off a good time with his friends. (AP Photo/Bristol Herald Courier, Earl Neikirk)






A crab caught on a line is shown on a recently reopened public beach August 11, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Due to a possible tropical storm hitting the area, operations to finish drilling the relief well have been temporarily halted. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)






Annwyne Stanish walks " Hop Along " the little blue penguin along Rothesay Bay beach, near Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, August 12, 2010. The penguin was washed up on Muriwai Beach suffering from head and leg injuries and was nursed back to health by bird rescue volunteers Sylvia Durrant and Annwyne Stanish. (AP Photo/Brett Phibbs/New Zealand Herald )




In this July 31, 2010 photo released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, two black bear cubs, one with a jug on its head, run along a roadway in Ocala National Forest, Fla. The black bear cub in Florida affectionately known as "jarhead" can finally enjoy a good meal. The clear plastic container was removed from the 6-month-old cub's head after being stuck for at least 10 days. The cub poked its head into the jar when digging through trash in a neighborhood in central Florida. Biologists say the cub was days away from death because the jar made it impossible to eat or drink. The team had to tranquilize the mother bear and then grab the cub to remove the jar from the bear's head. (AP Photo/Ocala National Forest, Cathy Connolly)


 



A hummingbird hawk-moth or Macroglossum stellatarum hovers as it feeds on flowers in eastern Cheyenne Monday Aug. 9, 2010. The hummingbird hawk moth looks like a small hummingbird and has a long probiscus. The moth hovers while it feeds, and it makes a hummingbird-like noise as it rapidly flaps its wings. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith)


 



Two Black Panther cubs look towards the media during a presentation at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. The two female cubs were born in the Tierpark on July 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)






Visitors watch as Hudson the polar bear cools off with a swim in the Great Bear Wilderness exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo on Augusts 13, 2010 in Brookfield, Illinois. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Chicago area as temperatures reached the low to mid-90s with high humidity causing the heat index to reach 105 to 110 across the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)






A Thai woman watches bubble-eyed goldfishes swimming in an aquarium in a goldfish shop at the weekend market in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)






A baby Louisiana pine snake pokes its head through the shell of its egg at The Memphis Zoo. The zoo is one of four zoos hatching the nearly endangered snakes that will be released into the wild. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mark Weber)


 



People try to avoid a bull during the festival of the bull rope in the streets of Villaluenga del Rosario, on August 14, 2010. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images






Tiger Woods drops his club after hitting his drive in the rough on the 11th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)






Fans plead with Phil Mickelson for autographs during practice rounds for the PGA Championship. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mark Hoffman




Anna Schmidt, a 13-year-old from Horicon who underwent a heart transplant, meets with the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. ESPN photo: Mike McGinnis






Neil Duncan, 26, of Denver, CO, center, and Dan Nevins, 37, of Jacksonville, FL, right, are led by local guide Godlisten Moshi towards the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, on the fourth day of their climb. Duncan lost his legs in Afghanistan, and Nevins in Iraq. Three U.S. veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them, and after six days of climbing they stood at 19,336 feet (5,895 meters) on top of Africa's highest mountain and proving that no disability should stop people from being active, according to Disabled Sports USA director Kirk Bauer. (AP PHOTO / Reed Hoffman, Courtesy of Disabled Sports USA)






The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps band from Plymouth, Mich., performs at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. The band, modeled after George Washington's 1783 Life Guard, was on its last stop of a ten-day tour of the East coast, and its members range from 12 to 18 years old. Washington's Life Guard was a unit of the Continental Army that protected Washington during the American Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)







A detail from a sheet of $100,000 gold certificate bills is seen inside a plastic casing at a United States Treasury Department display at the World's Fair of Money in Boston. The bills, introduced in 1934, are the largest denomination ever issued by the federal government. Not meant for public use, the notes were used for federal bank transfers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)






This photo from Jan. 6, 2010 shows Sally Gordon, assistant sgt. at arms at the Nebraska Legislator, waiting outside the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., for her ride home. Gordon, 101-years-old, was honored on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 by a national group as the country's outstanding older worker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)






New Beginnings Church members leave after services while Foxhole strip club dancers protest in front of the New Beginnings Church in Warsaw, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2010. A central Ohio strip club owner who grew tired of a church's protests outside his club is leading his own protests of the church with the help of some of his club's bikini-clad dancers. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)


 



Brad Matchett points a leaf blower in his face before inflating a balloon with it during his "Magic of Agriculture" show on the opening day of the August County Fair Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 in Fisherville, Va. The fair runs through Saturday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/The News Leader, Pat Jarrett)



 

Fairest of the Fair Natalie Salkowski (right) has a laugh Thursday after she and Wisconsin Honey Queen Abby Tracy (left) competed in the celebrity cream puff-eating contest at the Wisconsin State Fair.  Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti






Brock May of Mineral Point continues his winning streak as his steer, Hurley, is named grand champion at the 2010 Governor’s Red, White and Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair. This the fourth year in a row May had the grand champion steer. His sister Lauren (foreground) is holding the grand champion banner. Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest






Festival goers attend Day 1 of the Vintage at Goodwood Festival on August 13, 2010 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Vintage at Goodwood)






The face of Elaine Davidson, who, according to Guinness World Records is the 'Most Pierced Woman', performs on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Monday Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo / David Cheskin, PA) 






Competitor Christy Hiemstra of Alymer, Ont., smiles with a beard of honey bees, at the Clovermead Bees & Honey, Bee Beard Competition in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley)






People play human body domino in Ordos, a city of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, 10,267 people finished the human body domino in less than two hours on Thursday. (Ren Junchuan - Xinhua via AP)


 



Miss Paraguay 2010 Yohana Benitez Olmedo, and Miss Sweden 2010 Michaela Savic, rehearse with choreographer Michael Schwandt for the upcoming Miss Universe Competition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be broadcast live on the NBC at 9 p.m. EST on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP)


 

Edith Shain was captured in a passionate clinch with a sailor on V-J Day by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1945


Kiss-toric moment: The sculpture immortalises Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain in 1945

A 26ft statue depicting a famous New York Times Square kiss that celebrated the end of World War II has been unveiled to mark the 65th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan. The towering color sculpture immortalizes Alfred Eisenstaedt's black-and-white photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain in 1945. The image captured an epic moment in U.S. history and became an iconic photo marking the end of the war after being published in Life magazine. Photo: The Daily Mail.






Cristina Casas and Ruben Requena of Barcelona, Spain, kiss in New York's Times Square, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 to mark the 65th anniversary of VJ Day. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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