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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 (08/29/10)

Photos of the Week





In this frame grab taken from a computer screen shows a recorded image of Florencio Avalos, one of 33 trapped miners, during the first contact with a video camera in Copiapo, Chile, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. A video camera lowered down the probe shaft showed some of the miners Sunday, and engineers reinforced a lifeline Monday, preparing to keep them supplied with food, water, medicine and communications during the four months it may take to carve a tunnel wide enough to pull them out. The mine collapsed on Aug. 5. (AP Photo)


 



Elias Sepulveda, right, embraces her cousine Katherine next to a tribute and support site with candles, flags and messages for their relatives Esteban and Pablo Rojas, two of the 33 miners trapped at the collapsed mine San Jose in Copiapo, Chile, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. The miners, who have been trapped since the shaft they were working in collapsed on Aug. 5, were confirmed to be alive Sunday when they were reached by rescue teams via a small hole through which they could pass messages and see the miners with a camera. The message at top left reads in Spanish "Be strong brother miners, be strong Esteban, Pablo, Tono and Ariel. Let's go Queero" and at right "We love you Esteban Rojas Carrizo, your family." (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)



 

Workers place cereal bars inside a tube used as way of communication between the 33 trapper miners with the surface of the collapsed mine San Jose in Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The miners, who have been trapped since the shaft they were working in collapsed on Aug. 5, were confirmed to be alive Sunday when they were reached by rescue teams via a small hole through which they could pass messages and see the miners with a camera. The tube is used to provide food, supplies and letters. (AP Photo/ Roberto Candia)


 



Carola Narvaez, wife of Raul Bustos, one of 33 miners trapped in the collapsed San Jose mine, shows a letter addressed to her that was retrieved from her trapped husband as she sits in a shelter outside the mine in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday Aug. 26, 2010. Narvaez and her husband survived Chile's massive February earthquake. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)




 

San Lorenzo, the patron saint of miners in Chile, sits inside a tent near the collapsed mine San Jose in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Thirty three miners, who have been trapped since the shaft they were working in collapsed on Aug. 5, were confirmed to be alive Sunday when they were reached by rescue teams via a small hole through which they could pass messages and see the miners with a camera. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)






Bibles, one for each one of 33 trapped miners, are displayed by priest Carlos Parra outside the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Each has a label with an individual miner's name, and verse Isaiah 41:10, "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (AP Photo/ Roberto Candia)


 



Tourists walk past the location where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Had A Dream" speech on the east steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. Saturday's "Restoring Honor" event, conceived and hosted by FOX News personality Glenn Beck, has stirred controversy because it will take place on the anniversary and at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 



Gail Lemire, at bottom, of Alexandria, Ala., flashes peace signs to marchers on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights March on Washington on August 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Thousands joined Rev. Al Sharpton at the Capitol for his "Reclaim the Dream" rally to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It also was counter-protest to a rally being held by Fox News conservative talk show host Glenn Beck in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)




 

Glenn Beck speaks at his 'Restoring Honor' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)






The crowd attending the "Restoring Honor" rally, organized by Glenn Beck, is seen from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. In the foreground is the National World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial is at the top. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)






B.J. Parker of Lake Forrest, California, recites the National Anthem during the "Restoring Honor" event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Tea party favorite and conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck hosted the event, which drew hundredes of thousands of people from around the country and filled the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. "Something beyond imagination is happening," Beck said. "America today begins to turn back to God." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 



Large video screens showed excerpts of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have A Dream" speech during the "Restoring Honor" event on the National Mall on August 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Tea party favorite and conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck hosted the event, a religious rally packed with patriotic speeches, on the 47th anniversary of King's speech. "Something beyond imagination is happening," Beck said. "America today begins to turn back to God." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 



Dressed as suffragists from the early 20th century, League of Women Voters members Christine Matthews (L) and Kathryn Ray march in front of the White House under the careful watch of members of the U.S. Secret Service uniformed division on the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment August 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. The 19th Amendment prohibits each state and the federal government from denying female citizens the right to vote in the United States. The League of Women Voters also marched to bring attention to the fact that residents of the District of Columbia still have no vote in the Senate or the House of Representatives. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 



An opponent of an Islamic cultural center and mosque planned to be built near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan holds a sign during a demonstration on August 22, 2010 in New York, New York. Activists both for and against the proposed Park51 project two blocks from Ground Zero rallied supporters near the proposed building site as the controversy continued. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)






Supporters of a Islamic cultural center and mosque planned to be built near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan chant slogans on August 22, 2010 in New York City. Activists both for and against the proposed Park51 project two blocks from Ground Zero rallied supporters near the proposed building site as the controversy continued. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


 



A grove of sixteen swamp white oaks is planted at the National September 11 Memorial, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in New York. After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way. Crews Saturday began planting 16 swamp white oaks at the World Trade Center site. They are the first of nearly 400 trees to be planted around the eight-acre memorial to the nearly 2,800 people were killed when terrorists attacked the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)






Tourists look out at the Empire State Building from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center on August 24, 2010 in New York City. A proposed tower on 34th Street would stand only 900 feet away from the iconic Empire State Building if it were to be completed. The new tower, which would be built at 15 Penn Plaza, has drawn criticism from the owners of the 102-storey Empire State Building, who say that at its current proposed height it would be just 34 feet shorter than the Empire State building and would severely alter the view of the Manhattan skyline. Standing at 1,250 feet at the 102nd floor, the Empire State building is currently the tallest building in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)






An Iraqi girl wears bandages after being injured in a bombing in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. A string of attacks targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday left several people dead and scores wounded, police and hospital officials said the day after the number of American soldiers in the country fell bellow 50,000.(AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)



 

Janet Allegra, of Ellington, hugs her son Spc. John Allegra IV at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co. Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


 



A disabled Afghan man receives alms at Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Najafizada)






Tents are seen from the air at a camp set up by the Pakistan Army for thousands of Pakistanis displaced by flood waters in Sukkar, Sindh province, southern Pakistan Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


 



A young girl, displaced by floods, and stranded on land only accessible by air, sleeps covered in flies on a makeshift bed on August 27, 2010 in Garhi Khairo near Jacobabad in Sindh province, Pakistan. The country's agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been affected during Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the widespread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)






A donkey stands in the downwash of a helicopter as it lands in the village of Quba Saed Khan, near Shadad Kot, Sindh province, southern Pakistan Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. The Pakistan Army evacuated dozens of residents, who said they had mostly run out of food and water, from the village to prevent them from being stranded. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


 



Philippine policemen move to take control of a bus full of Hong Kong tourists hijacked by an ex-policeman on August 23, 2010 in Manila. The security forces stormed the bus, putting to end a dramatic hostage crisis that unfolded live on global television, leaving at least seven people and the gunman dead. TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images


 



Rolando Mendoza (C), a disgruntled ex-policeman, hangs dead out the bus door after being shot by police in a hostage drama while a Philippine policemen stand their ground after Mendoza hijacked a bus full of Hong Kong tourists in Manila on August 23, 2010. The dramatic hostage siege in the Philippine capital involving the busload of Hong Kong tourists ended after 12 hours. JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images






Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime laboratory personnel conduct an investigation after a hostage stand-off that resulted in the death of atleast 8 hostages and the gunman on August 24, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. The gunman Rolando Mendoza, a 55-year-old former police captain, high jacked the bus full of Chinese tourists in a desperate act to clear his name of alleged extortion scheme involvement and get his job back. Manila police surrounded the bus after Mendoza, who had entered the bus dressed in combat gear and carrying an M16 rifle, called a radio station and announced he had killed two hostages. After a long day of negotiations and the release of 9 hostages, police stormed the bus killing Mendoza and evacuated the surviving hostages. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)






A visitor who would not give his name, lays flowers at the grave of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., at Arlington National Cemetery on the one year anniversary of his death, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


 



A neighbour inspects the splintered trunk of the monumental chestnut tree, which comforted Anne Frank while she hid from the Nazis during World War II, after it has fallen over on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The tree's trunk snapped close to the ground and it toppled into neighboring gardens, damaging several sheds. No one was hurt. The 150-year-old tree suffered from fungus and moths that had caused more than half its trunk to rot. Two years ago the 27-ton tree was encased in a steel tripod as a precaution of the danger it might fall, but that failed under windy weather Monday. (AP Photo/Evert Elzinga)






People at Guys and Dolls Day Spa wait for a visit from U.S. President Barack Obama as he goes to lunch at Nancy's Restaurant while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard with his family August 25, 2010 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. The Obama's are heading into their last weekend on the island before returning to Washington on Sunday. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)


 



Head of the Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Prema, right, hands over a candle to the Karmapa Lama Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the No. 3 lama in Tibetan Buddhism, during Mother Teresa's centennial birth anniversary in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Hundreds of nuns, bishops and volunteers attended a Mass on Thursday marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa, the selfless nun who dedicated her life to serving the sick and poor in India. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)






A child touches a bust of Mother Teresa during a function to mark the birth centenary of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Special feasts to feed the poor, a festival of films on her life and work, the launch of a new train called the Mother Express, and interfaith prayer meetings were among events planned to mark the yearlong anniversary. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)



 

This image provided by NOAA shows a close look at the red arms of a Sea Lilly living 516 meters deep taken July 3, 2010 during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia. Scientists using cutting-edge technology to explore waters off Indonesia were wowed by colorful and diverse images of marine life on the ocean floor _ including plate-sized sea spiders and flower-like sponges that appear to be carnivorous.They predicted Thursday Aug. 26, 2010 that as many as 40 new plant and animal species may have been discovered during the three-week expedition that ended Aug. 14. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)


 



A 3 1/2-4 foot American Alligator rests along the North branch of the Chicago River, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Chicago. The alligator is the second to be sighted in the area this month. On Aug. 6, 2010 a 2 1/2 foot alligator was captured nearby. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


 



This photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows, five American white pelicans that were released into the Brookfield Zoo's Formal Pool, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 in Brookfield, Ill. The birds were rescued from the Gulf Coast as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and all suffered slight to moderate oil damage. The pelicans arrived at the zoo in mid-July and now cleared of quarantine, the birds are taking up year-round residence at the zoo's Formal Pool. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)






White tiger Bianca with her cubs, during their first time in the outside enclosure, in the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, lower saxony, northern Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The cubs were born on July 14. (AP Photo/dapd/Axel Heimken)






A one-day old flamingo chick and its father are shown at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The chick is among the three hatched since last Friday from San Francisco Zoo's Chilean flamingo colony in the last seven years. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


 



In this photo provided by Seaworld San Diego, Charly, a 14-year-old 1,150-pound male polar bear, chills following a snowy adventure at the park's Wild Arctic attraction on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego, Bob Couey)



 

An Argentine gaucho, or cowboy, falls down from a horse as he competes during a rodeo in Jauregui, Argentina, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)


 



Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella reacts as he waves to the crowd before the start of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, in Chicago. Piniella says he is retiring after the game so he can spend more time with his family. The 66-year-old manager made the announcement in a release handed out by the team before the game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)



 

Bud Selig tries to hold back his emotions as Hall of Famer Henry Aaron walks onto the stage at a Miller Park ceremony unveiling a Selig statue. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn






With a statue of himself in the background, Bud Selig speaks at a ceremony at Miller Park. Photo: AP


 



The state champion Franklin High School baseball team is introduced at Miller Park to fans attending the game between the Brewers and Dodgers on Thursday. Photo: C.T. Kruger






Franklin coach Jim Hughes lines up his team before the introductions. Photo: C.T. Kruger



 

A fan with an upside down 4 and the name Cheesy on it cheers for the Packers at Thursday's 59-24 Green Bay  victory over Indianapolis at Lambeau Field.  Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn


 



In a photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization, Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, wears her national costume for a pre taped segment of the 2010 Miss Universe Competition at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. She won the title Monday, August 23, 2001.  (AP Photo/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP)


 



Couples compete during the 2010 Tango 'Salon' World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday Aug. 23, 2010. The Tango World Championship is taking place ifrom Aug. 23 to Aug. 31 with hundreds of couples, from Argentina and other countries, competing in the categories Tango Salon and Stage Tango. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)


 



Richard Branson floats in the sea after failing in his attempt to Kite Surf across the English Channel on August 25, 2010 in Dungeness, England. Due to weather conditions, Mr Branson had to call off the attempt, which was to celebrate his 60th birthday, and have him become the oldest person to Kite-surf across the English Channel. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


 



Revelers throw tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Bunol's town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday with 100 tons of tomatoes in the yearly food fight known as the 'Tomatina' now in its 65th year. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)


 

PETA hands out egg-free vegan cupcakes in Washington

PETA activists Ashley Byrne (R) and Amber TeGantvoort hand out egg-free vegan cupcakes to bring awareness to the recent salmonella egg outbreak, in Washington on August 25, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch




 

Comedians protest a law that prohibits making fun of presidential candidates on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Aug. 22, 2010. Brazilian TV and radio broadcasters are legally forbidden from making fun of candidates ahead of the nation's Oct. 3 election and a possible second-round runoff on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)






A model shows off traditional Korean dress Hanbok, a creation by designer Park Sul-nyeo, during the Underwater Hanbok fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. The attraction was held as a part of promotional event for a new department stores' opening and they said was the world's first underwater Hanbok fashion show. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)



 

Performers take to the Royal Mile to promote their show during week three of the Fringe Festival on August 25, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is one of the largest arts festivals in the world, it was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)




An artist paints a model during the 2010 Daegu International Bodypainting Festival on August 28, 2010 in Daegu, South Korea. The festival is the largest in the field of body painting and introduces the art form to thousands of visitors each year. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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