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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 (10/31/10)

Photos of the Week




A police officer stands guard as passengers wait for a flight inside El Prat de Llobregat Airport in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, Oct 30, 2010. A suspicious package originating in Yemen containing a toner cartridge with wires and powder was found during routine screening of air cargo in the United Kingdom, prompting authorities to scour three planes and a truck in the United States on Friday Oct. 29 2010. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)






Clouds pass over Manteno, Ill., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, as a storm producing high winds passes through the area. (AP Photo/SouthtownStar, Josep P. Meier)






Broken umbrellas lie in a trash can outside the Lyric Opera, after morning storms in Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. A storm drawing comparisons to a hurricane muscled across the Midwest on Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, delaying flights at O'Hare International Airport and soaking commuters who slogged to work under crumpled umbrellas. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)






A We Energies worker removes a power line from the road Tuesday Oct. 26, 2010, after a tornado touched down in Mount Pleasant, near Racine, Wis. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Gregory Shaver)


 



Amy Martin pulls her children through the snowy streets of Crested Butte, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 as an early snowstorm moves through. (AP Photo/Alex Fenlon)





An Indonesian driver walks with his tricycle in Yogyakarta, blanketed by volcanic ash falling from Mount Merpi's latest eruption early on October 30, 2010. Mount Merapi volcano erupted violently early Saturday, sparking chaos as people tried to scramble to safety, fearful of a repeat of this week's deadly explosions. CLARA PRIMA/AFP/Getty Images



 

Indonesian soldiers evacuate an elderly woman who refuses to leave her house in Ngerangkah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Indonesia's military forced villagers off the slopes of the country's most volatile volcano Saturday as it unleashed a new powerful explosion that claimed another victim and temporarily shut down an airport. (AP Photo)



 

A girl stands next to washing drying on concertina wire outside Dar al Aman Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)





U.S. Air Force pararescuemen pass an American flag to one another in the back of their medivac helicopter as they prepare to wrap the bodies of U.S. soldiers who were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Oct. 10, 2010. The Pararescuemen and pilots from the 46th and 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons responded to the attack which killed two American soldiers and wounded three others. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)






US soldier PFC Mecale Bryant, from Houston, Texas, of 2nd PLT Diablos 552nd MIlitary Police Company, demonstrates firing positions to Afghan policemen on the outskirts of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)






Drill Sgt. Juan Garcia, left, shouts instructions to a new recruit on the first day of boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, October 18, 2010. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)






Charlie Salerno, 8, of New York bows his head as members of the United States Army Honor Guard fold the flag covering the coffin of his relative, Sgt. John R. Simonetti at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, October 25, 2010, in Arlington, Virginia. Simonetti, a 26-year-old Army Ranger from Queens, N.Y., died on June 16, 1944 during WWII in Saint-Germain-d'Elle, France. His skeletal remains were discovered in a cow pasture in 2009. (Mary F. Calvert/MCT via Getty Images)


 



John Everett Benson, the original master stonemason who engraved the words of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, demonstrates applying clear lacquer to restore the lettering on the granite wall at the gravesite of Kennedy October 28, 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The restoration work will be done by Gordon Ponsford after the lettering, which includes the best remembered phrase "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," has become difficult to read because of decades of weathering. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)






Fall leaves lay among the gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)





Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, kisses Corina Edelvina Bento as she receives the keys to her new home during the inauguration ceremony of a government-built housing complex at the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)






Pope Benedict XVI blesses a child at the end of a Mass concluding the synod of bishops from the Middle East, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)






A Christian pilgrim is baptized in the Jordan River on October 28, 2010 at the Qasir al-Yahud baptismal site near Jericho, West Bank. Qasir al-Yahud is said to be the spot where Jesus was baptized. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)






Birds that were feeding on grass near the runway, swarm upwards as a U.S. Navy E-6B plane makes touch-and-go landings Friday Oct. 29, 2010 at the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Ark. (AP Photo/The Southwest Times Record, Kaia Larsen)






In this undated file photo, Asian silver carp, famous for jumping out of the water when startled, are shown on the Illinois River near its confluence with the Spoon River near Havana, Ill. Big River Fish Corporation, located along the Illinois River in southeastern Pike County about 70 miles southwest of Springfield, has secured a $2 million federal grant to expand its operation after signing a contract to send 30 million pounds of Asian carp to China - ironically, the very place the invasive fish came from. (AP Photo/The State Journal-Register, Chris Young)






Scientists searching the Amazon have discovered new species, including a blue-fanged tarantula (Ephebous cyanognathus)- a remarkable-looking spider discovered in French Guiana in 2000, the species is entirely brown except for two vivid blue fangs- at the rate of about one new species every three days for the past 10 years, the World Wildlife Fund reported on Monday. (Peter Conheim/World Wildlife Fund/MCT)






Scientists searching the Amazon have discovered new species, including an "Ant from Mars" - a new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant was described from the Brazilian Amazon in 2008. It belongs to the first new genus of living ants discovered since 1923, and is likely to be a direct descendant of one of the very first ants to evolve on Earth, over 120 million years ago. The new ant was named Martialis heureka, which translates roughly as "ant from Mars", because it has a combination of characteristics never before recorded. (World Wildlife Fund/MCT)






An eight-week-old female lion cub swims through fall leaves during a swim test at the National Zoo in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. The test was to make sure the four cubs will be safe around the water feature when they are put on public display, which is expected to take place in late December. The test was very successful according to the lion keepers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)





A camel passes a clothing store on New York's Sixth Ave. as the animals arrive for rehearsals for the "78th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular," Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)





In this photo provided by a Jim McNamara, a double rainbow rises over the Brooklyn Borough of New York, after an afternoon rain shower, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim McNamara)






Kris Schuelke, left, and Jane Thiel, of Dale, Wis., wear some hats in the parking lot at Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)


 



Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field to a loud chorus of boos for a game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.Journal Sentinel photo:  Benny Sieu






Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has a touchdown reversed after replays showed he stepped out of bounds on the one-yard line. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman






Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin catches an apparent game-winning touchdown pass late in the game, but the TD ruling was overturned on replay. Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu




Packers linebacker Clay Matthews dresses down Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre at Lambeau Field. The Packers defense intercepted Favre three times. Journal Sentinel photo:  Benny Sieu






Brett Favre makes the final throw of the game intended for Randy Moss. The throw was high and the Packers took over on downs. Green Bay 28, Minnesota 24. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn






Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre talk after the game. Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu






Brett Favre walks off of the field into the visiting team locker room after the game. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn



 


Two days after the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees to win the American League Championship Series, a garbage bin sits full of bubble gum, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds outside the Yankees' baseball clubhouse at Yankee Stadium on Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, in New York. AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek






Bango the Buck holds up a trophy after being named Mascot of the Year. Saturday night, the Bucks beat Charlotte, 98-88 to capture their first victory of the season. Journal Sentinel photo:  Benny Sieu






Nick Bycroft, Kennel Huntsman at the Avon Vale Hunt gives a treat to the hounds in the grounds of Neston Park on the opening meet of the fox hunting season on October 30, 2010 in Neston, England. Across the UK many hunts were meeting for the first meet of the season since the change of government in May. Many supporters are hoping Prime Minister David Cameron will honour his pledge to put the ban on fox hunting to a free vote sometime in the lifetime of the new parliament. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)





Alexandria Mills of the US celebrates as she is crowned as the 2010 Miss World during the Miss World 2010 Beauty Pageant finals at the Beauty Crown Theatre in the southern Chinese resort town of Sanya on October 30, 2010. Miss United States, was crowned Miss World 2010, ahead of Botswana's Emma Wareus and Venezuela's Adriana Vasini at the beauty pageant. LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images






A model displays a creation designed by Beijing Aimer Lingerie Co. Ltd, during a fashion show, at the start of China Fashion Week in Beijing, China on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)







Traditional skull designs were part of the costumes on display Friday during a parade to mark Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu





A man dressed as a zombie sits next to a woman on a park bench during the Sydney Zombie Walk on October 24, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Zombie Walk saw participants travel a route through the business district starting and culminating at Sydney's Hyde Park. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) 




 

Southern belle Ellee Rebeck and a cloaked Autumn Goncalves walk behind Spiderman on their way to Bestland Retirement Community with their kindergarten class from Borah Elementary during the school's Halloween parade in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho held Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)

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