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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 (12/05/10)

Photos of the Week





President Barack Obama greets troops at a rally during an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)






Members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home after a year in Iraq. More than seven years after 1st Brigade entered Baghdad as the first conventional U.S. forces in Iraq, its soldiers are coming home from a yearlong deployment that saw the end of combat operations. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)


 



The U.S. Navy's USS Fort Worth, a littoral combat ship, slides into the Menominee River during its launch at Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/The Marinette EagleHerald, Rick Gebhard)


 



U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comments on the recent release of some 250,000 classified cables released by Wikileaks at the State Department November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Clinton refused to comment on specific reports included in the release of documents but said the disclosure of the sensitve cables was harmful to U.S. foreing policy and that the U.S. would take "aggressive steps" to hold accountable those responsible for the release. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


 



People attend a news conference about illnesses of 9/11 responders, November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. A New York Congressional delegation headed by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) hosted the news conference with 9/11 survivors and family members to unveil a special exhibition of 29 police badges belonging to members of the New York City Police Department who assisted in rescue efforts at Ground Zero and later died from 9/11 related illnesses. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)



 

A red ribbon hangs from the the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov., 30, 2010, to commemorate World Aids Day.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


 



Taalibah Ines kisses a coffin as she places a rose on top of it while joining a group of AIDS activists marking World AIDS Day by holding a funeral in front of the White House December 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. World AIDS day remembers the 1.8 million people who have died globally in the past year, and urges world governments to increase funding for AIDS treatment and research. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


 
 

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) holds a news conference in the U.S. Capitol after the House of Representatives voted to censure him December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. A House ethics panel found that Rangel, 80, was guilty of 11 counts of misconduct, finding that he failed to pay some taxes, failed to report his personal income, and was improper in his solicitation of charitable donations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

An image with Jesus covered in ants from the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

An image with Jesus covered in ants from the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Smithsonian decided to remove the video Tuesday.
Martin Sullivan, director of the museum, said the video by David Wojnarowicz shows images that "may be" offensive to some. CNSNews photo.


 



This Sept. 28, 1963 photo released by the Florida Dept of State archives, shows the arrest mug and record of singer Jim Morrison. Morrison was arrested following a football game at Florida State University. Next Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Gov. Charlie Crist, will argue before the state's clemency board to pardon Jim Morrison, who was convicted in 1968 of indecent exposure. (AP Photo/Florida Dept of State)


 



A journalist interviews a 14-year-old suspected of working as a killer for a drug cartel while under the custody of Mexican army soldiers in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. The much-rumored alleged young assassin nicknamed "El Ponchis'' was captured late Thursday at the airport in Cuernavaca, with his 16-year-old sister as they were trying to catch a flight to Tijuana and flee the country to San Diego where he was born, being therefore a US citizen, according to the Governor of Morelos state, Marco Adame Castillo. (AP Photo/Antonio Sierra)


 



A U.S. medevac helicopter arrives to evacuate Spc. Jeremy Kuehl, 24 of Altoona, Iowa, and from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Command Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


 



Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivers opening remarks during a hearing about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Capitol Hill December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced earlier this week that a comprehensive study found that allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the United States armed forces presents a low risk to the military's effectiveness, even at a time of war, and that 70 percent of service members believe that the impact of repealing the law would be either positive, mixed or of no consequence at all. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)





A man holds a sign on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in favor or repealing the military Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, during the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearing on the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)






Pakistani staff of a local hospital attend to a child injured by an explosion in Bannu, Pakistan Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up close to a police van in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing many people, one of them a police officer. (AP Photo/Ijaz Muhammad)






Handcuffed al-Qaida-linked suspects sit in the terrorist combat and organized crime department in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Iraq's interior minister called Thursday for the death penalty for a group of 39 al-Qaida-linked suspects even before they have been put on trial for allegedly plotting to bomb targets in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)






An Israeli firefighter runs from raging fire in Beit Oren, Carmel Forest, near Israel's northern city of Haifa on December 02, 2010. Around 40 people are believed to have been killed in the devastating forest fire burning. DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images


 



Children play in a pool at a house of an alleged drug trafficker at the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Rio's most dangerous slum that was the backbone of the city's biggest drug gang was taken by 2,600 police and soldiers Sunday, an unprecedented accomplishment by authorities in their fight to secure this seaside metropolis that will host the 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)






A policeman talks to a crowd of voters, angry at polls not opening one hour after their scheduled start, at Groupe Scolaire Saint Jeanne in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. The crowd broke down the gate moments later. Ivorians went to the polls Sunday in a long-overdue presidential election that many hope will reunite the country eight years after a civil war divided it in two. Voters are choosing between president Laurent Gbagbo and the man he accuses of being behind the rebellion that sought to topple him, Alassane Ouattara.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)


 



A man rides his bicycle through a street littered with election ballots near a polling station after it was destroyed by demonstrators in Grande Riu Du Nord village, Haiti, Monday Nov. 29, 2010. Haiti wrapped up their Sunday election in discord while results were not likely until Dec. 7 and run-offs were expected for the presidential and nearly all senatorial and parliamentary races. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


 



A Romanian Roma girl makes noise using wooden spoons during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. About 100 Roma have protested a proposal to use the term "Gypsy" in official documents in Romania when referring to their ethnic group. The lawmaker that supports the project argued that "Roma" was too close to Romanian, causing confusion. The move has the backing of the Romanian Academy. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)



 


People play dominos in a flooded street in Higuerote, Venezuela, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010. Flooding and landslides unleashed by torrential rains have killed at least 30 people in Venezuela and forced thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)






Firefighters and rescue workers lift 33-year-old Erin Dawn Bowser who was conscious and talking to rescuers as they retrieved her with ropes and ladders from her smashed pick up truck that landed in the trees above the Connoquenessing Creek on Route 68 near Evans City, Pa in Butler County on Monday Nov. 29, 2010. Police believe the woman's truck flew over the guardrail and landed in the branches of the trees about 30 feet below the road. Police say they'll be citing Bowser for driving too fast for conditions. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Robin Rombach)


 
 


A utility worker looks underground to examine the scene where a sinkhole was caused when a broken water main collapsed part of Friendship Boulevard on December 3, 2010 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. No one was reported injured in the accident. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)






Felicia Gauwitz, center facing, consoles her aunt, Sandra Fitzpatrick, as they learn that Fitzpatrick's dog Dolly had died in the house fire at her home at 3714 North Vincent Avenue in Peoria Heights, Ill., Wednesday morning, Dec. 1, 2010. Fitzpatrick is also consoled by her sister-in-law Maggie Recar, far left, and niece Bobbie Krus, far right. Fitzpatrick said her life was saved because a worker at a nearby McDonald's spotted the blaze and banged on her door to get her out of the house. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)





Vermont National Guard Spc. Travis Cook, of Bellows Falls, Vt., sits with his wife, Jennifer, who holds their son Travis II during a homecoming ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in South Burlington, Vt. Eighty more Vermont National Guard soldiers are back home after a yearlong deployment, which included about nine months in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)


 



A baby giant panda born Nov. 2 has his paw measured by Dr. Hayley Murphy, director of veterinary services, during a check up at Zoo Atlanta Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


 



Baby muscovy ducks huddle together against a chilly breeze at Lake Lily Park in Maitland, Fla., Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. With record lows in the low 40s recorded overnight, the ducks, along with the rest of central Florida, tried to stay warm during the cold blast. The forecast for Saturday was more of the same, with lows in the low 40s. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank)


 



A snowman dreading the snow already? That's what it seems like with this inflatable snowman in a S. Lenox St. lawn near Humboldt Park in Milwaukee. Photo: John Klein






U.S. 45 Northbound was shut down by Good Hope Road after a semitrailer truck jackknifed and blocked lanes of traffic Saturday.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood






The view of the frozen lake at the National Trust's Stourhead, taken on December 3, 2010 compares with the same view of the sun shining on trees that were displaying their autumn colours surrounding the Palladian bridge and the lakeside Pantheon taken on November 3, 2010 near Warminster, England. After heavy snowfall across the country resulting in severe disruption to Britain's infrastructure the country is now gripped by freezing temperatures. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)






The berries of a Hawthorne tree gets a coating of snow on Saturday, December 4, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/MCT)


 



Hoar frost clings to a spider's web around Pickmere Lake in the Cheshire countryside on December 3, 2010 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. After heavy snowfall across the country resulting in severe disruption to Britain's infrastructure the country is now gripped by freezing temperatures. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Ducks and swans swim on the part-frozen River Medway in Tonbridge, south-east England on December 2, 2010. Fresh snowfalls swept northern Europe once again Thursday, causing misery for travellers as airports remain closed, roads were blocked and Eurostar international rail services were cancelled. The unseasonable cold snap, which has lasted nearly a week, has caused Britain to grind to a halt, with thousands of schools closed and commuters stranded as rail services were cancelled and icy roads deemed unsafe. IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images


 



Jimmy Salomon, of Cheektowaga, waits outside his car on the New York State Thruway in West Seneca, N.Y., where he has been stuck for several hours, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. The storm that began Wednesday and continued overnight buried parts of Buffalo and its suburbs under 2 feet of snow, but largely spared the downtown. Dozens of schools canceled classes. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)






Shoppers walk past the Christmas lights on South Molton Street on November 29, 2010 in London, England. Despite the global economic downturn and cold weather, high street retailers have generally been experiencing good Christmas trading which has been attributed in part to January's rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)






The photographer with an umbrella is reflected in a Christmas bubble in the snow in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Winter arrives all over Germany with heavy snowfall and ice.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)






A man skiis after heavy snowfall in the Thuringian Forest in Oberhof, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Large parts of Germany were hit by heavy snowfalls and icy wind. The winter weather with temperatures around the freezing point will continue tomorrow, according to forecasts. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


 



A jogger passes people sheltering under umbrellas as snow falls on Hampstead Heath in London, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. An early winter freeze-up caused travel chaos across Britain with air and rail passengers as well as motorists all struggling to complete their journeys. Almost every corner of Britain woke up to between 2cm and 10cm of fresh snow, with Britain's east coast worst hit by flurries and sub-zero temperatures. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)






A man makes his way home from the shops November 29, 2010 in Auchterarder, Scotland. Much of Scotland more snow overnight and freezing temperatures causing major problems to transport links across the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)



 

 


Two young men joke around in the snow on November 29, 2010 in Auchterarder, Scotland. Much of Scotland has seen more snow overnight with freezing temperatures causing major problems to transport links across the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)






Scholars from Bingen am Rhein enjoy the first snow near the Brandenburg Gate on December 2, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The German capital was hit with the season's first big snowstorm and temperatures are expected to fall to -20 degrees Celsius around the city in what meteorologists claim is Germany's coldest beginning of December in 100 years. Winter weather has covered much of northern Europe with ice and snow. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)



 


A rare first edition of the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner", estimated at $200,000-$300,000, is displayed at a press preview for the Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana sale at Christie's November 30, 2010 in New York City. It is the only known copy, one of 11 total, in private hands. The Christie's sale took place December 3rd. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images). And as well knbow, the last two words in the " Star Spangled Banner" are: Play Ball......






Bats used by players during games are for sale at the Milwaukee Brewers 30th annual Clubhouse sale on Friday. Depending on the player's hitting record, the price varied from $75 to $400. Here, Corey Hart's bat sells for $400. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears



 


LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat throws powder in the air prior to playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on December 2, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images). It was his first game back in Cleveland since he left the Cavaliers as a free agent.



 


Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) fights with Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Houston. Both players were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)






Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers fumbles the ball on a critical play inside the Falcons' 1-yard line in the second quarter last Sunday. The Falcons recovered the ball in the end zone. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


 
 


Aaron Rodgers scores the first Packers touchdown last Sunday in Atlanta on a quarterback keep. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


 



Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson keeps his toes inbounds to score a touchdown and tie the game, 17-17. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


 



Falcons kicker Matt Bryant scores the winning field goal. Atlanta 20, Green Bay 17. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


 



Great picture of Franklin's Nick Romanowski blocking a shot by Brookfield East's C.J. Gregg Tuesday night. Franklin won, 60-54. Photo: C.T. Kruger


 



Visiting tourists walk past flowers placed on the star for actor Leslie Nielsen on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov 29, 2010. Nielsen, the dramatic lead in "Forbidden Planet" and "The Poseidon Adventure" and the bumbling detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


 



Leslie Nielsen hams it up with a block of cheddar carved in his likeness by Milwaukeean Bill Hackbarth. Nielsen was on hand for the ninth anniversary celebration of WKTI-FM's Reitman and Mueller show in 1991. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel file photo.






Radio City Rockettes member Amanda Schoppe, right, shares a laugh with military veteran Robert Braxton as the Rockettes toured the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in Phoenix. The Rockettes performed in Glendale, Ariz. this past week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)



 

Katy Perry performs onstage at the "Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops" on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)





In this Nov. 2, 2010 photo, model Erin Heatherton attends a fitting for the Nov. 30, 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)






Dancer Jamie Dee dances across the stage in the Wells Fargo Atrium Friday morning during the North Carolina Dance Theatre, Charlotte Symphony and Wells Fargo kick off for the holiday season with a free preview of scenes from Nutcracker. Dee performed as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Jeff Siner - Charlotte Observer


 
 


One year-old Maury Lane, gets a kick out of her sister Maya Boone, 12, as Boone models the latest in Christmas fashion, created by artist Margaret Hatcher Saturday Dec. 4, 2010, at the Sonoma Community Center in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)


 



Participants of the third edition of the Sarenza High Heel 2010 Race compete in the France Vs UK 3x60 meters relay race at Molitor swimming pool in Paris, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Competitors in teams of three girls from France and United Kingdom race for fun wearing shoes with more than 8 cm-high heels. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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