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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 (08/19/12)

Photos of the Week


1) Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a homecoming campaign rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney continues his four day bus tour a day after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).


2) Republican vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wipes away tears as he and presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Romney continues his four day bus tour a day after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Photos: Getty Images


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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looked on as vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Romney continues his four day bus tour a day after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Photo: Getty Images


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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington in this handout photo supplied by NBC August 12, 2012. Priebus defended the changes to Medicare in Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget plan, charging that President Barack Obama is the one who has "blood on his hands " for stealing from the program to fund his health care law. Photo: Reuters


5) An audience member heckles
 Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as he speaks during a campaign stop at the Des Moines Register Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair August 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. Both Ryan and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are on a multi-day campaign tour through battleground states. Photo: Getty Images 


6) Hundreds of people line up around the block from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles offices to apply for deportation reprieve on August 15, in Los Angeles, California. Under a new program established by the Obama administration undocumented youth who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, can file applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to avoid deportation and obtain the right to work. Photo: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images


7) Felled in hopes of saving the property, a massive tree lies on the ground near the Huntley Lodge in Cle Elum, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 16. The owners of the lodge, Greg and Christi Huntley, decided to take the trees down to keep them from acting as fuel for the Taylor Bridge fire that was threatening their property.Photo: Jim Seida, NBC News


8) Surrounded by burnt brush and trees, the house shown still stands, Aug. 15, after surviving a wildfire a day earlier, near Cle Elum, Wash. Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP


9) Passers-by rescue a woman pinned in a burning car on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16. Photos: Gerald Herbert / AP


10) French  firemen inspect damage inside a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars and buildings ablaze in Amiens on Aug 14. About 100 youths burned cars, a leisure centre and a nursery school according to an official from the prefect's office. Photo: Pascal Rossignol / Reuters


11) Citizens of the village of Lithi find refuge at the beach as a wildfire burns on a mountain next to it, in the island of Chios, Greece, Aug. 18. Photo: Alexandros Vlachos / EPA


12) Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa on Aug. 16. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Motionless bodies lay on the ground in pools of blood. AP photo


13) Three women from the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, a ruling supporters described as his "personal revenge". Supporters of Russian punk-rock group Pussy Riot rally in Times Square on Friday. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


14) Some 3,000 participants called 'pirates' sailing handmade boats from San Sebastian harbor towards La Concha Beach take part in the Big Week (Semana Grande) festivities in San Sebastian, Spain, on Aug. 13. The Pirate Attack is one of the main activities during the Semana Grande. Photo: Javier Etxezarreta / EPA


15) A section of the color panorama from Curiosity rover's Mastcam imaging system shows the layered rock along the ridge of the mountain known as Aeolis Mons or Mount Sharp, with a dark dune field closer to the camera. The color has been adjusted to provide a white-balanced, Earthlike view. Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Ed Truthan


16) A great blue heron enjoys the view from its perch above the water along the Oak Creek Parkway in South Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff


17) Oak Grove, Mississippi High School  assistant coach Brett Favre yells to players on the field Friday. In Favre's coaching debut, Oak Grove defeated Sumrall, 64-6. Photo: Ryan Moore-Hattiesburg American


18)
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water in Havana, Cuba, Aug. 18, to start a more-than-100-mile trip across the Florida Straits to the Florida Keys. Nyad, who turns 63 on August 22, set off on her fourth attempt to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.  Photo:  Christi Barli / AFP - Getty Images


19) This advertising image of Michael Phelps, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, leaked out early in violation of an Olympic regulation known as Rule 40. Rule 40, prohibits athletes from appearing in ads for non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15. According to the IOC’s 19 page explainer, Rule 40 is designed to prevent ambush marketing, defined as non-Olympic sponsors trying to associate themselves with the Olympic brand. The release of these photos before Aug. 16 raised the thorny question of whether the world’s most decorated athlete is in violation of rule with sanctions that could include fines and the stripping of medals. Photo: Louis Vuitton


20) Fireworks explode during the finale of the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 12.Photo: Bernd Thissen / EPA


21) Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, right, holds the Olympic Flag next to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, left, and IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Olympic stadium during the Closing Ceremony. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games.LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images


22) An aerial view made with the help of an Octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter, shows a ceremony for the Dutch Olympic contestants on a medal-shaped stage at the Stationsplein in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, on August 13, 2012. Photo: Paul Raats / EPA


23) Japanese women's volleyball captain Erika Araki, left, and her teammates are welcomed by wellwishers upon their return from the London 2012 Olympic Games at Narita airport, outside Tokyo, on August 14, 2012. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP - Getty Images


24) Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with volleyball player Dmitry Muserskiy during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15. Photo: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters


25) A man places a flower at Elvis Presley's grave during a candlelight vigil at Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home, on Aug. 15. Fans from around the world were at Graceland to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley's death. At the vigil, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis's ex-wife and daughter, spoke to fans. Photos: Mark Humphrey / AP


AND FINALLY,


You never know what could happen at Milwaukee's Irish fest that ends its annual 4-day run at the lakefront today. Here come Paddy and Molly McFest in Saturday's parade...



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