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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 (09/23/12)

Photos of the Week



1) A Libyan government militia guarding the main entrance of the US consulate that was attacked  fixes a note written by Libyans against the attack in Benghazi city on Sept. 18. An amateur video appears to show Libyans trying to rescue U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens from a room filled with smoke at the U.S. mission where he was found unconscious after last week's attack by a mob protesting against a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The poster on left reads, "No to extremism, no to terrorism in free Libya". Photo: Asmaa Waguih / Reuters


2) Love this one. Occupy Wall Street protestor Chris Philips screams as he is arrested near Zuccotti Park, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in New York. Multiple Occupy Wall Street protestors have been arrested during a march toward the New York Stock Exchange on the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.  Poor baby. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


3) Police arrest protesters near Wall Street during a demonstration on the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Sept. 17. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


4) Israelis light candles in the shape of a clock during a protest against the government decision to return to winter clock more than a month ahead of Europe and the U.S. in Tel Aviv, Saturday, Sept 22, 2012. Israel was set to move its clocks back by an hour overnight on Sunday, putting the country on its winter clock more than a month ahead of Europe and the U.S. and adding to the rising anger that many mainstream Israelis feel toward an ultra-Orthodox minority. Yom Kippur, which begins on Tuesday evening, is marked by a sundown-to-sundown fast. Orthodox religious parties, which have always held key swing votes in Israel's political system, are behind the time change, wanting to decrease the number of waking hours for those fasting. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)


5) Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets students as they arrive for school at Frazier International Magnet School on Sept. 19 in Chicago, Ill. A teachers strike ended in Chicago last week.  Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images


6) 215 petitioners, including El Salvador native Enrique Torres Manzano, center, raise their right hands and swear an oath to the United States and become new citizens during a ceremony at the National Archives on Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was held on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in the Rotunda of the archives which holds the "Charters of Freedom": The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


7) A journalist stands in front of the panorama print "The Wall" by artist Yadegar Asisi during a preview in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 21. The huge 15 meters high and 60 meters wide panorama of the Berlin Wall will be on display for the public from Sept. 23, 2012 for about a year near the former Checkpoint Charlie. Photo: Markus Schreiber / AP


8) Visitors take in the view during a media preview of "Discovering Columbus," by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, on Sept. 19 in New York's Columbus Circle. Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP


9) Sarey Amadou, 14, poses in her bedroom in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger, July 20. Even though the boy she had a crush on offered a dowry for her, her father insisted that she marry her first cousin, who lives several hours away in the larger village of Guidan Roumdji. Even during the best of times, one out of every three girls in Niger marries before her 15th birthday, a rate of child marriage among the highest in the world, according to a UNICEF survey. Now this custom is being layered on top of a crisis. At times of severe drought, parents pushed to the wall by poverty and hunger are marrying their daughters at even younger ages. A girl married off is one less mouth to feed, and the dowry money she brings in goes to feed others. Photo: Jerome Delay / AP


10) Sergio Mendoza works on securing a strap around a statue of Jesus Christ on the roof of the St. John's School building after it toppled during a high wind storm, Sept. 19, in Orange, N.J. Photo: Julio Cortez / AP


11) A  truck hangs from the Chavantes bridge as a couple rides on a personal watercraft underneath it near Fartura, southern Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The truck driver survived the accident uninjured. Photo: Helio Inumaru / AP


12) Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks with traditional weavers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on Sept. 17, 2012. She kept her top on. Photo: William West / AFP - Getty Images


13) President Barack Obama bites into a bratwurst outside Usinger's Sausage given to him by Andy Fronek from Milwaukee Brat House nearby, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


14) US President Barack Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz, center, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney impersonator Mike Cote, center left, pose for pictures with tourists in Times Square on Sept. 11 in New York. As the U.S. Presidential election draws nearer the two political impersonators keep a full schedule. Photo: Don Emmert / AFP - Getty Images


15) Richard Barnes uses wet plate photography from the Civil War era to record battle reenactments. “You might see a car in the background of my photographs because I am not interested in replicating the past,” Barnes said. “I'm not interested in nostalgia. I'm approaching this from an artistic point of view. I'm interested in what I refer to as the ‘slippage of time.’”


16) The space shuttle Endeavour, on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA, makes a pass over the Golden Gate Bridge before making its final landing in Los Angeles on Friday. Photos: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images and Matt Hedges / NASA


17) Apple Store employees applaud a customer after he bought a new iPhone 5 on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on Sept. 21. Photo: Adrian Dennis / AFP - Getty Images


18) The aurora season is off to a glorious start, as evidenced by this picture from Sweden's Abisko National Park, taken by photographer/guide Chad Blakley.


19) Captain Brett McBride streams seawater over the gills of a nearly 15-foot, 2,292-pound great white shark on the research vessel Ocearch in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Chatham, Mass. A crew of researchers and fishermen are tagging great white sharks off Cape Cod in an unorthodox way. The Ocearch team baits the fish and leads them onto a lift, tagging and taking blood, tissue and semen samples up close from the world's most feared predator. The real-time satellite tag tracks the shark each time its dorsal fin breaks the surface, plotting its location on a map. Photos: Stephan Savoia / AP


20) Filipino workers remove the ropes and straps tied around the carcass of a sperm whale on the flatbed of a 16 wheeler trailer truck during its burial. The whale was buried at the fish cemetery of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, Sept. 19. The dead giant sea mammal was spotted, already dead, floating near an island off the coast of Zamboanga City. Photo: Laurenz Castillo / EPA


21) A keeper holds a Bornean river turtle on September 18 at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany. Photo: Arno Burgi / AFP - Getty Images


22) A picture taken on September 15, in Godewaersvelde, northern France, shows a mole burrowing through dirt. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP - Getty Images


23) A peacock pansy butterfly perches on a plant after a brief spell of rain at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 17.  Photo: Harish Tyagi / EPA


24) This photo was provided by the San Diego Zoo showing the panda cub at the San Diego Zoo during his fifth veterinary exam on Friday Sept.20,2012. The male panda, born on July 29, 2012, weighed 4.9 pounds (2.26 kilograms), nearly a pound more than he weighed during the last exam. Veterinarians recorded that the cub’s eyes are almost open now and believe the cub can see but is likely limited to viewing light and shadows. The San Diego Zoo follows the Chinese cultural tradition of naming the giant panda after it is 100 days old. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo/Tammy Spratt)


25) Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis scares a pigeon that was feeding on the field during the third quarter of the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens in Philadelphia on September 16. Photo: Tim Shaffer/Reuters


26) Melvin Gordon runs for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as Wisconsin beat UTEP in Madison, 37-26. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


27) MASN reporter Kristina Akra tries to avoid being dunked by gatorade meant for Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals after a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on September 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Gonzalez won his 20th game of the season as the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-4. Photo: Patrick Mcdermott / Getty Images


28) New Zealand's Kate Chilcott, bottom, screams in pain as Alena Amialiusik of Belarus, left, gets ups after a crash of the pack during the women's road race of the World Championship Cycling over 129 kilometers (80.6 miles) in Valkenburg, southern Netherlands, Saturday Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)


29) A judge watches the leather ring held by two competitors with their middle fingers at the German Finger Wrestling championships in Warngau, Germany, Sept. 16. Competitors battled for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over the marked line on the table. Photo: Matthias Schrader / AP


30) A man walks through the Hacker Pschorr beer tent during preparations for the 179th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 and will be attended by millions of visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)


31) Revellers reach out for the first beer in the traditional one-liner "Masskrug" beer mugs at the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Sept. 22. The world's biggest beer festival runs until October 7. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters


32) In this Sept. 12, 2012 photo, Mike Wasurick poses with his license plate collection at his home in Manitowoc, Wis. Mike is an avid collector of license plates from Wisconsin, all over the country and the world. (AP Photo/Herald Times Reporter, Sue Pischke)


33) We've posted  some outrageous model photos. This is the worst. British designer Vivienne Westwood receives applause during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short).


34) A model presents a creation as part of what is claimed to be the world's biggest fashion show, by Paris’ Galeries Lafayette store, in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


35) After those last photos, we need to restore some artistic beauty. Seattle cheerleaders perform before the NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey). The Packers play at Seattle tomorrow night.

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