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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 (04/15/12)

Photos of the Week


1) A funnel cloud dips down from the clouds on Saturday, April 14, just southwest of Otis, Kan., as severe thunderstorms roll across the state. The funnel touched down briefly before the storm weakened. Supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes in Kansas on Saturday. Photo: Steven Hausler / The Hays Daily News via AP


2) Husker football fans make their way out of Memorial stadium due to severe weather prior to kickoff ofthe annual Nebraska Red and White game Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Lincoln, Neb. The game was cancelled due to the weather. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Corey Perrine)


3) San Francisco photographer Phil McGrew says he has been trying to make a picture like this since he moved there two years ago. Thursday's violent storm finally allowed McGrew the opportunity to make the picture, but he says he made it from inside the window of his apartment because he didn't want to get his camera wet. Photo: Phil McGrew via Flickr


4) Several thousand tea party supporters turned out Saturday for a rally at the state Capitol in Madison. Check out the bumper sticker in the lower left-hand corner of the sign. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


5) Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum announces he will be suspending his campaign during a press conference at the Gettysburg Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, became ill over the Easter holiday and poll numbers showed he was losing to Mitt Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


6) The parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin (2nd-L) and Sybrina Fulton (3rd-R) hold hands as they watch a news conference on April 11 in Washington D.C. as special prosecutor Angela Corey in Sanford, Florida, announces charges against George Zimmerman. Photo: Evan Vucci / AFP - Getty Images


7) A lady shows her support for fallen soldier, U.S. Army Spc. David Taylor, as she and others wait for the funeral procession to arrive at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson, Ky. Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Darrin Phegley)


8) Bataan Death March survivor, Walt Straka, left, of Brainerd MN. is helped to the Bataan Memorial by Sgt. Tony Magnan at the Brainerd Training and Community Center in Brainerd, Minn., April 9, 2012 , the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and the beginning of the 60 mile Death March. Straka, who is 92 years old lives on his own in the Brainerd area. (AP Photo/BrainerdDispatch, Steve Kohls)


9) A Muncie Firefighter dives down to try and get a look at the car and women inside of it, which was submerged in Fudd's Lake Monday, April 9, 2012, in Muncie, Ind. Area rescue personnel worked to locate and free a women trapped in the car on Monday. The women, who was in the water for well over an hour, was finally brought out and rushed to the hospital in an unknown condition. (AP Photo/The Star Press, Kurt Hostetler )


10) Newark Mayor Cory Booker, second right, has a bandaged right hand in front of a home in Newark, N.J., Friday, April 13, 2012, as he describes the scene Thursday when he rescued a woman from her burning home. Booker said Friday he feared for his life as he helped rescue a neighbor from a fire before firefighters arrived. He described how he returned home Thursday night and saw his neighbor's home engulfed in flames. The woman Booker helped save is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


11) Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood poses on April 9 in front of some of his original artwork in an exhibit at the Symbolic Collection gallery in New York. The exhibit titled "Faces, Time and Places" is in recognition of Wood's second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, this time with the band The Faces. His first induction was with The Rolling Stones in 1989. Photo: Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images


12) Following his death on April 7th, 2012, flowers are placed on journalist Mike Wallace's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


13) A man casts a shadow on the sidewalk while walking past cherry trees in full bloom in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday April 9, 2012. The city is home to more than 40,000 cherry trees with most blooming in the month of April. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)


14) Tourists take snapshots between the blossoming tulips in Lisse, The Netherlands, April 14. In about a week there will be a floral parade at the Dutch town. Photo: Koen Suyk / EPA


15) A perfectly preserved baby mammoth buried for 42,000 years under snow and ice has embarked on a tour across Asia. The carcass of the world's most well-preserved baby mammoth, named Lyuba, is displayed in Hong Kong on April 10, 2012. Lyuba was found by a reindeer herder in the Yamal Peninsula in Russia in 2007. Photo: Aaron Tam / AFP - Getty Images


16) A zoo keeper holds a three-month-old baby white-handed gibbon named "Knuppy" at the zoo in the northern German city of Bremen on April 9, 2012. The animals are found in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. (INGO WAGNER/AFP/Getty Images)


17) A three-day-old newborn giraffe stands next to its mother, named Tatu, on April 11 at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in Madrid, Spain. The giraffes are Rothschild giraffes, which are listed as an endangered species in the wild. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images


18) Animal care and training specialist Mackezie Mueller working with The Georgia Aquarium's resident pregnant beluga whale Maris. Photo: John Bazemore / AP


19) Medics assist Livorno's Piermario Morosini laying on the turf of the Pescara's Adriatico stadium, central Italy, Saturday, April 14, 2012, after he collapsed during a Serie B soccer match between Pescara and Livorno. Morosini, who was on loan from Udinese, fell to the ground in the 31st minute of the match and received urgent medical attention on the pitch. A defibrillator was also used on the 25-year-old who was declared dead. The match was called off, with the other players leaving the field in tears. (AP Photo/Cristiano Chiodi, Lapresse)


20) People demonstrate outside Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on April 10. The Miami Marlins baseball manager, Ozzie Guillen, was suspended for five games after he made favorable comments about Fidel Castro in a magazine interview.  Photo: Joe Skipper / Reuters


21) Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder points to snow falling during the eighth inning of a game April 10 between the Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park in Detroit. The flurries didn't last long as the home-town Tigers won 5-2. Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images


22) Toronto Blue Jay Brett Lawrie crashed hard into the third base wall while chasing down a foul ball with the Jays still holding a 6 run lead in the top of the 8th inning Tuesday night in Toronto.  The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre April 10, 2012. Photo: Lucas Oleniuk, Toronto Star


23) A television cameraman catches a foul ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau during the ninth inning of the Twins' game against the Texas Rangers at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., April 14. Texas won 6-2. Photo: Eric Miller / Reuters


24) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sits beside Kermit the Frog during the New York Yankees home opener baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in New York on April 13. Photo: Kathy Willens / AP


25) Luis Enrique Gonzalez and his wife Maribel Farradaz participate in Cuba's first national gathering in honor of the Harley Davidson motorcycle in Varadero, Cuba, Saturday April 14, 2012. Cuba's "Harlistas" are just as passionate as their American counterparts, but like the owners of rumbling 1950s Detroit classic cars that still prowl the streets of Havana, vintage Harley fans have had to get creative to keep their bikes road-worthy. Gonzalez and Farradaz won second place in a competition to place a drinking straw in a bottle while riding on their bike. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)


26) Jacob French completed the over 3,100 mile trek from Perth to Sydney in a full body stormtrooper costume on April 11. Getty Images reports he raised over $100,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation in the process. French meets with patients Helena Kantarelis and Zak Brankstone at the Sydney Children's Hostpital on April 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images


27) Christians attend a mass in celebration of The Pilgrimage of the Holy Robe at the Cathedral of St Peter on April 13, 2012 in Trier, Germany. The Pilgrimage of the Holy Robe runs from April 13 to May 13, during which hundreds of thousands pilgrims are expected to view the Holy Robe. The robe, said to have been worn by Jesus Christ leading up to his crucifixion, is housed by the cathedral and rarely displayed for public viewing. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)


28) A Christian worshipper holds his daughter to a mosaic inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)


29) The Rev. Tom Louis gets a hug from Lucille Lambruschi after she was baptized in the Gulf of Mexico following a sunrise worship at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Fla. on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. (Scott McIntyre/Naples Daily News/Associated Press)


30) Riders sing as they parade on April 08, 2012 in Wittichenau, Germany. Sorbians, a Slavic minority in eastern Germany, celebrate Easter with processions of mounted riders dressed in 19th-century outfits who travel from village to village to sing and announce the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)


31) Young Slovaks dressed in traditional costumes throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla, 145 km north of Bratislava on April 9. Slovakia's men splash women with water and hit them with a willow to symbolize youth, strength and beauty for the upcoming spring season. Photo: Samuel Kubani / AFP - Getty Images


32) A woman blows a giant bubble during a soap bubble festival at Palace Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)


33) A person wearing an Easter bunny costume makes a wakeboard jump during a promotional event in Hamburg, Germany, April 8. Photo: Angelika Warmuth / AFP - Getty Images


34) Michael Nardi, left, and Eugene Lefkowitz pose for photographers in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral during the Easter Parade Fifth Ave., Sunday, April 8, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


35) President Barack Obama acts out a part of the story while reading from the book "Where the Wild Things Are" with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and his daughter Sasha (R) during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 9 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Win Mcnamee / Getty Images


36) A woman with long fingernails takes photographs of U.S. President Barack Obama during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


AND FINALLY…


37) A note of remembrance is cast into the water at births 43 and 44 at Southampton Dock during a Centenary Memorial on April 10, 2012 in Southampton, England. The births mark the departure point of RMS Titanic when it set sail one hundred years ago today. The maiden voyage of the ill-fated passenger liner Titanic ended when she sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on the night of April 14, 1911 with the loss of 1517 lives.  Photo: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images


38) A passenger in evening dress hurries as he goes to check in for the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise in Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Nearly 100 years after the Titanic went down, a cruise with the same number of passengers aboard is setting sail to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank. The Titanic Memorial Cruise is set to depart Sunday from Southampton, where the Titanic left on its maiden voyage. The 12-night cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star liner. With 1,309 passengers aboard, the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the Titanic. Organizers are trying to recreate the onboard experience minus the disaster from the food to a band playing music from that era. Organizers said people from 28 countries have booked passage, including relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died when the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


39) Passengers walk around the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship, prior to the gala dinner in the Atlantic Ocean, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Nearly 100 years after the Titanic went down, the cruise with the same number of passengers aboard is setting sail to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank. The Titanic Memorial Cruise departed Sunday, April 8, from Southampton, England, where the Titanic left on its maiden voyage and the 12-night cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star liner. With some 1,300 passengers aboard, the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the Titanic and organizers are trying to recreate the onboard experience minus the disaster from the food to a band playing music from that era. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


40) A light projection of the Titanic on a 500-meter-long iceberg in the Northern Polar sea of Greenland, during the night of 13 April 2012.  Here's another. Photos: Mike Kessler / Gerry Hofstetter Marketing via EPA


41) Actress Kate Winslet arrives at the 'Titanic 3D' UK film premiere on March 27 at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, West London. The 3-D version of the film has been released for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking and comes 15 years after 1997's "Titanic" was a huge box office hit. Photo: Joel Ryan / AP


42) Passengers on a Titanic memorial cruise, chartered by Miles Morgan Travel, dance to music from a Belgian string band on April 9 after the ship's departure from Cobh, Ireland. Due to rough weather, an April 10 floor show was canceled over concerns about the safety of the performers. Photo: Chris Helgren / Reuters


43) A 1912 advertisement for the British luxury passenger liner Titanic, part of the White Star Line's fleet, announces an April 20, 1912, sailing. Ticket prices and berth descriptions are provided, but the ship never arrived in New York. The Titanic sank April 15, 1912, killing more than 1,500 passenger and crew members. Photo: Getty Images


44) A copy of the last message sent from the Titanic, which tells of passengers being put into lifeboats. Photo: Getty Images


45) Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic approach the RMS Carpathia in this April 15, 1912, photo. The Carpathia rescued hundreds of Titanic passengers.  Photo: The New York Times / Redux Pictures


46) The front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on April 16, 1912, was devoted to the Titanic disaster. The paper gives the death toll as 1,302 and the number of survivors as 868. Later, official figures were corrected to 1,517 dead and 706 who survived. The main photograph is a montage, placing the Titanic against the Eads Bridge in St Louis, to give an idea of the ship's size. Photo: Getty Images.


47) Rescuers help Titanic radio operator Harold Bride off the Carpathia. Bride's S.O.S. call alerted rescuers to the Titanic's sinking. He stayed at his post until the captain released him as the boat deck started taking on water, according to Encyclopedia Titanica. He was washed overboard and made his way onto an overturned boat, but his feet were badly frozen and crushed. From the Carpathia, Bride continued to send messages and names of those saved to land. Photo: Time Life Pictures/ Getty Images


48) A replica of the grand staircase from the sunken Titanic is on exhibition April 2 at the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition features about 275 artifacts recovered from the Titanic.  Photo:
AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN


49) A computer-generated image shows the first-class accommodations that were available aboard the Titanic. The display can be seen at the newly opened Titanic Belfast attraction in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: AFP - Getty Images, New York Times

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