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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 (02/02/14)

Photos of the Week


1) The Olympic torch is tested before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


2) The buildings and stadium are lit up as the sun sets over the Olympic Park prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


3) Fireworks are seen as spectators arrive for the rehearsal of the opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


4) Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of General Electric Distributed Power, and Jim Fleming, global supply chain leader and plant manager for General Electric Power and Water, walk Thursday with President Barack Obama during a tour of the company’s gas engine facility in Waukesha. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


5) President Barack Obama shakes hands with Reggie Troop after his introduction before his speech in Waukesha. Troop is a graduate of the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership’s Big Step job training program. The workers standing behind the president include other graduates of the program. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti


6) President Barack Obama prepares to sign a document after speaking at General Electric's Waukesha, Wis. gas engine plant, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The trip is part of a four-stop tour President Barack Obama is making to expand themes from his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


7) Traffic is snarled along the I-285 perimeter north of the metro area after a winter snow storm on Jan. 29 in Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. Georgia State Patrol troopers headed to schools where children were hunkered down early Wednesday after spending the night there, and transportation crews continued to treat roads and bring gas to motorists, Deal said. (David Tulis/Associated Press)


8) Traffic sits at a standstill on the downtown Interstate 75-85 as dawn breaks in the aftermath of a winter storm in unprepared Atlanta, Ga., on January 29. Thousands of commuters and students were unable to reach their homes in the aftermath of the storm. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal Constitution via EPA)


9) A series of snowmen is seen on the back of a car as cold weather descends on Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 29. A rare winter storm gripped the southern Unitied States on Wednesday, killing five people, stranding children overnight at their schools, gnarling traffic across many states and canceling flights at the world's busiest airport. At least five deaths in Alabama were blamed on the icy storm that slammed the region from Texas through Georgia and the Carolinas. (Lyle Ratliff/Reuters)


10) Sue Morrison watches as Chris McAdams scrapes ice from her car in Panama City Beach, Fla. on Jan. 29. A rare winter storm brought snow and ice to the Florida Panhandle. (Andrew Wardlow/The News Herald via Associated Press


11) People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Ga, on Jan. 29. A rare winter storm gripped the US South on Wednesday, killing five people, stranding children overnight at their schools, gnarling traffic across many states and canceling flights at the world's busiest airport. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)


12) John Fitzgerald, a lineman for Dominion Power, uses cross-country skis on Hanbury Road in Chesapeake, Va. to get to work on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The National Weather Service says the Norfolk area averages fewer than three days of snow each winter that result in at least an inch of accumulation. Wednesday marks the fourth day in less than two weeks that at least an inch of snow has fallen. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)


13) Ice floats in the frozen Chicago River as seen from the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago, Monday morning. Jan. 27, 2014. Below-zero high temperatures expecting to last 2 1/2 days have returned to many parts of the Midwest bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to temperatures colder than 40 below zero. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Michael R. Schmidt)


14) This Jan. 24, 2014 photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities shows multiple avalanches that crossed the Richardson Highway in the Thompson Pass region of Valdez, Alaska on Friday Jan. 24, 2014. Alaska highway officials say the only highway into the city of 4,100 people will be closed until further notice, for at least a week, if not much longer. (AP Photo/Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)


15) Traffic inches along the connector of Interstate's 75 and 85 as snow blanketed Metro Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2014 as seen from the Pryor Street overpass. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was preparing to declare a state of emergency as a winter storm coats the region with snow and ice. State transportation officials said a mass of commuters leaving downtown Atlanta at once created traffic jams on interstates and surface streets. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)


16) Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)


17) A villager runs as Mount Sinabung erupts at Sigarang-Garang village in Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Feb. 1. The eruptions came just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes. Photo: S. Aditya / Reuters


18) Lesya Orobets, a deputy of the opposition Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party, wears a bulletproof vest during an extraordinary session of the Ukrainian parliament on Jan. 28, 2014. Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP - Getty Images


19) Broken glass is seen in front of a niche where a vial of Pope John Paul II's blood was kept, next to a painting of the late Pope, in the church of San Pietro della Ienca. The glass was smashed and one of the church's windows was also broken in Saturday's raid, which police said might have been commissioned in order to use the blood for satanic rites. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs have scoured the remote area for clues, Reuters reported. Photo: Max Rossi / Reuters


20) An Israeli member of the "Taiji Dolphin Action Group", with a red body painting to evoke blood, is curled up on a sheet depicting the Japanese flag, during a protest against the killing of dolphins, notably in the Japanese city of Taiji on January 30, 2014 outside the building housing the Japanese Embassy, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. Similar rallies outside Japanese consulates and embassies were expected to take place worldwide. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images


21) Anti-government protesters scatter while under fire in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Gunfire rang out across a busy intersection in Thailand’s capital for more than an hour Saturday as clashes between protesters and government supporters erupted on the eve of tense nationwide elections. At least seven people were wounded, including an American photojournalist. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)


22) A riot police officer uses his baton against a demonstrator during clashes following an eviction of a chronically ill 54-year old neighbour from his home in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Harsh repossession laws have led to hundreds of thousands of evictions during the country's deep recession as more than 350,000 people in Spain have received eviction orders since 2008 because they were unable to make mortgage payments. Most of those evicted remain liable to repay the sum originally borrowed, even as the value of their homes plunges, rendering them hard to sell. Unemployment is at a staggering 26%, with young people the worst hit as Spain descends into a double-dip recession. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)


23) As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square last Sunday, a seagull and a crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window. One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove. Earlier, while speaking at the window, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protests have turned deadly. Photos: Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters and Gregorio Borgia / AP


24) In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Global wildlife conservancy, park ambassador Rick Schwartz introduces Rady Children's Hospital patients Ashley Rendon and Jorge Baron to Baba, a pangolin from the zoo in San Diego. The meeting was part of a news conference to launch San Diego Zoo Kids, a television network that will carry webcam footage of zoo animals, information about the animals and up-close introductions to the animals, hosted by Schwartz. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo Global, Ken Bohn)


25)
A polar bear sleeps in the snow at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 28. Photo: Daniel Naupold / EPA


26) A 6-month-old baby koala sits on its mother's head at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on Jan. 22. Photo: Roland Weihrauch / EPA


27)
A rainbow appears Friday as a pedestrian crosses the Hungerford Bridge in London. Photo: SUZANNE PLUNKETT


28) Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo)


29) A couple walks beneath a display of lanterns for the Lunar New Year as China prepares for the Year of the Horse in Beijing on January 28, 2014. China is preparing to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Horse which falls on January 31 and will see about 3.62 billion trips made by Chinese travelers during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images


30) Beyoncé and Jay Z perform on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.  Photo: Photo: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage


31) Katy Perry performs on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Photo: Photo: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage


32) Taylor Swift performs on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage


33) Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr onstage on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage


34) This image released by NBC shows Seth Meyers, left, receiving a giant plastic pickle prop by host Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in New York. The pickle was presented to Fallon back in 2009 by Conan O'Brien, who was the previous host of the late night talk show. O'Brien received the pickle after inheriting the show from David Letterman in 1993. Meyers will host the new late night show on February 24, and Fallon will become host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," premiering February 17. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)


35) A man performs as a "Naked Indian" as people walk by in freezing temperatures on Times Square in New York on January 31, 2014. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DunandEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images


36) Ludmila (L) and Tofig Akhundov perform with their hippos in a circus in the Belarus capital Minsk, on January 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEVVIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images


37) A model presents a creation by Dutch designer Winde Rienstra during Amsterdam Fashion Week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANP / BAS CZERWINSKI --NETHERLANDS OUT--BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images


38) A model walks the runway during Gianni Molaro S/S 2014 Art Couture colletion fashion show as part of AltaRoma AltaModa Fashion Week at Santo Spirito In Sassia on January 26, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)


39) Fashion blogger Riccardo Onorato wears Jessica Buurman shoes, H&M by Versace shirt on day 3 Rome Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, on January 23, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)


40) This may be one of the strangest. A model presents a creation by Txell Miras during the 080 Barcelona Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 fashion week in Barcelona on January 29, 2014. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images


41) With a bacon bouquet in hand, April Davila weds the bacon-loving man of her dreams, Craig Roush, who sports a bacon boutonnière, at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Steve Pope / AP Images for Farmland Foods


42) The body of Bill Standley secured to his 1967 Harley Davidson rests inside a plexiglass box during his funeral service in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Standley's family said he'd been talking about it for years and liked to take people to the garage to show off the unusual casket his two sons had built for him. He told people he didn't just want to ride off to heaven, he wanted the world to see him do it in the big see-through box. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Jonathan Quilter)



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