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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 (02/01/15)

Photos of the Week


1) Jennifer Rice and Mike Femia battle wind-driven snow as they make their way to their jobs at a pharmaceutical lab, as seen through a window,on Jan 27, 2015, in downtown Portland, Maine. The storm buried Portland under 271/2 inches last Tuesday and more snow was expected. Photo: Robert F. Bukaty / AP


2) Taylor Millar, left, hugs her friend Jennifer Bruno, after Bruno was forced to vacate her house when it was heavily damaged by ocean waves in a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Marshfield, Mass. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said. Photo: Michael Dwyer / AP


3) Cars are buried by drifted snow along Marlborough Street in Boston. A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England. Photo: Dwayne Desaulniers / AP


4) A lone figure stands in the middle of snow-covered Avenue A in the East Village neighborhood of New York, early on Jan. 27. Photo: Patrick Sison / AP


5) Pedestrians walk past diners in a restaurant as the snow from a major winter storm begins to fall in Boston on Jan. 26.  Photo: Brian Snyder / Reuters


6) A pedestrian passes through snowbanks in Boston by Copley Square. (David L. Ryan/Bostgon Globe Staff)


7) New Bedford firefighter Lt. Eric Hartford tried to dig out an ambulance  carrying a patient to St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via Associated Press)


8) Timmy Mannix received 40 stitches to his face and a broken nose as he was hit with a flying window while trying to ride out the blizzard last Monday night on his oceanfront home in Brant Rock . He came back to view the damage to his house (rear). (John Tlumacki/Boston Globe Staff)


9) Michelle Suh, (left,) the owner of Kaju Tofu House in Allston, and her boyfriend Ailton Moreira, shoveled the walk in front of Suh’s restaurant with what they had on hand - one shovel and a baking pan. (Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe)


10) Noah Bicchieri, 29, leaned against the wall as he walked between his house and his neighbor’s house with his dog, Caruso, in Plum Island. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe)


11) Jamina Goop of Liechtenstein did a handstand as she was photographed by a friend the storm in Times Square, New York City. (Adress Latif/Reuters)


12) Students lay out in their bathing suits on the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on Jan. 27 in Cambridge, Mass. Maybe they are smarter at Yale. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


13) The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, January 30, 2015. The day marked the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Churchill, Britain's wartime leader. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)


14) (L-R) 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, 79-year-old Miriam Ziegler, 85-year-old Gabor Hirsch and 80-year-old Eva Kor pose with the original image of them as children taken at Auschwitz at the time of its liberation on January 26, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. Last week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to mark the event USC Shoah Foundation have brought together, for the first time, four of the survivors from the iconic image by Alexander Vorontsov of Auschwitz children. Auschwitz was among the most notorious of the extermination camps run by the Nazis to enslave and kill millions of Jews, political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals and Roma. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)


15) A glow produced by a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom is seen along the seashore in Hong Kong on Jan. 22. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye. Noctiluca itself does not produce neurotoxins like other similar organisms do. But its role as both prey and predator tends can eventually magnify the accumulation of toxins in the food chain, according to R. Eugene Turner at Louisiana State University. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP


16) Officials at Yosemite National Park confirmed the first sightings of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in nearly 100 years on Wednesday. Motion-sensitive cameras deployed in the northern part of the park documented the fox on two separate instances since December. "We are thrilled to hear about the sighting," said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent in a press release. "National parks like Yosemite provide habitat for all wildlife and it is encouraging to see that the red fox was sighted in the park." The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, likely consisting of fewer than 50 individuals. Photo: National Park Service via AP


17) A flock of colored pigeons flies during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de la Mitacion, on Jan. 27. Photo: Cristina Quicler / AFP - Getty Images


18) Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance, as elephants walk in Amboseli National park January 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)


19) Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on January 27, 2015. (REUTERS/China Daily)


20) Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski reacts as his team takes on Butler during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)


21) Patrick Bertoletti reacts after setting a new Wing Bowl record by eating 444 wings on January 30, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)


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1. Wisconsin players on both teams. Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

Patriots - 13%

Seahawks - 32%

Not sure - 3%

Neither - 52%

Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding



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Recommended Reading (01/31/14)

Recommended Reading


Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

Note to White House Reporters: Take a Page from the Sports Guys’ Playbook

As I watch the air come out of this story, I can’t help thinking the national sports reporters should switch roles with the White House press corps.


Hoping for Triple Overtime

As for the appeal of a big game like Sunday’s, “I just enjoy the drama. That’s what I root for,” he says. “I’d love to be able to do the first ever Super Bowl overtime. And as long as we’re going into overtime, let’s make it triple overtime.


This Column Contains The Most Epic Takedown Of Michael Moore


When Moore laid into American Sniper via his tweet, I immediately contacted my buddy, Green Beret Sniper Bryan Sikes, asking him what he thought about Michael Moore's calling American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a coward. Bryan’s response was nothing short of epic. Check it out…


5  Reasons Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

Every liberal may not have a problem with this movie, but why is it that so many do? Is it that Kyle was a sniper? Simple.


School Choice: An American Value

Strong families equipped with the options they need to make good decisions about where their kids learn should be celebrated by the government that they constitute, not deterred by it. American families make choices every day about things large and small without the intrusive hand of government demanding certain outcomes or limiting the variety of their options. Shouldn’t the education of their children be one of them?


Millennials, Buy into Homeownership

Homeownership makes a person grumpy and practical. Homeowners are less prone to vote for silver-tongued politicians who promise more government spending that will require higher taxes. So, I hope the economy improves.


AND FINALLY...






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