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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 (06/01/14)

Photos of the Week

1) This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)


2) Sondra Van Ert, co-owner of Baldy Sports, hangs a sign celebrating news of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho, his hometown. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. He was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees held by the United States. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith)


3) Accompanied by President Barack Obama, Jani Bergdahl and Bob Bergdahl speak during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014 about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. He was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees held by the United States. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


4) Travis Fugate, a member of the Kentucky National Guard who was blinded by an IED attack in Iraq, wipes his eyes as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 29, 2014, before the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations. The panel is examining inadequacies in the Veterans Administration's treatment of visually-impaired veterans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


5) Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, questions witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the panel investigates allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at VA hospitals possibly leading to patient deaths, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


6) U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, squats down to hand out a coin from the office of the Secretary of Defense to retired Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, from New York City, during Hagel's visit to Bagram Airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hagel was meeting Sunday with American military commanders in Afghanistan to discuss progress Afghan forces are making as the U.S. looks to pull all but about 10,000 troops out of the country by the end of the year. Sgt. Marrocco was visiting the base to discuss his experience and injuries while deployed. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)


7) People hug at a public memorial on the Day of Mourning and Reflection for the victims of a killing spree at University of California, Santa Barbara on May 27, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. Elliot Rodger killed six college students at the start of Memorial Day weekend and wounded seven other people, stabbing three then shooting and running people down in his BMW near UCSB before shooting himself in the head as he drove. Police officers found three legally-purchased guns registered to him inside the vehicle. Prior to the murders, Rodger posted YouTube videos declaring his intention to annihilate the girls who rejected him sexually and others in retaliation for his remaining a virgin at age 22. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)


8) U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., left, presents his photo identification to Baretta Mosley, the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk, prior to voting absentee in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Cochran, 76, in Congress since 1973, is in the fight of his political life, a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent's supporters. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)


9) The Wisconsin Capitol building is reflected in a window as a man enters the office building housing Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette's office, among other agencies and businesses, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Madison, Wis. Candidates lining up to become Wisconsin’s next secretary of state want the Legislature to return duties to the nearly powerless position. La Follette, who's up for re-election, says the state should give back most power, and a second Republican said he’d listen to voters before deciding what to do. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)


10)
A tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers' camp in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch was an EF-2, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The twister touched down Monday night at a camp just south of Watford City, about 50 miles southeast of Williston, and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers. Photo: Jill Helmuth / AP


11)
A fire truck fell into a cavity that opened up in a road after heavy rain led to severe flooding in southern Poland on Thursday. Photo: MACIEJ KULCZYNSKI / EPA


12) A doctor looks at documents as she examines the body of a woman killed as a result of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on May 26, 2014. A fierce battle erupted on May 26 for control of the main airport in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, just hours after president-elect Petro Poroshenko vowed he would not let the country become another Somalia. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEVVIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images


13) Olga Mikhailova, second left, prepares her children before abandoning their home in the town in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. In Slovyansk, a city 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Donetsk which has seen repeated clashes over the past few weeks, with residential areas coming under mortar attack Wednesday from government forces. A school was badly damaged and other buildings were hit, according to residents, Wednesday, who told The Associated Press that several people were wounded.  Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP


14) People protest near the bus carrying members of Brazil's national soccer team departing the airport for the Granja Comary training center, where the team will train and reside during the World Cup  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, May 26, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money being spent by the local government on the World Cup.  Photo: Hassan Ammar | AP


15) A GoalControl watch is displayed next to an official FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil football during a demonstration of the goal-line technology in the western German city of Aachen May 28, 2014. German firm GoalControl has been appointed by FIFA as the official provider for the goal-line technology (GLT) at the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil. The watch will be worn by referees and will display the word "goal" together with a vibration alert within one second, if the ball has fully crossed the goal line. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)


16) A homeless woman in India said she had no choice but to tie her disabled grandson to a bus stop while she went to work selling flowers on the roadside. The boy, 9-year-old Lakhan Kale, seen here with his grandmother cannot hear or speak and suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, according to the AFP news agency. After the Indian press printed photos showing Lakhan tied to a bus-stop pole in Mumbai, authorities took him into care in a government-run institution. But activists said his plight on the streets is not uncommon in India, where those with disabilities face daily stigma and discrimination and a lack of facilities to assist them, AFP said. ‘What else can I do? He can't talk, so how will he tell anyone if he gets lost?’ his 66-year-old grandmother Sakhubai Kale told the news agency. Photos: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP - Getty Images


17) A training hand grenade found in a World War I training trench is seen at the Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Johnston, Iowa. Excavation is underway at the camp as part of an archaeological dig to learn more about trench complexes built for training soldiers in World War I. Camp Dodge, originally established in 1909, was one of 16 U.S. Army installations across the country to be transformed for training from 1917 to 1919. Photo: Charlie Neibergall | AP


18) Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and other attacks, and kissed the hands of Holocaust survivors as he capped his three-day Mideast trip with poignant stops Monday at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews. The pope lays a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.  He also left a note in the guest book of the memorial that reads 'With shame for the fact that man made himself the owner of evil; with shame that man made himself into God and sacrificed his brothers. Never again!! Never again!! Francis. 5.26.2014.' Photo: L'Osservatore Romano via AP


19) Former WI state Senator Dave Zien says Harley-Davidson refuses to honor his warranty due to the flags he flies. Photo: Bill Schulz


20) President Barack Obama holds a Model used to show how polymers expand as he learns how sandless sandbags work that are the invention of Peyton Robertson, 12, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., while touring the 2014 White House Science Fair exhibits on display in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Robertson designed a new kind of sandbag to protect against flooding from hurricanes and other disasters. Obama was celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. Photo: Susan Walsh | AP


21) U.S. President Barack Obama hands a diploma to a graduate during a commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday. Photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters


22) The 2014 graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, N.Y., toss their hats during commencement ceremonies, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address and talked about his Afghanistan plan and answered critics who say he has surrendered America's global leadership. Photo: Susan Walsh | AP


23) F
ollowing a West Point tradition, Alan Jones, age 7, gathers caps after graduating cadets threw them in the air at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014 in West Point, New York. U.S. President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the graduation ceremony. In a highly anticipated speech on foreign policy, the President provided details on his plans for winding down America's military commitment in Afghanistan and on future military threats to the United States. Over 1,000 cadets were expected to graduate from the class of 2014 and will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


24) US singer Brad Paisley greets US troops during a surprise visit by US President Barack Obama to Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, in Afghanistan, May 25, 2014, prior to the Memorial Day holiday. Photos: SAUL LOEB - AFP/Getty Images


25) U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Memorial Day event at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., on May 26, 2014. (Drew Angerer/SIPA/Abaca Press/MCT)


26) Army Pfc. Colin Morris, left, and Marine Cpl. Zach Powers, center, salute participates of Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' event in Washington, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


27) Women in Civil War era costumes wave flags at bikers taking part in the annual Rolling Thunder ride in Washington, DC on May 25, 2014 as the US marks Memorial Day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.


28) At the State Veterans Cemetery in LIttle Falls, Minn., Raymond Flicek,92, of Baxter paid his respects to his wife Etta who passed away in 2012 of Lou Gehrig's disease. Flicek who served in the army from 1943-45 as a reconnaissance man and drove around in a Harley Davidson. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Tsong-Taatarii)


29) Morris Lamhut, a World War II veteran and former Chatham County Veteran of the Year bows his head during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 26, 2014, at Bonaventure Cemetery, in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/The Morning News, Steve Bisson)


30) Memorial Day: Bonnie Fuist from Florida writes, "Maddie Dudley meeting her grandpa for the first time." Photo submitted by NBC Nightly News viewer.


31) In this June 9, 2008 file photo, Manuel "Meme" Uribe, 42, shows how he exercises from his bed during an interview in Monterrey, Mexico. Uribe, once listed as the world's heaviest human being, has died at the age of 48. His death was confirmed Monday, May 26, 2014 by an official of the health department of Nuevo Leon state in Mexico. Doctors have not yet certified the cause of death. (AP Photo/Monica Rueda, File)


32) Glaziers from MTH Industries replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed with a protective coating that completely covers all glass surfaces to protect against scratches. One of the coatings cracked Wednesday night when a family was standing on it. Officials say the family wasn't in danger and the coating does not affect the structural integrity of the enclosure. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) (M. Spencer Green/AP)


33) Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay kisses the Borg-Warner Trophy as he poses during the traditional winners photo session on the start/ finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Monday, May 26, 2014. Hunter-Reay won the 98th running of the IndyCar auto race on Sunday. Photo: Michael Conroy | AP


34) He Liang rides his home-made suitcase vehicle along a street in Changsha, Hunan province, China. He spent 10 years modifying the suitcase into a motor-driven vehicle. The suitcase has a top speed of about 12 mph and the power capacity to travel up about 30 miles after one charge, according to local media. Photo: CHINA DAILY


35) A mine artist covered in newspapers and reading a book sits between stalls on the opening day of the annual book fair in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)


36) Nine-year-old Audrey Bruben, of South River, N.J., gets a look from Genny, a 4,000 pound hippopotamus, as Adventure Aquarium opened a hippopotamus exhibit, "Hippo Haven," Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


37) A ray swims over a bed of coral at the Inbursa Aquarium in Mexico City, Friday, May 30, 2014. Mexican magnate Carlos Slim inaugurated the underground aquarium, one of the biggest in Latin America. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell | AP


38) Guests wear fancy costumes before the opening ceremony of the 'Life Ball 2014' in front of City Hall in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday. The charity event benefits projects for the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Photo: HANS PUNZ / EPA


39) Models and designers presented "Trashion,"  a fashion show on the roof of a building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the New York City on Saturday. The show featured designers who used recycled items such as coffee filters, tissue paper, grain sacks and window screens. Photo: CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters


40) People wearing Freddie Mercury masks pose during a flash mob at the first edition of the ' Freddie For A Day' festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Freddie For A Day is a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen and former Montreux resident, who died in 1991 . (AP Photo/Keystone,Laurent Gillieron) 


41) Andy Lopez, left, and Josh Cook prepare to go down with their ship during the annual Zundy Junior High Cardboard Boat Float at Plum Lake, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas. The eighth grade class studied a variety of principles on the way to constructing boats from only cardboard, masking tape, caulk and paint and then piloting them across a section of the lake. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey)


42) Players celebrate winning a match during the German Mud Soccer Championships in Rieste, Germany, Saturday, May 31, 2014. Some 1,000 participants from all over Germany compete in three categories, men, women and mixed for the German Championship titles. Photo: Frank Augstein | AP


43) Wisconsin champion speller Karelyn Malliet competes Wednesday during the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md. Although the 13-year-old from Shawano Community Middle School made it through two rounds of onstage spelling, her score on a spelling and vocabulary test Tuesday wasn’t high enough to make the final cut. Karelyn, who had studied daily since last summer, won her school district spelling bee and the statewide one in Madison to advance to the national competition. Photo: Chuck Myers


44) Jennifer Tenant of Hollywood, Md., reacts as she misspells her word. Photo: Reuters


45) Seventh-grader Patrizzia C. Fox-Beaudet, 12, of Redding, Calif., makes a face as she listens to clues to her word. Photo: Associated Press


46) Matthew Prus of Cohutta, Georgia, concentrates on his word during round two of the preliminaries. Photo: Reuters


47) Kasey Cuenca Torres of San Angelo, Texas, reacts with relief after spelling his word correctly. Photo: MCT


48) Ansun Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, left, and Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, N.Y., celebrate after being named co-champions of the National Spelling Bee, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md.  Photo: Evan Vucci / AP


49) Every year the Scripps National Spelling Bee is good for colorful moments as bright kids enjoy their turn in the spotlight, and this year was no different. A new word – “spellfie” – was coined, as spellers, family and fans took photos of themselves in addition to the usual rush to collect each other's autographs. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images


50) A bouquet of flowers and a magazine showing Maya Angelou on the cover lies outside a gate at the home of Angelou in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday. She was 86. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


51)
Pallbearers dressed as 7-year-old Sebastian Gerena's favorite superheroes carry his casket during his funeral mass, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. The pallbearers are relatives, friends and staff at Families Forward, the West Philadelphia shelter where Gerena lived. Gerena, who had a rare heart defect, died after collapsing in his south Philadelphia elementary school classroom last week. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez)

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