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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 (12/08/13)

Photos of the Week

 

1) This picture taken on June 16, 1964 shows eight men, among them anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia trial leaving the Palace of Justice in Pretoria with their fists raised in defiance through the barred windows of the prison car. Photo: Daily Mail


2) Historic: In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife, Winnie, walk out of the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, after Mandela had spent 27 years in jail. Mandela died Thursday. Photo: Daily Mail


3) A woman lights a candle for Nelson Mandela outside South African High Commission in London, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela, South Africa's first black president, died Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


4) A picture from the International Space Station looks across South Africa to the South Atlantic. NASA tweeted the picture "in honor of Nelson Mandela."


5) Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Demonstrations planned in 100 cities are part of push by labor unions, worker advocacy groups and Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)


6) A demonstrator stands on a poster of US President Barack Obama during a protest outside a McDonald's restaurant located inside of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as part of a nationwide protest of fast food workers December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities to demand McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants to pay a $15-an-hour wage.  PHOTO / Karen BLEIERKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images


7) A police officer stands guard at the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)


8) A photographer shoots Filipino groom Earvin Nierva and his bride Riza as they pose for their wedding pictures beside damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore when Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, central Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The newly-wed couple decided to have the photo shoot at the area to symbolize that they can overcome tragedy and to urge residents to "stand up and rise again". (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


9) An anti-government protester cleans his eyes with salt water solution after riot police fired tear gas to the protesters in Bangkok, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The protesters tried to make their way into the prime minister's office complex and Bangkok's police headquarters on Sunday. The protesters who mainly support the opposition Democrat Party are aiming to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, accusing her of being a puppet of her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a 2006 military coup after being accused of corruption and abuse of power. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)


10) In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 photo, an Indian Shiite Muslim boy walks on a fire pit as they mourn during Muharram, on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)


11) Children write messages on a canvas set against a burned tree trunk at the roadside memorial for actor Paul Walker in Valencia, Calif. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Walker is believed to have been a passenger in the car that crashed and burned on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 as a charity event at a nearby car shop was winding down.(AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Ryan Fonseca)


12) A vintage WWII airplane files over the USS Arizona at the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)


13) The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens receives a kiss from his guide dog "Charlie" after a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Despite still visible facial scars from the March 2011 surgery, Wiens looks and sounds like a recovered man. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)



14) Vehicle traffic on IH35 North and South bound is shown at a dead stop due to icy road conditions, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Sanger, Texas. Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation said "several miles" of the interstate had been backed up for 24 hours. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


15) Craig Shankwitz's beard froze while on a jog around Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Forecasters say Saturday will be very cold in Minnesota, with highs only making it to 5 to 10 degrees below zero in the north to around 5 degrees above zero in the far southeast. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)


16) Will Mielenz and Beth Fandel, dressed as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, walk along Lake Harriet to the start of the Reindeer Run to officially start the 26th annual 5k walk and run in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)


17) Snow falls as Gracie McGhee looks out the window as she waits for her ride on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Carbondale, Ill. A big chunk of the U.S. is getting a blast of frigid temperatures, sleet, snow and ice. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Steve Matzker)


18) In this photo shot with a fisheye lens, Jim Cline removes the snow from Christmas trees for shoppers following a winter storm Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis. Several inches of snow fell on central and southern Indiana, making driving treacherous and leading to at least two fatal crashes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


19) People walk in the Light Labyrinth in the Wilanow Palace Garden in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The Labyrinth, made of over 150,000 color lamps and based on themes from "Alice in Wonderland" is a winter attraction for children.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)


20) In this Friday Nov. 29, 2013 photo released by the National Park Service,visitors to Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. look out over a rare total cloud inversion. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Erin Whittaker)


21) Astrophotographer Brad Goldpaint framed Venus and the moon in a natural arch in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park on Thursday evening.


22) In these Nov. 29, 2013 photos provided by the Smithsonian National Zoo, a giant panda cub is measured as it is about to turn 100 days old, at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington. The National Zoo announced Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 that it is naming its giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes from the public. The zoo asked the public to vote for one of five names. The others were Ling Hua, Long Yun, Mulan and Zhen Bao. The panda cub was born Aug. 23. She is only the second surviving panda cub born in Washington. (AP Photo/Smithsonian National Zoo, Abby Wood)


23) A baby of palm cockatoos, also known as the Goliath Cockatoo, is presented at the Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. It is the first of its kind that was born in Czech Republic and the first baby palm cockatoo in Europe since 2010. It was born on October 1, 2013 and remains nameless until the gender is known. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


24) A large red deer stag calling to the hinds in the bracken one misty autumn morning. Photo and caption by Mark Bridger. The photo is an entry in the National Geographic Photo Contest.


25) A phone booth stands on the side of a road in Head Waters, Va., inside the National Radio Quiet Zone. While pay phones have all but disappeared in much of the United States, they can still be found in this part of the country, where a cell phone signal is hard to come by.  Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP


26) Fernando Canini, director of Rome's wax museum, gives the final touch at the new wax statue representing Pope Francis, on December 5, 2013 in Rome. The statue will be shown to the public from December 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images


27) Former president George H. W. Bush greets a Houston Texans cheerleader before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


28) Lady Gaga poses for photographers with a Hello Kitty doll during a press conference to promote her album "ARTPOP" in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The doll will be sold at an auction for donation to the northeastern Japanese regions hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


29) Dancers perform at the central station during a flash mob for the National Samba Day in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, on December 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBAYASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images


30) Skiing at -36'C in Central Finland. Photo and caption by Earendel Fingerso. The photo is an entry in the National Geographic Photo Contest.


31) Marie Trohaugh of Green Tree, PA celebrates her 104th birthday with a visit to Santa Claus at The Mall at Robinson, Monday. Trohaugh is Santa's oldest visitor this year while his youngest visitor was a 46 hour-old newborn. This year is Trohaugh's sixth year visiting Santa on her birthday. Photo: Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review


32) Dan and Sherri Brunner of Brookfield help their son Jacob as he attempts ice skating for the first time Friday at the opening day of skating at Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park.  Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff 


 

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