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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 (05/11/14)

Photos of the Week

1) People search for the bodies of the victims of the landslide-hit Argu village in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, May 4, 2014. The Afghan government declared the Argu village a mass grave and suspended search and rescue operations. (Nasir Waqift/EPA)


2) An orphaned young Afghan villager, who lost his family in landslides that hit a remote area in northern Afghanistan, lies in the dirt as he grieves at the scene in Abi Barak village in Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5, 2014. A total of 700 families were left homeless in the mountains. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)


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Residents joined the battle to try to contain a wildfire burning in Oklahoma Monday. Myka Burton poured water on roadside hot spots in Guthrie, Okla. "I'm doing anything I can to help," said Burton. Firefighters continued working Monday to battle a 4,000-acre blaze that forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate and left one person dead, according to officials. The fire started after a controlled burn spread out of control. Photo: Nick Oxford / AP


4) Wearing black gags over their mouths, a small group of family members of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks protested at ground zero Saturday. Unidentified remains were being transported from the medical examiner's office to a repository at the site, where they will be stored in the same building as the museum opening this month. The families object to the remains being stored at the ground zero museum. Photo: AFP/Getty Images


5) Residents salute as the hearse carrying the coffin for Sgt. Shawn Farrell passes following a funeral in his hometown of Accord, N.Y., on May 8. Sgt. Farrell, 24, was killed on April 28 from wounds suffered during a firefight in Afghanistan. Farrell was a member of the Army 10th Mountain Division based out of Fort Drum. He was married with no children. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images


6) A police officer photographs a vehicle after it followed a motorcade through a barrier on Pennsylvania Ave. near the front of the White House. The Secret Service says access to the White House was halted for about an hour and a man is in custody. Photo: Associated Press


7) This image made from a Tuesday, May 6, 2014 video made available by Seven Stars Television shows an on-air fight between Jordanian journalists Mohammad al-Jayousi, left, and Shaker al-Johari, right, that took place during a talk show over a disagreement on the Syrian crisis. Al-Johari and al-Jayousi were appearing as guests on Seven Stars TV show when the discussion became heated. The speakers broke apart the studio’s table they had been seated in an attempt to fight each other. Al-Jayousi accused al-Johari of supporting the Syrian revolution – and he was in turn accused of backing Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad in exchange for money. (AP Photo/Seven Stars Television via AP video)


8) An Indian election worker walks with a voting machine on his way to a nearby polling station on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Indian parliamentary elections in Leh, India. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected May 16. Associated Press


9) Indian election workers check voting machines before leaving a central collection point for polling stations, on May 6, 2014 in Leh, Ladakh, India. India is in the midst of a nine phase election that began on April 7th and ends on May 12th. Ladakh voters will vote on May 7th. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)


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Villagers wait to cast their votes during the eighth phase of voting of the Indian parliamentary elections outside a polling station near Thiksey Monastery on the outskirts of Leh, India, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)


11) The Lobby of the new A380 aircraft of the United Arab Emirates airline carrier Etihad Airlines is pictured on May 4, 2014. Etihad Airways, a fast-growing Mideast carrier, laid out plans last Sunday to offer passengers who find first-class seats a bit too tight a miniature suite featuring a closed-off bedroom, private bathroom and a dedicated butler. It's just the latest push by airlines worldwide to attract high-spending customers. AP PHOTO/KAMRAN JEBREIL


12) London Mayor Boris Johnson poses during a photocall on the 35th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard on May 6, 2014 in London, England. The Shangri La Hotel, the first in Europe, opened up between the 34th and 52nd floor of the Shard.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


13) The Sydney Opera House is reflected in a harborside hotel window in The Rocks district of Sydney on Wednesday. The iconic Australian landmark has attracted millions of visitors since its completion in 1973. Photo: JASON REED / Reuters


14) A rotating supercell thunderstorm spun across the landscape near Jolly, Texas, on Wednesday. Though it never formed a tornado, the strong supercell wall cloud brought large hail and severe winds to the region. Photo: Mike Mezeul II


15) A Missouri woman captured this incredible photo of a phenomenon that has been dubbed a "firenado" while she was driving down a country road near the town of Chillicothe last weekend. "This had to be the coolest/scariest thing I've ever seen," Janae Copelin wrote on her Instagram page. "A farmer burning off his field and as we stopped so I could take a picture the wind whipped up this fire twister." Photo: Courtesy Janae Copelin


16) Zoo staff prepare Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, for his surgery at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Mango suffers from a slipped disk, impairing his mobility and causing pain and will undergo a complicated and unprecedented surgery on his spine in the hope of improving his quality of life, a zoo spokesperson said. Brown bears can live 20-30 years in the wild and even longer in captivity. Photo: NIR ELIAS / Reuters


17) Smithsonian National Zoo biologist Leigh Pitsko releases a male lion cub for its swim test in the zoo habitat moat in Washington. Four, unnamed 10-week-old lion cubs were tested for their ability to swim and remove themselves from their zoo habitat moat. Photo:  Reuters


18) Crews removed an airplane's wreckage from a house Tuesday after it crashed in a Denver suburb. The pilot walked away uninjured after the aircraft crashed into an unoccupied home in Northglenn, Colo., on Monday afternoon, setting the building on fire, authorities said. The single-engine airplane was pulling an advertising banner. Here's another view. Photos: RICK WILKING / Reuters


19) The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis got off to an inauspicious start Saturday when pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra stalled, triggering a big wreck. IndyCar used a standing start for the series’ first race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But Saavedra’s car simply didn’t go when the lights went out and, after Ryan Hunter-Reay frantically darted around him, Saavedra (left) was clipped by Carlos Munoz and then hit hard from behind by Mikhail Aleshin (right) causing a violent crash. Photo: Robert Baker—AP


20) Houston Texans fans celebrate after the Houston Texans chose South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the number one overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


21) In April 1814, following the Treaty of Fontainebleau, Napoleon was exiled to the Island of Elba off the coast of Tuscany, central Italy, where he spent nine months before escaping to return to France. During his exile he received sovereignty over the island and he was allowed to retain the title of emperor. The Italian island marked the 200th anniversary of the emperor's arrival last Sunday with a re-enactment by enthusiasts from across Europe. "Napoleon" himself was to land on Elba on May 4, on a sail ship modeled on the one that carried the deposed French leader there. Photo: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP - Getty Images


22) Dressed as Yoda, Freeda Elliott, 78, center, listens during a Star Wars-themed church service at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, May 4, 2014. The service was held to mark Star Wars Day, May 4, chosen by fans because it sounds similar to the line from the series' phrase "May the Force be with you," according to The Canadian Press. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


23) South Dakota Department of Tourism shows The Mount Rushmore Mascots posing at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D. The mascots are playing a big role in South Dakota's efforts to draw tourists to the state this year. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the South Dakota Department of Tourism)


24) A man bikes past some of the 145 bear sculptures that form the 'United Buddy Bears' exhibition along famed Copacabana beach on May 6, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. The project promotes tolerance in the world with the two-meter tall sculptures painted by artists from United Nations member states. The show officially opened today and will run through the 2014 FIFA World Cup which begins June 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


25) A competitor runs through colored powder at the Orange County Color Run in Irvine, Calif. on Saturday. Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters


26) Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs takes a selfie with 2014 Howard University graduates during the graduation ceremony in Washington. Photo: Associated Press


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