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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 (05/25/14)

Photos of the Week


1)
Two women sit at the edge of a field of U.S. flags on the Boston Common Saturday, two days before Memorial Day. The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund provided the flags. The 37,000 U.S. flags are planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present.  Photo: BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters


2) Army Col. Matthew Rasmussen of the Army Military District of Washington wipes tears from his eyes while visiting the grave of Army Staff Sgt. Richard Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday in Arlington, Va. Rasmussen and members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, placed flags at grave sites in the cemetery as part of the annual "Flags-In" ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. Tieman died May 18, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in a suicide car bombing. Photo: Cliff Owen / AP


3) Visitors console each other at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, ahead of Memorial Day Monday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


4) Jackie Blake, of Raynham, Mass., reads while spending time at the grave of her husband Charles, a Vietnam era veteran, in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Saturday, May 24, 2014. Hundreds of people planted about 57,000 flags in the cemetery on Saturday to honor the country's military veterans. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


5) A birthday cake is left for a loved one at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, ahead of Memorial Day Monday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


6) WWII veteran John Carter of Portland, Maine, left, greets WWII veteran and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole after taking part in a wreath laying ceremony at a 10th anniversary ceremony for the WWII Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


7) Holy water fell on Harleys when the priests from the Washington National Cathedral blessed motorcycles and welcomed members of Rolling Thunder on Friday ahead of their annual ride on Memorial Day weekend. Tens of thousands of motorcycles, many ridden by U.S. military veterans, will roll into the National Mall, the nation's symbolic front yard, on Sunday in a bold show of support for American prisoners of war and those missing in action. The rally takes place every year on the eve of Memorial Day. Members of the Episcopal Church look at motorcycles before the "Blessing of the Bikes" ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington. Photo: JOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters


8) Firefighters, police, members of the military and the public participate in the ceremonial transfer of the National 9/11 Flag into the The National September 11 Memorial Museum  permanent collection on May 21, 2014 in New York City. The giant American Flag, which was flying from a building beside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and was later found badly damaged in the debris of ground zero, was unfurled at the World Trade Center site in a ceremony. The flag was refolded and firefighters marched it into the museum. The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the general public today. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


9) New York Police Officer Rosa Rodriguez receives flowers and a kiss from a police officer as she leaves Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. Rodriguez was severely injured while responding to a fire that killed her partner. The officers were overcome by smoke at a Coney Island housing project. Photo: Bebeto Matthews


10) Police tape marks off the scene of a drive-by shooting that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and others wounded on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Alan Shifman an attorney for Hollywood director Peter Rodger, who was an assistant director on The Hunger Games, said the family believes Rodger's son, Elliot Rodger, is responsible for the shooting rampage near the Santa Barbara, California, university campus. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the shooter. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Peter Vandenbelt)


11) Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)


12) Pope Francis leads an open-air mass in the Manger Square, next to the Nativity Church, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 25 May 2014. Pope Francis arrived in the West Bank to start the most delicate part of his stay in the Middle East, with visits to the Palestinian Territories and Israel. (Papa) EFE/EPA/ANDREW MEDICHINI POOL


13) In this picture taken on Saturday, May 17, 2014, and made available Tuesday May 20, 2014 a Slovenian army helicopter team rescues a small baby by winching the baby carrier into the helicopter over the village of Tisina, near Bosanski Samac, northern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The rest of the baby's family was evacuated later on, the rescue team said. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes in Bosnia and Serbia following the worst flooding since record began 120 years ago. Photo: Rok Einhauer | AP


14) A newlywed Arizona couple had to spend their honeymoon in a Red Cross shelter after a wind-whipped wildfire forced the evacuation of the campground where they were staying. Nathan Westerfield, 22, and his bride, Mickella, 20, got married Sunday and were celebrating their honeymoon by camping out in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff. The couple had to abandon the camping gear they had purchased with their wedding money when the Slide Fire began to threaten the area. "We literally have the clothes on our backs," Nathan Westerfield said. Photo: Tom Tingle / The Arizona Republic via AP


15) (From L) US actor Harrison Ford, US actor Kelsey Grammer, US actor Wesley Snipes, US actor Sylvester Stallone, US actress Ronda Rousey and Australian actor Mel Gibson hold cardboards reading "# Bring back our girls", as a sign of support for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, while posing on the red carpet during the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images


16) A Quinnipiac University graduation ceremony was postponed last Sunday after the school received a bomb threat, officials said. University officials delayed the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony, as Hamden, Conn., police responded to the incident. A graduate looks for relatives as people evacuate. Photo: Peter Casolino / New Haven Register


17) Students celebrate at the commencement of the 2014 New York University graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 21, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, received an honorary doctorate and was the 2014 commencement speaker. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


18) Darth Vader, the Ukrainian Internet Party candidate for Kiev's mayor,  waits to receive his ballot at a polling station during presidential and mayoral elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May, 25, 2014. Ukraine's critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a deadly uprising in the east. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)


19) A group of young ballplayers got a big league surprise Monday when President Barack Obama stopped by their practice in northwest Washington, D.C. "Oh my God it’s the president!" a little leaguer shouted when Obama strutted onto the field to warm up with the players. The president made a surprise visit on his way to a fundraiser, according to a pool reporter present. Coincidentally, the daughter of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is on one of the teams. "Had to bring your dad to the game or he was going to be late," Obama told her. Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP - Getty Images


20) Water sprinklers cause a rainbow to appear on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, as a motorcade waits to take President Barack Obama to play golf. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


21) NASA has taken the wraps off a 3.2-gigapixel "Global Selfie" that was built from 36,422 images shared on social media one month ago, for Earth Day. The space agency says more than 50,000 pictures from 113 countries and regions around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the #globalselfie hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Those pictures were curated and processed to blend into two hemispheres' worth of Earth Day imagery from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite.


22) Actress Sophia Loren takes a photo as she sits with photographers during a photo call for Human Voice (Voce Umana) at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. AP Photo/Alastair Grant


23) A couple sticks their heads out of holes while taking a photograph at a public park in Tokyo, Monday, May 19, 2014. Photo: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi


24) Motorists make their way down Lombard Street on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco's crooked street could soon be closed to tourists in the summertime. A transportation commission is scheduled to consider an experimental shutdown of the famously curvaceous block of Lombard Street plus an adjoining block where cars line up and wait. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP


25) Chinese artists took part in a buffalo painting competition last Sunday with a 100,000 yuan ($16,042) prize awarded to the winner. Photo: AFP - Getty Images


26) A girl blows soap bubbles during a soap bubble festival Dreamflash in Moscow on May 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER UTKINALEXANDER UTKIN/AFP/Getty Images


27) A woman makes  a tower using ice from an overnight hailstorm in the Aclimacao neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some parents told local media that their children had never seen hail or played with ice. Photo: Nelson Antoine/AP


28) Ukrainians slide along cables across river Dnieper while being physically attached to the harness by piercing in Kiev, Ukraine 23 May 2014. (Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA)


29) Participants in the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb wear lighted vests as they climb the bridge high above the city traffic at night, during a preview of the Vivid Sydney light and music festival. For 18 days beginning this past Friday, Sydney will light up at night as part of the Vivid Sydney festival, combining outdoor lighting sculptures and installations at one of the world's largest creative industry forums, according to the organizers. Photo: Reuters


30) A man climbs on the roof of a house to feed pigs they rescued during heavy floods in the village of Vojskova, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising floodwaters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people.  Photo: SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC


31) Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play outside their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich. (Michael Dalder/Reuters)


32) Gray langur mother Sally holds her baby in its enclosure in Berlin's Zoo in Berlin. Gray langurs live in a community in which a single male lives together with several females and their offsprings. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)


33) A prairie dog cub plays with a blade of grass on May 22, at the Zoo Hannover. A total of 17 prairie dogs were born between late March and mid-April. (JOCHEN LÜBKE/AFP/Getty Images


34) A baby dolphin, left, and its mother, named "Panama," swim together at Miami Seaquarium. The female dolphin calf was born April 11 to the 20-year-old "Panama." (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)


35) A baby rabbit sits amongst bluebell flowers in woodland in Scunthorpe, north-east England. (LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)


36) A swallow feeds her babies in their nest under the ceiling of a residential house in Dongfeng township of Guiyang, Guizhou province. (Reuters)


37) A baby peregrine falcon is held as Glenn Stewart, director of the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group places a band on its leg near the edge of the 33rd floor of the Pacific Gas & Electric building in San Francisco. Three young falcons got a band on each leg, one is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bird band that shows a phone number to call in the event someone finds a peregrine, the other is a visual identification band that can be read from a distance with binoculars. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)


38) One of the two Red Panda cubs (right) born at the National Zoo and Aquarium gets a kiss from its mother Eilisha in Canberra, Australia. The Red panda is native to the eastern Hiimalaya's and China and is a threatened species. (ALAN PORRITT/EPA)


39) A young black-necked swan chick with its mother swim in a pond at the Zoo in Zurich, Switzerland. (ENNIO LEANZA/EPA


40) Ryan Triantafilo helps Tara the cat throw the pitch  as he held her in his arms before the Bakersfield Blaze baseball game game at Sam Lynn Ballpark Tuesday night May 20, 2014 in Bakersfield, Calif. Tara was captured on security camera when she pounced on a dog that attacked 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo. The video, which has garnered 21 million YouTube views, shows the dog biting and attempting to drag the boy. Within seconds, Tara leaps out of nowhere and chases the canine away. There was a failed attempt at the game, between the Blaze and the Lancaster JetHawks, to have Tara "throw" the pitch using a baseball attached to a fishing line. Photo: Nick Ellis/AP.  See video of Tara the hero cat throwing the first pitch.


41)Roger Triantafilo holds hero cat Tara after the cat “threw” the ceremonial first pitch before the Bakersfield Blaze and Lancaster Jayhawks single-A baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, Calif. Tara became a YouTube sensation after being caught on video saving Triantafilo's son from a dog attack. Photo: Reuters


42) Jim Nabors, who will sing "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" for his final time at Sunday's (today's)  Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race, tries on a ring presented to him during the drivers meeting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 24, 2014. The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday. Nabors has sung the song for 37 years during pre-race festivities. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


43) Fans crowd outside Forte Belvedere in Florence, Italy, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence's imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, according to a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor's office. The couple rented the fort, located next to Florence's famed Boboli Gardens, for 300,000 euros ($410,000) and a Protestant minister will preside over the ceremony. Belvedere Fort was built in 1590, believed using plans by Don Giovanni de' Medici. Located near the Arno River, it offers a panoramic view of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan hills. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)


44) This photo provided by Disneyland shows actor Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf from "Frozen") counting down to opening beside an 18,000-pound sand sculpture of Olaf at the Disneyland Resort on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Disney Parks kicked-off the summer travel season with a 24-hour, coast-to-coast celebration that invites guests to "Rock Your Disney Side" at the Disneyland Resort in California, and the Walt Disney World Resort  in Florida. From 6 a.m. Friday, May 23, to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, on each coast, guests can visit the Disney park. Photo: Paul Hiffmeyer | AP

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