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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 (04/17/11)

Photos of the Week

1)  This combination picture shows tsunami destruction and debris covering the road in Ofunato city, Iwate prefecture on March 14, three-days after the tsunami disaster (above) and after the road was cleaned of debris, on April 15 (below). Getty Images

2) This remarkable series of images taken last month depicts local reporter Toya Chiba being swept away while taking pictures at the mouth of the Owatari River during the Japanese tsunami. According to Reuters, Chiba managed to survive in the rush of water by grabbing a dangling rope and climbing onto a coal heap around 30 feet high, after being swept away for about 100 feet, Kyodo News reports. Kyodo via AP

3) A rotation of a cloud is seen over Merrill, Wis. on Monday, April 11, 2011. Spring thunderstorms with strong winds, hail and tornadoes injured three people and damaged buildings, power lines and trees in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service said Monday it had confirmed two tornadoes so far and was out in six other counties investigating other reports. One confirmed twister had winds of 110 to 120 mph about 3 miles west of Arkdale in Adams County. The other had winds of 75 to 110 miles an hour and touched down just west of Winchester in Winnebago County. (AP Photo/The Wausau Daily Herald, Samual L. Hall)

4) Home owner Chad Hemenway, left, talks to his insurance agent while his sister Jennifer Allen looks skyward in the roofless living room of his damaged home in Kaukauna, Wis. on Sunday April 11, 2011. A large storm and reported tornado left a path of downed trees and destroyed homes on Sunday night. Wm. Glasheen / The Post-Crescent via AP

5) A vehicle rests on a tree after an overnight tornado in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15 AP photo.

6) Bill Mosley shouts in surprise after seeing the china mostly intact in the cabinet in what remains of his dining room after a tornado passed through his Clinton, Miss., neighborhood Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

7) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin share a moment as they are sworn in during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the fiscal problems faced by states and municipalities and the role of federal government on dealing with those problems. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 

8) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets the crowd near the podium after delivering her keynote speech Saturday during a rally at the Capitol in Madison. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman

9) A legislative aide walks the floor of the House chamber as desk papers litter the floor following a celebration to mark the end of the legislative session Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Atlanta. David Goldman / AP

10) A preserved brown bear stands on its haunches at the opening of "Koerperwelten der Tiere" (Body Worlds of Animals), an exhibition of polymer preserved animals at the Cologne zoo in Germany on Thursday, April 14. Frank Augstein / AP

11) Two red panda siblings explore their open-air enclosure of the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, 8 April 2011. The panda babies had to be reared manually by keepers because the mother had died. ROLAND WEIHRAUCH/AFP/Getty Images) 

12) Santa Cruz County Animal Services photograph shows Max, a three-year-old cat shot through the head with an arrow in this photograph released to Reuters on April 12, 2011. Max was recuperating from surgery on Tuesday, apparently little worse for the wear, authorities said. "According to the owners, the cat had been missing for two days and when they opened their front door the cat came in," Santa Cruz County Animal Services Manager Todd Stosuy told Reuters. Reuters photo

13) Civil War reenactors are joined by culture reenactors who got into the fun at the Ohio Statehouse lawn to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Sunday, April 10 , 2011. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Jeff Hinckley)

14) Reenactors fire mortars at the Pitt Street Bridge near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment of the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

15) East Carolina University students, from top to bottom, Matthew Archibald, Matt Schurtz, Thomas Briley, Chris Dowd, Danielle Spence, left in bottom hammock, Matt Ghezzo and Ryan Williford, standing, hang out in the quad on campus, in Greenville, N.C. The group hung their hammocks between trees as a "relaxing alternative to studying in the library," Spence said. John Hansen / The News & Observer via AP

16) Veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici holds one of two nails presented in his new documentary film, at Tel Aviv University on April 6. The film "The Nails of the Cross" is based on the premise that the nails, discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem, were used to crucify Jesus. Baz Ratner / Reuters

17) Live fish, small tortoises and young giant salamanders sealed in plastic pouches and sold as keychains are displayed at a roadside stall in Beijing, China on April 12. Each keychain is sold for 10 yuan (USD $1.50). The vendor claims a special liquid inside provides oxygen and nutrients for the creatures. AP photo

18) Luna Lutz visits at a tree with 9,800 Easter eggs at the garden of Christa and Volker Kraft in Saalfeld, Germany, Monday, April 11, 2011. The Kraft family has decorated their tree for Easter for more than forty years. JENS MEYER / AP

19) The surf was up Friday, and surfers were trying to catch breaking waves at Milwaukee's Bradford Beach. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter

20) Israeli Hallel Goldman, 13, wears a wedding dress as she holds a sign for Canadian singer Justin Bieber ahead of his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


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