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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 (06/29/14)

Photos of the Week

1) United States' Clint Dempsey scores his side's second goal making the score 2-1 against Portugal in a World Cup match last Sunday.  Photo: Julio Cortez / AP


2) Portugal's Silvestre Varela scores his team's second goal as goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States looks on.  The last minute goal resulted in a 2-2 tie. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images


3) Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. (L) and teammate Matt Besler react after Portugal's Varela (C) scored an equalizer during their 2014 World Cup G soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)


4) Fans in Grant Park in Chicago react as the Portuguese team scores the last minute 2-2 equalizer in the FIFA World Cup 2014 preliminary round group G match. Photo: Tannen Maury / EPA


5) President Barack Obama caught soccer fever and spent some time watching the first half of the U.S. and Germany World Cup soccer match on his way to Minnesota on Thursday aboard Air Force One. To Obama's right is senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. Photo: LARRY DOWNING / Reuters


6) Fans of the German national team watch the  World Cup 2014 match between Germany and USA on their sofas  at the public viewing at stadium of German soccer team FC Union in Berlin, Germany, 26 June 2014. (EPA/MAJA HITIJ)


7) Team USA fans Jon Gonzalez and Angie Plummer have mixed reactions at Zeppelin Hall Restaurant and Biergarten in Jersey City, N.J., throughout the USA vs. Germany FIFA World Cup match.  Photo: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images


8) US goalkeeper Tim Howard (back C) receives Germany's 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group G preliminary round match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, 26 June 2014. (EPA/SRDJAN SUKI)  Here's another look. Photo: BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters


9) United States fans react while watching the final minutes of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at a public viewing party in Detroit. Photo: Paul Sancya / AP


10) American astronauts on the International Space Station, Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, followed through on their World Cup bet, allowing their German crewmate Alexander Gerst to shave their heads to match Gerst's bald pate following the U.S. team's 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. Photo: NASA / ISS


11)
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned for nine international games and four months after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. Television replays showed Suarez apparently biting the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute before Uruguay's Diego Godín scored in the 81st, lifting Uruguay past Italy, 1-0. Suarez was already sanctioned with a heavy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the English Premier League in 2013. In this photo, Suarez holds his teeth as Chiellini reacts moments after the collision. Photo: EMILIO LAVANDEIRA JR / EPA


12) A U.S. soccer fan   pretends that Uruguay's soccer striker Luis Suarez is biting him as he takes a selfie next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez near Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. FIFA banned Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


13) Forget banners. Many Japanese fans were waving bright blue garbage bags at the group stage finale against Colombia. The Japanese have touched spectators around the world by cleaning up their trash after every match at the World Cup. After their 0-0 draw against Greece last week, fans of the Blue Samurai shrugged off disappointment and cleaned up after themselves inside the stadium following the final whistle. It's a class act that has its roots in Japan's values of being respectful of hosts and protecting the environment. Japan's 1-4 loss to Colombia on Tuesday eliminated the team from the World Cup. Photos: Christopher Lee / Getty Images and Adam Pretty/ Getty Images


14) A flight attendant wearing a Brazil soccer team jersey demonstrates the emergency mask on an airplane travelling from Kunming to Hangzhou June 23, 2014. A Chinese airline company renovated the cabin of one of its flights then dressed the flight attendants with soccer jerseys as a way to celebrate the 2014 Brazil World Cup and hoping to attract more customers, local media reported. (REUTERS/Wong Campion)


15) The blood soaked uniform jacket worn by Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was shot to death in Sarajevo is on display at the Museum of Military History in Vienna, Austria. Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, an event which eventually led to the outbreak of World War I, 100 years ago Saturday.  Photo: Image credit: Ronald Zak


16) Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, before the House Homeland Security Committee hearing regarding the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the US. Johnson told the committee he would consider "every conceivable, lawful option" to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally from Mexico into southern Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


17) A displaced Iraqi Christian man who fled from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq, lies on the ground at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, with a majority Christian population, Iraq, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Around 2,000 Christians had entered the Kurdish city of Irbil by Thursday morning, June 26. A Christian official there said the Kurdish region is the only part of Iraq where Christians are protected from violence. Photo: Hussein Malla | AP


18) A view of the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge on June 27, 2014 in Sausalito, California. The Golden Gate Bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a $76 million funding package to build a net suicide barrier on the iconic span. Over 1,500 people committed suicide by jumping from the iconic bridge since it opened in 1937. 46 people jumped to their death in 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


19) The United Nations cultural agency designated  the network of over 2,000 years old, man-made caves outside of Jerusalem a World Heritage site, the eighth such site in Israel. UNESCO added the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha — known as a "city under a city" — to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites during its annual meeting in Qatar last Sunday.  Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP - Getty Images


20) Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean on June 21. Photo: Richard Bouhet / AFP - Getty Images


21) A resident with his face covered in mud and concealed in dried Banana leaves, makes the rounds of houses to beg for candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist at the village of Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The unique annual tradition, which dates back to the 1940's, is being observed to pay homage to Saint John the Baptist, whom they claimed saved the lives of residents of this village. The residents are known as "Taong Putik" or Mud People. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


22) Castellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls start to form a human tower called "castells" during the Sant Joan festival at Plaza del Blat square in Valls, south of Barcelona June 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)


23) A man representing the devil leaps over babies during the festival of El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) last Sunday in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain. The festival, held on the first Sunday after Corpus Christi, is a Catholic rite of the devil cleansing babies of original sin.  Photo: Denis Doyle / Getty Images


24) A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with his motorcycle during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad June 22, 2014. The annual religious procession commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. The Rath Yatra will be held on June 29. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)


25) Workers construct an Eiffel Tower replica made of chairs on Monday in Paris. Designed by outdoor furniture maker Fermob, the piece marks the 125th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower and the Fermob coffee house "Bistro" chair in Paris.  Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP - Getty Images


26) The world-famous 'Mona Lisa', in the original by Leonardo da Vinci, decorates the facade of a building next to the atelier 'Blauer Turm' (lit.: Blue Tower) in Hollfeld, Germany, June 27, 2014. Within a few weeks, German artist Volker Wunderlich painted the picture on the facade of the former brewery 'Weisse Taube' (lit.: White Dove). The name explains the addition on the facade of two white doves. (EPA/DAVID EBENER)


27) British artist Tracy Emins sits in front of her 1998 piece 'My Bed' on display at Christie's on June 27, 2014 in London, England. This iconic work from the YBA moment is being offered at auction for the first time and is estimated to sell for between 800,000 - 1.2 million GBP. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)


28) Canadian hooper Rebecca Halls performs with illuminated hula hoops at the Hula Hoop Festival Hoopurbia 2014 in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Hoopurbia 2014 is the third edition of an urban hula hoop festival bringing together hoopers from around the globe for six days of workshops, dance parties and performance showcases with hula hoops. Photo: Gero Breloer | AP


29) Polar bear Giovanna plays with her twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby outside in their new enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich June 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Michaela Rehle)


30) Eight-year-old Xing Xing entertained the crowds at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Xing Xing is one of two Chinese pandas loaned for ten years to Malaysia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The panda was formerly known as Fu Wa but in an announcement made Wednesday he and his partner were renamed as Xing Xing (prosperity) and Liang Liang (pretty). Photo: AHMAD YUSNI / EPA


31) Kayden Dunaway, 6, falls off a sheep during the Mutton Bustin' competition at the Garrard County Fair near Lancaster, Ky. on Thursday June 26, 2014. The maximum weight for each contestant is 55 pounds. The sheep were donated by The Bluegrass Stockyards in Stanford, Ky. (AP Photo/The Advocate-Messenger, Clay Jackson)


32) Tristan Robertson-Jeyes, aged 3, plays with a 'Teksta T-Rex' toy dinosaur outside Hamley's toy shop on June 26, 2014 in London, England. The toy dinosaur, which retails for 75 GBP, is included in Hamleys' predictions for the top selling toys for Christmas 2014. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)


33) Guinness Book of Records judge Philip Robertson (left) holds a giant spoon as Dan Williamson, director of Sales and Distribution at Kemps LLC, holds up a certificate declaring a new record for the largest scoop of ice cream, at Cedarburg's 29th Annual Strawberry Festival. Kemps broke the record in honor of its 100th Anniversary. Kemps workers start scooping out small dishes of ice cream from the giant scoop for the crowd at the festival. The strawberry-flavored mound weighed 3,012 pounds. Kemp was prepared to give away 30,000 bowls of ice cream to fest-goers.  Journal Sentinel photos:  Michael Sears


34) A rollover crash in Bel-Air, California, last week didn’t seem to faze the elderly couple involved. After the blue Honda tipped over, the uninjured couple posed for pictures with the car — even though the wife was still trapped inside. The couple seemed to be in good spirits, according to Los Angeles police. The woman even asked her husband for her purse so she could take a picture of herself, police said. Los Angeles County firefighters helped free her.  Authorities did not say what caused the rollover in the first place.Photo: RMG News


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