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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 (01/05/14)

Photos of the Week


1) Nick warms himself on a steam grate with three other homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. A winter storm that swept across the Midwest this week blew through the Northeast on Friday, leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


2) Ice floats on the surface of Lake Michigan Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Chicago. Single-digit temperatures are hitting Illinois after the state was blanketed in snow. Meanwhile, residents are bracing for a deep freeze. Highs early next week likely won't reach zero and wind chills could sink to 45 below. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


3) Cheyenne Fox attaches radio frequency tracking tags, required by law, to maturing pot plants inside a grow house, at 3D Cannabis Center, in Denver, Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. Colorado made final preparations for marijuana sales to begin Jan. 1, a day some called "Green Wednesday." 3D Cannabis Center opened as a recreational retail outlet on New Year's Day. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)


4) Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war and has post-traumatic stress disorder, smiles as he makes a cash transaction, the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)


5) In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, teenage girls cool off in a water fountain in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An intense heat wave is plaguing Argentina as temperatures soar above 100 degrees. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)


6) A rainbow arches across the horizon during New Year's Eve festivities on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Sugar Loaf is pictured on left. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)


7) Paul Burnip, of Roosevelt Park, Mich., left, and Wes Starr, of Ravenna, Mich., brave the cold as they ice fish, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Madelyn P. Hastings)


8) Two-month-old Jack Hsi takes a nap sheltered in his baby carrier while snow falls in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the Boston area. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


9) Morning commuters walk against blowing snow Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Chicago. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas in the Northeast overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)


10) A man dressed as a Viking takes part in the torchlight procession as it makes its way through Edinburgh for the start of the Hogmanay celebrations on December 30, in Scotland. Around 80,000 people were expected in the city for the traditional New Year celebrations, which run over three days. Tickets have been bought for the event by people from over sixty different countries. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)


11) A worker takes a break while arranging "wishing spheres" along Marina Bay in Singapore, December 30, 2013. People penned their wishes for the New Year onto the spheres before placing them into the river. (Low Youjin/Reuters)


12) Veronica Boshen and Brittany Wells, of Allentown, Pa., pose for a photo with their 2014 glasses while waiting for the celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


13) Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near Central Park on New Year's Eve day, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who was sworn in New Year's Eve, supports ending the practice of horse-drawn carriages. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


14) Laser lights shoot from a tower during a New Year's Eve count down to 2014 held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)


15) A reveler writes "2014" with sparklers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, December 30, 2013. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters)


16) People gather at daybreak on the top steps of the Lincoln Memorial looking toward the Washington Monument to watch the first sunrise of the New Year in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)


17) The icy waters of Lake Michigan await people taking the annual New Year’s Day plunge in Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti


18) Brent Emery (left) of Menomonee Falls and Severo Benavides of Milwaukee use shovels to clear a patch of ice for people to jump in. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti


19) With emergency responders close by, a woman is overcome by the cold during her plunge at Milwaukee's lakefront on New Year's Day.  Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


20) A woman is drenched in freezing water after her New Year’s Day dip. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti


21) Bud Fox of Brookfield is overcome with cold as he lies in the waves. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


22) Dana Kenney of Fox Point screams from the cold as she exits the lake after a short dip. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


23) Resl Weigel of Milwaukee screams as she leaves the icy water. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti


24) Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim in the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, Scotland, on Jan. 1, 2014. Photo: Russell Cheyne / Reuters


25) Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) celebrates his touchdown reception with wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) in the second quarter against Wisconsin. South Carolina's Shaw had a hand in five different touchdowns as the Gamecocks beat the Badgers, 34-24. Shaw passed for three scores, ran for one and caught another in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. It was Wisconsin's 4th straight bowl defeat. Photo: Reuters


26) Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers hits Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) in the second quarter at Soldier Field. The fumble was recovered by a Packers player for a touchdown on the play. Photo: Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2013


27) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers signals touchdown as wide receiver Jarrett Boykin picks up a fumble and walks it into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter last Sunday against the Bears in Chicago. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


28) Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb catches a ball in front of cornerback Zack Bowman before running in for the game-winning touchdown.  Photo:  Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2013


29) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reacts after he throws the game-winning touchdown to wide receiver Randall Cobb in the fourth quarter. Photo: Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2013


30) Brandon Marshall lies on the turf at end of a 33-28 loss to the Packers.  Photo:  Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2013


AND FINALLY...


Photographer Dave Martin, center, works during an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta on Dec. 29, 2013. Martin, 59, died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field two days later.  Photo: John  Bazemore, AP


Dec. 31, 2013: One of the last photographs taken by Dave Martin shows Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as he is dunked in the closing seconds of a 52-48 win over Duke in the the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game in Atlanta.


The story.

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