All Sides with Ann Fisher

Weekdays 10 a.m. to noon on 89.7 NPR News. Rebroadcast weeknights from 8 to 10 p.m.

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

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Some chemicals in food packaging could be harmful to children, according to a new report from the American Academy Pediatrics.

The report highlights five chemical groups to watch out for while grocery shopping. Those are: bisphenols, phthalates, perchlorate and nitrates/nitrites.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, we discuss how to keep your kids safe from these chemicals, CDC head injury guidelines and more.

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Where Ohio's Gubernatorial Candidates Stand

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The governor's race enters the final stretch as the candidates take the stage at the University of Dayton for the first of three debates.

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are expected to spar on issues such as healthcare, Medicaid and taxes.

Today on All Sides: the politics of debates and the issues. 

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Apple announced a new lineup of smartphones, including a new watch, last week during their annual September press conference. The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are available for pre-order, while the iPhone XR is set to launch next month.

And a Vermont-based software company that scans social media to intervene and prevent tragedy. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, new Apple products, whether or not social media monitoring will help stop school shooting, and more.

Suicide Prevention

Sep 18, 2018
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An Ohio State student passed away last week after falling from the top of a university parking garage. It marks the third time this year someone fell from a garage on OSU's campus and died, renewing concerns over student mental health.

Today on All Sides, managing mental health in college and how universities are addressing the issue.

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Author Wil Haygood And Tigerland

Sep 17, 2018
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In 1968, Columbus’s East High School was one of many segregated schools in Ohio.

Columbus native and author Wil Haygood writes in his new book about his experiences growing up amongst racial tensions and witnessing the high school’s basketball and baseball teams win state championships, defeating richer, whiter schools across the state.

Today on All Sides, we discuss “Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing,” with Wil Haygood.

  

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 17, 2018
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Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.

Cordray served in the Obama administration as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

During his speech, Obama took shots at Republican leaders in Washington D.C., calling the nation's political system broken. 

“The Republicans won the House, they won the Senate. They’re still mad,” he said. “Which is interesting. So just remember when you hear about these folks bragging about this economic period, just remember when it started.”

All Sides Weekend: Books

Sep 14, 2018
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It's easy to get lost in the fictional world of a book. "The Great American Read," highlights 100 of the best-loved books chosen by voters. The list reflects the diversity of taste across the country. 

Join guest host Christopher Purdy live from the Columbus Metropolitan Library to discuss "The Great American Read." 

Columbus Literacy

Sep 14, 2018
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Columbus is one of 14 out of Ohio’s 608 school districts to get an overall F on state report cards issued this week.  Literacy was a big problem for the state’s largest school district.  Today in a special broadcast from the Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate the Great American Read, we cover literacy trends and how the experts work on the problem.   

Murphy Brown

Sep 13, 2018
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The late-80’s hit television series “Murphy Brown” makes its way back to primetime this fall. Centered on the life of a top female broadcast journalist with a knack for calling out hypocrisy and sparking controversy, the show won five Emmy awards over the course of 10 seasons.

What's Behind The Cost Of Higher Education

Sep 13, 2018
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Private Universities are trying new methods to attract students and lower the sticker shock of tuition. Atlanta-based Oglethorpe University recently announced a price-matching program offering students who qualify for admission the same rate flagship public universities in their home states. 

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