All Sides with Ann Fisher

Weekdays 10am to noon on 89.7 NPR News

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.

Watch All Sides, weekdays from 10am to noon

All Sides Weekend: Success Stories in the Arts

Apr 29, 2016
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Join Classical 101 host, Christopher Purdy, to discuss the art success that has been flourishing in and around Columbus. 

The Impact of GED Testing

Apr 29, 2016
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The GED test is considered a stepping stone for those without a high school diploma towards employment and college. The test has become a matter of recent debate after a 2014 remaking of the test led to higher failure rates. Because of this, the passing score was lowered and now thousands across the country are being given their certification. This hour, we will discuss the GED, how it's scored and the benefits of earning the certificate.

The Evolving Standards of Television

Apr 28, 2016
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The standards over what is and is not acceptable for television have shifted dramatically throughout the decades. Today, cable and the internet have changed the rules for what can be said and shown. This hour we'll explore the history of t.v's evolving guidelines and what makes a show successful. 

America's Military Policy in the Middle East

Apr 28, 2016
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President Obama has recently announced plans to add U.S Special Operations forces in Syria as well as send additional troops to Iraq. The current relationship between the U.S and the Middle East is the result of a complicated past that continues to shape how the U.S and the region operate together. 

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With more than 500,000 nasal and sinus surgeries a year, it is one of the most common procedures in the U.S. Still, some patients suffer afterward from "empty nose syndrome," which leaves the patients feeling as though they are suffocating. Also, an update on Zika and what has been learned since the disease first gained attention. And, how pets help their owners stay healthy and positive. 

The Race for the Presidential Nominations

Apr 27, 2016
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Five states participated in presidential primaries yesterday to vote for the future Republican and Democratic nominee to go forward in the general election. The impact of the decision will have great significance for all the candidate's campaigns moving forward. 

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It's not easy to listen to Prince's songs online and that is because he was  protective of the ownership and distribution of his music. Copyright protections for creative works continue to be a source of debate for artists. Also, how online moderators decide what content should and should not be censored when it is flagged as inappropriate.

Abortion Bills in Ohio

Apr 26, 2016
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There are several bills regarding abortion in Ohio that have been proposed. The bills aim to change practices ranging from the number of weeks an abortion should be provided until to how the aborted fetuses must be disposed of. This hour, the different bills and their implications, as well as how abortion currently works in Ohio, are being considered and analyzed. 

Modern Food Culture

Apr 25, 2016
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The relationship many have with cooking has changed over the years. There are many options when it comes to meal preparation such as, online grocery shopping, home delivery kits, pre-packaged meals and the traditional home cooked meals. The modern food culture is constantly shifting and evolving to fit new needs and skills. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 25, 2016
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Ohio has one of the nation's worst foreclosure rates, but it lost out on receiving a great deal of the federal money it requested to help with the issue. Also, a new bill could be proposed soon to put an additional three year freeze on Ohio's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. And the presidential election continues with Governor John Kasich hoping to make it to the contested convention.  

All Sides Weekend: The Ohioana Book Festival

Apr 22, 2016
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This hour, join classical 101 host, Christopher Purdy, to discuss the annual Ohioan Book Festival. Find out what authors will be featured and what books there are to read from local favorites. 

Body Politics and the Growing Body Positivity Movement

Apr 22, 2016
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There is a growing movement to combat body shaming and instead, accept one's body and promote "body positivity." Critics argue that this movement isn't as beneficial as it claims and can promote unhealthy behaviors. We discuss the health implications of new body politics and what the movement means to those who are part of it.  

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An often overlooked role at the White House is that of the First Lady, but it is a unique position that requires a certain set of skills and strengths. The different ways that modern first ladies have handled the stresses of the job have differed in their own individual and interesting ways. 

Developmental Disability Rights in Ohio

Apr 21, 2016
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A federal lawsuit filed at the end of March is raising questions about how Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being treated.  This hour we'll discuss the issue and why a disability rights advocacy group is suing the state for allegedly failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Some studies are throwing doubt on the benefits of antibacterial soap in terms of its safety and effectiveness. Also, Franklin County has created a new crisis hotline specifically to help those seventeen and younger who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. And, how to understand allergies and asthma this spring season. 

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The New York Primary took place last night and from the results, we'll discuss the future of the election for the candidates and what the impact of the primary will be. 

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Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time and is unique in how it allows children to creatively build their own virtual worlds. Microsoft recently announced a special educational version of the game, designed for schools, that will be released in June. Also, digital storage creates issues when it comes to storing memories and information for future generations. And, the ethics of taking  360° pictures in public and the privacy issues they pose. 

Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Apr 19, 2016
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An Ohio legislative task force is proposing a bill for medical marijuana as two separate groups are collecting signatures for their own ballot initiatives. The advantages and disadvantages of each option is currently being considered and debated. 

The World of Baby Birds

Apr 18, 2016
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Artist, naturalist and author Julie Zickefoose has just released her new book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest, to help readers explore, observe and learn about the world of baby birds in an in-depth look. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 18, 2016
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Medical marijuana in Ohio has a few options on the path to possible legalization, from two separate ballot measures to a House Committee bill. The different aspects and rules of each option is being contested and analyzed. Also in the news, where Governor Kasich's presidency run is heading and how he plans to continue in the race. 

Personal Finance and Investing Advice with Jonathan Pond

Apr 15, 2016
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The Department of Labor has released new rules for brokers and financial advisors when it comes to the advice they give their clients. They've done so in the hope that it will put the clients best interests first. Today, we will discuss the new guidelines, along with other useful financial planning advice and news with personal finance expert, Jonathan Pond.    

Rick Steves' Practical Tips for Your Travel Adventures

Apr 15, 2016
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Rick Steves has long been a trusted and well-sought voice when it comes to travel, from where to go, how to get there and how to really immerse yourself in the area. Rick spends about a third of his year in Europe researching and discovering tips and advice to help his viewers and readers become informed travelers. 

Kitchen Tips for Cooking Inspiration

Apr 14, 2016
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The kitchen can be a hectic place. It’s one of the most used and most depended on rooms in the house. To bring organization into our kitchens is no small task. With a combination of recipes, kitchen lessons, and organizational tips, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" is your guide on how to be the perfect host.

Personal Finance and Investing Advice with Jonathan Pond

Apr 14, 2016
Ken Teegardin / Flickr

The Department of Labor has released new rules for brokers and financial advisors when it comes to the advice they give their clients. They've done so in the hope that it will put the clients best interests first. Today, we will discuss the new guidelines, along with other useful financial planning advice and news with personal finance expert, Jonathan Pond.        

The Connection Between Nutrition and Brain Health

Apr 13, 2016
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More than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, research has suggested that lifestyle could play a role in whether or when we develop the disease. 

Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Apr 13, 2016
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The spring season means birds will migrate up north and birding will become easier as the weather slowly starts to warms. Still, while spring is officially here, it doesn't exactly feel like it and the unusual weather has had an impact on birding and other wildlife patterns. 

Exploring the Night Sky

Apr 12, 2016
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From unknown supermassive black hole discoveries to the new evidence that two million years ago supernova debris showered Earth — there is no shortage of exciting astronomical news. This hour, we'll talk explore the latest findings and ways to enjoy the night sky this spring.

Kitchen Tips for Cooking Inspiration

Apr 12, 2016
Penguin Random House

The kitchen can be a hectic place. It’s one of the most used and most depended on rooms in the house. To bring organization into our kitchens is no small task.

With a combination of recipes, kitchen lessons, and organizational tips, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" is your guide on how to be the perfect host.

Rick Steves' Practical Tips for Your Travel Adventures

Apr 11, 2016
CarlosManzanoPHOTOs / Wikimedia Commons

Rick Steves has long been a trusted and well-sought voice when it comes to travel, from where to go, how to get there and how to really immerse yourself in the area. Rick spends about a third of his year in Europe researching and discovering tips and advice to help his viewers and readers become informed travelers. 

Craft Beer in Central Ohio

Apr 11, 2016
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Central Ohio has been emerging as a Midwestern craft beer hot spot for years, with more than twenty-five breweries currently. And it's a business that is taking hold throughout the U.S, as craft beer sales rose to twenty-one percent of the overall beer market last year. 

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