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

Family Eating
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Parents are likely to overlook a child's rudimentary art skills or amateur musicianship, but they're also inaccurate judges when it comes to healthy weight. We'll talk about what one doctor calls "oblivious obesity" this hour. Plus, we'll discuss the latest breakthroughs in the field of molecular genetics and more about a proposed bill that could increase access to primary care. 

Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman

18 hours ago

Before it was a critically acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black was the best-selling memoir of author Piper Kerman's thirteen month stay in a federal prison.  We talk with her about the attention and success her story has garnered and her continuing work as an advocate for prison reform.

Paris during World War II

May 26, 2015
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In June of 1940, months after the commencement of war between France and the Third Reich, German forces rolled into Paris. It was an uneasy occupation that lasted until 1944. This hour, we look at the “City of Light” under Nazi control.

Tech Tuesday: America’s views on Privacy & Bitcoin

May 26, 2015
Bitcoin over circuit board
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A recent survey by the PEW research center has revealed that Americans are more concerned than ever about the need to protect their privacy online. Plus, the digital currency Bitcoin is gaining wider acceptance as a legitimate alternative currency.

Job Market for New Grads

May 26, 2015
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A recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says the outlook for newly graduated job-seekers is pretty good-- but that’s “pretty good” with some qualifiers. This hour, what this year’s crop of first-time job seekers can expect and tips for standing out from the crowd

The Growing Socioeconomic Gap

May 26, 2015
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A recently released study from the University of New Hampshire shows that the highest 20% in the nation have the fastest growing median family incomes, while incomes for the lower 60% have largely stagnated since the 1970s. This hour, we talk a look at the numbers and figures available on inequality and social mobility, and discuss the viability of the American dream.

All Sides Weekend: Books

May 22, 2015
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We'll find out the latest quick pick books that are available at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and speak to the publisher of Two Dollar Radio books...all this and more this hour with Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy. 

The Changing U.S. Religious Landscape

May 22, 2015

Nearly one-fourth of Americans define themselves as "religiously unaffiliated," according to a recent study by the PEW Research Center. Coming up, how the U.S. landscape of religion, spirituality and secularism is changing. 

Wetlands: The Kidneys of the Ecosystem

May 21, 2015
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Between 2004 and 2009, roughly 62,300 acres of wetlands were lost in the continental United States, according to the EPA. Coming up, the role of wetlands, and the efforts to keep them healthy, from Lake Erie to the Florida everglades.

Jeni's Listeria Scare: How Businesses Respond to Crises

May 21, 2015
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Local entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer discusses how her enterprise quickly recovered from a listeria scare last month and what her team has done to ensure its future.

Then, an outsider's perspective on Jeni's and other businesses that have bounced back from the brink of disaster.