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.

Watch All Sides, weekdays from 10am to noon

Wellness Wednesday: Childhood Trauma and Men's Health

12 hours ago
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Economic difficulty, divorce, and neighborhood violence are just a few factors that can lead to childhood trauma and an increase in adult problems later in life. Childhood trauma has been on the rise in Ohio as opioid overdoses and economic uncertainty also increase.

Join us today as we discuss the impact of childhood trauma, the benefits of before school exercise programs on children, and men's health.

Possible Changes to Americans with Disabilites Act

12 hours ago

A new bill has passed the House that can threaten the power the Americans with Disabilities Act has over businesses. The ADA Education and Reform Act plans to extend the amount of time required before those impacted by inadequate accommodations can sue businesses. 

Join us today as we discuss the bill and consider the reasons lawmakers are pursuing the endeavor.

Tech Tuesday: Russian Trolls, Online News Archives

Feb 20, 2018
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Russian nationals for allegedly tampering with the 2016 presidential election. However, their efforts may not have been enough to sway the election significantly. We'll take a look at how these organizations reached their large audience, and how much of an impact they really had.

Also, the more digitized news archives become, the more vulnerable they are to censorship and deletion. 

Impact of Food Insecurity on Children

Feb 20, 2018
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A new study conducted by Ohio State University researchers has found that a third of homes surveyed in Columbus neighborhoods are considered food insecure. The children living in these environments in turn have a greater risk of health complications such as obesity and malnutrition. 

Join us today as we discuss food insecurity and the health problems it poses to children. 

The Art of Painting Politicans

Feb 19, 2018
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Presidential portraiture is a time honored tradition that has continued through the age of print and digital photography. The latest additions to the American Presidential exhibit portray our first African American commander in chief while breaking the rules of classical portraiture. 

Join us today as we discuss the history behind the practice and how it has changed over the years.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 19, 2018
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In the wake of last week's school shooting, which claimed the lives of 17 people at a Florida high school, the debate over gun control rose to national attention once again. Ohio Republicans, and gun rights proponents, Rob Portman and Jim Renacci, have placed the blame on mental health issues, rather than guns themselves. 

We'll also take a look at a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging an Ohio law that would ban abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

All Sides Weekend: Books

Feb 16, 2018
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Join us today with guest host Chris Purdy as we discuss Columbus Metropolitan Library's "Quick Picks" as well as Nick White's new book.

Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio

Feb 16, 2018

Ohio lawmakers will consider a proposal by Senator Charleta B. Tavares to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ohio. The bill is based off those from states such as Oregon and will allow an increase in options for terminally ill adults planning their end of life care.

Today, we take a look at what the bill would mean for Ohio and how similar laws work in six other states as well as the district of Columbia.

Dealing with High Conflict People

Feb 15, 2018
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High conflict people appear as an average person but can act in troublesome patterns such as defensiveness and hostility. It can be exceedingly difficult to navigate relationships with people who display these traits. 

Join us today as we discuss the traits of high conflict people, how to identify them, and how to cope with the issues they can bring about.

Immigration Debate Grips Congress

Feb 15, 2018
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The Senate has launched a bipartisan debate regarding immigration reform. A path to citizenship for immigrants brought to U.S. by their parents as children, and a southern border wall are among the top policy issues at play. President Trump has already stated he won't sign any bill that doesn't meet of all his demands. 

We'll talk about the status of the debate and the future of immigration policy.